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     request_rec's, main request, sub request, and internal redirect.
     When this hook is called, the the r->main, r->prev, r->next
     pointers have been set, so modules can determine what kind of
     request this is.  [Ryan Bloom]
  *) Cleanup the build process a bit more.  The Apache configure
     script no longer creates its own helper scripts, it just
     uses APR's.
     [jean-frederic clere ]
  *) Stop the forced downgrade of the connection to HTTP/1.0 for
     proxy requests.  [Graham Leggett]
  *) Avoid using sscanf to determine the HTTP protocol number in
     the common case because sscanf is a performance hog. From
     Mike Abbot's Accelerating Apache patch number 6.
     [Mike Abbot , Bill Stoddard]
  *) Fix a security exposure in mod_access.  Previously when IPv6
     listening sockets were used, allow/deny-from-IPv4-address rules
     were not evaluated properly (PR #7407).  Also, add the ability to
     specify IPv6 address strings with optional prefix length on Allow
     and Deny.  [Jeff Trawick]
  *) Enhance rotatelogs so that a UTC offset can be specified, and
     the logfile name can be formatted using strftime(3).  (Brought
     forward from 1.3.)  [Ken Coar]
  *) Reimplement the Windows MPM (mpm_winnt.c) to eliminate calling
     DuplicateHandle on an IOCompletionPort (a practice which
     MS "discourages"). The new model does not rely on associating
     the completion port with the listening sockets, thus the
     completion port can be completely managed within the child
     process.  A dedicated thread accepts connections off the network,
     then calls PostQueuedCompletionStatus() to wake up worker
     threads blocked on the completion port.
     [Bill Stoddard]
  *) Bring forward the --suexec-umask option which allows the
     builder to preset the umask for suexec processes.  [Ken Coar]
  *) Add a -V flag to suexec, which causes it to display the

     compile-time settings with which it was built.  (Only
     usable by root or the AP_HTTPD_USER username.)  [Ken Coar]
  *) Mod_include should always unset the content-length if the file is
     going to be passed through send_parsed_content.  There is no to
     determine if the content will change before actually scanning the
     entire content.  It is far safer to just remove the C-L as long
     as we are scanning it.  [Ryan Bloom]
  *) Make sure Apache sends WWW-Authenticate during a reverse proxy
     request and not Proxy-Authenticate.
     [Graham Leggett ]

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