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 2.0.38 Changelog
  • Rewrite htpasswd to use APR. The removes the annoying warning about tmpnam being unsafe. [Ryan Bloom]
  • We must set the MIME-type for .shtml files to text/html if we want them to be parsed for SSI tags. Add the config for that to the default config file so that it is easier to enable .shtml parsing. [Dave Dyer ]
  • Fixed a problem with 'make install' on ReliantUnix. [Jean-frederic Clere ]
  • Make the default_handler catch all requests that aren't served by another handler. This also gets us to return a 404 if a directory is requested, there is no DirectoryIndex, and mod_autoindex isn't loaded. [Justin Erenkrantz]
  • Fixed the handling of nested if-statements in shtml files. PR 9866 [Brian Pane]
  • Allow 'make install DESTDIR=/path'. This allows packagers to install into a directory different from the one that was configured. This also mirrors the root= feature from 1.3. We cannot use prefix=, because both APR and APR-util resolve their installation paths at configuration time. This means that there is no variable prefix to replace. [Andreas Hasenack ]
  • AIX 4.3.2 and above: Define SINGLE_LISTEN_UNSERIALIZED_ACCEPT. These levels of AIX don't have a thundering herd problem with accept(). [Jeff Trawick]
  • prefork MPM: Ignore mutex errors during graceful restart. For certain types of mutexes (particularly SysV semaphores), we should expect to occasionally fail to obtain or release the mutex during restart processing. [Jeff Trawick]
  • Fix so that it finds any perl instead of just early perl 5.x versions. This is consistent with a build/install from source, and it allows the perl scripts installed by a bindist to work on systems with perl 5.6. [Jeff Trawick]
  • Fix apxs so that the makefile created by "apxs -g" works on AIX and Tru64 (and probably some other platforms). [Jeff Trawick]
  • Allow CGI scripts to return their Content-Length. This also fixes a hang on HEAD requests seen on certain platforms (such as FreeBSD). [Justin Erenkrantz]
  • Added log rotation based on file size to the RotateLog support utility. [Brad Nicholes]
  • Fix some casting in mod_rewrite which broke random maps. PR 9770 [Allan Edwards, Greg Ames, Jeff Trawick]