KTLS sendfile in mod_openssl and mod_gnutls, if available and enabled
removal of deprecated modules
Behavior Changes (previously announced)
TLS modules now default to using stronger, modern ciphers and
will default to allow client preference in selecting ciphers.
Allowing client preference in selecting ciphers is safe to do along
with restrictions to use modern ciphers supporting PFS, and is
better for mobile users without AES hardware acceleration.
Legacy ciphers can still be configured in lighttpd.conf using
`ssl.openssl.ssl-conf-cmd`, as long as the ciphers are supported by
the underlying TLS libraries. https://wiki.lighttpd.net/Docs_SSL
“CipherString” => “EECDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:CHACHA20:SHA256:!SHA384”,
“Options” => “-ServerPreference”
“CipherString” => “HIGH”,
“Options” => “ServerPreference”
Deprecated TLS options have been removed.
See https://wiki.lighttpd.net/Docs_SSL for replacements with
`ssl.openssl.ssl-conf-cmd`, but prefer lighttpd defaults instead.
Continue gradual deprecation of “mini-application” lighttpd modules
for which mod_magnet lua implementations are better and more flexible.
Please post on lighttpd forums to share feedback if you use these modules.
Deprecated: mod_evasive has been removed.
mod_evasive can be replaced by mod_magnet and a few lines of lua:
Deprecated: mod_secdownload has been removed.
mod_secdownload can be replaced by mod_magnet and a few lines of lua:
mod_secdownload historically uses insecure MD5 though SHA1, SHA256 available
Deprecated: mod_uploadprogress has been removed.
mod_uploadprogress can be replaced by mod_magnet and a few lines of lua:
Deprecated: mod_usertrack has been removed.
mod_usertrack can be replaced by mod_magnet and a few lines of lua:
mod_usertrack historically uses insecure MD5.
Behavior Changes (not previously announced)
meson build: some opts have changed from type: ‘boolean’ to type: ‘feature’;
build scripts using -D with_example=true or =false need to change some opts
to =enabled, =disabled, or =auto
mod_magnet: removed experimental lighty.r.req_attr[“response.*”] accessors
(added in lighttpd 1.4.56 (2020) and replaced in lighttpd 1.4.65 (2022))
(see lighty.r.req_item.http_status and lighty.r.resp_body.* replacements)
lighttpd 1.4.68 builds common modules into the lighttpd base executable.
Separate dynamic modules are still built for the benefit of existing
packaging scripts in various distributions, but those modules are not used.
A future version of lighttpd will omit building separate modules for:
mod_access mod_alias mod_evhost mod_expire mod_fastcgi mod_indexfile
mod_redirect mod_rewrite mod_scgi mod_setenv mod_simple_vhost mod_staticfile