Tenon Intersystems updated iTools, its Apache configuration software, to v6.5.7 for Mac OS X 10.2.2 last week. Tenon's iTools provides a Web-based GUI, as well as an Aqua iTools Manager, for configuration and management of Apache, DNS, and FTP. The new package updates Apache to version 1.3.27, mod_ssl to 2.8.12, and OpenSSL to 0.9.6g. It also includes software improvements in a number of areas and is designed to make running on Mac OS X Server seamless.
In addition to updating the iTools 6.5.7 core package, the PHP package was also updated to the latest 4.2.3-2 version. Tenon's tools are designed to complement and extend Apple's included Apache and make it easy and fail-safe for webmasters to set up and support sophisticated network servers.
Next year, Tenon plans to introduce iTools 7. iTools 7 will support the new Apache 2, with enhanced scalability, and it will come with new features, including domain-specific administration and built-in Web traffic log summary reports. iTools 7 is now downloadable from Tenon's site as a public beta.
iTools 6.5.7 is a free update for existing customers. The iTools package is $299 for WebSTAR users. Tenon is also selling iTools and Post.Office (a mail server and list server for Mac OS X) pre-installed on Apple's new rack-mountable Xserve boxes.