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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Remove Port from httpd.conf
Date Sun, 09 Mar 2003 13:39:10 GMT
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On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

> > not to use it. Does anyone object to this:
> Go for it - or even add a comment to below:
> > -# Port: The port to which the standalone server listens. For
> > -# ports < 1023, you will need httpd to be run as root initially.
> > -#
> which says - use listen, port is depcricated.

Well, perhaps, I suppose. I'd really like to see deprecated directives
not mentioned at all in the default config file. If people shouldn't be
using them, why even bring it up? The default conf does not contain all
directives -- just those needed for a default installation. And it
should be our first advocate for best practice in configuration files.

And while we're on the topic of Port and Listen, it occurs to me that
BindAddress does not really belong in the default config, even commented

Perhaps for a version or two we need Port and BindAddress in there, with
the deprecated messages, because people expect to see them, and then
remove them entirely in some future version.

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