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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: mod_serf is in trunk
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:04:24 GMT
Ruediger Pluem wrote:
> On 11/13/2007 04:39 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> I find that mod_proxy is incredibly complex and doesn't even do the
>> things that it claims to do properly.  Rather than spend an inordinate
>> amount of time trying to fix it, I think we'd be better off trying to
>> go in a completely different direction with our proxy code and see
>> where it takes us.
> It is true that mod_proxy is complex, but partly this is because it has
> many features, so I think we need to differentiate here:

Reminds me of the delta between mod_tls and mod_ssl, one trivial module which
lets openssl (or gnutls or whatever) do what they do well, and the other where
we stick our fingers into every corner of the protocol.

Suggesting one or the other is "right" seems besides the point.


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