Apache httpd 1.3.31 was released on 11th May 2004
and is now the latest version of the Apache httpd 1.3
server. The previous release was 1.3.29, released on the
29th October 2003. See what was new in Apache httpd
Apache httpd 1.3.31
is available for download
This is a security, bug fix and minor upgrade release. Due
to security issues, any sites using versions of Apache httpd 1.3
prior to Apache httpd 1.3.31 should upgrade to Apache httpd
Read more about the other
security issues that affect Apache httpd 1.3.
The following new features have been added since 1.3.29:
- the source code is now licensed under the Apache License, Version
mod_backtrace: New diagnostic modules which
log information about child process crashes
mod_log_forensic: New module which
performs "forensic" logging
The following bugs have been fixed in 1.3.31:
mod_usertrack: fix segfault if
CookieName was omitted (BZ#24483); fixed to not overwrite other cookies (BZ#26002), and to not inspect the Cookie2 request header
mod_rewrite: fix double-slash bug in
RewriteBase; export the
REMOTE_PORT variable (BZ#25882); fail on
lookup keys containing a newline are used with external
rewrite maps (BZ#14453)
mod_include: fix handling of expressions
which begin with an escaped token
- fix a memory corruption problem in the ap_custom_response
The 1.3.30 release process was abandoned last month after a
short period of testing, so that the mod_digest
security issue could be resolved. The new 1.3.31 release
candidate tarball gained more attention than normal after a
story posted to Slashdot announced that the tarball produced was
in fact the final release. No vetoes were posted for the
tarball so the release went ahead otherwise as normal.
1.3.31's Release Manager Jim Jagielski proposed that the
apache-1.3 CVS repository be migrated to a Subversion repository.
Subversion has been under evaluation at apache.org for some
time; several ASF projects in the Incubator process have
been using the Subversion
repository which has been set up, notably SpamAssassin.
Only a couple of months to go before the highly anticipated
O'Reilly Open Source Convention opens it's doors in Portland, Oregon.
This year the conference runs
from July 26-30 with many tracks of interest to Apache users.
A dedicated Apache track features
such sessions as "HTTP Caching and Cache-busting", "Using WebDAV", and
"The Incubator: How to Start a Successful Apache Project".
In a press release the Apache httpd project announced its
8th birthday. The first
release of the Apache httpd server was in April 1995. The first issue
of Apache Week was nine months later, in
Netcraft interviews Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf.
Brian talks about Apache's growth, security, and how to change the world
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web
that are of interest to Apache users.
LinuxInsider want "Open
Source Scripting Made Easy". This short article takes a look at
development environments available for popular PHP.
Martin Brown covers some Apache
Maintenance Basics at Server Watch. The article looks at how to
monitor Apache logs and real-time status, as well as configuration
and patch management issues.
Linux Journal takes a look at Compressing
Web Content and how to use mod_gzip and
mod_deflate to get the most out of your
O'Reilly look at how to use web server logs for monitoring server
performance in the article Profiling
LAMP Applications with Apache's Blackbox Logs.