Project description.

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT.

The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards

Apache 2.0.16 Changelog
  • Change the default installation directory to /usr/local/apache2, as now defined by the "Apache" layout in config.layout. [Marc Slemko]
  • OS/2: Added support for building loadable modules as OS/2 DLLs. [Brian Havard]
  • Get MaxRequestsPerChild working with the Windows MPM. [Bill Stoddard]
  • Make generic hooks to work, with mod_generic_hook_import/export experimental modules. [Ben Laurie, Will Rowe]
  • Fix segfaults for configuration file syntax errors such as "" followed by "" followed by "". [Jeff Trawick]
  • Cleanup the --enable-layout option of configure. This makes us use a consistent location for the config.layout file, and it makes configure more portable. [jun-ichiro hagino ]
  • Changes to 'ab'; fixed int overrun's, added statistics, output in csv/gnuplot format, rudimentary ssl support and various other tweaks to make results more true to what is measured. The upshot of this it turns out that 'ab' has often underreported the true performance of apache. Often by a order of magnitude :-) See talk/paper of Sander Temme at April ApacheCon 2001 for details. [Dirk-Willem van Gulik]
  • Clean up mod_cgid's temporary request pool. Besides fixing a storage leak this ensures that some unnecessary pipes are closed. [Jeff Trawick]
  • Performance: Add quick_handler hook. This hook is called at the very beginning of the request processing before location_walk, translate_name, etc. This hook is useful for URI keyed content caches like Mike Abbott's Quick Shortcut Cache. [Bill Stoddard]
  • top_module global variable renamed to ap_top_module [Perl]
  • Move ap_set_last_modified to the core. This is a potentially controversial change, because this is kind of HTTP specific. However many protocols should be able to take advantage of this kind of information. I expect that headers will need one more layer of indirection for multi-protocol work, but this is a small step in the right direction. [Ryan Bloom]
  • Enable mod_status by default. This matches what Apache 1.3 does. [Ed Korthof]
  • Add a ScriptSock directive to the default config file. This is only enabled when mod_cgid is used. [Taketo Kabe ]