Apache for MPE/iX is server software that turns your HP e3000 into a
full-featured web server. With a front-end browser and Apache,
applications and documents on your HP e3000 can be accessed on the
Internet or over an intranet. Apache is open software from the Apache
Last updated 5/21/01
News and events
Last updated 08/30/01
A new link was added in the resources section for a tutorial on
Securing Your Web Pages with Apache
is now available from the HP Response Center as a beta test patch for
Release 7.0. The patch ID is APCGD14.
Apache 1.3.14 is currently planned for Release 7.0 Express 1.
Java servlets freeware binaries and
documentation for MPE/iX is available for download from Jazz. This is unsupported
software from HP that was originally packaged as the Java Servlets Beta for
MPE/iX. This implementation of servlet technology is based on Apache JServ.
Due to a shift toward Tomcat as the replacement for Apache JServ,
HP has decided to
release this software as unsupported freeware instead of as an HP product.
Apache 1.3.9 for MPE/iX is available as GR patch APCFDX6B for MPE/iX
Documentation for this
version is included with the patch and is also available in the
Communicator HP e3000 MPE/iX Release 6.5 Express 2.
Please note that the Communicator article has
several inaccuracies: Apache 1.3.9 will not be released on 6.0 and
Java Servlets will not be released as an HP product.
Andreas Schmidt has ported Analog, an Apache logfile analyzer, to MPE.
Visit the Jazz Software Downloads page for a link to Andreas'
Check out the Troubleshooting Checklist
for tips on how to debug Apache for MPE/iX installation, setup, and
Apache 1.3.4 for MPE/iX is part of Release 6.5 FOS.
Apache 1.3.4 for MPE/iX 6.0 is available
as a web download from this site. This version is fully
supported through the HP Response Center.
Web server products
HP offers two web server products for MPE/iX, standard Apache and
HP WebWise MPE/iX Secure Web Server.
WebWise Secure Web Server is built on Apache and is enhanced with
SSL to provide secure communication between browsers and servers.
Standard Apache is available for all MPE/iX releases as described in the
release information. This site is the
home page for standard Apache.
These are the current releases of standard Apache. The required patches
for each release apply to all versions of Apache running on that release
except where noted.
Patches are often superseded by newer versions with a different patch ID.
Please verify the correct patch requirements with the HP Response Center.
To use add-on Apache modules, select an Apache version that has DSO support
and make sure to apply the DSO patch. Current HP versions of Apache that
support DSOs are WebWise Secure Web Server, Apache 1.3.9, and Apache 1.3.14
HP WebWise Secure Web Server
is available on Release 6.0 and later.
MPE/iX Release 6.0:
MPELX37A should be installed before installing Apache 1.3.4 since
Apache 1.3.4 is installed using tar.
Please note: Apache 1.3.9 will not be released on 6.0. The
release information was incorrect in the Communicator 6.5 Express 2.
MPE/iX Release 6.5:
- Apache 1.3.4
is available as a web download from this site.
- Required patches:
- MPELX36C (kill command executeable by MGR.APACHE and MANAGER.SYS,
DSO fix, getenv fix)
- NSTFDY3A (CGI fix)
- MPELX37A (tar utility fixes)
MPELX37B is not required for Apache 1.3.4 since Apache 1.3.4
is already part of the 6.5 base release.
MPELX37B should be installed BEFORE installing Apache 1.3.9 and
Apache 1.3.9 for MPE/iX replaces Apache 1.3.4 for MPE/iX. All
users should upgrade to Apache 1.3.9.
MPE/iX Release 7.0:
- Apache 1.3.4 is part of the 6.5 base release.
- Apache 1.3.9 is available as general release patch APCFDX6B.
- Required patches:
- MPELXN2B (DSO fix)
- NSTFDX5A (CGI fix)
- MPELX37B (tar utility fixes)
- MPELX51D (kill command executeable by MGR.APACHE)
- PX1LXC8A (getenv fix)
All the patches which are required for Apache on Releases 6.0 and 6.5 are now
part of MPE/iX Release 7.0.
obtaining patches: General Release
patches can be downloaded from the Hewlett-Packard IT Resource Center,
Make sure also to download the UNPACKP
utility for unpacking and installing MPE patches. A support contract
is not required to obtain GR patches.
Beta Test patches must be requested from the HP Response Center and
require a support contract.
- Apache 1.3.4 is part of the 7.0 base release
- Apache 1.3.14 is available as beta test patch APCGD14
from the HP Response Center.
- Required patches:
Apache 1.3.14 for MPE/iX
Apache 1.3.14 includes minor enhancements and bug fixes over previous
releases from the Apache Software Foundation. There are also several
important fixes for security vulnerabilities in mod_vhost_alias and
mod_rewrite. These vulnerabilities are exposed under certain situations
that are described in the Apacheweek article,
Apache 1.3.14 for MPE/iX uses a new installation scheme. Apache
installs under the separate version-specific group /APACHE/A0200.
The symbolic link /APACHE/CURRENT and symbolic links under
/APACHE/PUB point to the new files. This scheme makes it possible
to update without overwriting your existing files. More information
about this installation scheme is included in the patch README file.
All general release versions of Apache for MPE/iX are fully supported
through the HP Response Center.
Please call the HPRC for all Apache help including installation,
configuration, and operation. Apache support is included in the
standard MPE FOS support contract for Apache on 6.0, 6.5, and 7.0.
No support will be provided for Apache compilations,
Apache features, or Apache modules done outside of HP.
Last updated 6/1/01
The official Apache web site
contains general Apache information, Apache configuration and functionality
documentation, FAQ's, an
for compiling, building, and running Apache on MPE,
and much more.
Apacheweek is a
weekly digest of Apache activities and in-depth articles on Apache features.
Your Web Pages with Apache is a tutorial on using Apache's
security features to protect your web pages.
After installing Apache, the manual directory contains a User's Guide,
Reference Manual, and other information such as FAQ's which pertain to
the installed version of Apache. These are fully accessible on-line.
For MPE-specific information on standard Apache, the following documents are
available from the HP online documentation site,
The HTML version of Communicator 6.5 Express 2 has an error in the
Apache 1.3.9 article. Please refer to the PDF version.
The Apache 1.3.9 patch documentation has the most current information
on Apache 1.3.9 and should be used when installing and configuring Apache 1.3.9.
For help in debugging the installation, setup, and operation of Apache
for MPE/iX, the
provides a list of key items to check.