ANNOUNCE: scgi 1.0b1 released

Neil Schemenauer
Fri, 7 Feb 2003 13:44:54 -0500

Version 1.0b1 of the scgi package is now available from:

The SCGI protocol is a replacement for the Common Gateway Interface
(CGI) protocol.  It is a standard for applications to interface with
HTTP servers.  It is similar to FastCGI but is designed to be easier to

Included in this package is mod_scgi, an Apache module that implements
the client side of the protocol.  There is also a a Python package
called "scgi" which implements the server side of the protocol.

Changes in version 1.0b1


    * Reset the timeout while reading the request body.  This allows
      large file uploads without the connection being reset.

    * Slight simplification of cmd_server and cmd_handler.

    * By default, bind to local IP address instead of 0.  Allow
      the local address to be specified.

    * After receiving a passed socket, explicitly set it to non-blocking.
      This works around what seems to be a bug in FreeBSD.  Thanks to
      Mike Watkins for helping track it down.

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