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posted by Krow on 07:00 PM January 25th, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
I thought I would show off a new feature. For this to work for some of you you will need to logout and log back in. Go look at Ask and Yass. This uses a new httpd.directive. This is an example of the directive:
SlashSectionHost yass
This uses a very small amount of memory (and as a programmer you don't have to know anything about it). In the process how we send out cookies has been overhauled. If you get a chance log out and in. I have noticed that at least one version of Netscape isn't worked quite correctly (which is the version I use I might add).
There are no section blocks for those sections yet which is why the right hand side of the page is not behaving correctly if you are not logged in. The userlogin block also won't work till I make some modifications in it.
Please comment on any problems you find. This code is in CVS now.
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  • by Anonymous Coward
  • Krow, this is neat. Sections now as is very cool. How are they stored on the server? do they still exist as ?
    • Yep, they are still stored as they have always been stored. Notice too that the section is named "askslashdot" yet the url is You can pick a name for the url that has no relationship to the original section name.

      You can't grep a dead tree.
  • Did you base this off how you were doing *

    Isn't this going boost the number of blocks in a system significantly? ie we're going to need index_blockname, as well as sectionanme_blockname for a lot of the blocks...??

    Cool mod tho. I may be able to slim down the number of domain names I've got and just put them all on one, and one virtual user and site now.
    lottadot []
    • No uses a method (which is in 2.2) that creates new httpd.conf files for each site. So each site has its own memory footprint.
      This shares memory across all of them.

      You can't grep a dead tree.
  • When I go to and then click on the logo at the top of the page, the home that the link defaults to is again Shouldn't it take you to instead, or whatever amounts to the main page view?

    • by Anonymous Coward
      You could fix that in the section templates, the way they have set it up is just to ilustrate how it works....

      You could give each section a unique look and feel, color code them, or whatever your little hart desires...

      Cool mod BTW, I needed this for quiete some time, looks like its about time to get back into the fry, anyone interested in Free Slashhosting?