All servers have been upgraded to Apache 2.2.10 during routine maintenance.

In addition to the Web server upgrade, mod_fastcgi, responsible for acting as the intermediary between FastCGI applications and the Web server, has been upgraded to the latest development release (SNAP-0811090952).

mod_fastcgi has also had its file descriptor limit raised from 1024 to 4096 open files in response to a ticket citing communication errors stemming from the client.  This is the first such reported incident.  Error message provided below:

(2)No such file or directory: FastCGI: failed to connect to server “/var/www/html/dispatch.fcgi”: socket file descriptor (1030) is larger than FD_SETSIZE (1024), you probably need to rebuild Apache with a larger FD_SETSIZE

suexec replacement is currently being investigated.  The immediate benefit of updating suexec versions with our own custom version will remove the strict 0755 permission check on the parent directory of a CGI file and provide better leverage with customization.  Preliminary testing on the development server works as expected for CGI scripts, but not FastCGI (environment initialization errors).

Apache 2.2.10 Upgrade, mod_fastcgi Tweaks