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1 ** Changes from 0.94.13 to Boas/SMP
2 * Added support for SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 protocols.
3 * Added support for multiple CPU's by making the server
4 run over a pool of threads.
5 * Changed the file caching code. The mmap() calls are cached until
6 the mmap list table is full.
7 * Added support for HTTP/1.1 ranges.
8 * Added support for hostname based virtual hosting.
9 * Added support for the TCP_CORK tcp option in linux.
10 * Cleaned up the CGI handling (gunzip, indexer are treated as CGIs)
11
12 ** Changes from 0.94.12 to 0.94.13
13 * Change many instances of log_error_mesg + exit to DIE macro
14 * Change all instance of log_error_mesg (without exit) to WARN macro
15 * do a much better job of checking return values from malloc and
16 especially strdup.
17 * check results of calling umask and getrlimit
18 * server_s is no longer a global int
19 * check results of fork via switch instead of if (fork())
20 * check for getopt.h and include it if found
21 * remove unused #defines, and add WARN macro, and replace
22 many calls to log_error_mesg(..) with WARN macro
23 * fix bug in get_commonlog_time where time_offset calculation was
24 the opposite of what it should be ('-' and '+' were swapped)
25 * fix compatability bug with old and newer versions of flex/yacc
26 * add check for AC_FUNC_MMAP to configure.in
27 * fix really lame thinko in normalize_path, which would prepend the
28 results of earlier calls to results from later calls
29 * Add MaxConnections, a configuration directive which allows the
30 user to specify the maximum number of connections that Boa will
31 accept concurrently.
32 * add SERVER_ADDR and REQUEST_URI to environment of CGI
33 * handle SIGBUS during writes of data that has been memory mapped
34 * minor optimization in select.c that prevents DEAD requests from
35 being added to the block set
36 * fix bug in CGI environment script_name - closes sf.net bug #576725
37 * make 'status' variable local to requests.c, not local to every file
38 by forgetting to declare 'extern' in globals.h :-|
39 * make getsockname non-fatal, and do it every time because we may
40 need it for the CGI
41 * some minor refactoring optimizations in hash.c
42
43 ** Changes from 0.94.11 to 0.94.12
44 * Renamed Changelog ChangeLog, and moved up to top-level directory
45 * Next 3 items due in part or whole thanks to
46 Liam Widdowson
47 * when printf'ing a pid type, force to int, because it could be
48 something else on other platforms. Should probably change it to
49 a long, and use that.
50 * backported chroot commandline support from 0.95
51 * backported support for strdup, strstr, alphasort, and scandir
52 from 0.95
53 * Fixed src/Makefile.in -- it didn't remove index_dir.o
54 * backport create_temporary_file from 0.95
55 (instead of using tmpnam)
56 * Allow non-standard date format 31 September 2000 23:59:59 GMT
57 Patch by Landon Curt Noll
58 * Skip whitespace before HTTP/major.minor
59 Adapted patch from Landon Curt Noll
60 * open /dev/null first thing (affects chrooting)
61 * properly handle sigalrm -- use sigalrm_flag and sigalrm_run
62 instead of handling the signal in the signal handler
63 * update manpage slightly
64 * send 400 BAD Request when resource does not start with '/'
65 * add grp.h to boa.h's includes -- remove from boa.c and config.c
66 * removed duplicate header includes from boa.c, config.c, get.c,
67 ip.c, request.c, response.c
68 * factor out creating the server socket and dropping privs
69 into create_server_socket and drop_privs
70 * type all functions in boa.c (except main) as static
71 * set umask after opening /dev/null
72 * tie stdin/stdout to /dev/null before commandline parse
73 * removed old, unused chroot code
74 * move builds_needs_escape earlier in the startup
75 * move fork later in the startup
76 * type all c_set_* as static in config.c
77 * don't bother trying to change uid/gid (or error if the
78 requested uid/gid doesn't exist) if not UID 0
79 * return more appropriate error code when foo.html gives
80 access denied, but foo.html.gz gives some other error
81 (essentially report error associated with foo.html, not foo.html.gz)
82 * send NOT Implemented when an unknown method is attempted
83 * always attempt a 32k read right before close
84 (stopgap until blackhole can be merged)
85 * allow more than 1 space in logline between method, resource,
86 and http version
87 * don't use inline functions
88 * update configure.in so that autoconf 2.50 doesn't complain (as much)
89 * properly use VPATH and srcdir according to autoconf docs
90 * change curly-braces to parentheses in Makefilein
91 * use $^ instead of manually listing the dependencies in Makefile.in
92 * remove tests section in Makefile.in
93 * write tags not TAGS in Makefile.in
94 * Add gethostbyname and inet_aton to function checks
95 * Add code from 0.95 which checks for socket in -lsocket,
96 inet_aton in -lresolv, and gethost{by}name in -lnsl
97 * Also remove broken bc-based "how big is an unsigned int" checks:
98 assume minimum of 32 bits and check in escape.c at runtime.
99 * Added new file: README.chroot.solaris, based on a
100 modified version by Liam Widdowson
101 * Add check_struct_for.m4, which allows us to check a structure
102 for a member (found at http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/
103 authored by Wes Hardaker
104 * Call "aclocal -I ." to rebuild aclocal.m4
105 * Using new check-struct-for-member autoconf macro, check
106 for tm_gmtoff and tm_zone in struct tm -- useful in
107 portability tests for localtime.
108 * Also check sockaddr_in for structure sin_len so we can set
109 it properly.
110 * index_dir.c (which ends up in boa_indexer) can now be compiled
111 with USE_LOCALTIME, and if so, it will report the local time
112 using the timezone name. Otherwise it uses UTC time and UTC
113 timezone designation.
114 * fix buglet in mmap_cache.c which shows up when under
115 heavy load by many different files.
116 Found and squashed by Michal Kara
117 * normalize paths on Aliases, log files, server root, dirmaker
118 This makes sure that paths are 'absolute'
119 * don't generate DOCUMENT_ROOT or SERVER_ROOT,
120 CGIs have no business knowing that information
121 * if CGI, chdir to the cgi's root path
122 Bug found by Matt Callaway
123 * remove ChrootPath and PidFile directives from the parser
124 (they aren't used anyway)
125 * keep track of maximum file descriptor in use to optimize call
126 to select()
127 * apply IPv6 patch from Jari Korva
128 * optimize keep-alive copy data routine
129 * try to use memcpy instead of strcpy/strcat in more places (alias.c)
130 * update .depend file
131 * use fcntl + GET_FL to get a file descriptor's flags, then
132 add or remove only the bits we want to set. This prevents
133 accidentally setting or unsettings bits we don't have anything
134 to do with inadvertantly. (removed, at least temporarily.
135 Show me a system where it is needed -- LRD)
136 * make sure to call FD_ZERO when we handle a restart
137 * in read.c, don't call boa_perror on read failure -- socket is
138 dead or messed up anyway, no reason to try to write to it.
139 * explicit .SUFFIXES in Makefile.in
140 * boa.objdump target added
141 * use @MAKE_SET@ (for when $(MAKE) != "make")
142 * add -Wundef -Wwrite-strings -Wredundant-decls -Winline to GCC_FLAGS
143 * change Paul Phillips' and Larry Doolittle's emails in source
144 * add --disable-debug, --enable-profile, --with-dmalloc, and --with-efence
145 * test for failed-but-return-was-successful setuid:
146 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1322
147 * use _exit not exit in CGI child
148 * always place new keepalive request on blocked list, we can't be
149 sure of the state of the active list, and since enqueue places
150 things at the *front* of the list, it doesn't do us much good
151 to place the new request on the active list anyway.
152 * update some Copyright statements for 2002
153 * When comparing the uri to an alias, only compare if
154 the uri length is greater than or equal to the length of the alias
155 * in init_script_alias, make sure to check for document_root before
156 trying to use it
157 * script_name is now just a copy of the request, rather
158 than some complicated variation on the pathname
159 * change the way the CGI environment is handled.
160 Now, it is allocated at request allocation time, and exists
161 throughout the life of the structure.
162 * check memory allocations, etc.. when creating the static
163 CGI environment and when making new CGI environment variables
164 * wait until process_option_end to call unescape_uri, clean_pathname,
165 and translate_uri
166 * remove debian package information
167 * move RedHat packaging information to contrib
168 * remove tests -- they weren't usable anyway
169 * add some new hash routines, and use djb2 (a variant on a
170 hash algorithm popularized by Dan J. Bernstein)
171 * a side-effect of the new hash routines is a bugfix,
172 involving negative return values from hash routines.
173 This has been fixed.
174 * add a routine, show_hash_stats, which is called with other
175 statistical output via sigalarm
176 * remove some duplicate prototypes from config.c
177 * make simple_itoa take an unsigned int
178 * try to make NOBLOCK handling in compat.h compatible with Solaris
179 * make sure to update current_time before calling signal handlers
180 * alter primary loop to make sure that select gets called even
181 when there are requests that are not blocking, and call fdset_update
182 and process_requests (when appropriate) after signal handlers but
183 before select to make sure that blocked requests are still handled
184 by select after a sighup. (Thanks to Karl Olsen)
185 * pull select loop into select.c
186 * poll server socket once per active connection
187 * add send_r_service_unavailable and use it when appropriate
188 * state uptime in seconds at normal program termination
189 * include sys/fcntl.h if it is found by configure
190 * fix POST bug where a content-length < 0 would cause Boa to
191 consume its full share of CPU until killed
192 Bug report by Landon Curt Noll
193 * add CGIPath configuration variable
194 based upon a patch by Landon Curt Noll
195 * add function boa_atoi, which wraps atoi, but does not
196 accept negative values. Additionally, it checks to make sure
197 the converted value and the original value are the same, avoiding
198 issues like "124.3" -> "123" and "123abc" -=> "123".
199 Either a value is an int or it isn't - no middle ground.
200 * use boa_atoi to convert content-length from client.
201 * add new #define - SINGLE_POST_LIMIT_DEFAULT, which defines
202 (in bytes) the *default* single_post_limit.
203 * single_post_limit is now in bytes.
204 * when adding aliases, only "normalize" paths that start
205 with "./" - this is a departure from previous behavior
206 * add "?" to the list of characters that it is safe to leave unescaped
207 * clean up Makefile.in of no-longer-pertinent comments
208 * add send_r_bad_gateway and use it
209 * tie stderr to either cgi_log_fd or devnullfd - either way
210 make sure stderr is a valid filehandle before cgi execution
211 * cgi_env is no longer allocated, it's part of the struct now
212 * fix bug in CgiPath logic
213 * when unable to allocate memory for an environment variable, log it
214 * add clear_common_env, which de-allocates the cgi_common_env stuff
215 [NEVER USE THIS outside of a terminal signal handler!]
216 * don't be so wasteful of memory in normalize_path
217 * adapted fix for alias expansion from Brieuc Jeunhomme
218
219 ** Changes from 0.94.10.1 to 0.94.11
220 * use LIBS in Makefile.in (which propagates from autoconf)
221 * properly free memory allocated by scandir in index_dir.c
222 * rearrange some header files and includes
223 * on reads and writes, don't check for -1, check for < 0
224 * include fix by William Meadows
225 for escape.c which fixes segfaults due to improper allocation
226 * above fix by William Meadows no longer needed;
227 escape.c and escape.h rewritten by Larry Doolittle -- requires
228 at least 32 bit words, but is correct (jdn's 1st attempt was faulty)
229
230 ** Changes from 0.94.10 to 0.94.10.1
231 * Actually update the SERVER_VERSION in src/defines.h
232
233 ** Changes from 0.94.9 to 0.94.10
234 * Fixes escaping rules
235 * Fixes segfault when directory_index is undefined and
236 directory needs to be generated
237 * adds dummy signal handlers for SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 (Closes SF #425921)
238 * Update documentation regarding mime.types (Closes Debian #69991)
239 * Make sure documentation builds (Closes Debian #110818)
240
241 ** Changes from 0.94.8.3 to 0.94.9
242 * src/Makefile.in updated to take CFLAGS, LIBS, and LDFLAGS
243 from autoconf
244 * Update escaping rules with latest RFC
245 * unescape_uri skips fragments and also stop parsing at '?'
246 * Don't accept fd over FD_SETSIZE in request.c:get_request
247 * use backported documentation from 0.95
248 * make sure POST fd gets closed even on client cancel
249 * use backported index_dir.c from 0.95
250 * support subdirectories in ScriptAlias directories
251 * add SinglePostLimit (int, in Kilobytes) to config system
252 * check for ENOSPC on body write
253 * use environment variable TMP (or "/tmp" if not available),
254 and chdir there when boa exits.
255 * add 1-time-only hack to make a 32kB read at the end of a request
256 on POST or PUT
257 * close unused file descriptors (/dev/null in boa.c, and the
258 unused part of the pipes call in cgi.c)
259 * made Makefile.in VPATH happy
260
261 ** Changes from 0.94.8.2 to 0.94.8.3
262 * Move unescape_uri *before* clean_pathname to prevent
263 encoding of / and .. in pathname
264 * wrap execution of GUNZIP in cgi.c with #ifdef GUNZIP
265 * stop parsing when fragment found in URL ('#')
266
267 ** Changes from 0.94.8.1 to 0.94.8.2
268 * close pipes[1] in child and generate HTTP_REFERER environment
269 variable in cgi.c
270 * Minor changes to the Debian package
271
272 ** Changes from 0.94.8 to 0.94.8.1
273 * Change umask call from (umask(0600)) to (umask(~0600))
274
275 ** Changes from 0.94.7 to 0.94.8
276 * Fix major thinko in temp file permissions
277 * unlink temporary file immediately following creation
278 * implement maximum # of active connections at 10 less than RLIMIT_NOFILE
279 to avoid or eliminate crashes resulting from running out of
280 file descriptors
281 * Fix thinko in POST
282
283 ** Changes from 0.94.6 to 0.94.7
284 * STDIN and STDOUT are now tied to /dev/null
285 * sets PATH_MAX to 2048 if not defined (for Hurd)
286 * core dumps (should never happen) would be located in /tmp
287 * alter behavior when select gets a EBADF
288 * add translation for the \" char -> &quot;
289 * remove use of sys_errlist. Use perror.
290 * better makedist.sh (still a stupid program though)
291
292 ** Changes from 0.94.5 to 0.94.6
293 * Removed doc++ commenting
294 * Removed erroneous debugging statments
295 * Move some stuff out of config.c (read_config_file) to boa.c
296 * Altered some of fixup_server_root()
297 * Bug fix in get.c re: automatic gunzip
298 * Added some stubs for chroot code (*not* ready yet)
299
300 ** Changes from 0.94.4 to 0.94.5
301 * Alteration of most of the comments and such for doc++ use
302 * Fixed buffer overflow in alias.c
303 * Fixed buffer underflow in util.c
304
305 ** Changes from 0.94.3 to 0.94.4
306 * Better escaping of data to user, both for HTTP headers and HTML body
307 * Proper escaping of output in CGI example perl scripts
308
309 ** Changes from 0.94.0 to 0.94.2
310 * Fixed obnoxious pipeline bug
311 * Fixed (sorta) a compilation/core bug for *BSD systems
312 Original code by Thomas Neumann
313 * Moved to GPLv2
314 * Changed manpage to section 8
315 * boa.sgml now references a .png file instead of evil .gif
316
317 ** Changes from 0.93.19.2 to 0.94.0
318 * Added UseGMT to the configuration parser
319 * util.c commonlog now logs in Apache-style commonlog time format
320 * Remove SO_SNDBUF on-start message
321
322 ** Changes from 0.93.19 to 0.93.19.2
323 * Changed to combined log (from NCSA access_log format) ala Drew Streib
324 * Altered POST cgi code to handle bug in Netscape
325 * SO_SNDBUF changes by Larry
326
327 ** Changes from 0.93.17.2 to 0.93.19 (all 0.93.18.x changes inclusive)
328 * Update of some copyright statements for 99
329 * Replacement of sprintf with strlen/memcpy or strcpy/strcat
330 wherever possible
331 * Significant rearrangement in alias.c, minor functional differences
332 (some CGI environment variables handled differently)
333 * Removal of die function. Replace with log_err_mesg and exit.
334 * initial IPv6 stubs and support
335 * Move #include "config.h" to top of boa.h where it will do some good
336 * Stubs and functions for strstr and strdup
337 * Seperation of buffer code into it's own file
338 * Significant changes to cgi.c et al (cgi_header.c, etc...)
339 * Speed patches by removal of "extra" calls to time(): Use global variable!
340 * pipelining changes... it works now.
341 * require content-length from clients (ala rfc1945)
342 * alter body_read and body_write to work more efficiently with known content-length
343 * move read(2) part to *after* parsing...
344 * added support for additional header message in send_redirect_temp
345 * change use of NO_ZERO_FILL_LENGTH to offsetof() use
346 * Remove SO_REUSEADDR setting on each client socket, Paul Saab
347 * Avoid SO_SNDBUF setting if possible
348 * Large quantities of otherwise not-insignificant changes
349
350 ** Changes from 0.93.17.2 to 0.93.17.3
351 * Put on-the-fly directories back in, stripped down from the 0.92 version
352 * Fixed DocumentRoot, ServerAdmin and ServerName null-value handling in
353 CGI environment generation
354 * Fixed argument order in Script* directives (bug introduced in 0.93.17.2)
355 * Got rid of MAX_CGI_VARS because it was not being used consistently, or
356 for that matter, at all, really.
357 * Added some more FASCIST_LOGGING to cgi.c
358 * Minor mmap patch by LRD for request.c
359
360 ** Changes from 0.93.17.1 to 0.93.17.2
361 * Added "Listen" directive for server bind address, as most recently
362 suggested by David N. Welton
363 * Put virtualhost feature in, was experimental in 0.92q
364
365 ** Changes from 0.93.16.2 to 0.93.17.1
366 * New config file parser (supposed to be more maintainable) (LRD)
367 * Support for "|command" and ":host:port" syntax for logfiles (untested) (LRD)
368
369 ** Changes for the 0.93 version **
370 * Huge quantities of changes
371 * keepalive Bugfix in 0.93.16.2 by Jon Nelson
372 report by Craig Silverstein of Google fame.
373 * patch for config.h by Craig Silverstein
374 * fixed "Parent Directory" problem in boa_indexer for title "/"
375 (Debian bug #36165)
376 * More Craig Silverstein
377 modifications, namely:
378 ErrorLog (if omitted, print to stderr)
379 DocumentRoot (if omitted, can only server user-dir files)
380 DirectoryIndex (if omitted, always use DirectoryMaker)
381 MimeTypes (if omitted, don't load -- users can use AddType instead)
382
383
384 ** Changes from v0.92o to v0.92p **
385
386 * Documented misbehavior of CGI, SIGHUP, short aliases, stale dircache.
387 * Documented how to patch signals.c for use on SunOS.
388 * Closed file descriptor leak when redirecting a bare directory URL to
389 one with an appended "/".
390 * Closed potential file descriptor leak if errors encountered generating
391 on-the-fly index.
392 * Cleaned up include file handling to be simultaneously compatible with
393 Linux, SunOS, HP-UX, and AIX.
394 * Supress message body for codes 302, 400, 403, 404, 500, and 501 if
395 incoming request is "HEAD".
396
397 ** Changes from v0.91 to v0.92o **
398 (0.92o released 27 December, 1996)
399
400 * Maintenance handover from Paul Phillips to Larry Doolittle
401 * Changed (char)NULL to '\0'
402 * Cleaned up signal handler prototypes in signals.c
403 * Modified handling of CGI environment variable PATH_TRANSLATED,
404 should now work the same as NCSA.
405 * More conservative buffer size in add_cgi_env()
406 * Build argv list for a CGI script according to spec
407 * Speedup process_header_line, eliminate potential memory leak
408 * Occasional spelling fixes and lint removal
409 * Added REMOTE_PORT env var for CGI scripts, to allow easy ident lookups
410 * Changed rfc822 time format
411 * Log timeouts and broken connections
412 * Fix mime suffix handling for filenames with multiple "."s
413 * Initialize conn->time_last, fixes bug with rapid-fire connections
414 * Performance tweak to req_write()
415 * Changed http_version from float to char[8]
416 * Rewrote on-the-fly directory generation; it works now
417 * Added user configurable dircache directory in boa.conf
418 * Fixed "simple" response bugs, including incorrect CGI handling
419 * Keepalive (HTTP/1.1 draft) support, mostly by Jon Nelson
420 * Close data_fd in 304 Not Modified flow of control
421 * Switch socket flags to non-blocking before cgi handoff
422 * Try to handle errno properly in the face of multiple errors
423 * Close fd's of all other transactions before cgi handoff
424 * Move real work for sighup and sigchld out of signal handler
425 * Fix free(req->cgi_env) in request.c
426 * Response message cleanup - better match to HTML-2.0 DTD
427 * Experimental Virtual Host code from Russ Nelson
428 * Expand buffer for escaped URI in init_get()
429 * SIGTERM triggers lame duck mode until all pending transactions complete
430 * Close and unlink temp file for POST in parent process
431
432 ** Changes from v0.90 to v0.91 **
433
434 * Cleaned up main while loop
435 * Optimized request line parsing
436 * Added state machine for header reads -- necessary to deal wtih
437 possibility of obtaining header data in multiple reads. This
438 also allows interactive use of server.
439 * Added 500/501 return codes for various conditions
440
441 ** v0.90 **
442
443 * Initial release
444

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