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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Remove the Port directive.
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2001 03:35:04 GMT
On Wednesday 03 October 2001 08:27 pm, Cliff Woolley wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > This patch completely deprectates the Port directive.  The ServerName
> > directive is now overloaded, so that admins specify the port and name
> > on the same directive.  It also makes Listen a required directive.
> > Pay attention to that.  There are no default ports with this patch.
> > If your config doesn't have a Listen directive, the server doesn't
> > start, and it emits an error.
> +1.  Port vs. Listen has always been one of the things people just can't
> seem to figure out no matter how carefully we try to explain it.  Doing it
> through ServerName makes it much more clear what's going on.

The thing that concerns me the most, is that there is no default Port.  If people
can accept that change, then I think this is the right way to go.


Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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