The next version of Apache 1.3.2 should be released in the
next two weeks. This version contains a range of bug fixes
compared to 1.3.1, as well as some minor new features. It
will also feature better ways to prevent denial of service
attacks based on sending large requests.
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.
If the client goes away, CGI programs will not notice. This
can lead to CGI programs getting stuck in a "zombie" like
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.
In the next release, Apache will have better support for
profiling. A new directive GprogDir can be used to specify
where profiling files from child processes are saved. If not
given, the directory logs under the server root is used.
Note that this behaviour is only enabled if Apache is
compiled with the new -DGPROF define.
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