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Apache Week Features:

Here are all the previous features of Apache Week. Note that some links in old features might not work anymore.

2004 Features

Security levels
A quick summary of security levels that Apache Week apply to Apache web server vulnerabilities

2003 Features

[Review] Practical mod_perl
mod_perl embeds the Perl programming language in the Apache web server, giving rise to a fast and powerful web programming environment. "Practical mod_perl" aims to be the definitive book on how to use, optimise and troubleshoot mod_perl.

Vendor patches to Apache 1.3
We take a peek inside ten popular vendor distributions of Apache 1.3 to find out what has been added
Apache 2.0.44 Released
Apache 2.0.44 was released on the 21st January 2003. This release addresses recent security issues in Apache 2.0.43

2002 Features

[Review] Linux Apache Web Server Administration
We review "Linux Apache Web Server Administration", for well-versed Linux administrators who use Apache as their web servers in a small to medium-sized company.

[Event] ApacheCon 2002 Las Vegas
Paul Weinstein visited the Las Vegas ApacheCon in November 2002 and gives his highlights of the interesting news and events
[Review] SAMS Teach Yourself Apache 2 in 24 Hours
Aimed at beginners and intermediate users of Apache 2.0 this book covers how to install, build, configure, customise, monitor, and troubleshoot Apache 2.0 on a variety of platforms ranging from Linux, Windows to other Unix flavours.

[Review] Apache Administrator's Handbook
A practical, hands-on guide on how to install, configure, and administer the Apache Web server for Apache Web server administrators and Web dynamic content developers.

Apache 2.0.43 Released
Apache 2.0.43 was released on the 3rd October 2002. This release addresses recent security issues on non-Unix platforms, some minor bugs found in the 2.0.40 release, and adds some new features.
[Review] Professional PHP4 XML
There are lots of books about PHP and there are lots of books about XML, but there are very few books about PHP and XML. Wrox Press have attempted to fill this niche in the market with "Professional PHP4 XML".

Apache 2.0.40 Released
Apache 2.0.40 was released on the 9th August 2002. This release addresses recent major security issues on non-Unix platforms, some minor bugs found in the 2.0.39 release, and adds some new features.
[Event] O'Reilly Open Source convention in San Diego
Paul Weinstein visited the five day O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego this week and gave his highlights of the interesting news and events
[Review] Professional Apache 2.0
Wrox Press Ltd's latest Apache book in its "Programmer to Programmer" series targets web server administrators and experienced Apache users who are interested in migrating from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.0 web servers.

Apache 1.3.26 Released
Apache 1.3.26 was released on the 18th June 2002. This release addresses a recent security issue, some minor bugs found in the 1.3.24 release, and adds some new features.
Apache 2 Release
Apache 2 was released on the 6th April 2002; we look at the history of development on Apache 2.0 and features to help you use this new release
[Review] mod_perl Developer's Cookbook
"mod_perl Developer's Cookbook" by Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, and Randy Kobes which was first printed by Sams Publishing in January 2002 is a much-awaited addition to the few existing books which are exclusively about mod_perl

Apache 1.3.24 Released
Apache 1.3.24 was released on the 22nd March 2002. This release addresses a security flaw on Windows, some minor bugs found in the 1.3.23 release, and adds some new features.
Apache 1.3.23 Released
Apache 1.3.23 was released on the 24th January 2002. This release addresses some minor bugs found in the 1.3.22 release, and adds some new features, including HTTP/1.1 support for mod_proxy

2001 Features

Featured Articles 2001
Our selection of the best featured articles from our weekly newsletters. Read about everything from "Apache and Tomcat" to "Apache Security"
The CERT Guide to System and Network Security Practices
An abstract abstract
Hacking Linux Exposed
Book Review: Hacking Linux Exposed
Apache 1.3.22 Released
Apache 1.3.22 was released on the 12th October 2001. This release addresses some security flaws, fixes minor bugs found in the 1.3.20 release, and adds some minor new features. Version 1.3.21 was not released.
[Review] Apache Desktop Reference
The Apache Desktop Reference provides a concise but comprehensive reference guide to using Apache at compilation, configuration, and run time.

Code Red requests for /default.ida
Don't panic if you see requests for the default.ida file in your Apache access logs. These requests are from the Code Red Worm designed to seek out vulnerable IIS servers.
[Event] O'Reilly Open Source convention in San Diego
Apache Week visited the five day O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego this week and found an overwhelming source of Apache information.
[Event] ApacheCon 2001 Dublin Cancelled
The ApacheCon Europe 2001 conference scheduled for Dublin in October has been cancelled, due to financial difficulties with Camelot Communications.
[Event] ApacheCon 2001 Conference Report
This is a special edition of Apache Week covering the April ApacheCon 2001 conference in Santa Clara.
[Review] mod_perl Pocket Reference
"mod_perl Pocket Reference" by Andrew Ford is the latest addition to the O'Reilly Pocket Reference series with many other titles to its name. We would highly recommend this book to mod_perl lovers as they may discover something that they may have missed while using the module. As for the experts, this book may be quite handy as a quick revision guide.

Using Certificate Revocation Lists
Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) increase the security of Client Authentication Realms by enabling server administrators to block client certificates that have been revoked because they are known to have been compromised. Mike Leach and Tim Starr take a look at how to get CRLs working with mod_ssl and Apache.
Web Authoring and HTTP
Joe Orton explains WebDAV, the distributed authoring protocol for HTTP.

2000 Features

Apache in the News 2000
All the important news stories about Apache from the year 2000
[Review] Beginning PHP4
"Beginning PHP4" published by Wrox Press serves to fill the void of books written by professionals for open-source product. PHP 4.0.0 has been released in May 2000 and since then PHP, a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language has been growing in popularity.

[Event] ApacheCon 2000 Europe Conference Report
Report from the third Apache conference
[Review] Apache Pocket Reference
"Apache Pocket Reference" by Andrew Ford is the latest addition to the O'Reilly Pocket Reference series with sixteen other titles to its name. On its back cover, O'Reilly markets the "Apache Pocket Reference" as a companion volume to "Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C" and "Apache: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition".

[Review] Administering Apache
The latest addition to the "Administering"; series from the Osborne Media Group, targetted at Internet Service Providers who aim to provide more secure services, web developers, applications programmers, right up to the corporate system administrator.

[Review] Professional Apache
"Professional Apache" by Peter Wainwright is one of the many books in Wrox Press Ltd's "Programmer to Programmer" series, aimed at experienced Apache users and web server administrators who are using Apache for the first time.

What the Web Server Surveys Reveal
We look behind the headline figures of two popular web server surveys with an in-depth analysis of which Apache versions are being used and how long it takes the Apache community to adopt new releases.
[Event] ApacheCon 2000 Conference Report
Report from the second ever Apache conference
[Event] Appaloosa Awards 2000
The Appaloosa Awards were announced at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference this week. The winners included ASF members Ryan Bloom, Lars Eilebrecht, Roy Fielding, Doug McEachern, Dirk-Willem Van Guilik on behalf of Apache XML projects, and Rasmus Lerdorf on behalf of the PHP team.

1999 Features

Apache 2.0 Preview
A preview to development work on the next generation of Apache, version 2.0
Apache 1.3.6 Guide
A guide to everything new and changed in Apache 1.3.4

1998 Features

[Event] ApacheCon'98 Conference Report
Report from the first ever Apache conference

1997 Features

Apache and the Year 2000
How will Apache and the web in general cope with the year 2000?
Apache 1.2 API Guide
For module authors, a comprehensive list of changes to the Apache module API.
Apache 1.2 Guide
A guide to everything new and changed in Apache 1.2
Publishing Pages with PUT
Apache can support publishing pages with PUT, but it requires some work.
Dynamic Page Languages
From SSI to CGI via PHP and perl: which language should you use for your dynamic pages?
Apache and Secure Transactions
All about Apache and SSL, including US export restrictions, RSA licensing, ciphers, key escrow, certificates and authorities.
Gathering Visitor Information: Customising Your Logfiles
Apache 1.2 makes it easy to create multiple customised log files so you can record details of who is browser your site.
Hints and Tips
Apache Week regularily contains information about how to get the most out of the Apache server. To save you having to wade through all the past issues, here is a summary of the hints and tips we've carried, plus a few more for good measure.

1996 Features

DBM User Authentication
With more than a few users, keeping user passwords in a .htpasswd file can get inefficient and slow down page accesses considerable. DBM user files let sites efficiently store many tens or thousands of users (or more) with very quick access. This feature explains what DBM is, and how to use it with Apache.
Using Apache Imagemaps
Imagemaps are an easy way to provide an graphical front-end. We explain how to use Apache's imagemap module and the Apache extensions to the NCSA map file format.
Using User Authentication
Restrict your documents to people with a valid username and password.
Converting from NCSA
The differences between Apache and NCSA HTTPd. Also, how to convert an existing NCSA HTTPd installation over to Apache.
Apache 1.1.1 bugs review
A round-up of all the bugs in 1.1.1
Module Soup
Customise Apache to do what you want it to do by adding in extra modules, or remove modules you do not need.
Using Virtual Hosts
How to obtain and set up virtual hosts.
New in Apache 1.2
All about what is coming up in Apache 1.2
HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 is a major revision of the HTTP standard, which defines how browsers, servers and proxies communicate.
Using Server Side Includes
Server Side Includes make adding dynamic content to your documents easy. We show how to use SSI on your site, and the extensions that Apache supports.
Content Negotiation
How to use Apache's content negotiation to transparently serve files in different languages, media types or character sets.

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