Chapter 27. Special-Purpose Apache Modules


“My girl came to the study and said Help me;

I told her I had a time problem which meant:

I would die for you but I don't have ten minutes.”

 --Time Problem—Brenda Hillman

As you have seen in the last two chapters Apache is built around modules.[1] Apache is distributed with a substantial list of modules that perform the tasks necessary for a normal Web site.

But you don't have a normal Web site. Who does? You have that strange customer with those unusual demands. You need to authenticate users against your Windows NT domain. You need to embed Perl code in your pages. You need to generate a gallery of thumbnail graphics so that you can serve up files ...

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