Yearly Archives: 2005

  • Apache Core Features

    Posted on June 10, 2005 by in Apache

    These configuration parameters control the core Apache features, and are always available. AcceptFilter directive Syntax: AcceptFilter on|off Default: AcceptFilter on Context: server config Status: core Compatibility: AcceptFilter is available in Apache 1.3.22 and later AcceptFilter controls a BSD specific filter optimization. It is compiled in by default – and switched on by default if your […]

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  • Dynamic Content with CGI

    Posted on April 10, 2005 by in Apache

    Related Modules mod_alias mod_cgi Related Directives AddHandler Options ScriptAlias The CGI (Common Gateway Interface) defines a way for a web server to interact with external content-generating programs, which are often referred to as CGI programs or CGI scripts. It is the simplest, and most common, way to put dynamic content on your web site. This […]

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  • Configuration Files

    Posted on April 10, 2005 by in Apache

    Main Configuration Files Related Modules mod_mime Related Directives AccessConfig <IfDefine> Include ResourceConfig TypesConfig Apache is configured by placing directives in plain text configuration files. The main configuration file is usually called httpd.conf. The location of this file is set at compile-time, but may be overridden with the -f command line flag. Some sites also have […]

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  • Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    Apache has three distinct ways of dealing with the question of whether a particular request for a resource will result in that resource actually be returned. These criteria are called Authorization, Authentication, and Access control. Authentication is any process by which you verify that someone is who they claim they are. This usually involves a […]

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  • Apache’s Handler Use

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    What is a Handler Related Modules mod_actions mod_asis mod_cgi mod_imap mod_info mod_include mod_mime mod_negotiation mod_status Related Directives Action AddHandler RemoveHandler SetHandler A “handler” is an internal Apache representation of the action to be performed when a file is called. Generally, files have implicit handlers, based on the file type. Normally, all files are simply served […]

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  • Environment Variables in Apache

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    The Apache HTTP Server provides a mechanism for storing information in named variables that are called environment variables. This information can be used to control various operations such as logging or access control. The variables are also used as a mechanism to communicate with external programs such as CGI scripts. This document discusses different ways […]

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  • Overview of the Apache EBCDIC Port

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    As of Version 1.3, the Apache HTTP Server includes a port to (non-ASCII) mainframe machines which use the EBCDIC character set as their native codeset. (Initially, that support covered only the Fujitsu-Siemens family of mainframes running the BS2000/OSD operating system, a mainframe OS which features a SVR4-derived POSIX subsystem. Later, the two IBM mainframe operating […]

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  • Overview of the Apache EBCDIC Port

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    As of Version 1.3, the Apache HTTP Server includes a port to (non-ASCII) mainframe machines which use the EBCDIC character set as their native codeset. (Initially, that support covered only the Fujitsu-Siemens family of mainframes running the BS2000/OSD operating system, a mainframe OS which features a SVR4-derived POSIX subsystem. Later, the two IBM mainframe operating […]

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  • Apache 1.3 Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    Originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@apache.org>, April 1998 Background On modern Unix derivatives there exists a nifty mechanism usually called dynamic linking/loading of Dynamic Shared Objects (DSO) which provides a way to build a piece of program code in a special format for loading it at run-time into the address space of an executable […]

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  • Issues Regarding DNS and Apache

    Posted on March 10, 2005 by in Apache

    This page could be summarized with the statement: don’t require Apache to use DNS for any parsing of the configuration files. If Apache has to use DNS to parse the configuration files then your server may be subject to reliability problems (it might not boot), or denial and theft of service attacks (including users able […]

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