native FastCGI is coming
Published December 30th, 2005
So, the Ruby on Rails people are getting excited about Apache HTTPD getting native FastCGI support.
And here is how its configured:
ProxyPass /fcgi-test fcgi-tcp://127.0.0.1:9500/
And here is the source code:
import cgi import types def myapp(environ, start_response): start_response('200 OK', [('Content-Type', 'text/html')]) out = "" # Print all environment variables out = out+"<h3>mod_proxy_fcgi test page</h3>" out = out+"<dl>" env_keys = environ.keys() env_keys.sort() for e in env_keys: if (type(environ[e]) == types.StringType): out = out+"<dt>"+cgi.escape(e+'='+'"'+environ[e]+'"') + "</dt>" out = out+"</dl>" return out if __name__ == '__main__': from flup.server.fcgi import WSGIServer # from flup.server.ajp import WSGIServer WSGIServer(myapp, bindAddress=("127.0.0.1",9500)).run()
Most of the credit really should go to Garrett. He has been writing most of the actual code. I have just been watching the Firefly DVDs and inserting sneer comments about how XYZ patch doesn’t work with XYZ library.
Finally, A shout out to the Flup library for python. It supports AJP, FastCGI and SCGI, making it much easier to move applications between all the available connector protocols.
**Update: **Okay, like any new code there are bugs. The test page isn’t working right now… Oh well.
Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna