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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: Undocumented core directive: Protocol
Date Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:32:33 GMT
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:20 AM, Eric Covener <> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:03 AM, Dan Poirier <> wrote:
>> 1) When you use the Protocol directive, which listening ports is it
>> applied to?
>> 2) Why would you choose to use the Protocol directive, instead of adding
>> the protocol to the Listen directive?
> Looking at this cold, I think the answer to this is that Protocol is per-vhost.

I'm not sure it should be, IIRC protocol was introduced before
protocols on the Listener command, and  their only practical use is
deciding if we should use kernel level accept filters.

I'm honestly thinking that it could be possible to kill the command,
if people are happy with having to use the listen command to spec it.

Because it 'inherits' the protocol form the Listen Directive, these
two configurations are functionally identical:
Listen 443
<VirtualHost *:443>
  Protocol https

Listen 443 https
<VirtualHost *:443>

So, I kinda think the value isn't there anymore, and maybe we should
consider just removing the directive, and tell people to use the
protocol on the listen command?




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