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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: Auth: Start the httpd-2.1 branch finally?
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2002 14:08:59 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Sunday, October 13, 2002 9:36 PM -0400 Joshua Slive 
> <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
> 
>> One more note: I'd like to see the rename of mod_access reversed.
>> That just seems like a gratuitous change that hurts users and
>> doesn't really help developers.
> 
> 
> Could you please explain why breaking out the authorization (authz) 
> components in a similar fashion to authentication (authn) is a 
> gratuitous change?
> 
> I believe mod_authz_host is a much better name for mod_access.  It 
> indicates that this module is only dealing with authorization based on 
> the remote host components.  mod_access can mean lots of things, but the 
> fact that it was solely restricted to hostnames wasn't obvious to me 
> from the original module name.  -- justin

Sure, mod_authz_host is a slightly better name.  But it does not justify 
the confusion of renaming the module.  I'm looking at benefit/cost here, 
and I see only a small benefit with a significant cost.  The other auth 
changes also have a significant cost, but they have a greater benefit.

Joshua.


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