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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject [STATUS] (httpd-2.1) Wed Sep 22 23:45:14 EDT 2004
Date Thu, 23 Sep 2004 03:45:14 GMT
APACHE 2.1 STATUS:                                              -*-text-*-
Last modified at [$Date: 2004/09/03 02:47:19 $]

Release [NOTE that only Alpha/Beta releases occur in 2.1 development]:

    2.1.0   : in development

Please consult the following STATUS files for information
on related projects:

    * srclib/apr/STATUS
    * srclib/apr-util/STATUS
    * docs/STATUS

Contributors looking for a mission:

    * Just do an egrep on "TODO" or "XXX" in the source.

    * Review the "PatchAvailable" bugs in the bug database.
      Append a comment saying "Reviewed and tested".

    * Open bugs in the bug database.

CURRENT RELEASE NOTES:

    * When the CVS->SVN is done, there's a bogus avendor branch that should be
      removed from most files.  The branch was created 4/27/2004.  It's safest
      (and easiest) for now just to leave it in there; the MAIN branch and the
      APACHE_2_0_BRANCH are untouched and unharmed.  --jwoolley

RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS:

    * Handling of non-trailing / config by non-default handler is broken
      http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=105451701628081&w=2

    * the edge connection filter cannot be removed 
      http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=105366252619530&w=2

CURRENT VOTES:

    * Promote mod_cache from experimental to non-experimental
      status (keep issues noted below in EXPERIMENTAL MODULES as
      items to be addressed as a supported module).
      +1: jim, bnicholes
      -0: jerenkrantz
      -1: stoddard
          There are a couple of problems that need to be resolved
      before this module is moved out of experimental. 
      1) We need to at least review and comment on the RFC violations
      2) Resolve issue of how to cache page fragements (or perhaps -if- we
      want to cache page fragements). Today, mod_cache/mod_mem_cache
      will cache #include 'virtual' requests (but not #include 'file' 
      requests). This was accomplished by making CACHE_IN a
      CONTENT_SET-1 filter to force it to run before the SUBREQ_CORE
      filter.  But now responses cannot be cached that include the
      effects of having been run through CONTENT_SET filters
      (mod_deflate, mod_expires, etc).  We could rerun all the
      CONTENT_SET filters on the cached response, but this will not
      work in all cases. For example, mod_expires relies on installing
      the EXPIRATION filter during fixups. Contents served out of
      mod_cache (out of the quick_handler) bypass -all- the request
      line server hooks (Ryan really hated this. It is great for
      performance, but bad because of the complications listed above).
 

      jerenkrantz: There are a slew of RFC compliance bugs filed in Bugzilla
                   for mod_cache (see 'RFC 2616 violations' below).  I think
                   fixing them is a pre-requisite before it isn't experimental.

    * httpd-std.conf and friends

      a) httpd-std.conf should be tailored by install (from src or
         binbuild) even if user has existing httpd.conf
         +1:   trawick, slive, gregames, ianh, Ken, wrowe, jwoolley, jim, nd,
               erikabele
           wrowe - prefer httpd.default.conf to avoid ambiguity with cvs

      b) tailored httpd-std.conf should be copied by install to
         sysconfdir/examples
         -0:   striker

      c) tailored httpd-std.conf should be installed to
         sysconfdir/examples or manualdir/exampleconf/
         +1:   slive, trawick, Ken, nd (prefer the latter), erikabele

      d) Installing a set of default config files when upgrading a server
         doesn't make ANY sense at all.
         +1:   ianh - medium/big sites don't use 'standard config' anyway, as it
                      usually needs major customizations
         -1:   Ken, wrowe, jwoolley, jim, nd, erikabele
           wrowe - diff is wonderful when comparing old/new default configs,
                   even for customized sites that ianh mentions
           jim - ... assuming that the default configs have been updated
                     with the required inline docs to explain the
                     changes

    * If the parent process dies, should the remaining child processes
      "gracefully" self-terminate. Or maybe we should make it a runtime
      option, or have a concept of 2 parent processes (one being a 
      "hot spare").
      See: Message-ID: <3C58232C.FE91F19F@Golux.Com>

      Self-destruct: Ken, Martin, Lars
      Not self-destruct: BrianP, Ian, Cliff, BillS
      Make it runtime configurable: Aaron, jim, Justin, wrowe, rederpj, nd

      /* The below was a concept on *how* to handle the problem */
      Have 2 parents: +1: jim
                      -1: Justin, wrowe, rederpj, nd
                      +0: Lars, Martin (while standing by, could it do
                                        something useful?)

    * Make the worker MPM the default MPM for threaded Unix boxes.
      +1:   Justin, Ian, Cliff, BillS, striker, wrowe, nd
      +0:   BrianP, Aaron (mutex contention is looking better with the
            latest code, let's continue tuning and testing), rederpj, jim
      -0:   Lars

RELEASE NON-SHOWSTOPPERS BUT WOULD BE REAL NICE TO WRAP THESE UP:

    * Patches submitted to the bug database:
      http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&product=Apache+httpd-2.0&keywords=PatchAvailable

    * Filter stacks and subrequests, redirects and fast redirects.
      There's at least one PR that suffers from the current unclean behaviour
      (which lets the server send garbage): PR 17629
      nd says: Every subrequest should get its own filter stack with the
               subreq_core filter as bottom-most. That filter does two things:
                 - swallow EOS buckets
                 - redirect the data stream to the upper request's (rr->main)
                   filter chain directly after the subrequest's starting
                   point.
               Once we have a clean solution, we can try to optimize
               it, so that the server won't be slow down too much.

    * RFC 2616 violations.
      Closed PRs: 15857.
      Open PRs: 15852, 15859, 15861, 15864, 15865, 15866, 15868, 15869,
                15870, 16120, 16125, 16126, 16133, 16135, 16136, 16137,
                16138, 16139, 16140, 16142, 16518, 16520, 16521, 
      jerenkrantz says: need to decide how many we need to backport and/or
                        if these rise to showstopper status.
      wrowe suggests: it would be nice to see "MUST" v.s. "SHOULD" v.s. "MAY"
                      out of this list, without reviewing them individually.

    * There is a bug in how we sort some hooks, at least the pre-config
      hook.  The first time we call the hooks, they are in the correct 
      order, but the second time, we don't sort them correctly.  Currently,
      the modules/http/config.m4 file has been renamed to 
      modules/http/config2.m4 to work around this problem, it should moved
      back when this is fixed.

        OtherBill offers that this is a SERIOUS problem.  We do not sort
        correctly by the ordering arguments passed to the register hook
        functions.  This was proven when I reordered the open_logs hook
        to attempt to open the error logs prior to the access logs.  Possibly
        the entire sorting code needs to be refactored.

    * pipes deadlock on all platforms with limited pipe buffers (e.g. both
      Linux and Win32, as opposed to only Win32 on 1.3).  The right solution
      is either GStein's proposal for a "CGI Brigade", or OtherBill's proposal
      for "Poll Buckets" for "Polling Filter Chains".  Or maybe both :-)

    * All handlers should always send content down even if r->header_only
      is set.  If not, it means that the HEAD requests don't generate the
      same headers as a GET which is wrong.

    * HP/UX 10.20: compile breakage in APR.  Looks like it should be easy
      to fix, probably just some extraneous #include's that are fouling
      things up.
      PR: 9457
      Jeff: See my reply and patch in the PR (and previous commit to
      stop using "pipe" as a field name).  If patch is committed, we
      should be okay.  I'll wait to see if the user tests the patch.
      Update by Jeff 20020722: I got an account on HP 10.20.  It looks
      like some of the APR thread detection is screwed up.  If we find
      pthread.h but we can't compile the pthread test program we still
      think we can use threads.  For that reason, the patch I posted
      to the PR won't work as-is since a failed compile of the test
      program means nothing.

    * exec cmd and suexec arg-passing enhancements
      Status: Patches proposed
      Message-ID: <20020526041748.A29148@prodigy.Redbrick.DCU.IE>
      (see the "proc.patch" and "suexec-shell.patch" links in this message)

    * The 2.0.36 worker MPM graceless shutdown changes work but are
      a bit clunky on some platforms; eg, on Linux, the loop to
      join each worker thread seems to hang, and the parent ends up
      killing off the child with SIGKILL.  But at least it shuts down.

    * --enable-mods-shared="foo1 foo2" is busted on Darwin.  Pier
        posted a patch (Message-ID: <B8DBBE8D.575A%pier@betaversion.org>).

    * We do not properly substitute the prefix-variables in the configuration
      scripts or generated-configs.  (i.e. if sysconfdir is etc,
      httpd-std.conf points to conf.)

    * If any request gets through ap_process_request_internal() and is
      scheduled to be served by the core handler, without a flag that this 
      r->filename was tested by dir/file_walk, we need to 500 at the very 
      end of the ap_process_request_internal() processing so sub_req-esters
      know this request cannot be run.  This provides authors of older 
      modules better compatibility, while still improving the security and 
      robustness of 2.0. 

        Status: still need to decide where this goes, OtherBill comments...
        Message-ID: <065701c14526$495203b0$96c0b0d0@roweclan.net>
        [Deleted comments regarding the ap_run_handler phase, as irrelevant
            as BillS points out that "common case will be caught in
  	    default_handler already (with the r->finfo.filetype == 0 check)"
            and the issue is detecting this -before- we try to run the req.]

	gregames says: can this happen somehow without a broken module
            being involved?  If not, why waste cycles trying to defend against
            potential broken modules?  It seems futile.
        wrowe counters: no, it shouldn't happen unless the module is broken.
            But the right answer is to fail the request up-front in dir/file
            walk if the path was entirely invalid; and we can't do that either
            UNTIL 2.1 or we break modules that haven't hooked map_to_storage.

    * With AP_MODE_EXHAUSTIVE in the core, it is finally clear to me
      how the Perchild MPM should be re-written.  It hasn't worked
      correctly since filters were added because it wasn't possible to
      get the content that had already been written and the socket at
      the same time.  This mode lets us do that, so the MPM can be
      fixed.

    * Can a static httpd be built reliably?
        Message-ID: <20020207142751.T31582@clove.org>

    * [Ken] Test suite failures:
      o worker is also failing some of the 'cgi' subtests
      (see <URL:http://Source-Zone.Org/Apache/regression/>):
        Justin says: "Worker should be fine and passes httpd-test here.
                      I think it's a perl or a httpd-test problem."

    * Usage of APR_BRIGADE_NORMALIZE in core_input_filter should be
      removed if possible.
        Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0201202232430.318-100000@deepthought.cs.virginia.edu>
        Jeff wonders if we still care about this.  It is no longer an
        API issue but simply an extra trip through the brigade.

    * The Add...Filter and Set...Filter directives do not allow the
      administrator to order filters, beyond the order of filename (mime)
      extensions.  It isn't clear if Set...Filter(s) should be inserted 
      before or after the Add...Filter(s) which are ordered by sequence of
      filename extensions.  At minimum, some sort of +-[0-10] syntax seems
      like a nice solution.  See ROADMAP.

    * Get perchild to work on platforms other than Linux. This
      will require a portable mechanism to pass data and file/socket
      descriptors between vhost child groups. An API was proposed
      on dev@apr:
        Message-ID: <20020111115006.K1529@clove.org>

    * Try to get libtool inter-library dependency code working on AIX.
        Message-ID: <cm3n10lx555.fsf@rdu163-40-092.nc.rr.com>

      Justin says: If we get it working on AIX, we can enable this
                   on all platforms and clean up our build system
                   somewhat.
      Jeff says:   I thought I tested a patch for you sometime in
                   January that you were going to commit within a few
                   days.

    * Handling of %2f in URIs.  Currently both 1.3 and 2.0
      completely disallow %2f in the request URI path (see
      ap_unescape_url() in util.c).  It's permitted and passed
      through in the query string, however.  Roy says the
      original reason for disallowing it, from five years ago,
      was to protect CGI scripts that applied PATH_INFO to
      a filesystem location and which might be tricked by
      ..%2f..%2f(...).  We *should* allow path-info of the
      form 'http://foo.com/index.cgi/path/to/path%2finfo'.
      Since we've revamped a lot of our processing of path
      segments, it would be nice to allow this, or at least
      allow it conditionally with a directive.

        OtherBill adds that %2f as the SECOND character of a multibyte
        sequence causes the request to fail!  This happens notably in
        the ja-jis encoding.

    * FreeBSD, threads, and worker MPM.  All seems to work fine 
      if you only have one worker process with many threads.  Add 
      a second worker process and the accept lock seems to be
      lost.  This might be an APR issue with how it deals with
      the child_init hook (i.e. the fcntl lock needs to be resynced).
      More examination and analysis is required.
        Status: This has also been reported on Cygwin.
                FreeBSD 4.7 was reputed to have 'fixed' threads.  Not.
                FreeBSD 5.2-RC is a confirmed fix w/either libkse or libthr.
                [libc_r, still the default, does not serve any pages w/worker;
                 so on FreeBSD 5.2, you must use libmap.conf (see man page).]
                Work needs to be done to get APR to try to be knowledgable that
                libkse/libthr are acceptable.  Still not recommended for the
                default since libc_r is still broken.
        Message-ID: <3C2CC514.8EF3BED1@wapme-systems.de> (cygnus)

    * There is increasing demand from module writers for an API
      that will allow them to control the server  la apachectl.
      Reasons include sole-function servers that need to die if
      an external dependency (e.g., a database) fails, et cetera.
      Perhaps something in the (ever more abused) scoreboard?
        
             On the other hand, we already have a pipe that goes between parent
             and child for graceful shutdown events, along with an API that
             can be used to send a message down that pipe.  In threaded MPMs,
             it is easy enough to make that one pipe be used for graceful
             and graceless events, and it is also easy to open that pipe
             to both parent and child for writing.  Then we just need to
             figure out how to do graceless on non-threaded MPMs.

    * Allow the DocumentRoot directive within <Location > scopes?  This
      allows the beloved (crusty) Alias /foo/ /somepath/foo/ followed
      by a <Directory /somepath/foo> to become simply 
      <Location /foo/> DocumentRoot /somefile/foo (IMHO a bit more legible
      and in-your-face.)  DocumentRoot unset would be accepted [and would
      not permit content to be served, only virtual resources such as
      server-info or server-status.
      This proposed change would _not_ depricate Alias.
        striker: See the thread starting with Message-ID:
          JLEGKKNELMHCJPNMOKHOGEEJFBAA.striker@apache.org.

    * Win32: Rotatelogs sometimes is not terminated when Apache
      goes down hard.  FirstBill was looking at possibly tracking the 
      child's-child processes in the parent process.
        stoddard: Shared scoreboard might offer a good way for the parent 
        to keep track of 'other child' processes and whack them if the child 
        goes down.
        Other thoughts on walking the process chain using the NT kernel
        have also been proposed on APR.

    * Eliminate unnecessary creation of pipes in mod_cgid

    * Combine log_child and piped_log_spawn. Clean up http_log.c.
      Common logging API.

    * Platforms that do not support fork (primarily Win32 and AS/400)
      Architect start-up code that avoids initializing all the modules 
      in the parent process on platforms that do not support fork.

    * There are still a number of places in the code where we are
      losing error status (i.e. throwing away the error returned by a
      system call and replacing it with a generic error code)

    * Mass vhosting version of suEXEC.

    * All DBMs suffer from confusion in support/dbmmanage (perl script) since 
      the dbmmanage employs the first-matched dbm format.  This is not
      necessarily the library that Apache was built with.  Aught to
      rewrite dbmmanage upon installation to bin/ with the proper library 
      for predictable mod_auth_dbm administration.
        Questions; htdbm exists, time to kill dbmmanage, or does it remain
                   useful as a perl dbm management example?  If we keep it,
                   do we address the issue above?

    * Integrate mod_dav.
        Some additional items remaining:
        - case_preserved_filename stuff
            (use the new canonical name stuff?)
        - find a new home for ap_text(_header)
        - is it possible to remove the DAV: namespace stuff from util_xml?

    * ap_core_translate() and its use by mod_mmap_static and mod_file_cache
      are a bit wonky.  The function should probably be exposed as a utility 
      function (such as ap_translate_url2fs() or ap_validate_fs_url() or 
      something).  Another approach would be a new hook phase after
      "translate" which would allow the module to munge what the
      translation has decided to do.
        Status: Greg +1 (volunteers)

    * Explore use of a post-config hook for the code in http_main.c which
      calls ap_fixup_virutal_hosts(), ap_fini_vhost_config(), and
      ap_sort_hooks()  [to reduce the logic in main()]

    * read the config tree just once, and process N times (as necessary)

    * (possibly) use UUIDs in mod_unique_id and/or mod_usertrack

    * (possibly) port the bug fix for PR 6942 (segv when LoadModule is put
      into a VirtualHost container) to 2.0.

    * shift stuff to mod_core.h

    * callers of ap_run_create_request() should check the return value
      for failure (Doug volunteers)

    * Win32: Get Apache working on Windows 95/98. The following work
        (at least) needs to be done:
        - Document warning that OSR2 is required (for Crypt functions, in
        rand.c, at least.)  This could be resolved with an SSL library, or
        randomization in APR itself.
        - Bring the Win9xConHook.dll from 1.3 into 2.0 (no sense till it
        actually works) and add in a splash of Win9x service code.

    * Fix the worker MPM to use POD to kill child processes instead
      of ap_os_killpg, regardless of how they should die.

    * Scoreboard structures could be changed in the future such that
      proper alignment is not maintained, leading to segfaults on 
      some systems.  Cliff posted a patch to deal with this issue but
      later recanted. See this message to dev@apr.apache.org:
      Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0203011354090.16457-200000@deepthought
                  .cs.virginia.edu>

    * When sufficiently tested, the AllowEncodedSlashes/%2f patch
      needs to be backported to 2.0 and 1.3.

    * APXS either needs to be fixed completely for use when apr is out of tree,
      or it should drop query mode altogether, and we just grow an 
      httpd-config or similar arrangement. 
      To quote a discussion in STATUS earlier:

          thommay: this doesn't fix all the problems with apxs and out of
                   tree apr/apr-util, but it's a good start. There's still the 
                   query cases; but I'm beginning to think that in these cases 
                   the app should be querying ap{r,u}-config directly
          gstein: agreed. apxs should deprecate the -q flag

TODO ISSUES REMAINING IN MOD_SSL:

    * In order to use a DSO version of mod_ssl we have to link with
      -lssl and -lcrypto. A workaround is in place right now where the
      entire EXTRA_LIBS macro is being appended to the objects list, but
      this is a hack. We should either revamp the APACHE_CHECK_SSL_TOOLKIT
      autoconf function or come up with some other autoconf checks to
      search for libssl and libcrypto and properly add them to mod_ssl's
      link flags.

    * SSL renegotiations in combination with POST request

    * Port or dispose all code inside #if 0...#endif blocks that remain
      from the porting effort.

    * Do we need SSL_set_read_ahead()?

    * the ssl_expr api is NOT THREAD SAFE.  race conditions exist:
       -in ssl_expr_comp() if SSLRequire is used in .htaccess
        (ssl_expr_info is global)
       -is ssl_expr_eval() if there is an error
        (ssl_expr_error is global)

    * SSLRequire directive (parsing of) leaks memory

    * Diffie-Hellman-Parameters for temporary keys are hardcoded in
      ssl_engine_dh.c, while the comment in ssl_engine_kernel.c says:
      "it is suggested that keys be changed daily or every 500
      transactions, and more often if possible."

    * ssl_var_lookup could be rewritten to be MUCH faster

    * CRL callback should be pluggable

    * session cache store should be pluggable

    * init functions should return status code rather than ssl_die()

    * ssl_engine_pphrase.c needs to be reworked so it is generic enough
      to also decrypt proxy keys

    * the shmcb code should just align its memory segment rather than
      jumping through all the "safe" memcpy and memset hoops

WISH LIST
    * mod_proxy performance: when mod_proxy is configured to do proxy
      gateway (aka reverse proxy), it would be nice to be able to reuse
      connections to the backend servers. Now, connections to the 
      backend servers are taken down when the corresponding frontend
      connection is taken down.

    * mod_proxy: Ability to run SSL over proxy gateway connections,
      encrypting (or reencrypting) at the proxy.

    * mod_proxy: Add capability of mod_proxy to load balance across
      a farm of backend servers.

    * mod_cache: Handle ESI tags.

EXPERIMENTAL MODULES:

    Experimental modules should eventually be be promoted to fully supported
    status or removed from the repository entirely (ie, the
    'experiment' failed). This section tracks what needs to happen to 
    get the modules promoted to fully supported status.

    mod_cache/mod_mem_cache/mod_disk_cache:
    * mod_cache: handle cache_control: no_cache "field_name" to enable 
      cacheing the response w/o header "field_name"
      See RFC2616 section 14.9.1

    * mod_mem_cache: Consider adding a RevalidateTimeout directive to
      specify time at which local cached content is to be revalidated
      (ie, underlying file stat'ed to see if it has changed).

    * mod_cache: CacheEnable/CacheDisable should accept regular expressions.

    * mod_cache: Fix dependency on ATOMIC operators. Need
      APR_HAS_ATOMIC_* feature macros.

    * mod_disk_cache: Implement garbage collection

    * mod_mem_cache/mod_disk_cache: Need to be able to query cache
      status (num of entries, cache object properties, etc.).
      mod_status could be extended to query optional hooks defined
      by modules for the purpose of reporting module status.
      mod_cache (et. al.) could define optional hooks that are called
      to collect status.  Status should be queryable by
      HTTP or SNMP?

    * Enable mod_cache/mod_mem_cache/mod_disk_cache to handle
      multiviews

    * mod_mem_cache/mod_disk_cache: Complete implementing config
      directives (mod_disk_cache: CacheExpiryCheck and GC directives
      including CacheGc*, CacheSize, and, CacheTimeMargin)
      (mod_mem_cache: MCacheMaxObjectCount) and
      (mod_cache: CacheForceCompletion). 

    mod_auth_ldap/util_ldap:
    * General stabilization and testing
    

PRs that have been suspended forever waiting for someone to
put them into 'the next release':

    * documentation and Q&A

      PR#2221: Make online documentation search link back to my installation
        Status: 

      PR#2906: Propose that Apache recommend $UNIQUE_ID for all "session id"
      algorithms
        Status: 

      PR#2793: When will Apache support P3P? Any Plans?
        Status: 

    * build

      PR#2113: HTTP Server Rebuild Line Needs Changing for the better
        Status: 

      PR#2421: problem specifying ndbm library for build ?with autoconfigure
        Status: 

    * config

      PR#76: missing call to "setlocale();"
        Status: 

      PR#628: Request of "Options SymLinksIfGroupMatch"
        Status: 

      PR#793: RLimitCPU and RLimitMEM don't apply to all children like they should
        Status: 

      PR#922:  it is useful to allow specifiction that root-owned symlinks
      should always be followed
        Status: 

      PR#1028: DoS attacks involving memory consumption
        Status: 

      PR#1191: setlogin() is not called, causing problems with e.g. identd
        Status: 

      PR#1204: regerror() exists, use it
        Status: 

      PR#2284: Can not POST to ErrorDocument - Apache/1.3b6
        Status: 

      PR#2396: Proposal for TimeZone directive
        Status: 

      PR#2446: AllowOverride FileInfo is too coarse
        Status: 

      PR#2760: [PATCH] User/Group for <Directory> and <Location> i.e. not only
      in global and <Virtual>.
        Status: 

      PR#2907: suggestion: power up your Include directive :)
        Status: 

      PR#3018: cannot limit some HTTP methods
        Status: 

      PR#3677: New ErrorDocumentMatch directive
        Status: 

      PR#4244: "Files" and "FilesMatch" regexp does not recognize bang as
      negation operator
        Status: 

      PR#5993: AllowOverride should have a 'CheckNone' and 'AllowNone' argument
      instead of only 'None'
        Status: 

    * mod_access

      PR#537: mod_access syntax allows hosts that should be restricted
        Status: 

      PR#1287: add allow,deny/deny,allow warning to mod_access
        Status: 

      PR#2512: <IfDenied> directive wanted
        Status: 

    * mod_auth-any

      PR#557: ~UserHome directories are not honored in absolute pathname
      requests (.htaccess)
        Status: 

      PR#1117: Using NIS passwd.byname dbm files with AuthDBMUserFile
        Status: 

      PR#1809: Suggestion for improving authentication modules and core source
      code, problem with 401 and ErrorDocument
        Status: 

    * mod_autoindex

      PR#1263: Add frame-safe anchor attribute to mod_autoindex links
        Status: 

    * mod_cgi (and suexec)

      PR#921: suexec Uses cwd before filling it in, doesn't use syslog
        Status: 

      PR#1176: Apache cannot handle continuation line in headers
        Status: 

      PR#1120: suexec does not parse arguments to #exec cmd
        Status: 

      PR#1268: CGI scripts running as Apache user: security (suexec etc.)
        Status: 

      PR#1285: Error messages could be easier to spot in cgi.log file for suexec.c
        Status: 

      PR#1905: suexec - Allow modules to set user:group for execution.
        Status: 

      PR#2360: suexec for general access of user content?
        Status: 

      PR#2460: TimeOut applies to output of CGI scripts
        Status: 

      PR#2573: CGI's for general use still have to be run as another user
      with suExec
        Status: 

      PR#4241: Need to be able to override shebang line to make CGI scripts
      more portable.
        Status: 

      PR#4490: mod_cgi prevents handling of OPTIONS requests
        Status: 

    * mod_env

      PR#370: Modified PATH environemnt variable is not passed, instead
      system's is used
        Status: 

    * mod_headers

      PR#1383: I make mod_headers to modify request headers as well as
      response ones.
        Status: 

      PR#1677: mod_headers should allow mod_log_config-style formats in
      header values
        Status: 

    * mod_imap

      PR#759: imap should read <MAP><AREA>*</MAP> too!
        Status: 

    * mod_include

      PR#78: Additional status for XBitHack directive
        Status: 

      PR#623: A smarter "Last Modified" value for SSI documents (see PR number 600)
        Status: 

      PR#1145: mod_include
      Allow for Last-Modified: without resorting to XBitHack
        Status: 

      PR#1803: patches to mod_include to allow for file tests
        Status: 

      PR#4459: Suggestion for better handling of Last-modified headers
        Status: 

    * mod_log-any

      PR#1050: Logging of virtual server to error_log as well
        Status: 

      PR#1358: Selective url-encode of log fields (or maybe a pseudo
      log_rewrite module?)
        Status: 

      PR#2073: pipelined connections are not logged correctly
        Status: 

      PR#4448: Please allow CGI env variables (QUERY_STRING, ...) to be logged
      with %{}e
        Status: 

    * mod_negotiation

      PR#3191: no way to set global quality-of-source (qs) coneg values
      with multiviews
        Status: 

    * mod_proxy

      PR#362: Mod_proxy doesn't allow change of error pages
        Status: 

      PR#440: Proxy doesn't deliver documents if not connected
        Status: 

      PR#534: proxy converts ~name to %7Ename when name starts with a dot (.)
        Status: 

      PR#612: Proxy FTP Authentication Fails
        Status: 

      PR#700: Proxy doesn't do links right for OpenVMS files through ftp:
        Status: 

      PR#980: Controlling Access to Remote Proxies would be nice...
        Status: 

      PR#994: Adding authentication "on the fly" through the proxy module
        Status: 

      PR#1085: ProxyRemote make a dead cycle.
        Status: 

      PR#1166: ``nph-'' not honored (no buffering) for ProxyRemote mapping
        Status: 

      PR#1290: Need to know "hit-rate" on proxy cache
        Status: 

      PR#1532: Proxy transfer logging
        Status: 

      PR#1547: No HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR set...
        Status: 

      PR#1567: ProxyRemote proxy requests fail authentication by firewall
        Status: 

      PR#1702: mod_proxy to support persistent conns?
        Status: 

      PR#1878: listing of proxy cache content
        Status: 

      PR#2314: patterns in ProxyRemote
        Status: 

      PR#2648: Cache file names in Proxy module
        Status: 

      PR#3568: Accessing URL through proxy server corrupts data.
        Status: 

      PR#3605: Some anonymous FTP URLs ask for authentication
        Status: 

    * mod_rewrite

      PR#1582: mod_rewrite forms REQUEST_URI different than mod_cgi does
        Status: 

      PR#2074: mod_rewrite doesn't pass Proxy Throughput on internal subrequests
        Status: 

    * mod_status

      PR#2138: mod_status always displays 256 possible connection slots
        Status: 

      PR#2343: Status module averages are for entire uptime
        Status: 

    * apache-api

      PR#1004: request_config field in request_rec is moderately bogus
        Status: 

      PR#1158: improvements to child spawning API
        Status: 

      PR#1233: there is no way to keep per-connection per-module state
        Status: 

      PR#2024: adding auth_why to conn_rec
        Status: 

      PR#2873: Feedback/Comment on APACI
        Status: 

      PR#3143: No module specific data hook for per-connection data
        Status: 

    * generally odds and ends

      PR#2431: A small addition to rotatelogs.c to improve program functionality.
        Status: 

      PR#2763: mailto tags and bundling bug report script
        Status: 

      PR#2785: os-aix Support for System Resource Controller
        Status: 

      PR#2889: Inclusion of RPM spec file in CVS/distributions
        Status: 

      PR#5713: os-windows [PATCH] install as win32 service with domain account
        Status: Cannot accept password-as-arg, we should prompt the
                user when -k install/-k config with a user argument.



Other bugs that need fixing:

    * ap_discard_request should be converted to use the bucket API
      directly rather than waste cycles copying buffers with the old API.

    * MaxRequestsPerChild measures connections, not requests.
        Until someone has a better way, we'll probably just rename it
        "MaxConnectionsPerChild".
    
    * Regex containers don't work in an intutive way
        Status: No one has come up with an efficient way to fix this
        behavior. Dean has suggested getting rid of regex containers
        completely.
        OtherBill suggests: We at least seem to agree on eliminating
                            the <Container ~ foo> forms, and using only
                            <ContainerMatch foo> semantics.

    * SIGSEGV on Linux (glibc 2.1.2) isn't caught properly by a
      sigwaiting thread. We need to work around this, perhaps unless
      there is hope soon for a fixed glibc.

    * orig_ct in the byterange/multipart handling may not be
      needed. Apache 1.3 just never stashed "multipart" into
      r->content_type. We should probably follow suit since the
      byterange stuff doesn't want the rest of the code to see the
      multipart content-type; the other code should still think it is
      dealing with the <orig_ct> stuff.
        Status: Greg volunteers to investigate (esp. since he was most 
                likely the one to break it :-)

Binaries (probably not till beta):

 Platform                      Avail.  Volunteer
 ------------------------------------------------------------------
 AIX 4.3.3                     no      Bill Stoddard
 Mandrake 8.1                  no      open
 FreeBSD 4.1                   no      open
 hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.00         no      Cliff Woolley
 i386-pc-solaris2.8            no      Aaron Bannert
 i386-unknown-freebsd4.5       no
 i386-unknown-freebsd4.6       no      Cliff Woolley
 i686-pc-linux-gnu-slackware81 no      Cliff Woolley
 i686-pc-linux-gnu-rh70        no      Aaron Bannert
 i686-pc-linux-gnu-rh73        no      Cliff Woolley
 ia64-hp-hpux11.20             no
 powerpc-apple-darwin5.5       no      Aaron Bannert
 powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu     no      Graham Leggett
 s390-ibm-linux                no      Greg Ames
 sparc-sun-solaris2.8          no      Jim Jagielski
 NetWare                       no      Brad Nicholes
 OS/2                          no      Brian Havard
 OS/390                        no      Greg Ames
 Win32-x86                     no      William Rowe

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