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Forum Topics => Apache 2.2 => Topic started by: mario on May 10, 2009, 07:52:13 PM

Title: Apache wishlist
Post by: mario on May 10, 2009, 07:52:13 PM
Please post your wishes for apache. I'd like to know them.

Here are my wishes (in ASF release):

- mod_proxy_html
- mod_ftpd
- mod_log_rotate
- mod_fcgid
- IPv6
- mod_security
- dbd_modules
- mod_macro
Title: Re: Apache wishlist
Post by: Gregg on May 10, 2009, 09:05:03 PM
Hm .. let's put these into perspective,

The I have no clue department
- mod_proxy_html
Don't proxy, would like to but additional expense makes it prohibitive for me.
- mod_log_rotate
Haven't paid much attention to this one.
- mod_macro
Don't know much about it

On The Horizon Department
- mod_ftpd
Seems it cannot work on ports 20/21 at this time, so somewhat useless still.

On The Horizon But Usable Today Department
- mod_fcgid (with some of Tom's fixes)
I think we will see this coming out for 2.2 relatively soon.

- IPv6 (not for windows tho w/o patch)
I see this being worked on for Non-Windows environments and Bill did same for Win, At least it doesn't crash on OS's without IPv6 support, even if turned on at compile time.

I Prefer They Stay Seperate Department
- mod_security
I think it's security relies on it's independence. That and it's followers who write all the rules.

The Don't Hold You Breath (you may expire) Department
- dbd_modules

This will never happen for many reasons, there are simply too many versions of all these DBs in the mix. Hard to compile as one-size-fits-all. I've been doing the MySQL ones as of late, just have not included them. That is if we are talking ap_dbd_what-have-you.dlls

Of course, this is just my opinion which means little.

I do want fcgid and ftp .. ftp especially, one password file/DB covers both web/ftp .. sounds easier for some reason, and can drop other server software.
Title: Re: Apache wishlist
Post by: mario on May 10, 2009, 10:17:11 PM
Mod macro is a fine thing

Code: [Select]
NameVirtualHost *:80
NameVirtualHost *:443
<Macro vhost $sub $domain $admin>
    <VirtualHost $sub.$domain:80>
       ServerAdmin $admin
       DocumentRoot "/home/httpd/html/domains/$domain/$sub "
       ServerName $host
       php_admin_value open_basedir "/home/httpd/html/domains/$domain/$sub"

Use vhost www [email protected]
Use vhost private [email protected] -> /home/httpd/html/domains/ -> /home/httpd/html/domains/

proxy_html only fixes html when using apache as reverse proxy. Often in reverse situtation images or includes are broken cause there is a wrong request by the browser  ;)

I love mod log rotate! I cycles my log files all 24 hrs so I don't have to worry about to big log files. bad that it don't work on error logs yet.

Once I tried mod ftpd and it worked on port 21 Link (

Title: Re: Apache wishlist
Post by: Gregg on May 13, 2009, 05:59:58 PM
The low number port binding
Title: Re: Apache wishlist
Post by: mario on May 14, 2009, 11:41:52 AM
Well, i tested the module from an earlier version ( (thanks G
Title: Apache wishlist
Post by: Seeriolojen on March 01, 2011, 01:48:43 PM
Problem on Installing the Apache Web Server on Fedora Linux in Dell Server.
i cant access the ip address without port number in the browser. it is working correct way, if i will do the same in HP server.  Any one of you please help me to find the problem where it is?  Thank you?
Title: Re: Apache wishlist
Post by: mario on March 01, 2011, 02:12:52 PM
on whish port is it running?