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From Randall Stewart <rand...@stewart.chicago.il.us>
Subject Re: UDP Support
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2002 17:11:03 GMT

Aymerick:

I am wondering why you want to support UDP in apache... I see you
mention discussions in Aug/Sept.. that i missed.. I will hvae
to go dig in the archive..

My take on UDP is it is very very dangerous to enable http over
UDP.. if UDP were every had a wide scale deployment the internet
itself could easily get to a state of congestion collapse. Especially
considering that most traffic IS http (around 70% last I heard).

Is there some special purpose for this that you want to use it?

Thanks

R

Aymerick Jéhanne wrote:
> I want to add UDP Support to Apache, and i can see that I'm not the only one
> (there were already discussions about it in August and September on this
> list).
> 
> Ok, but before starting to code, I want be sure to understand the "Protocol
> Modules" logic.
> 
> For example, if I want HTTP, Echo and POP3, here is an example of
> httpd.conf:
> 
> Listen 7
> Listen 80
> Listen 110
> 
> <VirtualHost *:110>
> POP3protocol on
> ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> <VirtualHost *:7>
> ProtocolEcho on
> ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> But now, if I want to serve HTTP, HTTPU, Echo, UDP Echo, and POP3,
> I need something like that (with a new directive ListenUDP to setup UDP
> Listening Sockets) :
> 
> Listen 7
> ListenUDP 7
> Listen 80
> ListenUDP 80
> Listen 110
> 
> <VirtualHost *:110>
> POP3protocol on
> ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> <VirtualHost *:7>
> ProtocolEcho on
> ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> <VirtualHost *:7(UDP ???)>
> ProtocolEcho on
> ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> Ok, now i need your opinion: "Is this logic ok ?".
> And if so, we will need to improve <VirtualHost> syntax to specify the port
> type.
> 
> If you are ok with this, I'll start coding this stuff...
> 
> Aymerick JEHANNE
> ajehanne@yahoo.fr
> 
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Randall R. Stewart
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