Release: 1.1.3 (Released 14th January 1997)
Bugs reported in 1.2b10:
Beta: 1.2b10 (Released 30th April 1997)
RFC1413 ident checking uses a timeout which overrides the
timeout already set by Apache for handling the response,
possibly leading to connections which never timeout.
If an error occurs creating a response Apache returns
response headers that relate to the requested resource, not
the returned error message or document.
The dynamic loading module, mod_dld, is now out-of-date
with respect to the rest of Apache, so should be used with
Building Apache in HPUX 10 can fail, if you are using the
HPUX ANSI compiler. This is because it requires additional
arguments (-Ae -D_HPUX_SOURCE) which are
automatically added if the compiler is configured on the CC
line of Configuration, but not if the compiler
is found by Configure. (Note: HPUX ships with
a compiler which does not handle ANSI C code. This will not
work with Apache - either buy the HPUX ANSI C compiler, or
download and use gcc).
On Solaris 2, Apache cannot handle more than about 128
virtual hosts. This is because Solaris 2 can only open 255
file pointers (even if the number of file
descriptors is increased). This is a known
limitation of Solaris 2, and is not related to Apache.
However there will probably be a patch containing a
work-around for this available soon, but it will not be
part of Apache 1.2.
Bugs fixed in next release:
The status module displays URLs without escaping HTML codes
(e.g. <), which can lead to corrupt display.
A default virtual host for a specific port number,
_default_:port did not work properly.
Note that if you want your default virtual host to handle
requests on all ports, you should use, use
If no DefaultType directive is given, Apache
does not send a Content-Type response header. Also the
srm-conf.dist file indicates that the default type if none
is available is text/plain, however Apache was using
text/html. If now uses text/plain.
If a file exists but is not readable by the server process,
the response includes details of the file such as file size
(in Content-Length) and modification time (Last-Modified).
These should not be sent in this case.
The example module, mod_example, uses memory but does not
Patches to Apache 1.2b10 bugs may be available in the 1.2b10
patches directory on the Apache site. At time of writing
there are no patches and this directory does not exist.
For details of all previously reported bugs, see the Apache
Apache is currently in a 'beta release' cycle. This is where
it is made available prior to full release for testing by
anyone interested. Normally during the beta cycle no new
major features will be added. The full release of Apache 1.2
is now expected in May.
As we reported last
week, the 1.2 beta versions of Apache caused some CGI
scripts to break in certain configurations. Most scripts are
not setup like this, so were not affected. However the change
made Apache slightly incompatible with older Apaches, NCSA
and CERN. This has now been fixed.
The new FILEPATH_INFO environment variable,
introduced in 1.2 beta, has been removed (any code written to
use this variable should use PATH_INFO instead
if it does not exist, so this should not affect any 1.2 beta
If the script does need to see the path info (and other
information) for the request URI, it can now do so by using
the new environment variable REQUEST_URI.
Yahoo has now served over a billion pages -- and most come
from Apache servers, according to C|Net's Rumor Mill:
Yahoo: 1 billion served, but not by Netscape. Even the
"Netscape Guide" (netscape.yahoo.com) uses Apache!