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From Anique van der Vlugt <>
Subject Re: Looking for info wrt requests and no newline
Date Wed, 23 May 2007 06:53:28 GMT
Thanks Bill for the pointers (c.f. mod_echo, mod_http, mod_ftp), I will 
have a look.  Many thanks :)


William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Anique van der Vlugt wrote:
>> I should have had my morning coffee before submitting this *wink*
>> David Wortham wrote:
>>> Anique,
>>>   I'm a little confused by your question.
>>>   AFAIK, HTTP headers end in a newline which seperates them from the next
>>> line of the header. You don't _have_ to respond to the full URI in the
>>> GET/POST/etc header line.  Your module can modify the incoming request or
>>> your module can do something like what mod_rewrite does and match only
>>> part
>>> of the request URI (by using a partial-line Regular Expression). Or
>>> did you
>>> mean something completely different when you asked "Is there anyway of
>>> accepting requests which end in anything other than a newline"?
>>> I don't think it's pertinant to answering your question, but I also don't
>>> understand what you mean when you say your module "accept[s] requests
>>> from a
>>> 3rd party".  Don't all Apache requests respond to the same third party
>>> that
>>> initiated the request?
>> We are integrating a credit card POS machine (which is what I meant by
>> 3rd party) with an Apache server that does the request handling so we
>> are trying to write an Apache module that handles requests from the POS
>> device.  The device sends a string terminating with a checksum and NOT a
>> newline character.  So, we are not using any headers etc just a request
>> string, if that makes sense?
> It does (to me, I've done similar long before there was a public-internet).
> The trouble is, that is NOT HTTP protocol.  You will need to write your
> very own protocol module.  c.f. mod_echo, mod_http, mod_ftp.
> Bill

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