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From Danek Duvall <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] option to remove default listener
Date Fri, 18 May 2001 22:52:59 GMT
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

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.

Perhaps a patch to spit out a list of configured listeners and exit (sort
of like -t -D DUMP_VHOSTS) would be preferable?


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