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From "Daniel Sully" <>
Subject Re: Using modperl as an 'adaptor' front end to an app server.
Date Sat, 03 Feb 2001 01:24:37 GMT
Once upon a time kyle dawkins shaped the electrons to say...

> A wild guess here but are you talking about WebObjects?

Yes - I've hacked up the WO 4.5 adaptor pretty bad, and it's a pile already.

> I wrote a perl adaptor last year to sniff the traffic that the WebObjects 
> adaptor was sending to the application instances.  I don't have the source 
> any more but as far as I can remember, it was only a few screensful of code.  
> However, it wasn't a full implementation of the adaptor and didn't work with 
> KeepAlive requests and so forth.

Hmm.. given the source to the adaptor, and being able to turn debugging
on, it looks pretty simple.

> I have often dreamt of writing a drop-in mod_perl replacement for the WO 
> adaptor... I have never worked anywhere where they didn't have trouble 
> configuring the Apache adaptor, particularly if their webservers were running 
> Linux.   If you're interested in pursuing this, drop me a line and we can jam 
> on the topic for a bit.  I also know the guy who wrote the hairy C code and 
> he might have some insight into how to reimplement it.

Will do. Would that happen to be Steve Quirk?

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