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From Benjamin <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] user and group thru configure
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:05:58 GMT
Hey thanks Eimantas,
Read abt the MPMs.

I am using Linux, Redhat -9.
SO i guess, even if i dint specify the mpm option dring configure, it 
wud pick prefork as the MPM, which is wot i want.
So, do I have to specify the User/Group  directive when I cconfigure for 
make?? or is it when I start the server?

Theres no mention of using the User/Group directive with configure.
Do i have to configure like
./configure --prefix=<prefix>   --with-mpm=prefork  User=<username>

Eimantas Vaičiūnas wrote:

>MPM - Multi-Processing Modules. These modules are responsible for binding to 
>IP/Port and supplying children processes for handling requests. The most 
>common MPM module (as far as i know) used on unix (Linux) machines with 
>apache2 is prefork since not all apache modules are thread-safe and this 
>module sort of 'emulates' apache 1.3 behavior. Each MPM module has its own 
>directives, i.e. [User] directive is avaliable for leader, perchild, prefork, 
>threadpool and worker MPM modules. You should check each module separately 
>and choose the one which fits your needs best.
>On Tuesday 15 March 2005 07:11, Benjamin wrote:
>>MPM module??
>>cuz i did not know abt this,i configured with simple
>>./configure --prefix=<prefix>
>>Whoa. I just looked at the options with configure, n looked for MPM.
>>Its very unnerving for sure, atleast for me.
>>Do i have to know the modules used by Apache, and their uses, etc. to do
>>an install?
>>the option --with-mpm=MPM says
>>--with-mpm=MPM          Choose the process model for Apache to use.
>>wot are these??n how do i decide wot do i use??
>>pardon me.. if these qs seem too silly..
>>I am still reading into all this, but could u just direct me to the
>>right stuff.
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