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From Mike Cardwell <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Just curious on SPDY
Date Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:09:54 GMT
Nick Kew wrote:

>> I agree with the above. I started this thread to make people aware of
>> it's existance and to provoke discussion on the matter.
> Yep, someone posted it a week or so back.

Yeah, me.

>>      However, if someone were to take up the reigns and begin
>> developing an Apache module for it using the open source code and
>> specs Google has published, I think the project has a more serious
>> chance of succeeding. I also think that an Apache with SPDY support
>> available before the spec is finalised would be in a stronger position
>> to influence how the protocol evolves during it's development.
> Apache works mostly on a "scratch your own itch" basis, so that depends
> on whether anyone is sufficiently interested.
> Of course, if google is sufficiently interested, they have the
> capability to produce a module!

Yes, of course.

>> I also wonder if a transition like this to a new protocol could/should
>> be taken advantage of to get rid of the one SSL cert per IP:port
>> limitation we currently suffer from?
> We dispensed with that limitation in (IIRC) 2.2.12.  See the change log.

As I understand it, you can't just stick multiple SSL sites on a single
IP:port atm without excluding all clients that don't support SNI. The
point I was trying to make was that something like SNI should be a
requirement in SPDY rather than just optional, otherwise we could end up
in the situation where some SPDY clients support SNI and others don't,
which I'm sure nobody wants.

Mike Cardwell - IT Consultant and LAMP developer
Cardwell IT Ltd. (UK Reg'd Company #06920226)
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