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From Michael Stapelberg <>
Subject [users@httpd] How to extend the Protocol when using SSL?
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2006 08:31:48 GMT
Hello everyone,

I'd like to pass some information using my own HTTP-client to apache. I used
to just append them to the HTTP-headers using X-Foo: bar and getting them in
PHP via $_SERVER['X_FOO']. 

Now I decided that SSL is necessary for my purpose and now there is a little
problem: Man-in-the-middle (what my old method actually was) is no longer

The simplest solution for me on client-side that I can think of would be
firstly sending my additional parameters and then starting the SSL-session.
This is possible in the FTP protocol also, so technically it should not be a

The question is: What's the simplest method of telling apache that it should
call my own module when the connection arrives and handle the rest of the
connection by itself after my module has finished getting the additional

Best Regards and thanks in advance,
Michael Stapelberg
maxspot GmbH

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