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Subject Re: Apache 2.0 for multi protocol usage
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2001 14:37:58 GMT

> To go on with _why_ we need to look at this _today_, on http grounds alone, this
> change is required if we plan to attack RFC2817, "Upgrading to TLS within HTTP/1.1"
> anytime in the next two years.  HTTP/1.1 becomes 'stateful' - at least in the
> context of the HTTP->SSL transition.

The proposal does not deal with this, and we have the ability to handle
this today, without implementing anyhting in the proposal.

> If we ignore that, RFC2817 waits for Apache 3.0 (no, never a 2.x release, since
> we will have rearranged the core structures!!!)  My guess is the fall of 2003.
> This means named secure vhosts and new http-based protocols such as RFC2565
> (internet printing protocol) can't and won't happen for 2+ years on Apache.
> I find _that_ unacceptable :-(

Not to worry, RFC2817 is possible with today's server.  :-)


Ryan Bloom               
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San Francisco, CA 94131

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