ServersApacheWeek: Issue 206 7th July 2000

ApacheWeek: Issue 206 7th July 2000




In this issue: O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2000, Apache surveyed, In the news,
Apache status and Featured articles.

“O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2000

There’s only a week left to register for the O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2000. Monterey, California
plays host to the conference between July 17th and 20th, and brings together the leaders of 10 critical
open source technologies – including Apache – to give you an inside look at how to configure, optimise,
code, and manage them….”

In this issue: O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2000, Apache surveyed, In the news,
Apache status and Featured articles.

“Apache surveyed

Each month we report on the new figures from the Netcraft and E-Soft surveys of web sites. Both surveys
show similar results with Apache far in the lead, as they follow similar methods for collecting their data.
This month Netcraft show Apache and Apache-based servers have over 65% of the market share of
standard sites, and E-Soft shows Apache at 62% of secure sites….”

“TUX and Apache 2.0

In the news this week is a new web server called “TUX” written by Red Hat. TUX is an in-kernel web
server and is embedded into the Linux OS. In-kernel servers are not a new idea, with IBM shipping their
HTTP Get Engine for AIX that can interface with Apache. The idea is that simple requests, such as
requests for static content, can be parsed and fulfilled completely in kernel space that dramatically
improves performance. With an in-kernel cache, any request that cannot be handled by the kernel is
transparently passed on to a user-space web server. The response from the server is then cached in the
kernel where possible….”

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