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Subject cvs commit: apache-2.0 README-WIN32.TXT
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2000 18:36:37 GMT
stoddard    00/03/06 10:36:37

  Added:       .        README-WIN32.TXT
  Much of this should be moved into a Windows specific page in the document tree.
  There is useful info here, so drop it in unchanged for the moment.
  Submitted By: William Rowe & James Sutherland
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.1                  apache-2.0/README-WIN32.TXT
  The Apache Software Foundation developed the Apache WWW server for
  portability between OS (Operating System) platforms.  Apache originated on
  the Unix platforms as a replacement for the historic NCSA httpd server.
  Although Apache has been ported to the OS/2, Win32 and Novell platforms, the
  original Unix implementations remain the benchmark for stability.
  ASF supports the Windows NT/2000 platforms in tandem with our many others,
  and we handle problems encountered with the Win32 port (both Windows 95/98
  and Windows NT/2000 families) the same way as any other supported platform.
  Apache 2.0 was developed in parallel on all currently supported platforms,
  and a greater proportion of the code is shared between all platforms than
  any previous Apache version.  ASF continues to work to ensure that the Win32
  port achieves parity with the most widely adopted Apache/Unix
  Microsoft designed the Windows 95/98 family as a consumer or client
  operating system.  In particular Windows 95 and 98 lack the security
  features found in the Windows NT/2000 platforms.  ASF does not advise the
  use of Windows 95 or 98 as a server platform except for small-scale,
  protected environments (an isolated LAN intranet, for example, or for
  testing a prototype WWW site.)
  As with all Unix platforms, we advise Windows users to frequently review the
  OS vendor's security bulletins, available at, to assess and avert potential risks in
  the unprotected environment of the internet.
  Before submitting any reports, first research your problem by searching the
  bug database at  If your issue isn't there, next
  search  You may well find that
  the problem has already been discovered, and perhaps resolved, or it is
  really a configuration mistake that another user has tripped over.  Once you
  are sure that you have discovered a new issue that is not addressed, please
  follow the next two guidelines.
  Any SECURITY RISK exposed by the Apache web server needs to be reported by
  following the directions at  It is
  in everyone's interest that the ASF has an opportunity to identify the risk
  and address it with a fix before it is publicly disseminated.  If your issue
  concerns a security risk, ignore the last guideline.
  Once you are sure you discovered a brand new problem, please post it to and follow the discussion over
  the next few days.  Please don't expect instant responses, nor personal
  emails, since these defeat the opportunity for others to read and comment on
  the problem.  If you do not get an answer, or there is agreement within the
  newsgroup that the problem represents a bug (and not a user's configuration
  error), please proceed and post the bug (with the fix, if available) to so the issue can be addressed.
  The NT port was started with code provided to the Apache Group
  by Ambarish Malpani of ValiCert, Inc. (

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