SSL-data access from verious handlers. was: Re: [mod_python] problem w/ authen handler

Bud P. Bruegger bud at
Mon May 23 07:03:46 EDT 2005

At 20.47 23/05/2005 +1000, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

>On 23/05/2005, at 6:55 PM, Bud P. Bruegger wrote:
>>The concept of Loginhandler is really interesting.  My doubt is whether 
>>it would execute before mod-rewrite clicks in?
>Since it is essentially executed as part of the content handler phase it
>would be after mod_rewrite. Overall, not sure you will be able to do what
>you want in mod_python as it doesn't give fine enough control. Probably
>simpler for you to write your own DSO in C which does it.

hmm, I like the idea of python to be able to flexibly apply regular 
expressions and similar to massage ID strings and also to rapidly integrate 
additional eID types.

Considering that I'm not the first person who wanted access to SSL data 
from mod-python, would it be possible/desirable to extend mod-python to see 
these?  Alternatively, would it be possible to access internals with 
python's ctypes module?


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