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From Sunitha Kumar <>
Subject Re: mod_tls
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:39:02 GMT
could some one give pointers on the need for filters around the ssl 
code. What would be lost if those filters don't exist. And, what was the 
need to put them in, originally.


Gonyou, Austin wrote:

>The referrence here is one about all the filters used by apache 2.0. If
>there is a filter bucket in APR, it's understandable that Apache 2.0 modules
>will have 2 parts. The logic piece and the filter piece. As far as I can
>tell, the filter mechanism allows for some distinct advantages and makes for
>a very flexible configuration framework. My issue here is that if mod_tls is
>sacrificed, then what's the point of using filters at all anyway? That said,
>could it be said that you CAN write a module for Apache 2.0 without needing
>the use of filters? If so, then that makes sense. 

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