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From Jean-frederic Clere <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: svn commit: r426711 - in /apr/apr-util/trunk: include/apr_uri.h uri/apr_uri.c]
Date Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:11:04 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:

> Mladen Turk wrote:
>> Jean-frederic Clere wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Does it make sense we register the AJP port to IANA?
>> No.
>> It has numerous limitations that makes it almost
>> unusable in anything but webserver->servlet-engine
>> communication. And even that is limited by the
>> 8K message. We should persuade a next generation
>> binary http protocol instead giving more dependency
>> on the already limited one.
> -1. If you're going to redesign a brand new protocol to get around the 
> "limitations" of AJP (which actually make it superior to HTTP), then 
> HTTP should be used instead. To summarize, I don't see the point of a 
> "next gen" binary HTTP protocol (BTW, I don't have any idea how you 
> can call functionality like that "next gen" ;) ).
> A small patch to the protocol to work around the 8K limitation should 
> be possible. I don't see the problem with proposing it to IANA as 
> Jean-Frédéric suggested even if there's no protocol patch: AJP is very 
> widely used, and will continue to be used even if the limitation remains.

What I want to do is just to register port 8009 for AJP protocol. Not to 
register the whole protocol ;-)



> Rémy
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