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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject ANNOUNCE: mod_ssl 2.1.0
Date Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:18:51 GMT

After three months of strong development it's now finally available and shares
its release birthday with my personal one:

        mod_ssl 2.1

The short announcement: 

Extended API (EAPI), full DSO support, Win32 platform port, DBM-based SSL
session cache, advanced pass phrase handling, dedicated SSL engine logging
facility, boolean-expression based access control, etc.pp. 

The long announcement:
                      _             _ 
  _ __ ___   ___   __| |    ___ ___| |
 | '_ ` _ \ / _ \ / _` |   / __/ __| | 
 | | | | | | (_) | (_| |   \__ \__ \ | ``mod_ssl combines the flexibility of
 |_| |_| |_|\___/ \__,_|___|___/___/_|   Apache with the security of SSLeay.''
                                       ``Ralf Engelschall has released an
 mod_ssl - Apache Interface to SSLeay    excellent module that integrates  Apache and SSLeay.''                 
 Version 2.1.0-1.3.3                         Tim J. Hudson, SSLeay co-author
 This Apache module provides strong cryptography for the Apache 1.3 webserver
 via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS
 v1) protocols by the help of the SSL/TLS implementation library SSLeay from
 Eric A. Young and Tim J. Hudson. The mod_ssl package was created in April
 1998 by Ralf S. Engelschall and was originally derived from software
 developed by Ben Laurie for use in the Apache-SSL HTTP server project. 

 As a summary, here are its main features:

   o  Open-Source software (BSD-style license)
   o  Useable for both commercial and non-commercial use
   o  Available for both Unix and Win32 platforms
   o  128-bit strong cryptography world-wide
   o  Support for SSLv2, SSLv3 and TLSv1 protocols
   o  Clean reviewable ANSI C source code 
   o  Clean Apache module architecture
   o  Integrates seamlessly into Apache through an Extended API (EAPI)
   o  Full Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) support
   o  Support for the SSLeay+RSAref US-situation
   o  Advanced pass-phrase handling for private keys
   o  X.509 certificate based authentication for both client and server
   o  Additional boolean-expression based access control facility
   o  Backward compatibility to other Apache SSL solutions
   o  Inter-process SSL session cache
   o  Powerful dedicated SSL engine logging facility
   o  Simple and robust application to Apache source trees
   o  Fully integrated into the Apache 1.3 configuration mechanism
   o  Additional integration into the Apache Autoconf-style Interface (APACI)
   o  Assistance in X.509 v3 certificate generation

 For more details about mod_ssl please visit its net locations under:

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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