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From Aidan Cully <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] "responsible party" for requests.
Date Wed, 14 Apr 1999 01:00:58 GMT
On Tue, Apr 13, 1999 at 07:36:37PM, Jim Jagielski said:
> Aidan Cully wrote:
> > 
> > I've modified the patch I sent along with this message to run CGI
> > programs (using SuEXEC) as the URIOwner of the file.  This (to my mind)
> > effectively addresses the PR I filed about mixing SuEXEC with
> > mod_userdir (suexec/4069).  The modified patch is appended.
> > 
> > <rantish>
> > I'm honestly disheartened by the silence greeting my work..  This is
> > the last local hack we've got in Apache, and is very important for our
> > billing to work, and for security.  If there are objections to it, fine,
> > let me know, I'll try to address them, or even leave off completely..
> > But it's been nearly a month since I posted this, and I've heard only
> > silence.  That's no fun at all, and does less than fill me with
> > enthusiasm for giving stuff back to Apache.
> > </rantish>
> > 
> > Let me know..
> Aidan,
> Although we appreciate every patch and submittal to Apache, not every
> one will be added to the official code tree. Patches that fix problems
> are the most likely to be added. Simple enhancements are another
> matter unless as a group, or individual AG members, agree that it's
> a worthwhile addition. For a section such as suEXEC which was designed
> with specific features in mind, this is even more an issue.

I should point out that my patch doesn't modify SuEXEC at all, and
should not change any behaviour unless the admin adds a URIOwner
directive in httpd.conf.

> Sometimes local hacks simply remain local. Just because something is
> submitted is no guarantee that it'll be included.

Of course not..  I've got no problem with my code not going into the
tree.  I'm a bit annoyed at having to maintain local hacks, but that's
not enough to get me to send mail to the list by itself..  What bothers
me is that what I submitted was basically _ignored_ for a month.  Say
what you want about the code, or how important it is for Apache..  But
not saying anything just leaves me aimless.  See my point?

Aidan Cully       "Congratulation."
Panix Staff          -- Blade of Fury

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