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Stronghold Web Server

In 1998, Paul Sutton and I developed Stronghold, a secure web server based on Apache for the international market.

Stronghold was originally a mix of open and closed source software; we didn't give out the source to the crypto libraries initially in order to comply with the wishes of the certificate authorities at that time. Those libraries were a mix of things from Apache and SSLeay but with our own glue logic based on some original code from Thawte consulting and later moved to mod_ssl. As part of our transition to mod_ssl we opensourced a lot of code and submitted it to the mod_ssl project, including fixes to SSL session caching.

Copy of Stronghold Web Site from 1998

History:
Jan 1 2006 Stronghold 4.0 reached end of life
Jun 30 2003 Stronghold 3.0 reached end of life
Apr 15 2002 Stronghold 4.0 was released
Oct 31 2000 Stronghold 2.x reached end of life
Nov 2000 Launched 24x7 telephone support service for Apache
Aug 2000 C2Net aquired by Red Hat more...
May 2000 Stronghold 3.0 released based on mod_ssl. C2Net contributed significant amounts of previously proprietary source code into the mod_ssl project more...
Jan 2000 C2Net announced continued profitability, with 1999 revenues of US$3.25 million more...
Jun 1999 Stronghold recevied approval for Global Server IDs more...
Dec 1998 C2Net contributed seed source code to start the OpenSSL project
Jun 1998 C2Net hosted the first ever Apache Conference, ApacheCon'98, with 500 registrations more... more...
Jan 1998 C2Net opens a European office, taking over the Apache business from UK Web more...
Jan 1998 C2Net writes the first implementation of the TLS protocol and makes it available in Stronghold more...
Jun 1997 Stronghold is the first web server to support a hardware cryptographic accelerator more...
May 1997 Stronghold 2.0 released more...
Sep 1996 UK Web joined with C2Net to bring full strength cryptography to Stronghold world-wide
Feb 1996 UK Web Launched the first comprehensive support service for Apache
Feb 1996 Launched free Apache Week publication
Dec 1995 Launched Apache-SSL package based on Apache 1.0.0 for USA and Canada more...

Created: 01 Nov 2000