[mod_python] apache API and mod_python <-> protocol module integration

Dustin Mitchell dustin at ywlcs.org
Wed Jul 16 11:33:30 EST 2003

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 05:17:19PM +0100, Robert Sanderson wrote:
> > the basic idea is that apache2 by default accepts http like connections, 
> > which aren't conducive to the synchronous communication of telnet..  
> > keep-alive is vaguely similar but not good enough for the purposes of 
> > allowing a telnet or pop/3 gateway

There's talk of doing exactly this over on the Apache-dev list (though
doing it in C).  Somebody produced a small DNS server in Apache for a
masters project (netairt -- very cool!) and the apache people had a
short discussion of supporting UDP and telnet-like connections just
like what you describe.  The upshot of this is that right now Apache
really don't support either of these types of connections, even in its
native C.

See the thread beginning:

 Messsage-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.53.0307142254390.25665 at flits.cs.vu.nl>
 From: Michal Szymaniak <michal at cs.vu.nl>
 Subject: DNS+HTTP redirection system inside an Apache module



  Dustin Mitchell
  dustin at ywlcs.org/djmitche at alumni.uchicago.edu

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