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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject fwd: Apache on U/WIN
Date Mon, 08 Dec 1997 03:46:40 GMT
>Date: Sun, 07 Dec 1997 22:07:53 -0500
>From: cjn <cjn@gtlinc.com>
>Reply-To: cjn@gtlinc.com
>Organization: Global Technologies Ltd., Inc.
>X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.01Gold (Win95; I)
>To: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
>Subject: Re: port of apache
>
>> >Just to let you know that we ported apache to U/WIN, a Unix environment
>> >for windows NT and windows 95.  We have just finished prelim testing
>> >on NT and it works like a champ.  We still have to test it on Win95.
>> >What makes this interesting is that we ported apache and compiled as
>> >a unix host, not an NT host.  If you are interested, we will be glad to
>> >send the binary.  We need more validation and testing prior to release.
>> 
>> Interesting.  Do you mind if I tell others in the development list about
>> it?  Are you interested in sharing your changes to Configure, conf.h, or
>> any others you had to make to get it to work?  How much does your U/WIN
>> package cost?
>> 
>Feel free to let people know:)  We took the apache source code and
>compiled
>it using SVR4.  We did not change any lines of code, nor modify the
>resulting conf.h header file.
>
>After building apache, we installed it into /usr/local/bin/httpd, and
>then
>copied the .conf files to /usr/local/etc/httpd....   The first test was
>to
>start apache from the command line simply using 
>	$ httpd
>A subsequent telnet to our local machine port 80 should that response
>headers
>were coming through.
>
>We then restarted apache with the docs directory set and started copying
>in some html.  We then used netscape from  a different machine to the
>local
>machine and it began serving pages right away.
>
>I am overly impressed with the ease in which this occurred.  It says
>something
>for both the apache product and Dave Korn's U/WIN.
>
>I have not fully tested apache yet, nor verified the security or long
>term 
>stability.  We are going to use apache in the U/WIN environment running
>on
>windows NT to host our web site starting  in mid december.  Currently we
>are
>hosted by an ISP called MyHost out of Freehold NJ.  We are installing a
>BRI
>on Dec. 12th, and will then host ourself.  We want to use apache for
>that:)
>
>Our next step is to bring over bind, and several other internet
>utilities.
>We will include them on our U/WIN NT Base Environment CD at no extra
>cost
>to our customers.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Charles Northrup
>
>
>PS.  The U/WIN product is based on the research efforts of David Korn,
>Glenn
>Fowler, and Phong Vo, all of AT&T Labs Research.  I spent 6 years in
>Murray Hill
>AT&T Research working with these folks (as a consultant).  My job was to
>find
>homes for the interesting technology they developed, and transition it
>from
>research to production.  After many years of negotation with AT&T's
>lawyers,
>I finally signed a contract with them to license the technology and
>provide
>it to the commercial markets.  This way, the research efforts of people
>in
>this large organization can actually find homes in the real world, as
>supported
>products.   The U/WIN software is currently available at the AT&T
>Research
>site: http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/uwin.  I work closely with
>David
>to integrate bug fixes, add features, and otherwise support the product.
>We try to keep the officially supported version (mine) in synce with
>his.
>
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