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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/os/netware mod_tls.c
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2001 21:17:03 GMT
From: "Ryan Bloom" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 8:09 AM

> On Thursday 06 September 2001 07:48, wrote:
> > bnicholes    01/09/06 07:48:46
> >
> >   Modified:    src/os/netware mod_tls.c
> >   Log:
> >   Added the ability for MOD_TLS to take advantage of the mutual
> >   authentication functionality built into Winsock and NILE on NetWare
> Mod_tls isn't ever really used, because mod_ssl has the exact same filters.
> Is there a chance you can port this to mod_ssl?  I will be removing mod_tls
> later this week.

If this module will come forward from 1.3 (where it was supported) it would have 
to land in modules/arch/netware/ --- second, this is kernel level support of SSL 
which is entirely different (IMHO) than mod_ssl.

To be fair, mod_tls (winsock) has been around longer.  However, mod_tls is a little
too vague to be used this way.  So, Brad, would you be willing to remove this module
from the core, given that everyone shares mod_ssl, and that mod_ssl offers a more
comprehensive and supported ssl/tls architecture?  If not willing, please describe
for the list what it is and why it aught to remain, and if you are willing to rename
it to mod_winsock_tls to avoid ambiguity?

Now if Brian wants to keep/Ryan wants to remove, then fine, we need a vote.  But this 
module has been around for a number of 1.3 subrevisions, and cannot be axed by one 
individual's opinions.  It isn't easy to be accepted as a new module.  It must be 
equally difficult to be pulled from the core.


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