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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/modules/http mod_mime.c
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2001 05:27:14 GMT
From: "Greg Ames" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 11:50 PM

> "Roy T. Fielding" wrote:
> > 
> > WTF are we running mod_mime_magic on daedalus?
> beats me...I just work here.
> Bill Stoddard wrote:
> > 
> > Errr....  mod_mime_magic?  We should never be going through mmm on daedalus.
> I don't know why you say that, unless you mean that for best performance
> we should never be going thru it.  We found a bug in m_m_m earlier this
> year, on daedalus.  I think it happens because m_m_m is loaded, and our
> default mime.types file doesn't have a mapping for .gz's, or .Z's:
> application/x-gtar              gtar
> application/x-gzip
> application/x-hdf               hdf
> Probably the worst thing that would happen if we didn't load m_m_m is
> that autoindex would use different icons for .gz's and .Z's.  Big deal. 
> I can experiment with it and chat w/Brian, if the consensus is to get it
> off daedalus.

Concensus?  We always eat our own dogfood :)  If we have cruft that's misconfigured
(causing us to hit m_m_m) that config should be changed.  We _should_ be able to
avoid m_m_m on all but brand new, completely unrecognized files.

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