Apache 1.3.23 Hits the Web

Thanks Toxikk for this one. The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project Friday released a new version of the world's most popular web server software, principally as a bug fix and mod_proxy improvement.

"We consider Apache 1.3.23 to be the best version of Apache available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible," the two organizations said Friday.

"No further releases will be made in the 1.2.x family."

However, due to the widespread deployment of the 1.3 stream, more point releases of that version isn't out of the question, one of Apache's developers told InternetNews. According to Netcraft, half of the top 10 most requested sites over the last 30 days run Apache, version 1.3.x.

The latest Apache HTTP server -- Apache 1.3.23 -- fixes a number of bugs. It fixes the incorrect "Content-Length" header in the 416 response and reverts mod_negotiation's handling of path_info and query_args to the 1.3.20 behavior. It also prevents an Apache model from being loaded or added twice due to duplicate LoadModule or AddModule directives.

As for new features, 1.3.23 adds HTTP/1.1 support for mod_proxy and makes a number of other mod_proxy improvements. The new version also sports the new "FileETag" directive to allow one to build the format of the ETag via runtime directives. It also adds a "filter callback" function to enable modules to intercept the output byte stream for dynamic page caching.

Download: Apache 1.3.23

View: Announcement @ Apache.org

News source: Internet.com (Internews)

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