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
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 sample UserDir
directive in srm.conf
contains an invalid leading slash. It should be removed
before this directive is uncommented. PR#2893.
A bug in the AIX compiler can cause errors like
"Expected </Directory> but
saw </Directory>". There is a
work-around in PR#2853,
but it should not be necessary.
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.
The width of the filename column in a directory list output
will now be automatically set to the correct size.
The Apache test program (ab.c) can now send POST data in
A new module called mod_ssl is available to add SSL
encryption to Apache. This is a development of the currently
available set of patches, called Apache-SSL.
links Apache to SSLeay, which is a freely available library
of providing SSL (and TLS) encryption functions. mod_ssl
comes with full documentation, and is closely integrated with
Apache (for example, it is configured through the configure program). Because mod_ssl
is developed and distributed outside the US, it can use
strong 128 bit encryption.
Apache-SSL and mod_ssl can be used outside the US without
fee, but are restricted within the US because of patents held
by RSA on some encryptions
algorithms required by SSL. (Some other algorithms, such as
IDEA, are patented in other countries, but these algorithms
are not required for SSL).
The Apache Group is organising the first ever conference
dedicated to Apache, which will be held in San Francisco this
October. ApacheCon 98 is aimed at both Apache developers and
Apache users. The tracks planned for the conference cover
dymanic content, performance tuning, security and case
studies. The conference will also feature a trade show.
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