mod_maybe is an apache 2.x module that adds a missing functionality in satisfying HTTP requests.
Since we know Apache 2.x is a really stable software, and responds correctly to any HTTP request you can make to it, we needed to offer a way to avoid this from happening, for several reasons.
Maybe you want to drop too loaded server's requests, you want to save resources, or more often remove that safe sensation that Apache usually gives.
In this age of uncertainty we found that it was necessary to influence with that even the most secure service we could count on.
From a business point of view you need some clues, often, to demonstrate that a system is not reliable or it does not work properly. In these cases mod_maybe is what you are looking for. Since is not reliable by design, you can demonstrate pretty often how you server (running this module obviously), does not respond as Apache should.
It was a missing piece for this web server, so we felt it was needed.
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- mod_maybe-0.1 - [Download]
make make installMac OS X users, add this line into 'Makefile':
CFLAGS=-arch ppc -arch i386 -arch ppc64 -arch x86_64
AddOutputFilterByType MAYBE text/html # MaybeEnabled - active/deactive the module # The parameter can be: 'off', 'on', 'maybe' or 'please' # - off: the module is disabled # - on: the module is enabled # - maybe: ... the module is disabled, maybe. # - please: ... the modules is enabled but not too much. MaybeEnabled on # MaybeStatusCode - the status code if the page is not available # It is optional. The default value is: 503 #MaybeStatusCode 300 # MaybeMethod - what is the 'maybe' function? Well... I don't know, yet. # So you can choose one of these options: # - stdlib: (default) random (stdlib.h) # - dev: it uses /dev/random, /dev/srandom or /dev/urandom #MaybeMethod dev
Andrea Marchesini - baku _at_ apache _dot_ org
- Carlo Frinolli - carlo _at_ nois3lab _dot_ it
- Kaare A Larsen - kaare _at_ goomradio _dot_ com