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<header>
<copyright>
<year>2002</year><year>2012</year>
<holder>Ericsson AB. All Rights Reserved.</holder>
</copyright>
<legalnotice>
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<title>Inets Release Notes</title>
<prepared></prepared>
<responsible></responsible>
<docno></docno>
<approved></approved>
<checked></checked>
<date>2002-02-28</date>
<rev>A</rev>
<file>notes.xml</file>
</header>
<section><title>Inets 5.9.2</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>
Minimum bytes per second</p>
<p>
New option to http server, {minimum_bytes_per_second,
integer()}, for a connection, if it is not reached the
socket will close for that specific connection. Can be
used to prevent hanging requests from faulty clients.</p>
<p>
Own Id: OTP-10392</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section>
<section>
<title>Inets 5.9.1</title>
<section>
<title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>Better handling of errorI(s) during update of the session
database. </p>
<p>Also added and updated some debugging functions
<seealso marker="httpc#which_sessions">which_sessions/10,1</seealso>
and
<seealso marker="httpc#info">info/0</seealso>. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-10093</p>
<p>Aux Id: Seq 12062</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Removed R14B compatible version of (inets-service and
tftp) behaviour definition. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-10095</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Documentation of KeepAlive and Pipeline timeout
options have been improved. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-10114</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section>
<title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Cancel request does not work due to incorrect
handler table creation (wrong keypos). </p>
<p>Vyacheslav Vorobyov</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-10092</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section>
<title>Incompatibilities</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] The old ssl implementation (based on OpenSSL),
has been deprecated. The config option that specified usage of
this version of the ssl app, <c>ossl</c>, has been removed. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9522</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.9.1 -->
<section>
<title>Inets 5.9</title>
<section>
<title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Make the server header configurable with new config
option
<seealso marker="httpd#prop_server_tokens">server_tokens</seealso>.
The value of the server header, which was previously hard-coded
(at compile time), is now possible to manipulate through the means
of the
<seealso marker="httpd#prop_server_tokens">server_tokens</seealso>
config option. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9805</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Improve inets support for inets as an included application. </p>
<p><c>inets_app</c> calls <c>supervisor:start_link/3</c> directly
rather than calling the root supervisor function
<c>inets_sup:start_link/0</c>.
This precludes using included_applications to start inets without
having a wrapper function. </p>
<p>Jay Nelson</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9960</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Add function for retrieving current options,
<seealso marker="httpc#get_options">get_options/1,2</seealso>. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9979</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Utility module
<seealso marker="http_uri">http_uri</seealso>
now officially supported. </p>
<p>Also, the
<seealso marker="http_uri#parse">parse</seealso>
function has been extended with more
scheme support and a way to provide your own scheme info. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9983</p>
<p>Aux Id: Seq 12022</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Fix logging of content length in mod_log. </p>
<p>Garrett Smith</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9715</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<!--
<section>
<title>Incompatibilities</title>
<p>-</p>
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] The old ssl implementation (based on OpenSSL),
has been deprecated. The config option that specified usage of
this version of the ssl app, <c>ossl</c>, has been removed. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9522</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
-->
</section> <!-- 5.9 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.8.1</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] Added support for IPv6 with ssl. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-5566</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[ftp] Fails to open IPv6 connection due to badly formatted
IPv6 address in EPRT command. The address part of the command
incorrectly contained decimal elements instead of hexadecimal. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9827</p>
<p>Aux Id: Seq 11970 </p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Bad Keep Alive Mode. When selecting a session,
the "state" of the session (specifically if the server has
responded) was not taken into account. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9847</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] The client incorrectly streams 404 responses.
The documentation specifies that only 200 and 206 responses
shall be streamed. </p>
<p>Shane Evens</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9860</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.8.1 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.8</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[ftpc] Add a config option to specify a
<seealso marker="ftp#dtimeout">data connect timeout</seealso>.
That is how long the ftp client will wait for the server to connect
to the data socket. If this timeout occurs, an error will be
returned to the caller and the ftp client process will be
terminated. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9545</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Wrong Host header in IPv6 HTTP requests.
When a URI with a IPv6 host is parsed, the brackets that encapsulates
the address part is removed. This value is then supplied as the host
header. This can cause problems with some servers.
A workaround for this is to use headers_as_is and provide the host
header with the requst call.
To solve this a new option has been added,
<seealso marker="httpc#ipv6_host_with_brackets">ipv6_host_with_brackets</seealso>.
This option specifies if the host value of the host header shall
include the brackets or not. By default, it does not (as before).
</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9628</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Fix logging of content length in mod_log. </p>
<p>Garrett Smith</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9715</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Sometimes entries in the transfer log was written
with the message size as list of numbers. This list was actually
the size as a string, e.g. "123", written with the control
sequence ~w. This has now been corrected so that any string is
converted to an integer (if possible). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9733</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Fixed various problems detected by Dialyzer. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9736</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section>
<title>Incompatibilities</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Deprecated interface module <c>http</c> has been removed.
It has (long) been replaced by http client interface module
<seealso marker="httpc#">httpc</seealso>. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9359</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] The old ssl implementation (based on OpenSSL),
has been deprecated. The config option that specified usage of
this version of the ssl app, <c>ossl</c>, has been removed. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9522</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.8 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.7.2</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] Added support for IPv6 with ssl. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-5566</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] XSS prevention did not work for hex-encoded URL's. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9655</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] GET request with malformed header date caused
server crash (non-fatal) with no reply to client. Will
now result in a reply with status code 400. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9674</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11936</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<!--
<section>
<title>Incompatibilities</title>
<p>-</p>
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Deprecated interface module <c>http</c> has been removed.
It has (long) been replaced by http client interface module
<seealso marker="httpc#">httpc</seealso>. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9359</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
-->
</section> <!-- 5.7.2 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.7.1</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] Added support for IPv6 with ssl. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-5566</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Parsing of a cookie expire date should be more forgiving.
That is, if the parsing fails, the date should be ignored.
Also added support for (yet another) date format:
"Tue Jan 01 08:00:01 2036 GMT". </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9433</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Rewrote cookie parsing. Among other things solving
cookie processing from www.expedia.com. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9434</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Fix httpd directory traversal on Windows.
Directory traversal was possible on Windows where
backward slash is used as directory separator. </p>
<p>András Veres-Szentkirályi.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9561</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.7.1 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.7</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] Added support for IPv6 with ssl. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-5566</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Remove unnecessary usage of iolist_to_binary when
processing body (for PUT and POST). </p>
<p>Filipe David Manana</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9317</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[ftp] FTP client doesn't work with IPv6 host.</p>
<p>Attila Rajmund Nohl</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9342 Aux Id: seq11853</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Peer/sockname resolv doesn't work with IPv6 addrs
in HTTP. </p>
<p>Attila Rajmund Nohl.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9343</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Clients started stand-alone not properly handled.
Also it was not documented how to use them, that is that
once started, they are represented by a <c>pid()</c> and not by
their <c>profile()</c>. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9365</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.7 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.6</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Add support for upload body streaming (PUT and POST).</p>
<p>For more info,
see the definition of the <c>Body</c> argument of the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4,5</seealso>
function. </p>
<p>Filipe David Manana</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9094</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[ftp] Added (type) spec for all exported functions.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9114 Aux Id: seq11799</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd]
<seealso marker="mod_esi#deliver">mod_esi:deliver/2</seealso>
made to accept binary data. </p>
<p>Bernard Duggan</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9123</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Prevent XSS in error pages.
Prevent user controlled input from being interpreted
as HTML in error pages by encoding the reserved HTML
characters. </p>
<p>Michael Santos</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9124</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Improved error messages. </p>
<p>Ricardo Catalinas Jiménez</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9157</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Extended support for file descriptors.
In order to be able to bind to a privileged port
without running the erlang VM as root, the support
for using file descriptors has been improved.
It is now possible to add the file descriptor to the config
(option fd) when calling the
<seealso marker="inets#start2">inets:start(httpd, ...)</seealso>
function. </p>
<p>Attila Rajmund Nohl</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9202</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11819</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>The default ssl kind has now been changed to <c>essl</c>. </p>
<p><c>ossl</c> will work for as long as the ssl application
supports it. </p>
<p>See the httpd
<seealso marker="httpd#props_comm">socket_type</seealso>
communication property or the httpc
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4,5</seealso> function
for more info. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9230</p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Wrong
<seealso marker="httpd#props_sec">security property</seealso>
names used in documentation. </p>
<p><c>security_data_file</c> used instead of <c>data_file</c>. </p>
<p><c>security_max_retries</c> used instead of <c>max_retries</c>. </p>
<p><c>security_block_time</c> used instead of <c>block_time</c>. </p>
<p><c>security_fail_expire_time</c> used instead of <c>fail_expire_time</c>. </p>
<p><c>security_auth_timeout</c> used instead of <c>auth_timeout</c>. </p>
<p>Garrett Smith</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9131</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] Fix timeout message generated by mod_esi.
When a mod_esi request times out, the code to send a
timeout response was incorrect and generated an
internal server error as well as an invalid response
line. </p>
<p>Bernard Duggan</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9158</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] httpc manager crashes.
When a request results in a retry, the request id will be "reused"
in the previous implementation a race condition could occur causing
the manager to crash. </p>
<p>This is now avoided by using proc_lib:init_ack and
gen_server:enter_loop to allow mor advanced initialization of
httpc_handlers without blocking the httpc_manger and eliminating
extra processes that can cause race conditions. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9246</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Issuing a request (<c>httpc:request</c>) to an
host with the ssl option
<c>{ip, {127,0,0,1}}</c> results in an handler crash.
The reason was that the connect call resulted in an exit with
reason <c>badarg</c>
(this was the same for both <c>ssl</c> and <c>gen_tcp</c>). </p>
<p>Exits was not catched. This has now been improved. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-9289</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11845</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.6 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.5.2</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>
Miscellaneous inet6 related problems.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8927</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] httpd_response:send_chunk handles empty list and
empty binary - i.e. no chunk is sent, but it does
not handle a list with an empty binary [&lt;&lt;&gt;&gt;].
This will be sent as an empty chunk - which in turn
will be encoded by http_chunk to the same as a final
chunk, which will make the http client believe that
the end of the page is reached.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8906</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.5.2 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.5.1</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>Miscellaneous inet6 related problems.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8927</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Updated http-server to make sure URLs in error-messages
are URL-encoded. Added support in http-client to use
URL-encoding. Also added the missing include directory
for the inets application.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8940</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11735</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>Fix format_man_pages so it handles all man sections
and remove warnings/errors in various man pages. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8600</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Pipelined and queued requests not processed when
connection closed remotelly.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8906</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.5.1 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.5</title>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>
[httpc] If a request times out (not connect timeout), the
handler process exited (normal) but neglected to inform
the manager process. For this reason, the manager did not
clean up the request table., resulting in a memory leak.
Also the manager did not create a monitor for the
handler, so in an unforseen handler crash, this could
also create a memory leak.</p>
<p>
Own Id: OTP-8739</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>
The service tftp was spelled wrong in documentation and
in some parts of the code. It should be tftp.</p>
<p>
Own Id: OTP-8741 Aux Id: seq11635 </p>
</item>
<item>
<p>
[httpc] Replaced the old http client api module (http)
with the new, httpc in the users guide.</p>
<p>
Own Id: OTP-8742</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>
Eliminated warnings for auto-imported BIF clashes.</p>
<p>
Own Id: OTP-8840</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.5 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.4</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] - Now allow the use of the "new" ssl, by using
the <c>essl</c> tag instead. </p>
<p>See the <c>http_option</c> option in the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4,5</seealso> or
the <seealso marker="httpd#props_comm">socket-type</seealso>
section of the Communication properties chapter for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-7907</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Deprecated functions designated to be removed in R14 has been
removed. Also, some new functions has been marked as deprecated
(the old http client api module). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8564</p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Improved mod_alias.
Now able to do better URL rewrites. </p>
<p>See
<seealso marker="httpd#props_alias">URL aliasing properties</seealso>
and the
<seealso marker="httpd#props_cgi">CGI properties</seealso>
section(s) for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8573</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] The server did not fully support the documented module
callback api. Specifically, the load function should be able to
return the atom <c>ok</c>, but this was not accepted. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8359</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.4 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.3.3</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Allow users to pass socket options to the transport
module when making requests. </p>
<p>See the <c>socket_opts</c> option in the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4</seealso> or
<seealso marker="httpc#set_options">set_options/1,2</seealso>
for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8352</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Made cookie handling more case insensitive.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8609</p>
<p>Nicolas Thauvin</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] - Netscape cookie dates can also be given with a
2-digit year (e.g. 06 = 2006). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8610</p>
<p>Nicolas Thauvin</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Added support (again) for the documented debugging
features. See the User's Guide
<seealso marker="http_server#config">Configuration</seealso>
chapter for more info. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8624</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.3.3 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.3.2</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Allow users to pass socket options to the transport
module when making requests. </p>
<p>See the <c>socket_opts</c> option in the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4</seealso> or
<seealso marker="httpc#set_options">set_options/1,2</seealso>
for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8352</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Memory leak plugged.
The profile manager never cleaned up in its handler database.
This meant that with each new request handler, another entry
was created that was never deleted. Eventually the request
id counter (used as a key) would wrap, but the machine would
most likely run out of memory before that happened.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8542</p>
<p>Lev Walkin</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - https requests with default port (443) not handled
properly. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8607</p>
<p>jebu ittiachen</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.3.2 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.3.1</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Allow users to pass socket options to the transport
module when making requests. </p>
<p>See the <c>socket_opts</c> option in the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4</seealso> or
<seealso marker="httpc#set_options">set_options/1,2</seealso>
for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8352</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Badly formated error reason for errors occuring
during initial connect to a server.
Also, the possible error reasons was
not properly documented.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8508</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11407</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Issues with ESI erl_script_timeout. </p>
<p>
<list type="bulleted">
<item>
<p>The <c>erl_script_timeout</c> config option is ducumented
as a number of seconds. But when parsing the config, in the
new format (not a config file), it was handled as if in
number of milliseconds. </p>
</item>
<item>
<p>When the erl-script-timeout time was exceeded, the server
incorrectly marked the answer as sent, thereby leaving
client hanging (with an incomplete answer).
This has been changed, so that now the socket will be
closed. </p>
</item>
</list>
</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8509</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.3.1 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.3</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Allow users to pass socket options to the transport
module when making requests. </p>
<p>See the <c>socket_opts</c> option in the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4</seealso> or
<seealso marker="httpc#set_options">set_options/1,2</seealso>
for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8352</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Fix bug crafting Host header when port is not 80. </p>
<p>The host header should include the port number as well as the
host name when making a request to a server listening on a port
other than the HTTP default of 80. Currently, only the host
name is included. This is important to make the http client
more compliant with the HTTP specification. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8371</p>
<p>Kelly McLaughlin</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc|httpd] http_chunk data handling/passing improvement. </p>
<p>This is a modification to the http_chunk module to forward any
full chunk received, regardless of whether the size field for the
following chunk has been received yet. This allows http_chunk to
be used in situations where a long term HTTP connection is used to
send periodic status updates as individual chunks. Previously a
given chunk would not be forwarded to the client process until the
size for the next chunk had been read which rendered the module
difficult to use for the scenario described. </p>
<p>Bernard Duggan</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8351</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Include the inets test suite in the release of the
application. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8349</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - It is now possible to configure the client to
deliver an async reply to more receivers then the calling
process. </p>
<p>See the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">receiver</seealso>
option for more info, </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8106</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Methods "PUT" and "DELETE" now allowed. </p>
<p>huntermorris@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8103</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Several more or less critical fixes:</p>
<p>
<list type="bulleted">
<item>
<p>Initial call between the httpc manager and request
handler was synchronous. </p>
<p>When the manager starts a new request handler,
this is no longer a synchronous operation. Previously,
the new request handler made the connection to the
server and issuing of the first request (the reason
for starting it) in the gen_server init function.
If the connection for some reason "took some time",
the manager hanged, leaving all other activities by
that manager also hanging. </p>
</item>
<!--
<item>
<p>Copying of data between processes</p>
<p>TBD</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Reading of requests</p>
<p>TBD</p>
</item>
-->
</list>
</p>
<p>As a side-effect of these changes, some modules was also
renamed, and a new api module,
<seealso marker="httpc">httpc</seealso>, has been introduced
(the old module <c>http</c> is <em>not</em> removed, but is
now just wrapper for <c>httpc</c>). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8016</p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] The server did not fully support the documented module
callback api. Specifically, the load function should be able to
return the atom <c>ok</c>, but this was not accepted. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8359</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Fixing various documentation-related bugs (bad quotes).</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8327</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Fixing minor Dialyzer and copyright problem(s). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8315</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Added basic sanity check of option value
combinations.</p>
<p>adam.kocoloski@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8056</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.3 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.2</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[ftpc] - Start of the FTP client has been changed in
the following way: </p>
<list type="bulleted">
<item>
<p>It is now also possible to start a standalone FTP client
process using the re-introduced
<seealso marker="ftp#open">ftp:open</seealso>
function. </p>
<p>This is an alternative to starting the client using the
<seealso marker="ftp#service_start">inets service framework</seealso>. </p>
<p>The old <c>ftp:open/1</c>, undocumented, function,
caused the client to be hooken into the inets service
supervision framework. This is <em>no</em> longer the
case. </p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Previously, the FTP client attempted to use IPv6,
unless otherwise instructed (the <c>ip_v6_disabled</c>
flag), and only used IPv4 if this did not work.
This has now been <em>changed</em>. </p>
<p>A new option,
<seealso marker="ftp#ipfamily">ipfamily</seealso>,
has been introduced, with the default value
<c>inet</c> (IPv4). </p>
<p>See <seealso marker="ftp#open">ftp:open</seealso>
for more info.</p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
</item>
</list>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8258</p>
<!-- <p>Aux Id: seq11407</p> -->
</item>
<item>
<p>The documentation is now built with open source tools
(<em>xsltproc</em> and <em>fop</em>) that exists on most
platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8249</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Streaming to file did not work.</p>
<p>dizzyd@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8204</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[ftpc] - The
<seealso marker="ftp#ls2">ls/2</seealso> function (LIST command)
and the
<seealso marker="ftp#nlist2">nlist/2</seealso> function
(NLST command)
with wildcards did
not work properly. </p>
<p>These functions is documented as working on directories, but
this is actually not according the standard. The LIST and NLST
commands are specified to operate on a directory or other
group of files, or a file.</p>
<p>Previously, an attempt was made to check if the listing
returned by the server was actually an error message. This
was done by changing remote directory (cd) into the
(assumed) "directory". This may work if Pathname was actually
a directory, but as this is not always the case, this test
does not work. Instead, we now return the actual server
result and leave the interpretation to the caller. </p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8247</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11407</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Fixes various bugs in timeout and keep-alive queue
handling. </p>
<list type="bulleted">
<item>
<p>When a queued request times, out the error mssage is sent
the owner of the active request. </p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Requests in the keep-alive queue is forgotten when
handler terminates. </p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Timeout out requests are retried. </p>
</item>
</list>
<p>Jean-S&#233;bastien P&#233;dron</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8248</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Unnecessarily strict matching when handling closing sockets. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8280</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.2 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.1.3</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<p>-</p>
<!--
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Added support for web services using only basic auth,
with a token as the user part and no password part.</p>
<p>twoggle@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-7998</p>
</item>
</list>
-->
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Raise condition.
When http:request is called and httpc_manager selects a session
where there's already a pending request, then the connection
handler for that session effectively resets its parser, readying
it for the response to the second request. But if there are still
some inbound packets for the response to the first request, things
get confused.</p>
<p>tomas.abrahamsson@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8154</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.1.3 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.1.2</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Added http option <c>connect_timeout</c> for http
client request.
The <c>connect_timeout</c> option is used for the initial
request, when the client connects to the server. Default
value is that of the <c>timeout</c> option. </p>
<p>See the
<seealso marker="httpc#request2">request/4,5</seealso>
function for more info. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-7298</p>
<!-- <p>Aux Id: seq11086</p> -->
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Failed to create listen socket with invalid
option combo. The http-server failed to create its listen
socket when the bind-address was an IPv4-address (a tuple of
size 4) and the ipfamily option was inet6fb4. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8118</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11321</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - Removed documentation for non-existing function
(httpd_util:header/2,3,4). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8101</p>
<!-- <p>Aux Id: seq11321</p> -->
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.1.2 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.1.1</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpd] - When starting inets (the web-server) and supplying
a descriptor on the command line
(example: erl -httpd_8888 &lt;descriptor&gt;)
it is now possible to specify which ip-family to use:
<c>inet | inet6 | inet6fb4</c>. </p>
<p>Example: erl -httpd_8888 10|inet6</p>
<p>When starting the web-server either using a file with
property list (the proplist_file) or a an property list,
using the ipfamily option:
<c>{ipfamily, inet | inet6 | inet6fb4}</c>. </p>
<p>Finally, when starting the web-server using the classical
apache-style config file, the <c>BindAddress</c> directive
has been augmented to allow the specification of the
IpFamily: <c>BindAddress blirk.ericsson.se|inet</c></p>
<p>Default is <c>inet6fb4</c> which emulates the
behaviour of the previous version. </p>
<p>See the
<seealso marker="httpd#props_comm">Communication properties</seealso>
section for more info. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8069</p>
<p>Aux Id: seq11086</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Reception of unexpected data causes handler crash. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8052</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.1.1 -->
<section><title>Inets 5.1</title>
<section><title>Improvements and New Features</title>
<list>
<item>
<p>[httpc] Added support for web services using only basic auth,
with a token as the user part and no password part.</p>
<p>twoggle@gmail.com</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-7998</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Bind HTTP client to IP-addr. It is now possible
to specify an alternate ip-address and port to be used when
the client connects to the server. </p>
<p>As a side-effect of this, the option <c>ipv6</c> has been
removed and replaced by the <c>ipfamily</c> option. </p>
<p>See <seealso marker="httpc#set_options">http:set_options/1,2</seealso>
for more info. </p>
<p>*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***</p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8004</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
<section><title>Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions</title>
<!--
<p>-</p>
-->
<list>
<item>
<p>Updated guard tests (i.e. is_list(L) instead of
list(L) and possibly andalso/orelse instead of ","/";"). </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-7994</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - Remove use of the deprecated regexp module. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8001</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>[httpc] - The option <c>max_keep_alive_length</c> was
not handled properly. </p>
<p>Own Id: OTP-8005</p>
</item>
</list>
</section>
</section> <!-- 5.1 -->
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<p>For information about older versions see
<url href="part_notes_history_frame.html">release notes history</url>.</p>
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