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Apache: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition by Peter Laurie, Ben Laurie

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Organization of This Book

The chapters that follow and their contents are listed here:

Chapter 1

Covers web servers, how Apache works, TCP/IP, HTTP, hostnames, what a client does, what happens at the server end, choosing a Unix version, and compiling and installing Apache under both Unix and Win32.

Chapter 2

Discusses getting Apache to run, creating Apache users, runtime flags, permissions, and site.simple.

Chapter 3

Introduces a demonstration business, Butterthlies, Inc.; some HTML; default indexing of web pages; server housekeeping; and block directives.

Chapter 4

Demonstrates aliases, logs, HTML forms, shell script, a CGI in C, environment variables, and adapting to the client's browser.

Chapter 5

Explains controlling access, collecting information about clients, cookies, DBM control, digest authentication, and anonymous access.

Chapter 6

Covers content and language arbitration, type maps, and expiration of information.

Chapter 7

Discusses better indexes, index options, your own indexes, and imagemaps.

Chapter 8

Describes Alias, ScriptAlias, and the amazing Rewrite module.

Chapter 9

Covers remote proxies and proxy caching.

Chapter 10

Explains runtime commands in your HTML and XSSI—a more secure server-side include.

Chapter 11

Covers server status, logging the action, and configuring the log files.

Chapter 12

Discusses authentication, blocking, counters, faster CGI, languages, server-side scripting, and URL rewriting.

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