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C|Net report on Apache 2.0 in "Apache
Web software on verge of major revision". The article
interviews a few of the current Apache developers and
highlights some of the advantages that version 2.0 will
bring. They quote that "The final version should be out by
the end of the year".
Slashdot comments on the tongue-in-cheek Smutcraft survey, a site
which measures the popularity of servers powering sex sites.
Apache comes out ahead with the Slashdot comment " the
apparently-unscientific SmutCraft survey reveals that Apache
has excellent market penetration". Ryan Bloom, one of the
Apache 2.0 developers, told attendees at his talk in Monterey
last month that a good test of a web server, and Apache in
general, was the traffic generated by this type of site.
Apache Site: www.apache.org/httpd
Release: 1.3.12 (Released 25th February
Alpha: 2.0a4 (Released 7th June 2000) (local download
Apache 1.3.12 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.3.11 and earlier on Unix and Windows systems should upgrade
to this version. Read the Guide
to 1.3.12, the Guide
to 1.3.11 for information about changes between 1.3.9 and
1.3.11 and the Guide to
1.3.9 for information about changes between 1.3.6 and
A number of additions and fixes have been made to Apache
1.3.12 with a view to releasing Apache 1.3.13 sometime in
Apache 2.0 alpha 5 was released last week, with C|Net
highlighting it as potentially the last alpha version. A
number of Apache developers are meeting today in San
Francisco to work together on the design and implementation
of a missing piece of the Apache 2.0 puzzle; filtering. Once
filtering is in place modules will be able to co-operate and
then for example a page dynamically generated by mod_perl
could be then passed through mod_php before being returned.
The filtering functionality is also important for adding SSL
to Apache 2.
In this section we highlight some of the latest articles on
the web that are of interest to Apache users.
Ken Coar gives a comprehensive guide to
"Building PHP as an Apache Module". Ken covers building
as a CGI, and as both a static and dynamic Apache module.
Rich Bowen concludes his series on authentication with a look
at using MySQL with mod_auth_mysql in
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