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Lighttpd splitting request URI and dropping query parameter

I'm running lighttpd 1.4.33, which is reverse proxied to from an Apache server that is open to the Internet. When accessing a script from the local address of the lighttpd server, GET parameters are ...
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apache + lighttpd on debian, the both should use ssl, port 443 already used

I installed apache and lighttpd in debian 7, apache used port 80 and lighttpd 88, now I install ssl for apache (443) and when i tried to do the same for lighttpd, I got error because 443 is already ...
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Security implications of adding www-data to /etc/sudoers to run php-cgi as a different user

What I really want to do is allow the 'www-data' user to have the ability to launch php-cgi as another user. I just want to make sure that I fully understand the security implications. The server ...
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How can I use Lighttpd's $HTTP[“remoteip”] together with Cloudflare?

I am using Clodflare DNS. I only want to allow certain IPs to access certain files. How can I set up my lighttpd.conf to properly detect the correct IP? I know how to do it for the access.log. Is it ...
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How to setup Python with Lighttpd and FastCGI (like PHP)

Running Lighttpd on Linux, I would like to be able to execute Python scripts just the way I execute PHP scripts. The goal is to be able to execute arbitrary script files stored in the WWW directory, ...
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Architecting a web server hosting mixed small and large (100MB+) static content [closed]

I have the challenge of hosting about 200-1000 mp3 files, all in the 100MB+ size range. Furthermore, there are some smaller RSS files, and some smaller JPG files. All this is static content, no PHP, ...
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Lighttpd rewrite subdomains to subfolders

I have a server (itself on a subdomain) with wildcard DNS pointing to it. The server is running Lighttpd and PHP. I need requests to http://any-subdomain.server.example.com to rewrite to ...
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Firefox does not load certificate chain

I'm running lighttpd/1.4.28 (ssl) on Debian Squeeze. I just created a http://startssl.com certificate, I runs fine at all of my Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera), but my users are reporting ...
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What are the advantages of using dedicated server software over framework built-in servers?

Being a beginner in the web world, I've always used Apache to develop applications in PHP. Getting tired of it, I learned Node.js, Rails and Django -- just to get a taste of each of the most used web ...
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Retrieve external IP in PHP behind Haproxy

I am using Haproxy to enable running a websocket server and Lighttpd web server on the same machine. I want to retrieve the machines external IP address from the web application running on the ...
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CGI scripts are not working on lighttpd with SSL

CGI scripts worked perfectly, while I was using HTTP. Then I set redirecting for all traffic through https and now CGI doesn't work at all (404 - not found). I use lighttpd server. Here is the part ...
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Upgrade Lighttpd 1.4.28 to 1.4.35 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed Lighttpd using: sudo apt-get install lighttpd this installed version 1.4.28. I downloaded the source files for 1.4.35 (latest) from the Lighttpd site and ...
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Lighttpd rewrite rule for Flight PHP microframework

I'm using the Flight PHP microframework, and it includes its' own router, and needs the server to rewrite requests to the index.php file. It features rewrite-rules for both Apache and Nginx but ...
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How can I set up a web server for reverse proxy having websockets and socket.io working normally?

I have a VPS currently hosting node.js web apps and one site. However I'm currently using custom ports for the apps. I'd like to simply give each its custom domain and so for more sites, that would ...
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Lighttpd fastcgi remote instance operation

This article suggests that it is relatively easy to scale an application by getting lighttpd to spawn php-fastcgi instances on multiple machines. What I do not understand is this - how does a PHP ...
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HAProxy: ACL to forward to different webservers based on directory

basically I have a raspberry pi with multiple webserver daemons on different ports, to be specific lighttpd, apache, and the ADAFruit WebIDE. Basically here are the ways i need it to work[how would ...
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Can Apache, nginx and lighttpd coexist in a Ubuntu system?

Just for learning and testing, I've installed these three different web servers, I've also installed mysql and php5. I changed the DocumentRoot for each to /var/www/apache, /var/www/nginx and ...
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Lighttpd restart and force-reload commands

What is the difference between the following sudo /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart and /etc/init.d/lighttpd force-reload ?
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Redirect with lighttpd and fastcgi on Django App

I have setup my lighttpd in a fashion which redirects all subdomains to my primary domain in following fashion * .domain.com -> domain.com. Unfortunately when i type in a subdomain such as ...
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Redirect all subdomains to main domain with lighttpd and regex

Is it possible to redirect all *.domain.com to my domain.com? I have been messing around with the Regex but without any luck: $HTTP["host"] =~ ".*\.domain\.com" { url.redirect = ...
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Lighttpd wrong config file syntax

Been trying for hours but just can't seem to get the correct syntax in my lighttpd configuration. As a last resort I am now asking the hive mind of server fault :P I am trying to get trac hosted on ...
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Why are NginX and Lighttpd not affected by Slowloris?

I am investigating the vulnerability to Slowloris and I think I understand how and why this sort of attack works. What I don't understand is why Lighttpd and NginX are not affected (according to the ...
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SELinux policy issue

As qemu & KVM are working fine with SELinux out of the box I'd like to enable SELinux to improve guest isolation on my CentOS 6 server. The problem is that I'm using a 3rd parity virtualization ...
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lighttpd behind pound gets “connection timed out” error when using browser other than Chrome

Please help me diagnose a problem. I had a working website (WordPress) for the last 6 months working just fine. No updates or new installations have been made in the server. Today users complain ...
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convert lighttpd to nginx rewrite rules

I'm trying hard to make my code work on nginx. This configuration works with lighttpd but I want migrate it to nginx. Rewrite rules on lighttd : url.rewrite-once = ( "^/(ui)/(.*)$" => ...
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lighttpd How to allow executing fcgi programs on www folder?

This is the first time I install lighttpd and I'm having a hard time configuring fcgi to work on /var/www/site/ I keep getting 403 Forbidden and so far have only found guides specific to php or that ...
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Lighttpd Rewrite

I have an issue with Lighttpd Rewrite and static files. Here is my rewrite syntax: url.rewrite = ( "^/(.*)\.(php|css|js|jpg|png)$" => "$0", "^/(.+)$" => "/router.php?url=$1" ) All ...
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Rewrite rules for Anchor CMS on Lighttpd

I installed Anchor CMS on my server running Lighttpd, and I am trying to setup pretty url's. I have anchor installed in a sub-directory "/blog". The htaccess file that works with anchor cms in ...
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How to log slow HTTP responses

How does one log slow HTTP responses? I'm using Lighttpd, but could switch to another webserver if necessary. Apache can log response times, but not conditionally, it seems. ...
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lighttpd: Does it still have memory leak and CPU consumption issues?

This page here compares nginx and lighttpd: http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/Lighttpd_vs_nginx There are numerous reports of memory leaks unfixed for years as well as severely worse CPU consumption (2% ...
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Identifying performance bottleneck on a high-end VPS (Apache 2.4 event_mpm/lighttpd/nginx)

I have quite a high-end VPS from vpsblast (their SSD13) - 4 cores, 16gb RAM, 320gb of SSD hard drive space on a 1GigE Internet backbone (virtually uncontested). As near as I can tell it is running ...
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How do I configure lighttpd to serve static documents and proxy requests to a cluster of Rails app servers?

I'm trying to configure lighttpd so that it serves static documents of my Ruby on Rails app, and also routes requests to my Ruby on Rails app servers. This is the configuration I have so far: ...
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Browser based SSH [closed]

I have a small debian server colocated which hosts a domain and a single flat file site via lighttpd. For a variety of reasons I'd like to be able to run ssh in browser (without a browser plugin) via ...
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lighttpd 403 forbidden jpeg image access

I am running a stock lighttpd installation with no configuration changes. Client sees a 403 forbidden error trying to access static images (even from an img tag on a static page). Nothing in the logs ...
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503 error while setting up PHP-FPM with lighttpd

I am trying to install Lighttpd on a Centos 6.4 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. I followed the tutorial to the letter as given on ...
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How to convert RewriteCond rules so they work in Lighttpd?

How can I convert this Apache rewrite rules so they work on Lighttpd? This is in fact a .htaccess file, and I need to put those in a lighttpd.conf file. Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on ...
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Lighttpd, Error with upload, [413 - Request Entity Too Large]

I posted thread on Ubuntu forums couple of months ago but I never got any responds from them... So today I replied there and posting a new thread here, since I have a feeling I wont get a reply there ...
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Balancing server bandwith

I am working on a file uploading website. It will be run on dedicated server with 1GBPS connection. I wanna offer visitors max download speed possible at the current moment. So lets say server can ...
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Lighttpd, regex in conf, path including regex match

The background : - Lighttpd 1.4.28 - Debian 6.0.7 i686 Several developers are using this web server, and each of them has his own virtual host named after "username.mysite.tld". These hosts are ...
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What do I set the 'socket' to in lighttpd/fcgi?

I want to configure lighttpd to run fastcgi but I'm not sure what I should set the 'socket' to. What is the socket? Surely it doesn't expect me to create a socket before the program is actually ...
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Lighttpd's memory leaks, a myth or true? If true, does it apply to static content? [closed]

[First, please read it all before marking it as being subjective, or irrelevant as of ServerFault's community guidelines.] EDIT: I should have mentioned that the site I am building serves video ...
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on debian, lighttpd apache2 using 80 port, lighttpd throws :address already use error [closed]

I bought the linode(linode.com) server the other day. I've been trying to run lighttpd and apache2 at the same port, using lighttpd for static files. As linode is only providing ONE ipv4 address, I ...
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Lighttpd user directories with individual user processes

I have enabled user directories (mod_userdir) for my lighttpd server but I don't really know how different user processes can be spawned when php files in these directories are ran. The user's ...
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Lighttpd won't start when fastcgi.debug directive is used

I'm running lighttpd/1.4.28 (ssl) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Everything's working, and I'm trying to do some performance tuning. I'd like to enable debug mode for the fastcgi module, however when I add ...
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LighTPD and PHP not working if outside of LightTPD folder

I need to set up a simple web server with PHP on Windows XP that a number of different people will use for local testing. I'm using LightTPD 1.4.30-4-IPv6-Win32-SSL and PHP 5.2. So far I've created ...
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lighttpd Regex for automatic forwarding of subdomains

I have been looking round and I have not found a good way to automatically set the document root for domains automatically. For example: In the DNS, *.mydomain.com points to mydomain.com And in the ...
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After Enabling User Directories On Lighttpd I Got Failed After Restart Lighttpd Server

I am using Debian 7 64 as host, And i installed Lighttpd and PHP-FPM with mysql support, After fresh installation of lighttpd and PHP-FPM, I tried to enable user directories and i run following ...
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lighttpd access control affecting subdirectory trees sibling to a htpasswd file

Suppose I have a htdocs directory tree served by lighttpd htdocs htdocs/foo htdocs/foo/spam htdocs/foo/eggs htdocs/foo/eggs/stirred htdocs/foo/eggs/fried htdocs/bar htdocs/bar/bacon Now I'd like to ...
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Remove port from the url [closed]

How can I change the url http://localhost:8080 to http://localhost in a lighttpd server.. I searched on Google, but no luck.. My current .conf file server.document-root = "/mnt/sdcard/www" ...
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Use lighttpd to access a website over a proxy

this is going to be my very first question. At our company we are using Squid as a proxy between our intranet and the internet. Now we have the need that a software package can't handle a proxy ...