Postings by Scott A. Wozny

Purpose of SSLOptions +StdEnvVars in a pass-through decrypting proxy

Greetings Gurus! :)

If my Apache 2.4 server is running mod_ssl and only responding with either cached content generated by back-end servers OR proxying requests on to the server farm that actually speaks PHP and SSI, is there any point in having the SSLOptions +StdEnvVars directive turned on for SSL traffic?

Undocumented features in balancer manager

Does anyone know if the balancer manager page in Apache 2.4 has any documentation? If you choose to edit balancer settings for a balancer, two of the available options are Failover Attempts and Disable Failover, but I can't find anything that explains exactly how those features work. Anyone know of any documentation for how they work?



Apachectl configtest did not warn on a configuration error

While progressively disabling modules I don't need for my application, I found an issue with apachectl configtest returning Syntax OK, but the restart of httpd failing.

When I comment out:

LoadModule slotmem_shm_module modules/

And do a sudo apachectl configtest I get back "Syntax OK" but when I do a sudo apachectl restart I get back "Job for httpd.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

mod_cgi(d) vs mod_proxy_fcgi

Dearest Apache Gurus,

Do mod_cgi and mod_cgid have any sort of dependency relationship to mod_proxy_fcgi? I only want to use CGI as a means to execute PHP code so, mod_proxy, mod_proxy_fcgi and PHP-FPM sounds like the stack I need, but I wanted to confirm that “classic” mod_cgi(d) is not required, similar to how mod_php is not needed to support PHP-FPM. I don't see any relationship between them in the module documentation but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.



mod_brotli vs / and / or / xor mod_deflate

Greetings Apache Gurus,

I am presently trying to form a content compression strategy for a new Apache 2.4 httpd server and have been looking at the mod_brotli and mod_deflate modules. The first thing I noticed about them, comparatively, is how very similar they are in terms of functionality, directives, etc.