Friday, November 09, 2007

It's not as bad as the Sendmail configuration file

But the Apache web server configuration file is pretty close. I once heard one of the founders of the Apache project confess that, the only configuration file worser than it was the one used by Sendmail; I mean, that's not saying much, is it ? I wasted the whole afternoon yesterday wrestling with the VirtualHost directive. Finally, I threw in the towel and got it working in five minutes with twisted web. It's httpd.conf that's twisted. All I wanted was a couple of web servers on my laptop to test my program. The worst part - it makes you feel so stupid for no fault of your own.

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