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From: Jim Jagielski (jimapache.org)
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 21:41:15 CST
Apache 1.3.23 Released
The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are
pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.23 of the Apache HTTP
server. This Announcement notes the significant changes in 1.3.23.
This version of Apache is principally a bug fix and mod_proxy
improvement release. A summary of the bug fixes and major
new features is given at the end of this document.
We consider Apache 1.3.23 to be the best version of Apache available
and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of
the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible. No further
releases will be made in the 1.2.x family.
Apache 1.3.23 is available for download from
Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full list
Binary distributions are available from
The source and binary distributions are also available via any of the
mirrors listed at
As of Apache 1.3.17, Win32 binary distributions are now based on the
Microsoft Installer (.MSI) technology. This change occurred in order to
resolve the many problems WinME and Win2K users experienced with the
older InstallShield-based installer.exe file. While development
continues to make this new installation method more robust, questions
should be directed at the news:comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows
As of Apache 1.3.12 binary distributions contain all standard Apache
modules as shared objects (if supported by the platform) and include
full source code. Installation is easily done by executing the
included install script. See the README.bindist and INSTALL.bindist
files for a complete explanation. Please note that the binary
distributions are only provided for your convenience and current
distributions for specific platforms are not always available.
For an overview of new features introduced after 1.2 please see
In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial improvements over
version 1.2, including better performance, reliability and a wider
range of supported platforms, including Windows NT and 2000 (which
fall under the "Win32" label), OS2, Netware, and TPE threaded
Apache is the most popular web server in the known universe; over half
of the servers on the Internet are running Apache or one of its
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have come
to trust Apache as a secure and stable server. It must be realized
that the current Win32 code has not yet reached the levels of the Unix
version, but is of acceptable quality. Win32 stability or security
problems do not reflect on the Unix version.
Apache 1.3.23 Major changes
* None addressed.
The main new features in 1.3.23 (compared to 1.3.22) are:
* HTTP/1.1 support for mod_proxy.
* Other mod_proxy improvements.
* The new 'FileETag' directive to allow one to build the
format of the ETag via runtime directives.
* Addition of a 'filter callback' function to enable modules to
intercept the output byte stream for dynamic page caching.
New features that relate to specific platforms:
* Use "httpready" accept filter rather than "dataready"
on post 4.1.1-RELEASE versions of FreeBSD.
The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.22 and have been fixed in
* Fix incorrect "Content-Length" header in the 416 response.
* Revert mod_negotation's handling of path_info and query_args
to the 1.3.20 behavior (PRs: 8628, 8582, 8538).
* Prevent an Apache module from being loaded or added twice due
to duplicate LoadModule or AddModule directives.
The following bugs relate to specific platforms:
* Fixed the access forbidden problem when requesting an empty directory
* Do not kill the child process when accept() returns ENOBUFS on
* A default locking mechanism has been defined for Unixware 7.0 and later.
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