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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to change HTTP headers in Apache 2.0.53?
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:15:55 GMT
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:43:33 -0500, Noah <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 12:20:08PM -0500, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > > Writing an intermediary CGI that would take the headers and modify
> > > before sending to the customer's CGI is not something we want to do,
> > > as performance in this environment is critical.
> >
> > Have you actually benchmarked the performance hit?  I'd be surprised
> > if this was actually the factor make or break your application.
> Depends; if it's a perl script (and there's no mod_perl involved) it can
> definitely be a make/break. Wanna see pictures of melted servers? *whips
> out wallet*

But the thing is, the cost of the perl script is already sunk.  The
script to do the variable substitution could be a simple shell script
or a compiled executable.  All it costs is one extra program call.


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