Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.9 (Released 20th August 1999)
Apache 1.3.9 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.3.6 and earlier on Unix systems should upgrade to this
version. Users of Apache on Windows can now upgrade to Apache
1.3.9 avoiding the previous problems with Apache 1.3.6. Read
to 1.3.9 for information about changes between 1.3.6 and
Most bugs listed below include a link to the entry in the
Apache bug database where the problem is being tracked. These
entries are called "PR"s (Problem Reports). Some bugs do not
correspond to problem reports if they are found by
These bugs have been found in 1.3.9 and will be fixed in the
next release. Because of the major differences between
Windows and Unix, these are separated into bugs which affect
Windows systems only, and other bugs (which may affect
Windows as well). Unix users can ignore the bugs listed in
the Windows section.
The information module, mod_info does not
build due to missing exports. PR#1442
Apache on Windows 95 does not shut down when the system is
shut down, and would not shut down cleanly at other times.
Apache on Windows 95 did not use the standard -i and -u
methods for installing and uninstalling.
Apache on Windows 95 was not able to run as a service. PR#2208
Pressing Ctrl-C in the Apache console window would cause an
abrupt stop without cleaning up
A problem in the proxy module causes configuration settings
set in virtual hosts to override the global configuration.
The default value for the
ProxyReceiveBufferSize directive is left unset
which can cause sporadic problems with the proxy module.
Shared memory routines are different between the 32-bit and
64-bit versions of HP-UX 11.0 causing problems for users of
the 32-bit operating system.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.9 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.9 subdirectory of the patches
directory on the Apache site. Some new features and other
unofficial patches are available in the 1.3
patches directory. For details of all previously reported
bugs, see the Apache bug
database and known
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
Patches have been sumbitted to allow Apache to work on
Novell's Network Operating System, NetWare 5.
Internally, NetWare is similar to the standard Windows port
of Apache; using threads instead of processes, and the
The first ever Apache conference was held in October 1998 in
San Francisco. ApacheCon
'98 was very successful with around 500 people attending
over 50 talks and presentations.
The next Apache conference, ApacheCon 2000, has been
arranged for Orlando in Florida on March 8th-10th 2000.
Apache Week is proud to be an official sponsor of ApacheCon
2000 and will keep you updated on conference news between now
The technical program is already starting to take shape and
will include four tracks and over 40 sessions. Topics to be
ApacheCon 2000 aims to attract over 1,000 Apache users and
Securing Apache on Windows
Securing Apache on Unix
Security and eCommerce
Open source software developers
Apache software developers
Web site administrators
Technical managers responsible for running Web sites
There is still time to sign up to present a session at
ApacheCon 2000. Sessions range from 90 minutes through to 3
hours and can cover technical or business issues.
If you would like to be a speaker at the ApacheCon 2000
event, please go to the ApacheCon site and complete the session submission
form before Friday 22nd October 1999.