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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Capabilities to provide UDP (not TCP) services with Apache
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 00:36:14 GMT
I'm totally confused now :)  Do you want Apache to handle the UDP request
as an HTTP request?  Or do you want a UDP port that does something else?

First if you want a pool of UDP listeners, explore the MPM - it's the MPM's
job to dispatch requests from TCP, so it would make sense to build upon
another MPM to handle the connections.

Second if you want to handle a protocol other than HTTP, see mod_echo
as an example (trivial of course, just as the echo protocol is trivial.)


At 06:22 PM 2/4/2004, Matthew Gress wrote:
>I am curious about what it would take to use an alternate protocol at layer 4 with apache.
>>I have already posted to the users list and was referred here.
>>Apache can communicate with several TCP protocols but I have a module
>>project which needs UDP communications as well.  I have searched the
>>documentation, archives, and 2.0.48 HTTPD server source for this and all
>>I find are references for beos, testcockets, LDAP,  DNS lookups and some
>>OS-related stuff regarding NIS.  Oh yeah, and an old SSL exploit
>>apparently made HTTPD open a UDP listener too...
>>In any case, I have not found a reference to how to configure apache to
>>do this and need to know where I should start to create or adapt for this functionality.
>>We realized that we might have to code this personally to make this
>>work, but would rather not if it is already in existence.
>>Another question I have is, can we create a module that services UDP "connections"
>>hitting the cental apache server code.
>>Matthew Gress

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