Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Planning for a torrent editing Apache module

I've been kicking around the idea of rewriting my php torrent editors, which are currently used on the EAD primary server for download-time torrent editing, as a C++ Apache module. The hard part is probably going to be figuring out the proper Apache API tie-ins and possibly getting the module compiled.

The module's editing will be basic at first and will only be used with sites that need the basic editing (announce and announce-list editing). Once I figure out MySQL for C++ and HTTP downloading, I will work on having it support the more advanced features of my current torrent editor scripts such as the http source database tie-ins.

I'm honestly not sure how performance of the system will change if I use an Apache module instead of PHP.

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