Op Thu, 9 Aug 2007, schreef Tom Jackson:
> On Thursday 09 August 2007 08:46, Jim Davidson wrote: > > > Otherwise, technically there are a few things that could be fixed to > > solve some pain points: > > > > -- Close the gap between AOLserver's init framework and Tcl's package > > framework so tcllib, ActiveState Tcl, etc. can be used easily (needs > > those things to be verified, compiled, and available thread-safe) > > More integration with the Tcl community is important. Both communities have > added to the other. What are the issues? What would be the result of closing > the gap? > > > -- Figure out some AOLserver-as-an-Apache extension thing -- perhaps > > a more convenient proxy (seems possible) or a direct Apache module > > (possible but perhaps too incompatible and goofy to be useful). > > I have never been able to put my finger on what the issue is here. AOLserver > isn't Apache. Sendmail isn't Qmail either. Both compete over a single > privileged port. That is the real issue. Some company only has one IP address > and needs to make a choice. Then just run AOLserver on an internal IP and > proxy through to it. That is the module. Call AOLserver an application server > and Apache a firewall. Nobody is complaining that Oracle doesn't run inside > AOLserver or Apache, what difference does it make if your application server > is a separate process, maybe on a separate machine. Really it is a benefit, a > security feature. With an Apache module, you could: * Get AOLserver without dusturbing other users. You could even ask your hoster to install the module. * There is no trouble like all connections coming from the same IP. You have access to the real http connection (through Apache though). So, I think, this would be a big advantage over a proxy solution, even though the proxy solution can work well in a lot of situations. Besides this, AOLserver needs to get better in replacing Apache as the primary web server on a system, and this means getting multi-user capabilities itself. Depending on the way it is done, it can be low hanging fruit too. Daniël -- AOLserver - http://www.aolserver.com/ To Remove yourself from this list, simply send an email to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> with the body of "SIGNOFF AOLSERVER" in the email message. You can leave the Subject: field of your email blank.