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From Dean Gaudet <dgaudet-list-new-ht...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: SOCK_RAW to achieve ip-tunneling
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2000 00:25:05 GMT
see http://www.linux-vs.org/, specifically "virtual server via ip
tunneling" on the "how" page.

you might be able to do this with apache 2.0... but i'm really doubting
it's worth it/efficient enough.

Dean

On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Iniaki Fernandez Villanueva wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Could apache (1.3/2.0) core use SOCK_RAW and handle IP datagrams to
> implement
> ip-tunneling whithin apache? . The idea is to send a request to
> another web server to achieve an efficient load balancing dispatcher
> within apache (I'd prefer to implement this whitin a module, but I think
> this is impossible).
> 
> SOCK_RAW require to run within a "root process". Apache's childs do
> connections but they run under an unprivileged user ID, so like apache's
> log file, can childs have a copy of the still open socket descriptors to 
> handle SOCK_RAW with read and write access? 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
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> 
> 


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