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Debian Apache2 Modules: Appendix 1 - Statically Build-in Modules

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This is the list of the standard apache2 modules that are compiled into the Debian apache2 binary: core, http_core, prefork/worker/perchild, mod_access, mod_auth, mod_log_config, mod_logio, mod_env, mod_setenvif, mod_mime, mod_status, mod_autoindex, mod_negotiation, mod_dir, mod_alias, mod_so.

You can check what modules are built statically in the apache2 binary, by running the command:

apache2 -l

Compiled in modules:
core.c
mod_access.c
mod_auth.c
mod_log_config.c
mod_logio.c
mod_env.c
mod_setenvif.c
worker.c
http_core.c
mod_mime.c
mod_status.c
mod_autoindex.c
mod_negotiation.c
mod_dir.c
mod_alias.c
mod_so.c

Here is a short description and the link to the apache docs for each of the modules from above:

core, http_core: Core Apache HTTP Server features that are always available prefork/worker/perchild: The MPM module (based on the actual MPM installed) mod_access: Provides access control based on client hostname, IP address, or other characteristics of the client request. mod_auth: User authentication using text files mod_log_config: Logging of the requests made to the server mod_logio: Logging of input and output bytes per request mod_env: Modifies the environment which is passed to CGI scripts and SSI pages mod_setenvif: Allows the setting of environment variables based on characteristics of the request mod_mime: Associates the requested filename’s extensions with the file’s behavior (handlers and filters) and content (mime-type, language, character set and encoding) mod_status: Provides information on server activity and performance mod_autoindex: Generates directory indexes, automatically, similar to the Unix ls command or the Win32 dir shell command mod_negotiation: Provides for content negotiation mod_dir: Provides for “trailing slash” redirects and serving directory index files mod_alias: Provides for mapping different parts of the host filesystem in the document tree and for URL redirection mod_so: Loading of executable code and modules into the server at start-up or restart time

Return to the main page: “Managing Apache2 modules the Debian way”

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