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Re: Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1 draft available

From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 20:28:55 +0100
Message-ID: <37791E77.14DD4DB7@algroup.co.uk>
To: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
CC: "Http-Wg@Hplb. Hpl. Hp. Com" <http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
John Stracke wrote:
> 
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Scott Lawrence wrote:
> > > In any event, separate ports are orthogonal to separate processes; one does
> > > not imply or require the other.
> >
> > I think the point is the reverse one: a single port requires a single
> > process (or at least a family of related processes). I cannot run two
> > different pieces of software on one port _and_ get reasonable
> > performance
> 
> It's possible on most Unices, where you can pass file descriptors from one
> process to another.  They need to cooperate, though, and the receiving process
> has to trust the sending process not to play man-in-the-middle games.

It is possible, but not particularly efficient or portable. ISTR one of
the very first things Apache did was to get rid of that nonsense.

Cheers,

Ben.

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