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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Reading byte to byte from client request
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2005 18:46:56 GMT
At 01:33 PM 4/20/2005, Ivan Barrera A. wrote:
>William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>At 11:23 AM 4/20/2005, Ivan Barrera A. wrote:
>>>>>Ok.. i tought about that, but the problem arises when i need to check
>>>>>every byte.
>>>>>Why ? , because my input filter is getting control over when a line is
>>>>>entered. With a little perl script, i'm opening a socket and putting the
>>>>>same char over and over, with 2 seconds of delay between them. As i
>>>>>never put a CR-LF, my mod never gets the control to see this delay :(
>>>>I don't think an input filter is the appropriate place to do time out checks.
>>>I also think that.. but then.. where ???
>>You should reimplement the core filter, which will allow you to drive
>>network socket activity, even if mod_ssl is in place.
>i was afraid you might say that :)

It's not nearly as difficult as you might imagine, took me about
three days for mod_ftp's core filter replacement (had to poll both
the data and control sockets.)  

Steal liberally from the core socket implementation.

Whatever you do - do NOT READ BYTE AT A TIME, unless you want
your 'solution' to be more toxic than the cure.

Simply set a low-threshold timeout, and as an early poster pointed
out, compare the request time with the accumulated time each time
that the read pops.

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