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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: announce mail
Date Sun, 22 Dec 1996 05:19:31 GMT

I think this looks fine.

> On Sat, 21 Dec 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > I sent them mail on Tuesday asking them to explain their actions to the
> > Apache group. It took them this long to respond. I sent them my personal
> > reply last night (no insults), I doubt I'll get a response.
> > 
> > It's going to take a lot to get them to move now. A mass complaint
> > and show of unity might be what's needed. They're trying to get us to
> > compromise when the right answer is to stand firm and not accept their
> > blackmail.
> How about this message to apache-announce users:
> ########
> Greetings, Apache users!
> Apache 1.2b3 is still in the works.  In the meantime, we wanted to take some
> time to talk with you about some problems which have surfaced with Apache 1.2
> and AOL's proxy servers.  
> On December 14th, AOL implemented a change in their proxy servers which had the
> effect of rejecting messages from servers claiming to support HTTP/1.1 when a
> request from an HTTP/1.0 client is made.  Apache 1.2 is one of the first
> half-dozen or so web servers to support HTTP/1.1, though not the only one.
> The effect has been that anyone using the AOL browsers over an AOL connection
> (MSIE or Netscape over AOL appear to be fine) can not access HTTP/1.1 servers.
> This includes, of course,,, and many others.
> We are talking with the right folks at AOL now about how to fix this problem.  
> If this problem is not addressed soon, we may post a workaround/hack on the
> Apache web site to deal with this, but this is definitely not a preferred
> option since it would violate the spirit of what we're trying to do here.
> For more information about this situation, you can read a document we have
> prepared on this subject, at
> That is, if you're not using AOL's browsers of course.
> Thanks for your patience, and for using Apache.
> 	Brian
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