Re: Patches to NCSA httpd 1.1 (Guenther Fischer)
From: (Guenther Fischer)
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Subject: Re: Patches to NCSA httpd 1.1
To: (Walt Drummond)
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 1994 08:21:25 +0100 (MET)
Cc: (Rob McCool),
In-reply-to: <> from "Walt Drummond" at Jan 31, 94 02:11:09 pm
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> Hi all,
> I've made some changes to the NCSA httpd 1.1 server.  The changes are
> documented at and the patch is
> available from
> The changes enhance access control and provide much more control over
> the look and feel of directory indexes.  If you intend to use the
> patches or have suggestions, additions, or bug reports, please feel
> free to contact me.

hope you have read and tried about my patch to the same features of

ReadmeTop is fine - I also want to have it configurable.
LinkIcons         - As I see the Href from the Icon is the same as from
		    the name after. 
		    My vote is for such like my AddHref, so I can bind
		    a variable view to spesial file types - so I can
		    make the funtionality to look in archives with a
		    cgi script

What I would like:
  - we can configure the global view in srm.conf with FancySelections,
    ReadmeTop, AddHref ... and
  - we can put configuration files on directories in the archive area
    as httpd does with .htaccess
    So we could define different views to different parts. There I could
    overwrite the "global view" as in srm.conf.

    What should be there:
      - all the features as in srm.conf for indexing, but I can change
        from defines in srm.conf
      - CGI-View /cgi-bin/<name> to call a script with pathname to
	generate an index outside the server. Very good for good
	managed archives like simtel or windows from cica. So you can
	generate Hypertext Indexes from the indexes on the archives.

What do you think about this? I could send you the patches for AddHref
and the unarch CGI, but I think Rob should do the real patch if it is
a good one. 


PS: Patch as patch can ...
Name:      Guenther Fischer / Institute: TU Chemnitz, Universitaetsrechenzentrum
Phone:     0371 668 361     / mail:
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