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From Matthieu Estrade <mestr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: RFC: extracting the mod_ssl session cache interface
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:08:31 GMT
Joe Orton wrote:
> The session cache interface in mod_ssl on the trunk is now mostly SSL- 
> and mod_ssl-agnostic with respect to the data storage and configuration.  
> There is still some tight coupling between the session cache and the 
> ssl_mutex interface, but that's next on my hit list.
>
> Is there any interest in seeing this extracted from mod_ssl and made 
> available for general use?  It could probably e.g. be used by 
> mod_auth_digest for the MD5-sess code, and I can think of some 
> third-party modules which could probably use it too (mod_gnutls).
>
> My vague plan would be to finish de-SSL-ifying the code, then moving it 
> to modules/cache and calling it mod_sesscache or mod_socache ("small 
> object") or something along those lines.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> joe
>   
I didn't investigate this a lot but using ssl session in mod_proxy when 
doing reverse proxy to connect to backend could be very useful.
Using the client -> apache ssl session id could be interesting to keep 
synchronisation between the two side.

Matthieu

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