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Apache/PHP Configuration question - Where else can info.php be disabled besides php.ini?

Sorry for the bone head Q. but I rarely need to reinstall my server :) I wish to enable phpinfo() function. My php.ini config file has the disable_functions directive blank--which I understand is the ...
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Nginx config / site limits [closed]

I'm currently hosting about 30 websites with very low traffic with Nginx (~30k page views a day) and having no issues. I am curious how many sites you can comfortably run on a server, assuming at ...
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How to read the “MS ForeFront” antispam report in email header?

I'm trying to diagnose why emails I'm sending out from my server's IIS SMTP Pickup Folder are getting bounced back occasionally. One tech from a receiving company who couldn't receive the emails ...
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my.cnf values not applying - Optimizing mysql on centos Lamp

I have checked for other occurences of my.cnf and ive found only one occurence /etc/my.cnf. I then went ahead to fix in my values eg query_cache_size etc. after saving and literally rebooting, the ...
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Is there a config file for ubuntu server like /etc /ethers to config the mac-ip bind?

i can't find /etc/ethers in ubuntu server:< i want save something like "sudo arp -s someipaddress macaddress" so i don't need to set it again after reboot
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Configure apache virtualhost to not accept php requests

I'm setting up a virtual host in apache just for static files. Therefore I'd not add a php handler, which is fine. However, is it possible to configure the virtualhost to accept only jpg, gif and png ...
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Tomcat 6, unable to login via /manager/status page despite the username / password being in tomcat-users.xml file?

I need to be able to remotely login to my Tomcat 6 server to setup an application that monitors it and have been instructed to first use the Tomcat http:///manager/status page to try to login with a ...
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How to give PHP permissions to write to files without globally opening up permissions to the directory

I'm running Centos 5.5. I need to create / write some files with a PHP script. The script only works if I have the permissions of the directory in which the files are to be created / written set to ...
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vLANs from Switch SMC 8748M to Dell PowerConnect 6248

I currently have a stack of SMC 8748M switches (total of 4). I'm using 2 VLAN on it (1 and 2). What I have so far : a trunk between SMC and Dell switches, (2 ports trunk). When I put a single ...
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how to optimize postgresql81 for a hug query but not a complicated one?

i have a query which execution takes 15s on the server. the server is bi-xeon 5130 (2GHz) with 2GB of RAM and 160GB of scsi hardrive in RAID. Database is PostgreSQL 8.1 on Debian 4 etch. This query ...
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Performance on httpd.conf and/or php.ini files: Generic Comments?

Can anyone verify that there are performance reasons to exclude the "generic" comments from either httpd.conf or php.ini? Personally I find the admonitions and associated clutter to be more ...
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Two mirrored database servers, or one twice as powerful

I'm looking at setting up a seperate database server for one of my applications, the application currently runs on 3 servers; 1 frontend server and 2 application/database servers. But for performance ...
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Limiting HTTP methods in Apache2

I have a default Apache installation on Ubuntu 10.04. I use the following Nmap scan to determine the available Apache methods: nmap -p80 --script=http-methods 192.168.1.66 The result is: ...
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Ubuntu server as DHCP Server and Internet Gateway

In my work environment there is one ubuntu server (dynamic ip) and 6 win7 systems all connected to a switch which is connected to a modem(isp internet). Right now the modem acts as dhcp server and ...
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APC configuration on Ubuntu 10.4. Problem with apc.shm_size, apc.shm_segments and Apache

I installed apc on my ubuntu 10.4 vps today using the following lines. sudo apt-get install php-apc sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart While everything works fine. I encounter problems configuring ...
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Setting up relay mail server

I want to setup a mail relay server that can receive emails from particular domains and forward them to a central mail server which will deliver them to their destinations. This is because the ...
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Outlook Addin Best Practice - Where to store the configuration when you deploy the addin from a server?

I've seen some posts about this, but i have a specific requirement. What is the optimal solution to save the configuration for an Outlook (2007/2010) Addin when you want to also make sure that the ...
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Accessing public files in a modularly structured web application

I know that it is a good idea to store php application code outside of public folder but it creates a problem. Let's say, we would like to create a completely modular structure like this one: ...
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Document and best practices for configuration of a dedicated server (Centos) to serve just one website

I have just bought a dedicated server and they provide me a IP address, access info as root and machive with Centos 5. I would like to serve my django app in that machine but because I have no ...
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MySQL config and optimization

Here is the info for my server Giga Dedicated 6-Core: Intel Core i7 (6 x 3,20GHz) 24 GB RAM 160 GB SSD + 2000 GB HDD I have CentOS 5.6 (64bit) installed and Plesk Panel 10 Apache version is 2.2.19 ...
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help in configuration of mysql 5.5

i am trying to install mysql 5.5 in my windows 7 32bit i have antivirus quickheal with a firewall my problem is i am not able to configure the mysql properly this all error which i am facing ...
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Apache failed to start after SSL config change. No errors. Please help

Website(s) were up. I changed my config files in sites-enabled, then ran: apache2ctl configtest Got: Syntax OK Then ran: apache2ctl graceful Got returned to the command prompt. No messages. ...
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MS-SQL Which files on which drives?

I'm quite a novice at configuration of MS-SQL so would appreciate some advice. I've got a Dell PE2950 Twin Quad Xeon server with 32GB RAM running MS-SQL 2008 Web Edition. The drives are 4x73GB SAS ...
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Dealing with development subdomains

I have a virtualhost that is forwarding to my main domain (e.g. showing the same content that my main domain shows). Right now my site uses a main domain: www.example.com And various alias ...
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Make a repository of an entire partition?

I like to have a good backup from my small debian server. Would it be a good idea to make a repository at "/"?
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pam authentication failure, yet sudo and ssh work

I am unexperienced in regard to pam, so forgive me if this is a obvious problem or I give the wrong information. I have a gentoo server, I didn't configure. It does authentication via kerberos. The ...
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How to make ssh/rsync/etc use a VLAN network interface?

A company I work for has a number of virtual servers with ElasticHosts. They are setup in such a way that eth1 is on a private VLAN connecting them to each other. This is so backups sent between ...
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Apache start failing after apache config modifications, showing syntax error, cannot load php5apache2_2.dll into server

I am stuck again with apache setup guys. I am working on a 64-bit system running Windows 7 professional with service pack 1. I copied the working php5 installation directory from teammates, copied the ...
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How to configure php5 on apache2.2?

I want to configure PHP5 on apache2.2 server. I added LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_2.dll" AddHandler application/x-httpd-php.php # configure the path to php.ini #PHPIniDir "c:/php" ...
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Not obeying changes to HOSTS file

Suppose example.com points to 1.2.3.4 IP address. I want to be able to put something.example.com in my Windows hosts file so that it goes to another IP address. I've defined it as such in the hosts ...
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What does it mean to setup Postfix as “SMTP only”?

I am trying to setup Postfix a few different domains on a virtual host. I need to have email setup just to send out registration confirmations and new password requests. No one will have a mailbox on ...
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IIS server: how to dump IIS configuration into a single file

How to export/import configuration of my IIS server into/from a single file? The reason is that I want to put the configuration under version control system to track changes made by admins. Sultan
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Setup IIS 7.5 with multiple website bindings and SSL?

On IIS 7.5 I am trying to achieve this with two websites: Default Web Site is bound to: (blank host header port 80 - http) (blank host header port 443 - https) go.example.com www71.example.com the ...
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How do I configure hardware raid in a Poweredge 2850?

I just bought a Dell Poweredge 2850 from Craigslist and for the most part I'm happy with it's $300 price-tag, but I cannot figure out where to configure the embedded hardware raid... I've seen online ...
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Seperate conf files for each virtual host

I've been on various different VPS servers and they sometimes automatically setup seperate conf files for each virtualhost. I'm trying to achieve the same on my local machine ( that runs ubuntu ...
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nginx redirect TLD to TLD with virtual folder (example.com => example.com/test)

I'm running nginx and in the config file I need to always have the domain example.com redirect to example.com/test. I tried various methods for achieving this but I always got a redirect error. EDIT: ...
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how to optimize apache on web-server

how can I optimize the server with following configuration. It takes too much time to load a page. IBM X3200 M3 Server - 1 Intel Xeon Processor with 4 GB Ram Below is my current configuration for ...
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Can Apache be integrated with 3rd party cookie session authentication/authorization?

I'd like to configure Apache to serve files directly from the file system but authenticate/authorize users. How can Apache be configured so it calls my auth middleware? Basically: 1) Redirect to ...
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Outbound IPv6 Trafic Fails

My hosting provider has supplied me with global static IPv6 for my machine. It appears that auto configuration has been successful and I can successfully ping my machine and tracepath6 appears to ...
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Is it safe to open port 3306 in Firewall for external MySQL Connection

This may be more of a server question, but it's development related, and since I'm a developer I hope it's appropriate here. I want to connect to a MySQL DB that is hosted with an ISP using something ...
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How to optimally configure php-fpm?

I am using php-fpm along with nginx to server a busy drupal sites. I have not tweaked php5-fpm.conf yet. The stability is fantastic, however, I am wondering how to optimally set the parameters to ...
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I am concerned with mysql configuration is not optimized enough for doing a good job, how to tell?

I want to know the basic parameters/configuration for mysql to work great. What are they? How to determine? Using phpmyadmin, the status params marked red color seems needed to alter to optimize, ...
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Ubuntu configure keyboard non-interactive

Im setting up some Chef scripts to build and configure a Ubuntu 11.04 instance for development. I'm having some trouble finding away of reconfiguring the keyboard with no user interaction. I tried ...
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Server memory question

I have just ordered a new Dual CPU Dell T610 server with 8GB ram included. The server has 12 memory slots (3 channels per CPU, 2 banks per channel). I want to add memory to it (I intend to add RAM ...
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What is the minimum enable level to permit config download (Cisco & other vendors)

We are creating a service account to backup config from devices of various makes such as Cisco, Juniper etc., What is the minimum enable level we need to grant to the service account? If the answer ...
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Viewing complete computed Apache httpd configuration?

Is there a command / tool to generate the computed configuration that Apache httpd is using? I know I can manually go through the httpd.conf and other configuration files, but is there a standard tool ...
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How to configure Postfix mail to act as a SMTP server for my Windows PHP to send mail?

I am trying to send mail from PHP on Windows. I want to configure my Ubuntu to accept requests from Windows PHP mail(). How can I do it?
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How to disable ICMP redirect packets in Cisco IOS?

I'm studying a "good practices" document for Cisco IOS, and one of its controls tells me to disable ICMP Redirect packets in the router. Sounds reasonable. So I go test it in Cisco Packet Tracker (a ...
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cpan configuration wrong - how to change?

I seem to have misconfigured spam and am now trying to change it. I read elsewhere to remove /root/.cpam, which I did but that did not help to get me the initiation dialog. When I type into the ...
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Recompile NGINX with “--with-http_stub_status_module” configure line

I've installed NGINX with sudo apt-get install nginx and now I'd like to recompile it with the configure option --with-http_stub_status_module. How can I do this, and is there a way I can not loose ...