Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.2.6 (Released 24th March 1998)
Beta: 1.3b6 (Released 20th April 1998) (local download
Apache 1.2.6 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.2.5 and earlier should upgrade to this version since it
fixes a number of bugs and potential security problems.
These bugs have been found in 1.3b6 and will be fixed in the
next beta (1.3b7).
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.
There is a bug in the way Windows uses the network. Apache
works around this bug, and logs the fact with a message
like "[warn] (2)No such file or
directory: select claimed we could write, but in fact we
couldn't. This is a bug in Windows.". This is
to encourage people to contact the vendor of the operating
system to get it fixed. From the full release, this message
will be logged at debug level, so it will not
appear by default in the error log.
The proxy module would store an incorrect content length
when it updated a previously cached file. PR#2094.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.2.6 may be made available in the
apply_to_1.2.6 subdirectory of the patches
directory on the Apache site (this directory may not exist if
no patches are available). Some new features and other
unofficial patches are available in the 1.2
patches directory (these may not apply cleanly to 1.2.6).
For details of all previously reported bugs, see the Apache
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
Development has slowed down to prepare for the release of
Apache 1.3. During the beta release cycle Apache is in a
"feature freeze" where no major new features will be added.
On every response, Apache includes a header containing its
name and version number. In addition, large modules can add
their name and version number at compilation time. However
modules which are added at runtime cannot get their name onto
the server header, so from the next beta a new API function
will be provided which lets modules announce themselves. This
should only be used by major modules (for example, mod_perl
Also, from the next release, each response will include on
the server header the type of operating system being used,
which will be one of "Unix", "Win32", "OS/2" or "BS2000".
It will also be possible for the administrator to control how
much of this information is returned in every response. A new
directive, ServerTokens, can be used to return
The normal (full) information
Just the Apache name and version number with platform
information, but no module information
Just the Apache name and version number, with no platform
or module information
Under Unix, if a child process dies unexpectly due to a
signal, the parent process will log the name and number
of the signal.