> I'm currently comparing the features offered by Apache against those of
> Netscape Enterprise Server and am unclear on a few Apache issues:
> Does Apache provide built in support for:
> 1. Multiple processors
Currently Apache forks processes on Unix and uses threads on NT.
In both cases, the operating system is left with the task to
distribute the load over multiple processors, if available. In
other words, Apache takes advantage of whatever SMP capablities
your OS provides.
Quote:> 2. SMTP
> 3. LDAP
> 4. CORBA/IIOP
Apache is a webserver and not, specifically, a SMTP, LDAP, or
CORBA server. I know that there is an Apache authentication
module for LDAP. Apache's ability to interface with SMTP and
CORBA would depend largely upon what you are trying to accomplish
but given the fact that the source code is open and there are
many example modules out there, anyone compotent in programming
any of these protocols should be able to write an Apache module
which does what you need.
Quote:> 5. Server-side scripting (in HTML pages) other than CGI
There are a number of modules that support server scripting. Most
notable being mod_perl and PHP.
Quote:> 6. 3rd party SSL accelerator devices (Stronghold or Apache-SSL)
These are products which expand on Apache. Because of trademark
and export license restrictions, SSL cannot be freely distributed
as Apache is freely distributed. To my understanding, though,
these products offer ful SSL support.