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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Controlling an external program using Apache
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:38:34 GMT
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 15:03:09 +0100
"Boyle Owen" <> wrote:

> > It is not possible by adding the dependencies in windows 
> > service manager.

"It is not possible ...", the constant cry of the Windows user.
If that's true, it looks like a good reason to upgrade to *X.

> Luckily, apache is open-source. So either write a module, as Nick
> suggests, or simply add a few steps to httpd.c to start and stop your
> external process at the appropriate point.

The reason a module is the better approach is that it means you
don't have to redo it all every time you upgrade Apache.  That's
one of the basic principles of modularity.

Nick Kew

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