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From Donald Cowart <dcow...@cog.ufl.edu>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/modules/proxy proxy_http.c
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2001 21:24:56 GMT
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:

>
> >
> > > Woah... having trouble with a module is very different than missing a
> > > maintainer. And mod_rewrite is arguably much more important to people than
> > > mod_proxy.
> > >
> > > I would suggest working on simplifying and reducing the code, rather than
> > > punting it. It may be possible to make it more maintainable, than to just
> > > toss it because of a few bugs.
> >
> > Who is currently maintaining mod_rewrite?
>
> I am not in favor of punting mod_rewrite. For the most part it just works.  If
> it breaks, someone generally steps up to fix the break, which is -not- true
> for mod_proxy.
>
> Bill
>

  I am a current mod_proxy user and have done a small (very small) amount
of coding to mod_proxy.  As a user I would like to see it remain in the
apache source.  Not necessarily in the httpd source tree but still
availible.  I have been trying to get it working with the latest anoncvs
tree from apache.org, but buff.h is missing (removed last year, but still
used) and ap_cache.h (since it was removed I haven't been able to figure
out which functions (filters??) are supposed to replace the ap_cache.h
functionality.)  If it does move to a seperate source tree how would
patches get migrated into it from the bug-database?  There are several in
there currently that are new features to mod_proxy but since 1.3 is in
feature freeze none of them have been added to the currently working(1.3)
mod_proxy code.
  My main concern is that none of you (very great httpd developers, I
worship your footsteps Oh great masters of code) would push changes and
features into the mod_proxy src tree.  Mod_proxy does serve a good
function of providing a light-weight easily configurable proxy server,
Squid is excellent but harder to configure and requires beefy hardware.

$0.02 from a user,
- --Donald

- -- 
Donald Z. Cowart -- System Administrator
Children's Oncology Group -- Research Data Center
104 N. Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Email: dcowart@cog.ufl.edu       (G)AIM: slackfive
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