Category Archives: Apache

Automating guest wireless access for monitoring purposes with Raspberry Pi

Intro I decided to monitor guest wireless access to the Internet using a Raspberry Pi. By that I mean a basic, binary, is it working now or not response. The back end is a Cisco wireless LAN Controller (WLC). Like … Continue reading

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drjohnstechtalk now uses HTTP Strict Transport Security, HSTS

Intro I was reading about a kind of amazingly thorough exploit which could be done using a Raspberry Pi zero. Physical access is required, but the scope of what this guy has figured out and put together is really amazing. … Continue reading

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Idea for free web server certificates: Let’s Encrypt

Intro I’ve written various articles about SSL. I just came across a way to get your certificates for free, letsencrypt.org. But their thing is to automate certificate management. I think you have to set up the whole automated certificate management … Continue reading

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GetSimple CMS – a non-DB content management system

Intro I’ve been looking at GetSimple CMS lately. It allows you to do some basic things so in that sense it’s pretty good. The details I know nothing about CMSes, except maybe a tiny bit about WordPress since I use … Continue reading

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Scaling your apache to handle more requests

Intro I was running an apache instance very happily with mostly default options until the day came that I noticed it was taking seconds to serve a simple web page – one that it used to serve in 50 ms … Continue reading

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Compiling Apache 2.4 on CentOS

Intro This is a tale of one thing leading to another. I’ll probably either continue this post or delete it altogether if I find I’m headed down a wrong path. The details I suspect that to get better marks for … Continue reading

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running a second, third, …, instance of WordPress on your server

Intro Since I can host drjohnstechtalk.com myself on my AWS server, why not a second blog, totally unrelated, for a friend? This has not been documented as well as I would have liked though it is very straightforward. So I’ll … Continue reading

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How I compile apache2

Intro This is just for my own documentation. The details This worked out on apache v 2.27 where I wanted to have ldap authentication and webDAV support: $ ./configure –enable-ldap –enable-auth-ldap –with-ldap –enable-headers –enable-rewrite –enable-proxy –enable-auth nz –enable-auth-basic –enable-authnz-ldap –enable-dav … Continue reading

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drjohnstechtalk.com is now an encrypted web site

Intro I don’t overtly chase search engine rankings. I’m comfortable being the 2,000,000th most visited site on the Internet, or something like that according to alexa. But I still take pride in what I’m producing here. So when I read … Continue reading

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RSA Web Agent Installation: what might go wrong

Intro As usual I ran into a few problems installing the RSA Web agent for a client. With this documentation I hope to jog my memory for my next installation or help someone else out who is experiencing the same … Continue reading

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