Apache Week
Issue 158, 23rdApril1999:

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Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.6 (Released 25th March 1999) (local download sites)
Beta: None

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 developers.

Bugs in 1.3.6

These bugs have been found in 1.3.6 and will be fixed in the next release.

  • The %T log format token, which logs the number of seconds taken to process a request, can log invalid values (large random numbers) in certain situations. PR#4156.
  • In auto-generated directory indexes, files containing the &, > or < character in their name are misaligned. This is because, for example, the & is converted into the HTML entity &amp; and treated as five characters. PR#3758, PR#4075.
  • The 100 Continue response header was not being sent in responses to requests containing the Expect: 100-continue request header. PR#3806, PR#3910.
  • Setting IndexOptions None causes extra characters to be displayed at the end of each line of the directory index. PR#3770.
  • The MaxRequestsPerChild directive in the default httpd.conf file is set to 30, but the default inside Apache is 0 (for unlimited requests per child). From the next release the httpd.conf setting will be 0.
  • mod_mime_magic could not identify the content type of compressed (.gz or .Z) files over 4k in size. PR#4097.
  • The RewriteLock directive (from mod_rewrite) could be used inside <VirtualHost> sections, although it is only valid in the global main server context.

Under Development

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.