Search /
Advanced search  |  Help  |  Site map
Click for Layer 8! No, really, click NOW!
Networking for Small Business
How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off
iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 18
Arista co-founder may have switch maker by its jewels
Open source pitfalls – and how to avoid them
AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google
BlackBerry Releases BES 10 Security Update to Address 'Heartbleed' Flaw
Verizon: Web apps are the security punching bag of the Internet
Cisco announces security service linked with new operations centers
Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance
Free OS X Mavericks now powers half of all Macs
Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds  
3D printing will transform these five industries
Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw
NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs
Hundreds of medical professionals targeted in multi-state tax scam
Super-high frequencies could one day deliver your mobile video
Americans cool with lab-grown organs, but not designer babies
IT Departments Not Losing Ground to Managed Service Providers (Yet)
Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?
IE6: Retired but not dead yet
Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
DDoS Attackers Change Techniques To Wallop Sites
Can we talk? Internet of Things vendors face a communications 'mess'
AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters
Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

The NetWare version of Apache

Related linksToday's breaking news
Send to a friendFeedback

Sign up to receive this and other networking newsletters in your inbox.

Novell has shipped a couple of different Web servers with NetWare over the past few years, including a NetWare version of the Netscape Enterprise Server in NetWare 5.1. There have also been one or two shareware Web servers (such as WebWare for NetWare 3.x and 4.x) and LanWeb (also for NetWare 3.x and 4.x). But now there's a NetWare version of the world's most widely used Web server.

The Apache Web server is used by more Web publishers than any other http server, no matter what Microsoft might lead you to believe. The biggest advantage of Apache is its price - it's free. But it's also one of the best examples of the "open source" movement - software that's support and added to by a multitude of programmers worldwide.

The NetWare version of Apache 1.3 is still in the "experimental" stage, and it (so far) only runs on NetWare 5 or 5.1. Nevertheless, if you support a major Web site and haven't been completely happy with the NetWare Web server (from NetWare 4) or the Netscape server (from NetWare 5), and if you want to take advantage of the hundreds of Web server applications available (also for free) for Apache - it would be worth your effort to download and test the new Apache in your environment.


Dave Kearns is a writer and consultant in Silicon Valley. His most recent book is "Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Networks" published by SAMS. Dave's company, Virtual Quill, provides content services to network vendors: books, manuals, white papers, lectures and seminars, marketing, technical marketing and support documents. Virtual Quill provides "words to sell by..." Find out more at Virtual Quill or by e-mail at

NetWare archive
Past newsletters.




Archive of Network World on Novell NetWare newsletters

NWFusion offers more than 40 FREE technology-specific email newsletters in key network technology areas such as NSM, VPNs, Convergence, Security and more.
Click here to sign up!
New Event - WANs: Optimizing Your Network Now.
Hear from the experts about the innovations that are already starting to shake up the WAN world. Free Network World Technology Tour and Expo in Dallas, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York.
Attend FREE
Your FREE Network World subscription will also include breaking news and information on wireless, storage, infrastructure, carriers and SPs, enterprise applications, videoconferencing, plus product reviews, technology insiders, management surveys and technology updates - GET IT NOW.