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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] listening to a certain port
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:40:47 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 8/31/05, Octavian Rasnita <> wrote:
>>There is a client that sends data to a port on my server, and I need to get
>>it and store it into a database. The data is not in HTTP format, so it
>>doesn't use methods like GET or PUT, but only the data.
>>Can I use Apache to put it to listen on that port and create a program that
>>get the data and store it into a database?
> Yes, but only by writing a custom protocol module, which is not a
> simple thing to do.
> You would be much better off using a simple scripting language like
> python or perl to listen on the port and slurp the data.

If you decide to use httpd, however, I strongly suggest you look at
mod_echo as a trivial protocol module example.


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