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From Brad Fitzpatrick <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Sharing Win32 sockets between parent and child processes
Date Wed, 16 Jun 1999 21:20:51 GMT
> This patch allows graceful restarts (apache -k restart) that are honored
> immediately and which do not loose connections in the TCP stack's listen
> queue. It will NOT work on Win95/98 in it's current form (relies on
> NamedPipes which are only available on NT). This patch requires Winsock2
> (anyone see any serious problems with this? specifically, supporting
> win95/98?)

I manage a bunch of Apache installations on FreeBSD machines, but I also
have a few non-critical and experimental installation on Win9x.  Whatever
you change to allow graceful restarts, it'd still be nice to be able to
build Apache for Win9x, as I know a lot of people that run Apache on  
their local machines for testing CGI scripts and other reasons.  I suppose
I just don't want to see NT become a requirement for Apache on Win32, as I
like the convenience of being able to quickly install a copy of Apache
wherever I go, if just for playing around or testing.

Even keeping an old not-maintained Win9x binary on would be
sufficient for a lot of people.

- Brad

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