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port webauth to Apache 1.3?
eagle at windlord.stanford.edu
Wed Jun 28 16:22:31 PDT 2006
Robert A Basch <rbasch at MIT.EDU> writes:
> I work in MIT's Information Services & Technology department. We are
> evaluating webauth, and one of the issues that has come up is that it is
> only supported under Apache 2. We have a significant number of web
> servers still running Apache 1.3, and supporting them is a probable
> requirement for us. So, to deploy a webauth-based service, we would
> likely be faced with porting the webauth and webauthldap modules to work
> under Apache 1.3.
> Can anyone give me an idea of the feasibility and difficulty of doing
> such a port? I do not have much experience with Apache modules, but I
> understand that there are significant relevant differences between
> Apache 1.x and Apache 2. Has any such porting work been contributed (I
> realize that it would be unsupported)?
> Any information, advice, and warnings about this would be appreciated.
We decided to not try to support Apache 1.x at the very beginning of the
project and haven't regretted it; the only web servers that we weren't
able to upgrade fairly easily were Oracle web servers. The Apache 1
module interface is a lot less clear and more annoying to deal with. We
didn't look at supporting Apache 1 in much depth.
My guess is that it's doable, but probably not trivial.
Russ Allbery <eagle at windlord.stanford.edu>
Technical Lead, ITS Unix Systems and Applications, Stanford University
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