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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: Is it possible to build apache http server as a in-process module?
Date Sun, 14 Dec 2008 06:34:45 GMT

On 14 Dec 2008, at 05:31, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Leo Li wrote:
>>    What I want to do is to plugin an in-process http server module  
>> in an
>> exsiting product to expose its original functionality as web service
>> (soap over http). :)  Since the existing product is already an
>> executable one so it seems that the only choice is to write an apache
>> module to communicate with apache http server and the existing  
>> product
>> by IPC...
>>    I know there are in-process http server in java but I would not  
>> like
>> to add the burdon of an additional JVM and the cost of JNI calls  
>> so I am
>> now looking for an in-process http server in native language.

Might an alternative for you be to use apache as a proxy, and
just write a proxy protocol module to communicate with your
original application?  You might take the way mod_proxy_ajp
communicates with a java appserver as a model for that.

Nick Kew

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