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From Eli Marmor <mar...@netmask.it>
Subject Re: new modules in trunk
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 07:57:03 GMT
Paul Querna wrote:

> ...
> 
> If the core fully supported UDP and multicast listeners, it should be
> possible to write the heartmonitor module as just a protocol module,
> although heartbeat would still likely need its current structure.
>
> ...

Issac Goldstand already developed UDP support, for the contributed
mod_dns (both financed by my company, and contributed to the ASF).

I believe that it's finally the time to add these things (together with
mod_ftp) officially to the trunk, at least as experimental. Their place
is there, and as low level modules, it's much more native to include
them than some of mentioned modules.

The current server, which was an HTTP daemon in the past, already
supports various protocols (HTTPS, FTP in the proxy, etc.), si FTP and
DNS will be great, especially when it's so hard to support them as
external modules, contrary to some of the mentioned modules. Adding the
SMTP module (as experimental, because it still needs many fixes) may
close the circle and makes APACHE an all-in-one server, when many
features (such as buckets-brigades, configuration, pools, MPM's, etc.)
are reused in all of the protocols, and make APACHE a very elegant and
smart server.

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Eli Marmor
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CEO, Netmask (El-Mar) Internet Technologies Ltd.
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