BLFS "Web serving"

Larry Lawrence larry at
Wed Jun 2 19:29:50 PDT 2004

On Wed, 02 Jun 2004 19:43:18 -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:

> <Personal Opinion>
> First of all, I'm not sure why the chapter is called "Web Serving". Might
> "General purpose servers" or something along those lines be more
> appropriate?
> There's three packages in this section. One is a web server, another is a
> general purpose scripting language (granted, used primarily for web
> development, but still, it's a scripting language) and lastly, an FTP
> server.
> How are the last two lumped into "Web Serving"?
> I think PHP should be moved to the "Programming" section, ProFTPD moved to
> "Other server software" and the current "Web Serving" section reserved for
> Apache and the various modules which can added to Apache (mod_perl,
> FrontPage extensions, mod_auth_pam, etc.) as well as sections for
> configuring virtual webs and so forth.
> Of course, this is all after 5.1 is released.
> Oh well, not important. Just seems odd. Back to the business at hand.
> </Personal Opinion>


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