Apache HTTP Server development for this week
Published April 8th, 2008
On Friday Graham Leggett introduced a series of modules to support generation of sessions from HTTPD. Included is modsessioncrytpo, which encrypts the data using AES. This is the first time ‘form based’ authentication has had real support in the Apache Core.
docs: mod_session thread: Apache support for form authentication
On Tuesday Joe Orton committed the new Small Object Cache modules, which have been under discussions for a couple months now. The
mod_ssl session cache has been changed to use this. Currently supported cache backends are DBM, memcached, and Shared Memory. I expect many other modules will changed to use this cache API as time goes on.
- If/Else blocks added
Nick Kew ported the expression parser from modincludes, and has used this to add If and Else blocks to the core.This provides a viable alternative to modrewrite and RewriteCond, and letsyou set any modules configuration values.
docs: if thread: Dynamic configuration for the hackathon? commit: r644253
- Turkish Documentation
- Serf Bucket Discussions
Discussion at the Hackathon covered how Serf Buckets use a “pull” method, for both input and output, unlike the current filter stack in httpd, which is Pull for input filters, but push for output filters. There was general agreement that the expieriment of modserf should be expanded up the filter stack.
- Simple MPM created
Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna