Re: NCSA httpd server and 1.3.8X kernels

Edward S. Marshall (
Sun, 7 Apr 1996 17:31:54 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Alan K. Adamson wrote:
> Anyone, know why I can't get my 1.5.1 httpd server to work under 1.3.8x
> kernels? I have tried about everything under the sun, but I still get
> an immediate connection closed when telnetting to port 80 with httpd
> running.

Don't use pre-forked servers. They used some sort of hack to get them
operational under 1.2.x and later 1.1.x kernels, but something got fixed
during the 1.3 series, and it no longer works. Check out their hypernews
for 1.5.1 at for more information.
Generally speaking though, forget about using preforked servers under
1.3, at least until the code is there to support it properly.

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