The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the fourth public
release of Apache 2.0.  Apache 2.0 has been running on the
website since December of 2000 and has proven to be very reliable.

This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix release.
A summary of the changes is given at the end of this document.  Of
particular note is that 2.0.40 fixes the serious vulnerability noted in
CAN-2002-0661 and the pair of path exposures in CAN-2002-0654 (
We would like to thank Auriemma Luigi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> for
discovering and reporting the vulnerability and one of the path exposures
and Jim Race <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> for reporting the other path exposure.

Apache 2.0 offers numerous enhancements, improvements and performance
boosts over the 1.3 codebase. The most visible and noteworthy addition
is the ability to run Apache in a hybrid thread/process mode on any
platform that supports both threads and processes.  This has shown to
improve the scalability of the Apache HTTP Server significantly in
our testing.  Apache 2.0 also includes support for filtered I/O.  This
allows modules to modify the output of other modules before it is
sent to the client.  We have also included support for IPv6 on any
platform that supports IPv6.

This version of Apache is known to work on many versions of Unix, BeOS,
OS/2, Windows, and Netware.  Because of many of the advancements in
Apache 2.0, the initial release of Apache is expected to perform equally
well on all supported platforms.

There are new snapshots of the Apache httpd source available every 6
hours from - please download and test
if you feel brave. We don't guarantee anything except that it will
take up disk space, but if you have the time and skills, please
give it a spin on your platforms.

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since
April of 1996. The July 2002 Web Server Survey by Netcraft (see found that more web servers were
using Apache than any other software; Apache runs on more than 57%
of the web servers on the Internet.

For more information and to download the release tarballs, please

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