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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Apache feature list
Date Wed, 01 Oct 1997 19:10:26 GMT

I've filled in as much as I can. Comments and corrections please
before I send it.  (NT = yes - this info will probably be unchanged
for a looong time to come :-)

Please merge changes in as much as possible so I can easily send the
finished version when we're happy.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 12:42:19 -0400
From: David Strom <>
Subject: Updating your Listing of Apache servers at WebCompare

Rob it is time to update the Apache listing at WebCompare to reflect the
latest version. If you aren't the right person to do this, can you please
let me know who is? 

You can view the older version at
-- you can see it is pretty outdated!

Please answer all the questions below using the feature explanation at the
bottom of this letter. Note that the vast majority of the entries are
yes-no questions: please use "Y" and "N" or "yes" and "no". For features
that are not applicable to your operating system, enter an "X". Note that
entries with a single asterisk (*) are for text responses (not a simple "Y"
or "N"), and entries with a double asterisk (**) can only be answered with
one of the responses indicated in the feature explanation.

Please do not say things like "next release" or "soon"; these responses
don't make it into the full chart and just make it harder for me to enter
your information. If you have any questions about the format, please feel
free to ask me.

--David Strom, Editor

Full name of server: Apache
Email address of technical contact:
<br>Version described: <b>1.3</b>

<h3>Operating Systems</h3>
Unix: <b>yes</b>
<br>Windows NT: <b>yes</b>
<br>Windows 95: <b>yes</b>
<br>Windows 3.1: <b>no</b>
<br>Windows CE: <b>no</b>
<br>OS/2: <b>yes</b>
<br>Macintosh OS: <b>no</b>
<br>Novell Netware: <b>no</b>
<br>VMS: <b>no</b>
<br>Amiga OS: <b>no</b>
<br>AS/400: <b>no</b>
<br>VM/CMS: <b>no</b>
<br>MVS: <b>no</b>
<br>MS-DOS: <b>no</b>
<br>Be OS: <b>no</b>
<br>Unix variants: <b>all</b>
<br>Windows NT CPUs: <b>?</b>

<h3>Administration and setup</h3>

<br>Command-line administration: <b>yes</b>
<br>Administer server from browser: <b>no</b>
<br>Manage multiple web servers as one server: <b>yes</b>
<br>Graphical or wizard-based automated setup routine: <b>no</b>
<br>Non-browser graphical-based setup: <b>no</b>
<br>GUI-based maintenance: <b>no</b>
<br>Remote maintenance: <b>yes</b>
<br>Real-time performance measurement tools: <b>yes</b>


Can run from inetd (Unix and OS/2 systems only): <b>yes</b>
<br>Can serve different directory roots for different IP addresses: <b>yes</b>
<br>Runs as Windows NT service: <b>?</b> 
<br>Runs as Windows NT application: <b>?</b>


<br>Logging with syslog (Unix) or Event Log (Windows NT): <b>no</b>
<br>CERN/NCSA common log format: <b>yes</b>
<br>W3C extended log format: <b>yes</b>
<br>Log to ODBC database: <b>yes</b>
<br>Log files can be automatically cycled or archived: <b>yes</b>
<br>Normal (hit) log entries can be customized: <b>yes</b>
<br>Can write to multiple logs: <b>yes</b>
<br>Server can generate non-hit log entries (such as comments): <b>yes</b>
<br>CGI scripts can create their own log entries: <b>yes</b>
<br>Performance measurment logs: <b>no</b>
<br>Can generate referer log entries: <b>yes</b>
<br>Can generate browser log entries: <b>yes</b>
<br>Can track individual users in log: <b>yes</b>

<h3>Protocol Support and Includes</h3>

Automatic response to If-Modified-Since: <b>yes</b>
<br>Select documents based on Accept header: <b>yes</b>
<br>Select documents based on User-Agent header: <b>yes</b>
<br>Includes based on HTML comments: <b>yes</b>
<br>Includes can be based on request headers: <b>?</b>
<br>Server can force includes: <b>yes</b>
<br>Automatically include any HTTP headers in responses: <b>yes</b>
<br>Access to server state variables from CGI or other scripting: <b>no</b>
<br>Has built-in scripting language: <b>optional</b>
<br>Has built-in image-map handling: <b>yes</b>
<br>Supports HTTP/1.1 PUT: <b>yes</b>
<br>Supports HTTP/1.1 byte ranges: <b>yes</b>
<br>Supports HTTP/1.1 persistent connections: <b>yes</b>
<br>Understands full URIs in HTTP/1.1 requests: <b>yes</b>
<br>Non-supported methods can invoke a script: <b>yes</b>
<br>Supports the Windows CGI interface: <b>?</b>
<br>Comes with SNMP agent: <b>optional?</b>
<br>The name that is shown in the "Server:" response header: <b>Apache</b>
<br>Supports Netscape Server API: <b>no</b>
<br>Supports Microsoft ISAPI: <b>no</b>


Can require password (Authorization: user): <b></b>
<br>Supports SSL v. 2: <b>optional ?</b>
<br>Supprots SSL v. 3: <b>optional ?</b>
<br>Supports S-HTTP: <b>no</b>
<br>Supports PCT: <b>?</b>
<br>Prohibit access by domain name: <b>yes</b>
<br>Prohibit access by IP address: <b>yes</b>
<br>Prohibit access by user and group: <b>yes</b>
<br>Prohibit access by directory and file: <b>yes</b>
<br>Configurable user groups (not just a single user list): <b>yes</b>
<br>Can change user access control list without restarting server: <b>yes</b>
<br>Can hide part of a document based on security rules: <b>yes</b>
<br>Security rules can be based on URLs: <b>yes</b>
<br>Default security model for file-based documents: <b>user configurable - default
= read only access</b>
<br>Hierarchical permissions for directory-based documents: <b>yes</b>
<br>Integrated certificate server: <b>no</b>
<br>Additional security features: <b>an above average effort has gone into removing
potentially exploitable security holes. Apache's source code is available to everyone for
inspection. Revised source code can be made available within hours of any problem

 being reported.</b>

<h3>Searching and Indexing</h3>

<br>Search engine included: <b>no</b>
<br>Scriptable and programable searches: <b>n/a</b>
<br>Automatically updates index when changes are made:<b>n/a</b>
<br>Limit queries by directory:<b>n/a</b>
<br>Highlights hits from searches:<b>n/a</b>
<br>Return document properties in query results: <b>n/a</b>

<h3>Other Features</h3>

<br>Script or action based on output media type: <b>yes</b>
<br>Also serves other TCP protocols: <b>yes - via built-in proxy</b>
<br>Automatic directory tree: <b>yes</b>
<br>User directories: <b>yes</b>
<br>Has direct (non-CGI) link to a DBMS: <b>optional</b>
<br>Includes user interaction tools: <b>?</b>
<br>Type of server-side imagemaps: <b>NCSA</b>
<br>Allows non-blocking DNS: <b>no</b>
<br>Has a support mailing list: <b>via Usenet</b>
<br>Also acts as an HTTP proxy server: <b>yes</b>
<br>Proxy server also caches: <b>yes</b>
<br>Includes full source code for server: <b>yes</b>
<br>On-line documentation (and URL if available): <b></b>
<br>Support policies: <b>Free comprehensive support via comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix,
optional contracted support from various third party companies, www based bug reporting service.</b>

<br>Pricing: <b>FREE</b>
<br>Pricing (more info): <b>buy none, get one free</b>
<br>Best features (as described by server author): <b>Fast, free, secure, free,
full source code, fast, configurable, free, well maintained, free, vast user contributed plug
in module collection, HTTP/1.1 compliant, fast, reliable, robust, free, extendabl

e through simple API, free, SSI'able, Perl interpreter can be compiled into server, fast,
continually evolving, efficient, free, well tested, no-gimmicks, free, money back guarantee,
not Netscape, not Microsoft, not a waste of money, not for or by idiots.

<br>URL for more information: <a href=""></a>
<p><hr>This chart is part of a
<a href="">larger Web servers
feature chart</a>.

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