Apache Version 1.2 (and up) What is it? ----------- Apache is an HTTP server designed as a plug-in replacement for the NCSA server version 1.3 (or 1.4). It fixes numerous bugs in the NCSA server and includes many frequently requested new features, and has an API which allows it to be extended to meet users' needs more easily. Documentation ------------- The documentation available as of the date of this release is also included, in HTML format, in the htdocs/manual/ directory. For the most up-to-date documentation, visit us on the WWW, at <URL:http://www.apache.org/>. Installation ------------ Unless you grabbed a binary distribution of Apache, you must compile it for your specific platform. In order to compile it, you must set compile-time options (in particular, system type) for your system by editing a Configuration file, run a script which generates a Makefile and a small piece of C code, and then compile it. For instructions on compilation, see the file 'INSTALL' in the src/ directory. After compilation, you will have a binary called "httpd" in the src/ directory. If you received a binary distribution of apache, you should have this file already. The next step is to edit the configuration files for the server. In the subdirectory called "conf" you should find distribution versions of the three configuration files: srm.conf-dist, access.conf-dist, and httpd.conf-dist. Copy them to srm.conf, access.conf, httpd.conf respectively. First edit httpd.conf. This sets up general attributes about the server - the port number, the user it runs as, etc. Next edit the srm.conf file - this sets up the root of the document tree, special functions like server-parsed HTML or internal imagemap parsing, etc. Finally, edit the access.conf file to at least set the base cases of access. Documentation for all of these is located at <URL:http://www.apache.org/docs/>. Finally, make a call to httpd, with a -f to the full path to the httpd.conf file. I.e., the common case: /usr/local/etc/apache/src/httpd -f /usr/local/etc/apache/conf/httpd.conf And voila! The server should be running. By default the srm.conf and access.conf files are located by name - to specifically call them by other names, use the AccessConfig and ResourceConfig directives in httpd.conf. The Latest Version ------------------ Details of the latest version are in the apache project page (above). Licensing --------- Please see the file called LICENSE. Acknowledgments ---------------- We wish to acknowledge the following copyrighted works that make up portions of the Apache software: Portions of this software were developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This software contains code derived from the RSA Data Security Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm, including various modifications by Spyglass Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, and Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore). This package contains software written and copyrighted by Henry Spencer. Please see the file called src/regex/COPYRIGHT.
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