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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: Listen directive, port specification
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 17:30:51 GMT
rian wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 19:10 -0700, Paul Querna wrote:
>> Either method can work. mod_ssl currently will pick up anything with the 
>> protocol "https".
>> I personally like using
>> <VirtualHost *:25>
>> Protocol smtp
>> </Vh
>> Rather than each module introducing a slightly different directive for 
>> their protocol. (For example SmtpProtocol on, SSLEngine on, etc)
> Well hey I like that too but isn't the "Protocol" directive deprecated?
> While this is cool:
> Listen 6025 smtp
> I don't think a protocol specifier should be in a listen directive (or
> at least the preferred way to specify a protocol).

Ah, but you are missing the last major piece of the puzzle: Accept Filters.

These must be a 1-1 mapping of protocols to listening ports.  There 
isn't any way to push the knowledge of the protocol down to the OS 
without this mapping.

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