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IIS 7.5 (Express) applicationhost.config: Can a virtualDirectory's physicalPath be a relative path?

I'm configuring a site in applicationhost.config for IIS 7.5 Express: <site name="default" id="1" serverAutoStart="true"> <application path="/"> <virtualDirectory path="/" ...
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Missing logs - Tomcat 5.5 + Ubuntu 8.04

Summary Freshly-installed (via apt-get) Tomcat on a freshly-installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 64-bit works, but doesn't (seem to) log anything. See also "What I've Tried" and "Closing In On It" below. More ...
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Is there any kind of log of configuration changes to a Windows Server? If so, where can I find it?

I'm in the middle of troubleshooting an error with one of my Windows Server 2008 R2 instances, but I'm pretty new to windows server management. As part of troubleshooting this problem, I'm trying to ...
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Methods for analyzing Red Hat sosreport output?

For some time (since EL 4.6), Red Hat has embedded a system report and troubleshooting tool into the operating system. The tool, sosreport, collects system information and settings and bundles it into ...
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Configuration File Sanity Checking Framework/Software/Concept

I am searching for something (be it a Framework, Software or even just a Best Practice) for the following requirement: I want to provide a kind of blacklist of configuration values (in several ...
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ASP.NET custom configuration section declaration breaks IIS Manager Configuration Editor

I have a simple .NET custom configuration component that allows me to specify a custom configuration group and section in my ASP.NET 2.0 (the web project targets .NET Framework 3.5) web application's ...
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Upgrade PHP v5.3.3 to v5.3.4

I currently have PHP v5.3.3 installed and configured. Everything is working perfectly, but I would like to keep PHP up to date and upgrade to v5.3.4. Can someone please describe the usual upgrade ...
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How do I get ubuntu to reconfigure /etc/network/interfaces for me?

How do I get Ubuntu to figure out the interfaces available on my computer and generate a new /etc/network/interfaces file? It created it the first time so I know it can somehow. Is there something ...
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10k-20k TCP connections on windows server(s)

What kind of configuration do I need for a Windows based server(s) to support 10K-20K TCP connections simultaneously. 99% of these connection will only send keep alive (but will remain active) signals ...
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Django VPS Configuration

I'm looking to run some Django sites on my VPS, with nginx acting as a front-end for it. I've been having some issues with mod_python and Apache, the site just starts erroring out whenever the traffic ...
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What is the BEST NAS RAID Config for this Box?

I am looking at building a NAS. 24 X 500GB 2.5" SATA2 7200RPM 16MB cache drives all in a 2U box with 8GB RAM and 4 CPUs. I can go two ways: 1 24+ Port RAID Controller making the whole array one ...
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How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?

I'd like to script adding a share to a smb.conf file. My current script just appends it to the end of the file, but that's not ideal. I'd rather have something that will add a new share if it doesn't ...
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What are your recommendations on storing passwords for configuration management?

I've seen many recommendations to versionize configuration management system. How do you suggest one deals with passwords that are needed for application security? Versionize them, too?
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postfix TLS configuration for incoming gmx-mail

I set up my mailserver with postfix 2.7.1 and dovecot 1.2.15 and everything seemed to work just fine, but now I found out that people using @gmx.net addresses cannot send emails to me and rather ...
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Strategy to isolate multiple nginx ssl apps with single domain via suburi's?

Warning: so far I have only learnt how to use nginx to serve apps with their own domain and server block. But I think its time to dive a little deeper. To mitigate the need for multiple SSL ...
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What is the default RAID-50 stripe size on a Dell EqualLogic PS6510?

We have a Dell EqualLogic PS6510 RAID Array. I have full access to the web-based "PS Group Manager" app, as well as the "SAN Headquarters" app. I have hunted high and low, and searched Google for ...
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Can't get PHP to stop showing errors

Contrary to most people's problem I cannot get PHP to stop showing errors, I have in my php.ini display_errors set to off but it still shows them, I have also tried .htaccess, and inline ini_set and ...
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Server OS: put it on a separate drive? Yes, no, or depends on the situation?

I would like opinions, or facts, both preferably, on whether it's ok to install a server's OS on the RAID array or not. I would predict installation on separate drives is the best but I'm interested ...
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Config squid for Windows with basic authorization, but squid still denied access after I input correct username/password

I installed squid-2.7-stable8 for Windows, try to let only authorized user can access the internet. But unfortunately after I entered username/password in client browser, squid still return HTTP 403 ...
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OpenVPN connection works but no gateway is assigned

i try to setup openvpn on a vps and I'm able to establish a connection to the server, but the gateway isn't assigned to the client. Here are my config files: client config: client dev tun proto ...
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adding a global URI prefix for Tomcat web apps

I am setting up a reverse proxy configuration where all requests whose path starts with '/apps/' should be proxied by Apache to Tomcat. This IMO has 2 benefits: it makes it possible to reserve ...
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server handover document template - users, security settings (firewall,selinux), packages etc

As part of the handover of our linux application server automated builds I would like to produce a high level "handover document" which captures the key functions and config items. (This is more of a ...
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IIS Configuration Management… Alternatives to MSDeploy and Web Farm Framework?

In my experience both IIS Web Farm Framework and MSDeploy is doing a really poor job of managing configurations between servers. While the idea behind the Web Farm Framework and MSDeploy is awesome, ...
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Mysql InnoDB table size performance

I have a table that is closely approaching 2 million records. This table stores a history of transactions. This is on a high traffic website but also the table is not accessed regularly. We ...
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What are the mandatory Linux kernel modules to run inside of ESXi

I'm used to rolling my own kernels for servers, as it nicely minimizes the number of exploits (and the resulting patches) to take care of. In a traditional (bare metal) world, the whole process is ...
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Merging variable with string in config file

I the have following setup in my conf file upload_set_form_field $upload_field_name.name "$upload_file_name"; But I want change chosen param name to: upload_set_form_field ...
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How can I disable the “Do you want to allow this website to open a program on your computer?” warning for a specific program/moniker?

I've been playing with new URL monikers in Windows for a utility I'm working on. When I run the new URL from Start > Run, it just runs. If I send the URL to myself via Notes or enter it into the IE ...
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Creating a fallback error page for nginx when root directory does not exist

I have set up an any-domain config on my nginx server - to reduce the amount of work needed when I open a new site/domain. This config allows me to simply create a folder in /usr/share/nginx/sites/ ...
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Apache2 configuration error: “<VirtualHost> was not closed” error

So I've already checked through my config file and I really can't see an instance where any tag hasn't been properly closed...but I keep getting this configuration error...Would you mind taking a look ...
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Multiple domains (including www-“subdomain”) on apache?

after messing around a while I decided to ask here: I have a vhost and want to use 2 domains on this server. My apache configuration file looks something like this: NameVirtualHost * <VirtualHost ...
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How can I programmatically change a static IP address?

I have a box running windows which I want to assign a static IP to but give remote access to change that IP (without giving complete access to the windows instllation). I want to run a little app or ...
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Find (or enable?!) php.ini on Ubuntu 10.10

Hiho! Today I leave my comfort zone and want to edit my php.ini file and... guest what? It doesn't exist! $ php --ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path: /usr/local/lib Loaded Configuration File: ...
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Apache / httpd not starting automatically on boot

I have apache2 installed on Amazon Linux AMI release 2012.03. I'm able to start it manually just fine, without any errors using /etc/init.d/httpd start. However, it doesn't start automatically when ...
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How do you manage multiple similar Apache configurations?

Right now I'm using Mercurial to synchronize similar Apache configurations between the production and development servers. A patch queue on top of that adds in the changes and extra stuff required for ...
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How to config mysql-server for heavy load

Im in the process of setting up a new database server. I have been running a few mysql database servers before and it has been working okay. But i would like to hear the recommended setup for my ...
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Is it good to define localhost as 127.0.0.1 in your hosts file?

I just came across a server that does not respond to things like ping localhost or mysql -h localhost - I believe this is because localhost is not defined in the hosts file. On just about every ...
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Apache: VirtualHost *:80 — mixing * ports and non-* ports with a NameVirtualHost address is not supported

When I add the following line to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, I get the error below after I restart apache: Include /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/examples/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf [Mon ...
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Strip a single line out of many files

I am trying to remove a string from many text files on one of our servers. The string is identical across all these files and I can run: grep -r -l 'string' to get the file list but I am stuck ...
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Reloading PostgreSQL after configuration changes

I've made some changes to pg_hba.conf and I want them to take affect. I've found several places where people say that I can tell PostgreSQL to reload, but there are several different techniques ...
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How do I prevent the Windows 2008 logon screen from showing user account names?

When I logon to Windows 2008 via the console or via RDP it shows me the names of user accounts already created as clickable buttons. How do I prevent this and make Windows 2008 ask me for a username ...
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Where is hgweb.cgi in the Mac OS X deployment of Mercurial?

I'd like to serve a CGI-based Mercurial repository from my OS X machine, but I cannot for the life of me find the hgweb.cgi file, which I assume is step 1 of the process. My Mercurial installation ...
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Postfix Configuration problem (domain of sender address does not exist)

I am setting up a linux server that I want to send mail independently of our main mailserver (ie. directly). The problem is, when I send mail to an external address, it bounces with the message ...
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Changing SSH Port: Should I modify only sshd_config, or also ssh_config?

I would like to change my SSH port running Linux CentOS 6. From what I've read on forums, people recommend changing my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to use a different port number, then restarting 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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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 use cursor keys in vi under screen?

If you run vi/vim in screen, when you press a cursor in insert mode, you get a new line + a character, which is a pain. Configure vim to move around instead.
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Postfix is rejecting some incoming emails (“Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname”)

Our postfix sometimes rejects emails. I see this error in our postfix log (/var/log/mail.log): Feb 9 16:16:33 sd-15xxx postfix/smtpd[1972]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[x.x.x.x]: 450 4.7.1 ...
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Config file for RabbitMQ as windows service

I'm setting up an instance of RabbitMQ to run on my development workstation so as to make tests. I would like to play with the configuration (conf regarding flow control in my case). I've installed ...
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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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openldap proxied authorization

I'm having some trouble doing updates with proxied authorization. I'm using UnboundID's LDAP SDK to connect to OpenLDAP, and sending a ProxiedAuthorizationV2RequestControl for dn: ...