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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] UDP Listeners (was Re: DNS+HTTP redirection system inside an Apache module)
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 19:55:51 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Let me offer one thought here.  I'm -0 on including this patch in Apache for
> one very simple reason.  We are a standards-based server.  Yes, UDP is
> a clear standard, as is HTTP.  But in order to incorporate your patch, I would
> want to see nothing less than a draft RFC explaining the what and why of
> what you are accomplishing, with community review.

I don't see what "standards-based" as to do with the discussion, unless 
somebody is proposing to distribute the whole #! with Apache httpd. 
Independent of our standards-based HTTP implementation, we have an 
infrastructure that can be useful for implementors of other protocols. 
Whether those protocols are standards based or not is not the concern of 
the infrastructure.

I thought the issue at hand was how to make it straightforward for a 
3rd-party module to accomplish a specific task within the Apache server 

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