This page lists recent announcements and enhancements made to the IBM HTTP Server for i, the IBM Web Administration for i GUI, in addition to any updates to the product's website.
Large file support now available
Within the HTTP Server for i a new feature, large file (>2GB) support has been added. The HTTP Server for i has been re-compiled against macro _LARGE_FILES to allow the HTTP Server to handle files larger than 2GB. This new feature results in IBM i HTTP server Plug-in modules to be re-compiled with this same macro in order to work correctly with the large support enabled HTTP server. The following IBM i shipped Plug-in modules have been re-compiled and shipped in this Group.
(1) IBM Integrated Web Application Server for i and IBM Integrated Web Services Server for i Plug-in module: /QSYS.LIB/QHTTPSVR.LIB/QLWIIHSMOD.SRVPGM
(2) IBM Domino Server for i Plug-in module: /QSYS.LIB/QHTTPSVR.LIB/QZSRVAP20A.SRVPGM
(3) Tomcat Server Plug-in module: /QSYS.LIB/QHTTPSVR.LIB/QZTCJK.SRVPGM
(4) WebSphere Application Server Plug-in module(/QSYS.LIB/QWASxxv.LIB/QSVTAP22LF.SRVPGM) have also been re-compiled and integrated in the WebSphere Application Server fix packs: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. If you are using the WebSphere Application Server to connect HTTP Server for i, you are recommended to have the required fix pack installed. While it is recommended to update to the correct fix pack, it is not necessary as the updated plugin has been included in this Group. This ensures that your servers remain functioning correctly after the Group is installed.
Please note: After this Group is installed, the HTTP server configuration file is automatically updated to use the new WebSphere Application Server Plug-in module when the HTTP Server is starting.
For users that have no third-party developed HTTP Server Plug-in modules, this change will have no effect.
Important note: For users that have third-party developed HTTP Server Plug-in modules, these modules are required to be re-compiled against the same macro. Your HTTP server applications will not work correctly until these plugins have been updated. For detail about how to re-compile third-party HTTP Plug-in module, please refer to the instructions.
Web Log Monitor now available
The Web Log Monitor provides users the ability to monitor the contents of log files for HTTP and application servers. See IBM i 7.1 information center for more details.
Support for PASE FastCGI PHP Processing is now available
Software updates are now available for V5R4 and V6R1 to update the IBM HTTP Server for i to support PASE FastCGI for PHP processing.
Software requirements and configuration instructions can be found here.
IBM HTTP Server now supports Apache 2.0.63 for V5R4
Software updates are now available for V5R4 to update the level of the IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) for i to the Apache Software Foundation's 2.0.63 server level. Apache 2.0.63 contains fixes and enhancements to the Apache release previously available on the IBM i.
IBM HTTP Server now supports Apache 2.2.11 for V6R1
Software updates are now available for V6R1 to update the level of the IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) for i to the Apache Software Foundation's 2.2.11 server level. Apache 2.2.11 contains fixes and enhancements to the Apache release previously available on the IBM i.
New user profile requirements to use the Web Administration for i interface
The Web Administration for i interface no longer requires user profiles to have *ALLOBJ authority. See IBM i 7.1 information center for more details.
IBM Web Administration for i supports many Web technologies
The IBM Web Administration for i provides a full function GUI interface for configuring and managing many Web technologies. It is rich in function, examples, error-checking, and provides many easy to use wizards to help users accomplish many difficult tasks. The following Web technologies are supported to help the user create a production ready Web environment:
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