[Interest] Get the username:password part of a HTTP request from QTcpSocket

Konrad Rosenbaum konrad at silmor.de
Mon Dec 2 08:52:10 CET 2013


On Monday, Monday 02 December 2013 at 01:49, Tony Rietwyk wrote:
> > In short: if you do not have the need to access every bit directly use an
> > existing server implementation and an easier way to communicate with it.
> > For example Apache has modules for the FCGI and SCGI protocols. In this
> > case Apache handles the complexities of HTTP while you just have to
> > handle a significantly simpler protocol.
> Or keep your existing QTCPServer based code.  Then use Apache as the
> front-end, and proxy to your backend server.  Very straight-forward.

I have never tried such a setup, but it sounds like a great idea. Upon reading 
the mod_proxy docu a bit I would recommend restricting the configuration as 
far as possible, e.g. by forcing Apache to use HTTP 1.0 you avoid the two most 
troublesome features (100-continue and chunked encoding).

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