Apache 1.3.6 was released on 25th March 1999 and
is now the latest version of the Apache server. The previous
release was 1.3.4 (version 1.3.5 was never made publically
available). Apache 1.3.6 is available in source form for
compiling on Unix or Windows, in pre-compiled form for many
common versions of Unix, and in pre-compiled for as an
single-file installer on Windows. All the pre-compiled forms
also include full source code. All all available for download
from any Apache local
This is a bug fix and minor upgrade release, with a few new
features. Users on Unix systems should upgrade to fix various
bugs. Users on Windows systems should consider whether to
upgrade, because htpasswd files that worked with 1.3.4 and
earlier will not work with 1.3.6 unless updated.
The main new features in 1.3.6 (compared to 1.3.4) are:
Further details of these changes and a list of all the most
important bugs fixed in 1.3.6 is available in the Guide to 1.3
Logging can be conditional based on whether an environment
variable is set or not (see the CustomLog directive).
mod_rewrite has much faster DBM and TXT maps through the
use of an internal cache.
Passwords in htpasswd files can be encrypted with MD5
instead of DES. On windows this allows encrypted passwords
for the first time, using the new bin/htpasswd.exe program.
Access restrictions can be applied to all methods (known
and unknown) apart from specific named ones, with the new
On Windows, additional Start menu items have been added and
the bug where the conf files where not being
created has been fixed.
On Windows, it is now possible to tell Apache to use the
registry to find how to execute CGI scripts based on the
file extension, with the new ScriptInterpreterSource
Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.6 (Released 25th March 1999)
Apache 1.3.6 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.3.4 and earlier on Unix systems should upgrade to this
version. Read the Guide to
1.3.6 for information about changes between 1.3.4 and
1.3.6 and between 1.2 and 1.3.6.
Most bugs listed below 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 1.3.4 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.
Existing htpasswd files, which use unencrypted passwords,
will not work with Apache 1.3.6. If you have htpasswd files
with plain text passwords you will have to convert them to
use encrypted passwords with the bin/htpasswd.exe program provided
in 1.3.6. PR#4142.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.6 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.6 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 known
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.