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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <ad...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] option to remove default listener
Date Fri, 18 May 2001 22:59:15 GMT
From: "Danek Duvall" <dduvall@eng.sun.com>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 5:52 PM


> On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 03:28:36PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> > That doesn't make any sense.  If you don't want to start httpd, then
> > don't run httpd at all.
> 
> We have no way of knowing whether or not httpd should be started from
> outside Apache.  Certainly we know that it *shouldn't* be started if the
> config file isn't in place -- like I said, that's what happens in Solaris
> now.
> 
> But because we want to use Apache for things other than a web server,
> Apache needs to come configured and ready to run, but enabled only when
> there are services which have been configured to run.  For my purposes,
> this means that Apache's configuration tells it to listen on some port, and
> nothing but running Apache can tell me that.

Danek,

  It sounds like you would be better off installing the 'stock' apache, but
setting up a second .conf for the 'system services' you want to add, running
them to their own logs/scoreboard/pidfile.

  That way, the user doesn't mangle those services, and the two never interfere
with one another.

Bill


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