[Mono-list] mod_mono and userdir

Torstensson, Patrik patrik.torstensson@intel.com
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 01:46:10 -0800

Hi Eran,

> An apache module will hide this kind of functionality from 
> the user. An HttpModule must be registered in the web.config 
> file, thus forcing every application that needs to handle 
> this to add that line.
> Putting this code at the Apache module level removes the need 
> to add the configuration to the web.config file.
> After all, it seems logical that in Windows almost no one 
> will use it and if they do it will be in a very different way.
> Why make them some extra job of removing lines from the web.config?
> After all, it is not imperative to have such functionality in 
> Windows (even on Apache on Windows).

I'm not sure on that, I think there is solutions out there that would
like to have that on Windows to. I have made IIS Filters to fix that
before for customers.
> I think that it is important to implement multiple paths per 
> Application Host. This kind of behavior will probably be 
> required by users that will be familiar with IIS 6. 

I don't think so. IIS 6 has multiple Application Hosts (one per running
application) in an farm. We should support the same kind of
functionality but it's a lot of work to construct that for Apache but it
will bring Apache to the same level as IIS 6 when it comes to
application isolation.
> It might also be necessary to allow the host to run on a 
> different user (if this it is possible). For enhanced 
> security we will need to run the host on different 
> credentials so the Application Host we have very limited 
> access to resources.

Again, there is a lot of work to create this kind of isolation but when
it's done you can easily support running each app host with different