mod_http2 or ap24-mod_http2

Tom R freebsd.trhodes at
Mon Oct 19 03:20:00 UTC 2020

Thank you, Bernard,

I have submitted a handbook update to phabricator for the change and
followed your advice. Stay safe,

Tom Rhodes

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 8:57 AM Bernard Spil <brnrd at> wrote:
> On 2020-10-14 00:50, Tom R wrote:
> > Hi Bernard,
> >
> > I want to add a section on using http2 in FreeBSD. I'm looking over
> > the apache website, and took a very quick look at the code. From what
> > I can tell, the mod_http2 does most if not all of the http2
> > implementation, but the ap24-mod_http2 does all of the h2 and h2c TLS
> > requirements.
> >
> > Which is better, because I am completely lost. Thank you so much for
> > any reply!
> >
> > --
> > Tom Rhodes
> > (trhodes at
> Hi Tom,
> The www/mod_http2 port is not required to enable HTTP/2 in Apache! (just
> load the module, and add Protocol h2 to your SSL vhost config).
> The www/apache24 port comes with the mod_h2 module enabled by default
> (HTTP2=on: HTTP/2 (RFC 7540) support). You can disable it with make
> config.
> The www/mod_http2 port only exists to provide users with early access to
> the next version that will be shipped with a next Apache 2.4 release.
> Over the past years, various security fixes have been applied in the
> mod_http2 port that appeared in the apache24 port quite a bit later.
> Thus users may choose to use the latest release in stead of the bundled
> module.
> Please DO mention this in any guide as an aside, but make clear this
> this is not necessary for regular use.
> Cheers, Bernard.

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