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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject RE: Auth: Start the httpd-2.1 branch finally?
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2002 16:04:49 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 agree.

Bill

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