Category Archives: Apache

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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Recording Host Header in the apache access log

Intro Guess I’ve made it pretty clear in previous posts that Apache documentation is horrible in my opinion. So the only practical way to learn something is to configure by example. In this post I show how to record the … Continue reading

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