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APACHE 2.0 STATUS: -*-text-*-
Last modified at [$Date: 2001/08/16 08:24:18 $]
2.0.23 : rolled August 9, 2001
2.0.22 : rolled July 29, 2001
2.0.21 : rolled July 20, 2001
2.0.20 : rolled July 8, 2001
2.0.19 : rolled June 27, 2001
2.0.18 : rolled May 18, 2001
2.0.17 : rolled April 17, 2001
2.0.16 : rolled April 4, 2001
2.0.15 : rolled March 21, 2001
2.0.14 : rolled March 7, 2001
2.0a9 : released December 12, 2000
2.0a8 : released November 20, 2000
2.0a7 : released October 8, 2000
2.0a6 : released August 18, 2000
2.0a5 : released August 4, 2000
2.0a4 : released June 7, 2000
2.0a3 : released April 28, 2000
2.0a2 : released March 31, 2000
2.0a1 : released March 10, 2000
Please consult the following STATUS files for information
on related projects:
* srclib/apr/STATUS
* srclib/apr-util/STATUS
* docs/STATUS
* There is a bug in how we sort some hooks, at least the pre-config
hook. The first time we call the hooks, they are in the correct
order, but the second time, we don't sort them correctly. Currently,
the modules/http/config.m4 file has been renamed to
modules/http/config2.m4 to work around this problem, it should moved
back when this is fixed. rbb
* The AddInputFilter and AddOutputFilter directives do not allow the
administrator to remove or reorder filters. Once a filter is added
in a container, it is present in any subcontainers. It can only be
added to the filter chain after any filters specified in enclosing
* remove the --disable-shared from the subdir config of APR(UTIL)
before the final release. (in fact, it might even be nice to
allow for Apache config/build against an already-installed
Note: we need to do a "make install" for APR(UTIL) so the shared
libraries can be installed properly. We could also use that
point to install include files (rather than have Apache
know everything that needs to be installed from the
sub-packages). The original impetus for doing the
disable-shared was because the shared lib wasn't getting
installed and a "make clean" in aprutil would make Apache
fail to load.
* mod_dir should normally redirect ALL directory requests which do
not include a trailing slash on the URI. However, if a "notes"
flag is set (say, via BrowserMatch), this behavior will be
disabled for non-GET requests.
Status: Greg volunteers
MsgId: <>
MsgId: <3A9C0097.9C83F07C@Golux.Com>
* mod_negotiation will not serve a request when an early extention
is understood, but a later extention is not. e.g. if the request
index.html.bak is recieved, and negotition could find the file
index.html.bak.en, it still won't be served because the
ap-mime-exception-list will contain "index" and "bak", and the
string "index.bak" doesn't match "index.html.bak". Need to
review the ap-mime-exception-list component by component to be
allow these cases. [This could be part of a patch to allow the
name index.bak in the case above to match index.html.bak.en]
* mod_negotiation needs a new option or directive, something like
ForceLanguagePriority, to fall back to the LanguagePriority
directive instead of returning a "no acceptable variant" error.
* Usability: Sanitize the MPM config directives. MaxClients in
the threaded MPM is totally misleading now as it has little to
do with limiting the number of clients (it limits the number
of child processes). Bill proposed nomenclature change to
something like "StartWorkers, MaxWorkers, etc." that could
apply to most all the MPMs (with some notable exceptions).
Bill would be happy with changing MaxClients to MaxServers
to make it agree with the operation of the StartServers
* daedalus: mod_cgid and suexec have a problem co-existing. suexec
sees a null command string sometimes. The problem happens when
you access, then click on the "search the bug db"
* Win32: Rotatelogs sometimes is not terminated when Apache
goes down hard. FirstBill was looking at possibly tracking the
child's-child processes in the parent process.
* Win32: Add a simple hold console open patch (wait for close or
the ESC key, with a nice message) if the server died a bad
death (non-zero exit code) in console mode.
Resolution: bring forward same ugly hacks from 1.3.13-.20
* Port of mod_ssl to Apache 2.0:
The current porting state is summarized in modules/ssl/README. The next
step is to figure out how the old three configuration contexts (global,
per-server, per-directory) can be ported to Apache 2.0 (especially the
global context which has to survive server restarts RSE still does not
know how to port). Then the remaining source files (which depend on the
configuration contexts) which are still tagged with "-" in
modules/ssl/README can be ported.
One more thing to figure out is how and when mod_ssl can provide the
interactive pass phrase dialog (in Apache 1.3 it used the first init
round [where tty was still not detached] and skipped the second init
round [where it was already detached]). Apache 2.0 requires (or already
has?) an official hook where such tty-dialogs can be performed.
RSE is on holiday until June 11th, 2001. After this he starts
working on mod_ssl again and tries to make mod_ssl running inside
Apache 2.0 by end of June. If anyone wants to help making mod_ssl
running in the meantime, feel free to make your hands dirty inside
modules/ssl/. Do whatever you think is appropriate to get it
running. I've no objections of any kind, except: just do not
remove any old functionality. Keep everything, even if it needs
#if 0...endif wrapped to not make trouble for you.
optimization working in threaded. prefork's new design for how
to notice data on the pod should be sufficient.
* mod_tls is very specific to OpenSSL. Make the API calls
more generic to support other encryption libraries.
* Performance & Debug: Eliminate most (and perhaps all) of the
malloc/free calls in the bucket brigade code. Need some
light weight memory management functions that allow freeing
memory (putting it back into a memory pool) when it is no
longer needed. Enabling simple debugging features like guard
bands, double free detection, etc. would be cool but certainly
not a hard requirement.
Status: Cliff, David, et al have discussed using the blocks SMS
for this. First step is to s/malloc/apr_sms_malloc/g, etc.
We could then have a thread-private SMS that is pointed
to by the conn_rec's or something so that all calls to
the bucket create functions can pass in that SMS. No locks
required. Should be fast...
* Eliminate unnecessary creation of pipes in mod_cgid
* the autoconf setup should be fixed to default to using the
"Apache" layout from config.layout, and each variable settable
in a layout should be overridable on the command line. Plus,
what we do right now just doesn't seem to fully fit into how autoconf
works, eg. AC_PREFIX_DEFAULT issues.
Message-ID: <>
* Combine log_child and piped_log_spawn. Clean up http_log.c.
Common logging API.
* Document mod_file_cache.
* OS/2: Make mod_status work for spmt_os2 MPM.
* Platforms that do not support fork (primarily Win32 and AS/400)
Architect start-up code that avoids initializing all the modules
in the parent process on platforms that do not support fork.
* Win32: Migrate the MPM over to use APR thread/process calls. This
would eliminate some code in the Win32 branch that essentially
duplicates what is in APR.
* There are still a number of places in the code where we are
losing error status (i.e. throwing away the error returned by a
system call and replacing it with a generic error code)
* Mass vhosting version of suEXEC.
* All DBMs suffer from confusion in support/dbmmanage (perl script) since
the dbmmanage employs the first-matched dbm format. This is not
necessarily the library that Apache was built with. Aught to
rewrite dbmmanage upon installation to bin/ with the proper library
for predictable mod_auth_db/dbm administration.
* use apu_dbm in mod_auth_dbm
Status: Greg +1 (low-priority volunteer)
* Integrate mod_dav.
Some additional items remaining:
- case_preserved_filename stuff
(use the new canonical name stuff?)
- find a new home for ap_text(_header)
- is it possible to remove the DAV: namespace stuff from util_xml?
* ap_core_translate() and its use by mod_mmap_static and mod_file_cache
are a bit wonky. The function should probably be exposed as a utility
function (such as ap_translate_url2fs() or ap_validate_fs_url() or
something). Another approach would be a new hook phase after
"translate" which would allow the module to munge what the
translation has decided to do.
Status: Greg +1 (volunteers), Ryan +1
* Explore use of a post-config hook for the code in http_main.c which
calls ap_fixup_virutal_hosts(), ap_fini_vhost_config(), and
ap_sort_hooks() [to reduce the logic in main()]
* read the config tree just once, and process N times (as necessary)
* (possibly) use UUIDs in mod_unique_id and/or mod_usertrack
* (possibly) port the bug fix for PR 6942 (segv when LoadModule is put
into a VirtualHost container) to 2.0.
* shift stuff to mod_core.h
* APR-ize resolver stuff in mod_unique_id (Jeff volunteers)
* callers of ap_run_create_request() should check the return value
for failure (Doug volunteers)
* when prefork bails out due to an initialization error in the detached
process (e.g., mutex init failure), other children (cgid, at least)
are left hanging around
* Win32: Get Apache working on Windows 95/98. The following work
(at least) needs to be done:
- winnt MPM: Fix 95/98 code paths in the winnt MPM. There is some NT
specific code that is still not in NT only code paths
- IOL binds to APR sendfile, implemented with TransmitFile, which
is not available on 95/98.
- Document warning that OSR2 is required (for Crypt functions, in
rand.c, at least.) This could be resolved with an SSL library, or
randomization in APR itself.
- Bring the Win9xConHook.dll from 1.3 into 2.0 (no sense till it
actually works) and add in a splash of Win9x service code.
PRs that have been suspended forever waiting for someone to
put them into 'the next release':
* PR#76: general
missing call to "setlocale();"
* PR#78: mod_include
Additional status for XBitHack directive
* PR#362: mod_proxy
Mod_proxy doesn't allow change of error pages
* PR#370: mod_env
Modified PATH environemnt variable is not passed, instead
system's is used
* PR#440: mod_proxy
Proxy doesn't deliver documents if not connected
* PR#534: mod_proxy
proxy converts ~name to %7Ename when name starts with a dot (.)
* PR#537: mod_access
mod_access syntax allows hosts that should be restricted
* PR#557: mod_auth-any
~UserHome directories are not honored in absolute pathname
requests (.htaccess)
* PR#612: mod_proxy
Proxy FTP Authentication Fails
* PR#623: mod_include
A smarter "Last Modified" value for SSI documents (see PR number 600)
* PR#628: config
Request of "Options SymLinksIfGroupMatch"
* PR#700: mod_proxy
Proxy doesn't do links right for OpenVMS files through ftp:
* PR#759: mod_imap
imap should read <MAP><AREA>*</MAP> too!
* PR#793: general
RLimitCPU and RLimitMEM don't apply to all children like they should
* PR#921: suexec
Uses cwd before filling it in, doesn't use syslog
* PR#922: config
it is useful to allow specifiction that root-owned symlinks
should always be followed
* PR#980: mod_proxy
Controlling Access to Remote Proxies would be nice...
* PR#994: mod_proxy
Adding authentication "on the fly" through the proxy module
* PR#1004: apache-api
request_config field in request_rec is moderately bogus
* PR#1028: other
DoS attacks involving memory consumption
* PR#1050: mod_log-any
Logging of virtual server to error_log as well
* PR#1085: mod_proxy
ProxyRemote make a dead cycle.
* PR#1117: mod_auth-any
Using NIS passwd.byname dbm files with AuthDBMUserFile
* PR#1120: suexec
suexec does not parse arguments to #exec cmd
* PR#1145: mod_include
Allow for Last-Modified: without resorting to XBitHack
* PR#1158: apache-api
improvements to child spawning API
* PR#1166: mod_proxy
``nph-'' not honored (no buffering) for ProxyRemote mapping
* PR#1176: mod_cgi
Apache cannot handle continuation line in headers
* PR#1191: general
setlogin() is not called, causing problems with e.g. identd
* PR#1204: general
regerror() exists, use it
* PR#1233: apache-api
there is no way to keep per-connection per-module state
* PR#1263: mod_autoexec
Add frame-safe anchor attribute to mod_autoindex links
* PR#1268: suexec
CGI scripts running as Apache user: security (suexec etc.)
* PR#1285: suexec
Error messages could be easier to spot in cgi.log file for suexec.c
* PR#1287: mod_access
add allow,deny/deny,allow warning to mod_access
* PR#1290: mod_proxy
Need to know "hit-rate" on proxy cache
* PR#1358: mod_log-any
Selective url-encode of log fields (or maybe a pseudo
log_rewrite module?)
* PR#1383: mod_headers
I make mod_headers to modify request headers as well as
response ones.
* PR#1532: mod_proxy
Proxy transfer logging
* PR#1547: mod_proxy
* PR#1567: mod_proxy
ProxyRemote proxy requests fail authentication by firewall
* PR#1582: mod_rewrite
mod_rewrite forms REQUEST_URI different than mod_cgi does
* PR#1677: mod_headers
mod_headers should allow mod_log_config-style formats in
header values
* PR#1702: mod_proxy
mod_proxy to support persistent conns?
* PR#1803: mod_include
patches to mod_include to allow for file tests
* PR#1809: mod_auth-any
Suggestion for improving authentication modules and core source
code, problem with 401 and ErrorDocument
* PR#1878: mod_proxy
listing of proxy cache content
* PR#1905: suexec
Allow modules to set user:group for execution.
* PR#2024: apache-api
adding auth_why to conn_rec
* PR#2073: mod_log-any
pipelined connections are not logged correctly
* PR#2074: mod_rewrite
mod_rewrite doesn't pass Proxy Throughput on internal subrequests
* PR#2113: config
HTTP Server Rebuild Line Needs Changing for the better
* PR#2138: mod_status
mod_status always displays 256 possible connection slots
* PR#2221: documentation
Make online documentation search link back to my installation
* PR#2284: general
Can not POST to ErrorDocument - Apache/1.3b6
* PR#2314: mod_proxy
patterns in ProxyRemote
* PR#2343: mod_status
Status module averages are for entire uptime
* PR#2360: suexec
suexec for general access of user content?
* PR#2396: general
Proposal for TimeZone directive
* PR#2415: mod_info
/server-info doesn't check for the virtual host to list the info
* PR#2421: config
problem specifying ndbm library for build ?with autoconfigure
* PR#2431: general
A small addition to rotatelogs.c to improve program functionality.
* PR#2446: config
AllowOverride FileInfo is too coarse
* PR#2460: mod_cgi
TimeOut applies to output of CGI scripts
* PR#2512: mod_access
&lt;IfDenied&gt; directive wanted
* PR#2573: suexec
CGI's for general use still have to be run as another user
with suExec
* PR#2648: general
Cache file names in Proxy module
* PR#2760: config
[PATCH] User/Group for <Directory> and <Location> i.e. not only
in global and <Virtual>.
* PR#2763: general
mailto tags and bundling bug report script
* PR#2785: os-aix
Support for System Resource Controller
* PR#2793: protocol
When will Apache support P3P? Any Plans?
* PR#2873: config
Feedback/Comment on APACI
* PR#2889: general
Inclusion of RPM spec file in CVS/distributions
* PR#2906: general
Propose that Apache recommend $UNIQUE_ID for all "session id"
* PR#2907: config
suggestion: power up your Include directive :)
* PR#3018: general
cannot limit some HTTP methods
* PR#3143: apache-api
No module specific data hook for per-connection data
* PR#3191: mod_negotiation
no way to set global quality-of-source (qs) coneg values
with multiviews
* PR#3568: mod_proxy
Accessing URL through proxy server corrupts data.
* PR#3594: os-windows
Please add an Apache icon to the win32 systray instead of a DOS window
* PR#3605: mod_proxy
Some anonymous FTP URLs ask for authentication
* PR#3677: general
New ErrorDocumentMatch directive
* PR#4241: config
Need to be able to override shebang line to make CGI scripts
more portable.
* PR#4244: config
"Files" and "FilesMatch" regexp does not recognize bang as
negation operator
* PR#4448: mod_log-any
Please allow CGI env variables (QUERY_STRING, ...) to be logged
with %{}e
* PR#4459: mod_include
Suggestion for better handling of Last-modified headers
* PR#4490: mod_cgi
mod_cgi prevents handling of OPTIONS requests
* PR#5713: os-windows
[PATCH] install as win32 service with domain account
* PR#5993: general
AllowOverride should have a 'CheckNone' and 'AllowNone' argument
instead of only 'None'
Other bugs that need fixing:
* MaxRequestsPerChild measures connections, not requests.
Until someone has a better way, we'll probably just rename it
* Regex containers don't work in an intutive way
Status: No one has come up with an efficient way to fix this
behavior. Dean has suggested getting rid of regex containers
* SIGSEGV on Linux (glibc 2.1.2) isn't caught properly by a
sigwaiting thread. We need to work around this, perhaps unless
there is hope soon for a fixed glibc.
* orig_ct in the byterange/multipart handling may not be
needed. Apache 1.3 just never stashed "multipart" into
r->content_type. We should probably follow suit since the
byterange stuff doesn't want the rest of the code to see the
multipart content-type; the other code should still think it is
dealing with the <orig_ct> stuff.
Status: Greg volunteers to investigate (esp. since he was most
likely the one to break it :-)
Other features that need writing:
* Finish infrastructure in core for async MPMs
Status: post 2.0
* TODO in source -- just do an egrep on "TODO" and see what's there
Available Patches:
* Jon Travis's <> patch to deal with thread-safe
issues with inet_ntoa. See message <>
Status: This is being set aside until the IPv6 work is finished
so that we know exactly what is required.
* Martin Sojka <>'s patch to add error reporting for failed
htpasswd actions due to a full /tmp volume (other programs may have
similar problems?)
PR: 6475
* Mike Abbott's <> patches to improve
Status: These were written for 1.3, and are awaiting a port to
* Jim Winstead's <> patch to add CookieDomain and
other small mod_usertrack features
* Dan Rench's <> patch to add allow the errmsg and timefmt
of SSI's to be modified in the config file. Patch is available in
Open issues:
* What do we do about mod_proxy?
* Which MPMs will be included with Apache 2.0?
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