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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Adding the OS type
Date Tue, 05 May 1998 09:54:30 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> They would still be able to edit SERVER_BASEVERSION in httpd.h.

Not a goodness, IMHO, because that encourages dilution of the *real*
base server identity, "Apache/mumble".

> >In fact, I'd rather have a directive that allowed such additions to
> >be made at run-time rather than requiring a complete rebuild, for
> >exactly this reason.
> Such a directive would not need the -DSERVER_SUBVERSION.


> Teaching webmasters that they *can* edit source code, particularly a
> harmless #define somewhere, is probably not a bad thing.  Recommending they
> modify that string by using a "AddToVersionString my_pet_hamster/1.2" is
> fine by me too.

Teaching them that they can edit source, yes.  Forcing them to do so, no.

I'm halfway through a patch that will make even Dean happy (I think).

#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
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"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>

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