Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since 1996.
The Apache project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for various modern desktop and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT.
The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Whats New in version 2.2.16:
- SECURITY: CVE-2010-1452 (cve.mitre.org) mod_dav, mod_cache: Fix Handling of requests without a path segment. PR: 49246 [Mark Drayton, Jeff Trawick]
- SECURITY: CVE-2010-2068 (cve.mitre.org) mod_proxy_ajp, mod_proxy_http, mod_reqtimeout: Fix timeout detection for platforms Windows, Netware and OS2. PR: 49417. [Rainer Jung]
- core: Filter init functions are now run strictly once per request before handler invocation. The init functions are no longer run for connection filters. PR 49328. [Joe Orton]
- mod_filter: enable it to act on non-200 responses. PR 48377 [Nick Kew]
- mod_ldap: LDAP caching was suppressed (and ldap-status handler returns title page only) when any mod_ldap directives were used in VirtualHost context. [Eric Covener]
- mod_ssl: Fix segfault at startup if proxy client certs are shared across multiple vhosts. PR 39915. [Joe Orton]
- mod_proxy_http: Log the port of the remote server in various messages. PR 48812. [Igor Galic ]
- apxs: Fix -A and -a options to ignore whitespace in httpd.conf [Philip M. Gollucci]
- mod_dir: add FallbackResource directive, to enable admin to specify an action to happen when a URL maps to no file, without resorting to ErrorDocument or mod_rewrite. PR 47184 [Nick Kew]
- mod_rewrite: Allow to set environment variables without explicitely giving a value. [Rainer Jung]