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 1.3.6 and will be fixed in the
next release. 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.
Apache would not run if either the Apache binary or the
configuration file had spaces in the path or filenames.
The option, apache -k now causes a restart to
occur immediately without losing connections from the
Apache was not correctly handling Expect:
100-continue headers when an error was due to be
DSO support on Linux 2 systems are now built correctly
(using the -shared flag to gcc).
The "Vary" response header field is now parsed by Apache
before it is sent to the browser. This is to work around
the problems found in some browsers when vary fields were
either not combined or consisted of duplicate tokens.
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.
A patch has been submitted that allows CGI scripts to run
non-buffered on the NT platform. Because the patch relies on
using named pipes, CGI output on Windows 95 and 98 remains
buffered. Unix versions of Apache have provided non-buffered
CGI output by default since version 1.3. In Apache version
1.2 all output was buffered unless special nph
scripts were used.
The mod_usertrack module can be used to set a
cookie. A patch has been submitted to add a new directive,
CookieDomain. By setting the domain of the
cookie it can be picked up by other sites in the same
subdomain allowing a consistent way of tracking users across
A new release of the Apache web server is expected to be
available for general download next week. This version fixes
some of the problems and bugs that we've mentioned over the
past few months as well as adding a few small features. We
will have a full round-up of the new release in the next
edition of Apache Week.