Two issues with Apache 2.0 on Windows received discussion this week
- firstly, problems were found trying to run the latest beta as a
service on Windows 2000. No resolution has yet been found for the
issue. Next, a problem with running CGI scripts was discovered, where
sometimes a console window is opened when a CGI script is executed;
some possible fixes were discussed.
A new directive, AcceptPathInfo, was added to 2.0,
which allows the administrator to control whether an Apache module
implemented as a filter can still be activated when a URI is used with
trailing path information. For instance when using the PHP 4 filter
module, a script called /php/script.php could be invoked
when a request with the URI /php/script.php/foo/bar is
received, if AcceptPathInfo is enabled in the
Government Technology magazine report
World Governments Choosing Linux for National Security.
"Security experts tend to agree that computers are less prone to hacking
and viruses when running open-source software like Linux or the Web server
Red Hat's Matthew Szulik prepared
the Judiciary Committee of the US Senate regarding the Microsoft settlement.
"The growth of the Linux operating system is an example of [open source]
acceptance. The Apache web server is another, it now holds a
market-leading position. However, the Internet browser, desktop operating system and
office productivity software are areas that have continued to be
influenced by one vendor alone."
Debian Weekly News covers a discussion about whether
Apache should belong in non-free.
The Apache license says that the names "Apache Server" and "Apache Group" must
not be used to endorse or promote products derived from the Apache software
without prior written permission. However, Debian along with other
vendors modify several files, so these resultant
packages could be considered as a derivative work.
Covalent this week launched an Apache 2.0 zone, with reposts of their articles on Apache 2.0 topics as well
as discussion forums.
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web that are of
interest to Apache users.
Kevin Hemenway unravels the mystery of the built-in Apache web server
that comes with Mac OS X in his
of a new series about serving web pages from a Mac. You'll learn how to
start up Apache, access your personal home page, locate Apache's
DocumentRoot, and customise the default web
page. This is just the appetiser - there are more to come in the next
installment when Kevin gets down to the crux of maintaining a
full-fledged web site.
"A Feather in Your NT Cap"
persuades users running Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS)
on Windows NT to migrate to Apache on NT. It lists the three limitations
of Apache's ISAPI implementation, describes two main ways of
installation, gives an overview of the configuration, and shows you
how to start Apache as an NT service.
"Give me back my MySQL Command Line!"
creates a Web-based MySQL command line using PHP. The simple
web form allows users to enter SQL queries into a text box, select
the target database from a drop-down list, and submit the query by
clicking a submit button. The result set is then displayed in a table.
The full PHP script is provided but before you set it up, you have to
consider the security issues as warned by the author.