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From Nick Kew <n...@webthing.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Controlling an external program using Apache
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:38:34 GMT
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 15:03:09 +0100
"Boyle Owen" <Owen.Boyle@swx.com> wrote:

> > It is not possible by adding the dependencies in windows 
> > service manager.

"It is not possible ...", the constant cry of the Windows user.
If that's true, it looks like a good reason to upgrade to *X.

> Luckily, apache is open-source. So either write a module, as Nick
> suggests, or simply add a few steps to httpd.c to start and stop your
> external process at the appropriate point.

The reason a module is the better approach is that it means you
don't have to redo it all every time you upgrade Apache.  That's
one of the basic principles of modularity.


-- 
Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book
http://www.apachetutor.org/

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