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From Andrew Wilson <>
Subject Re: The FreeBSD port
Date Mon, 15 Jul 1996 19:10:33 GMT

> On Sun, 14 Jul 1996, Andrew Wilson wrote:
> > Strewth.  It's a pity that the changes made weren't forwarded to
> > new-httpd so people could see if they merited inclusion in the real
> > 1.1.1 (perhaps they were,in which case NULL). I'd venture to say
> They were. In fact, the person responsible for those changes (they're not
> related to the FreeBSD project, I don't think) has sent them to us at
> least twice. As far as I know, we keep ignoring them.


> > that the changes are such that users of the FreeBSD folks server
> > need to be made aware, by FreeBSD.ORG that they're using software
> > 'based' on Apache 1.1.1 but with 'significant' modification to the
> > code in order to handle Charsets.
> I don't think it's significant. I don't think they've made a particuarly
> large change, at any rate.
> > I'd be unhappy if no attempt was made to inform potential users
> > that they were receiving a modified version of the code.  Perhaps
> > then the 'Server:' header should read:
> > 
> >     Server: Apache/1.1.1 FreeBSD/2.1.5-RELEASE
> Maybe, maybe not. I'm not convinced. If they'd modified the server
> directly, the "core", perhaps. But they didn't; they made a couple of
> dinky additions to one of the modules. Are you suggesting that anyone who
> uses a differnet module set than we include with Apache should change
> their server version?

I am not suggesting that anyone who uses a different module set to
that which we supply in the Apache distribution should change their
server version.

> I just see nothing wrong with FreeBSD applying that patch and then
> releasing it labeled as "Apache/1.1.1" - it's 99.9% the same server.
> *shrug* 

Ok then.  It's not an issue.

> -- Alexei Kosut <>            The Apache HTTP Server 


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