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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: mod_serf is in trunk
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:38:38 GMT

On Nov 12, 2007, at 11:34 PM, Paul Querna wrote:

> I've added mod_serf in r594425:
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=594425
>
> I've grown exceptionally... tired of looking at mod_proxy.   
> mod_serf is
> nice and tight at 440 lines or so.
>
> With just a little more work, I think it could be a production level
> reverse proxy.
>
> Oh yeah, and death to ProxyPass, ProxyPassMatch and all similar
> directives that should just go inside Location Blocks.  mod_serf will
> put everything inside a location block like this:
>
> <Location /foo>
>   SerfPass http://www.exmaple.com/
>   SerfPreseveHost On
>   SerfReversePass off
>   SerfTimeout 5
> </Location>
>
> So no more semi-global configurations options like mod_proxy has.
>
> Thoughts?
>

At the very least, this is super cool since it provides
a code-based usage "guideline" on using serf within httpd.
It does seem a lot leaner than mod_proxy, but then again, mod_proxy
is more than "just" a reverse proxy impl but more a framework
for backend connections...


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