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Subject Re: [PATCH] Apache-1.3 enable mod_mmap_static on ebcdic boxes
Date Tue, 09 May 2000 22:03:39 GMT
In a recent note, Greg Ames said:

> Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 17:50:10 -0400
> This patch lets an ebcdic box use MMapFile for files that shouldn't be
> converted from ebcdic->ascii  (.gifs, raw ascii, etc.).  The handler
> needs to call ap_checkconv() after the Content Type has stabilized, but
> before the headers are sent.
BTW, we have an interesting configuration here:  some of our
filesystems are NFS mounted to both OS/390 and Solaris with
XLAT(Y) specified to the OS/390 client (or server).  This
makes text files appear ASCII on Solaris and EBCDIC on
OS/390.  Binary files are garbage on (at least :-) one of the
two systems.  So, it may be necessary to translate both text
and binary files from EBCDIC to ASCII on the OS/390 server, or
to translate binary files generated on the OS/390 system from
ASCII to EBCDIC (sic!) on the Solaris server so they appear
correct on the net.  Not far-fetched; I'm doing this today
in a CGI script on Solaris.  It suggests a use for translation
on an ASCII platform.

-- gil

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