In this issue
The Apache Group is organising the first ever conference
dedicated to Apache, which will be held in San Francisco this
October. The conference, called "ApacheCon 98", is aimed at
both Apache developers and Apache users. The tracks planned
for the conference include:
Dynamic Content, covering Perl, PHP, jserv (Java servlets)
Performance tuning, for getting the most out of the Apache
server through Apache and Operating System configuration.
Security, covering Apache and OS security as well as online
commerce security issues.
Strategy and Case Studies, showing how Apache is being used
for real applications such as e-commerce and database
The conference will also feature a trade show, and give
participants the opportunity to meet some of the main Apache
developers. This all happens between October 14th and 16th at
the San Francisco Hilton.
For more information, see www.apachecon.com. As
well as attending, there are opportunities to exhibit at the
trade show, become a sponsor, or submit a paper to be
Apache 1.3.1 has been released, and is available as both
source files for Unix, and a pre-compiled installable .EXE
file for Windows. On Unix, this release fixes a few bugs,
mostly related to portability to various operating systems.
On Windows, this marks the first pre-compiled version since
1.3b7, which did not work with CGI programs. It also fixes a
number of security problems with previous Windows releases.
All Windows users of Apache should upgrade immediately,
however on Windows Apache should still be regarded as a beta.
Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.1 (Released 22nd July 1998)
Apache 1.3.1 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version,
which provides additional features and has been subject to
The bugs listed below now 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
Bugs in 1.3.1
These bugs have been found in 1.3.1 and will be fixed in the
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 fsize and flastmod SSI directives may not work. PR#2355.
If mod_rewrite is being used to pick a response based on
headers in the request, the response should contain a
Vary header so that
proxy-caches can properly cache the response. Apache was
not doing this. PR#1644.
If the incoming request contained an URI that was too long
for Apache, or contained some types of malformed header
fields, Apache would not send back a proper error response
(but it would log the request correctly). PR#2646.
directives do not work on OS/2
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.1 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.1 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
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
This new section contains short announcements of jobs which
require significant Apache experience. If you have an
suitable job announcement, send the text or HTML (less that
hundred words plus a URL) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to refuse any announcement.
Network, Internet and Web Engineers - JRC (Italy)
The STA/ISIS unit at the Joint Research Center of the
European Commission (JRC) is an internet expertize group
which builds bespoke internet installations; (E.g. EWSE, CILS, GELOS or PEN). We need network, internet
and web engineers for a new project (ETTN) who are fluent in UNIX,
Perl, Apache and English. Know about PHP, SQL, Java,
routing. 1 to 4 years. Good pay; exempt from most taxes.
Relocation assistance and housing in campus-like environment
possible. Beautiful countryside, North Italy, towards Swiss
alps, shore of Lago
Maggiore. One hour from Milano. Mail Dirk.vanGulik@jrc.it
for more information.
Senior Software Engineer - Workfire Technologies Corporation (Canada)
Workfire Technologies Corporation has an opening for a Senior
Software Engineer to develop a system of modified Apache
proxy servers for various Windows and Unix platforms. A sound
knowledge of the Apache architecture and experience with the
Apache 1.3.x code is highly desirable. There will be a strong
focus on using HTTP/1.1 and other protocol advancements to
make Internet communication more efficient. For a more
general description of this position, see www.workfire.com/post4.htm.