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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] simplified apachectl that passes through options to httpd
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 16:18:17 GMT
On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 11:10:25AM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> If you configure your machine for SSL, then run it as SSL already!!!
> Why are we trying to say "you've installed and configured SSL, so now
> you have to turn it on explicitly everytime you start up."  Which most
> will take as meaning "I have apache2 installed, so now all I need to do
> is to startssl and everything will work."

Simple: We have static and dynamic modules. Static modules can't turn
off their LoadModule lines, so we can't use that to turn on and off the
functionality in those modules. -DSSL is the runtime switch that mod_ssl
uses to enable SSL functionality.


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