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I'm looking to start keeping a journal for my life so i can archive events and tag them etc while at the same time making it as easy as possible for me to update (so I actually stick to using it). I use wordpress a lot and think it will fit the bill, but would like to restrict access to it as much as possible. I plan on using Apache directory allow/deny rules based on networks and domain names, but the one area I'd like to find a workaround for is making an exception for my iphone so i can make posts from it. I can't seem to find any dyndns clients that I can run on there to give me a static domain to make an exception for in Apache so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction if they knew of anything else that may work.

PS- i know there is a remote publishing option using email that I could use, but that wouldn't be my first choice... a solid backup plan however.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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You can restrict access based on User agent, something like this:

SetEnvIf User-Agent "iPhone" let_me_in
<Directory /docroot>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from env=let_me_in
</Directory>
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That would allow everyone with an iphone to access it .. I suggest http basic username/password authentication instead. –  pjc50 Oct 4 '11 at 16:04
    
oh this is an interesting possibility... –  S. Cobbs Oct 4 '11 at 17:33

Get a secure server using ssh and putty and jot down your notes with vim or something. If it needs to be private why bother hosting it on wordpress?

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for tagging/taxonomy/searching sake, while staying easy enough to use so that updating it is a seamless process in my life. I'm not looking to use it to keep critical data secure, I just don't want irrelevant data flowing out to the net. I'm thinking the use case would be like this: "today i researched topic XYZ at work and found concerns with ABC <tags: work, XYZ, ABC>" and "fixed the garage door. found a loose bolt and lack of grease which fixed it <tags: home, garage, repair>" this way when i remember having done something before i can quickly find out what happened when and build timelines –  S. Cobbs Oct 5 '11 at 14:28

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