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4. Appendix

4.1 License

This program is distributed under the GNU General Public License. as noted in each source file:

 *  Boa, an http server
 *  Copyright (C) 1995 Paul Phillips <>
 *  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 *  the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option)
 *  any later version.
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 *  GNU General Public License for more details.
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 *  along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 *  Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

4.2 Acknowledgments

Paul Phillips wrote the first versions of Boa, up to and including version 0.91. Version 0.92 of Boa was officially released December 1996 by Larry Doolittle. Version 0.93 was the development version of 0.94, which was released in February 2000.

The Boa Webserver is currently (Feb 2000) maintained and enhanced by Larry Doolittle <> and Jon Nelson <>.

We would like to thank Russ Nelson <> for hosting the web site.

We would also like to thank Paul for writing code that is worth maintaining and supporting.

Many people have contributed to Boa, including (but not limited to) Charles F. Randall <>, Christoph Lameter <>, Russ Nelson <>, Alain Magloire <>, and more recently, M. Drew Streib <>.

Paul Phillips records his acknowledgments as follows:

Thanks to everyone in the WWW community, in general a great bunch of people. Special thanks to Clem Taylor <>, who provided invaluable feedback on many of my ideas, and offered good ones of his own. Also thanks to John Franks, author of wn, for writing what I believe is the best webserver out there.

4.3 Reference documents

Links to documents relevant to Boa development and usage. Incomplete, we're still working on this. NCSA has a decent page along these lines, too.

Also see Yahoo's list

4.4 Other web servers

For unix-alike platforms, with published source code.

Also worth mentioning is Zeus. It is commercial, with a free demo, so it doesn't belong on the list above. Zeus seems to be based on technology similar to Boa and thttpd, but with more bells and whistles.

4.5 Benchmarks

4.6 Tools

Note: References last checked: 06 October 1997

4.7 Authors

Conversion to SGML by Jon Nelson
Original HTML documentation by Larry Doolittle
Copyright (c) 1996-2000 Jon Nelson and Larry Doolittle

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