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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: mod_limitipconn merge - try2
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:24:57 GMT
Niklas Edmundsson wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, Nick Kew wrote:
>>> this is a form of authorization, it appears to fit in aaa.  Perhaps even
>>> with a name in that scheme, such as mod_authz_hostlimit or something 
>>> like that.
>> I'd say that's stretching a point.  But since I don't think I can
>> suggest an existing category into which it fits: the nearest functions
>> to it are in core!
>> Something like modules/traffic/ would kind-of describe it, but as of
>> now it would seem lonely there.  I wonder if there's a case for
>> modules/misc/ ?
> modules/limiters/ or something? That would cover a lot of things like 
> concurrent requests-per-ip/mimetype, ratelimiting and so on but still 
> isn't auth/access control...

This *is* access control, you are denying access, based on something other
than user and password.  mod_authn_hostname anyone?  This fits neatly into
the same general category.

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