Apache 2.0alpha5 Released Page 5

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 5, 2000

     on Windows NT, but has not been tested on any flavors of Unix.
     [Bill Stoddard]

  *) Cleanup the configuration.  With the last few changes the
     configuration process automatically:
         inherits information about how to build from APR.  Allowing
         APR to inform Apache that it should or should not use -ldl
         Detects which mod_cgi should be used mod_cgi or mod_cgid,
         based on the threading model

         Apache calls APR's configure process before finishing it's
         configuration processing, allowing for more information flow
         between the two.
     [Ryan Bloom]

  *) Change Unix and Win32 ap_setsockopt() so that APR_SO_NONBLOCK
     with non-zero argument makes the socket non-blocking.  BeOS and
     OS/2 already worked this way.  [Jeff Trawick]

  *) ap_close() now calls ap_flush() for buffered files, so write
     operations work a whole lot better on buffered files.
     [Jeff Trawick]

  *) Fix error messages issued from MPMs which explain where to change
     compiled-in limits (e.g., ThreadsPerChild, MaxClients, StartTreads).
     [Greg Ames]

  *) ap_create_pipe() now leaves pipes in blocking state.  (This helps 
     reduce the number of syscalls on Unix.)  ap_set_pipe_timeout() is
     now the way that the blocking state of a pipe is manipulated.
     ap_block_pipe() is gone.  [Jeff Trawick]

  *) Correct the problem where the only local host name that the IP stack
     can discover are 'undotted' private names.  If no fully qualified
     domain name can be identified, the default ServerName will be set to
     the machine's IP address string. A warning is always provided if the
     ServerName not specified, but assumed.  Solves PR6215 [William Rowe]

  *) Repair problems with config file processing which caused segfault
     at init when virtual hosts were defined and which caused ServerName to
     be ignored when there was no valid DNS setup.  [Jeff Trawick]

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