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From Graham Dumpleton <graham.dumple...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Inspiration for mod_lua
Date Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:25:54 GMT
On 31 December 2010 07:37, Brian McCallister <brianm@skife.org> wrote:
> 2010/12/28 Igor Galić <i.galic@brainsware.org>:
>> Hey folks,
>>
>> I'm looking for some inspiration on how to make good use of
>> mod_lua. Those familiar with its documentation, might find
>> it a little bit lacking in this regard.
>
> My original aim (and what I still use mod_wombat for) is various small
> modules I don't want to be bothered using C for, but which need to run
> in a threaded MPM (making mod_python/mod_perl not viable options).

Ignoring the fact that mod_python is now dead, there was never a
restriction on using mod_python in a threaded MPM.

Graham

> Auth against a remote service, interaction with shared memory for some
> other things on the box, graylisting access control, etc.
>
> I know it has also been used in the wild for browser sniffing for
> mobile devices, which means updating things frequently.
>
> A very nice use case I have seen is basically using it as the initial
> impl for things that will eventually become conventional C modules,
> once the functionality is understood and stabilises enough to make it
> worth it.
>
> -Brian
>
> -Brian
>
>>
>> I've got an elaborate project plotted out, which I'll implement
>> real soon now, but what I'm chiefly looking for is what mod_lua
>> has promised us: A cure for mod_rewrite.
>>
>> Please share your particularly ugly, involved, unaesthetic or
>> otherwise /wrong/ solutions done with mod_rewrite because it
>> was the only hammer available for the screws at that time ;)
>>
>> To extend our gallery:
>> http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/WhenNotToUseRewrite
>> on one hand, and on the other to find inspiration to solve the
>> (more involved?) problems - if possible or sensible - in mod_lua.
>>
>> So long,
>> i
>>
>> --
>> Igor Galić
>>
>> Tel: +43 (0) 664 886 22 883
>> Mail: i.galic@brainsware.org
>> URL: http://brainsware.org/
>>
>

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