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bind9 + lighttpd: Accept all requests coming from certain name servers and reply with static page

So, I've this situation: A server (under CentOS) with a lot of domains with around 2 TB of data under them, and I'm migrating it all to another machine with faster I/O. The migration details / ...
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Lighttpd with FastCGI won't create /tmp/fcgi.sock on startup?

I'm running lighttpd-1.4.19 on a debian 5 box and try to run web2py with fastcgi. The problem with that is, that lighttpd does not create the socket file /tmp/fcgi.sock. If I'm creating the file by ...
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How can I enable http auth in lighttpd for all directories except one?

I am trying to authenticate access to everything in webroot (/) except anything that resides in a particular directory (/directory/) and I've tried both of these options to no avail: $HTTP["url"] =~ ...
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Dual stack Lighttpd without repeating the SSL configuration

I'm trying out Lighttpd and I've stumbled across a small but very annoying problem; the IPv6 configuration is a total mess and requires you to duplicate your SSL settings two times; see for yourself : ...
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Lighttpd error log increases too fast

I am using lighttpd v1.4.35 and I have developed a simple web page with some links to test. After some clicks I have noticed the error log is increasing too fast. In /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf I ...
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lighttpd virtual hosting configuration

I need help setting up virtual hosting in lighttpd. i have the lighttpd default webpage in /var/www/lighttpd dir and i have created other dirs for my other websites /var/www/web1.com/public_html and ...
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lighttpd config and rewriting/disabling attempts to access favicon.ico

I've got lighttpd and apache working together on an app I'm building. lighty is serving out static content. However, each time a static asset is requested, I see a not found: favicon.ico message in ...
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How to combine Lighttpd simple_vhost with www to non-www redirects?

I've set a simple virtual hosting using Lighttpd simple_vhost module and want to do a permanent 301 redirect from www to non-www. Here are most significant parts of my configuration file: ...
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Lighttpd proxy module - use with hostname

I have to proxy a site which is hosted on an external webspace through my lighty on example.org. My config so far: $HTTP["url"] =~ "^/webmail" { proxy.server = ("/webmail/" => ( # ...
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lighttpd + PHP-fcgi slow response

We have a problem regarding lighttpd as the webserver with php5 as backend via fast-cgi. Sometimes the server's response is taking more than 5 seconds (up to 20 seconds) when requesting a simple file ...
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lighttpd server not serving images, js or css files

I am given a try to lighttpd. I configured a server with the instructions I found here. Below my configuration file: server.document-root = "<my_site_directory>" server.port = 4000 ...
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How to configure fastcgi to work with ligttpd in ubuntu

I am able to run lighttpd on ubuntu 9.10. But when i tried to setup fastcgi with lighttpd by putting this in the ligttpd.conf file: #### fastcgi module fastcgi.server = ( "/fastcgi_scripts/" => ...
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Handling http and https requests using a single port with nginx

i was wondering if nginx is able to handle http and https requests on the same port. [*] This is what i'm trying to do. I'm running a web server (lighttpd) handling http requests, and a C program ...
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Error 500 / 503

I get an Error 500 / 503. My theory was that php5-fpm was being killed and re-spawned every second due to messages like this in php5-fpm.log [27-Jan-2015 08:21:34] NOTICE: fpm is running, pid 30045 ...
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Wrong IP with lighttpd reverse proxy

I use a lighttpd reverse proxy to serve django with gunicorn. Now this config worked: proxy.server = ("" => ( "" => ( "host" => "127.0.0.1", "port" => 8000, ))) Now i moved the ...
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Starting lighttpd from nagios renders lighttpd broken

I'm using Debian 7.8 (wheezy), and lighttpd 1.4.31 with nagios 3.4.1. when I start lighttpd normally (as root), everything works as expected: /etc/init.d/lighttpd start However, when nagios starts ...
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Lighttpd sending wrong headers for UTF-8 content

Ubuntu/Lighttpd is not serving my UTF-8 encoded files with the correct Content-Type header. It's sending Content-Type: text/html rather than Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8. How do I configure ...
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Lighttpd and PHP generates error “No input file specified” after server.document-root is moved

I would like to use Lighttpd and PHP to provide a lightweight standalone web server on Windows. I downloaded all the latest builds yesterday and after an hour everything was working fine. Today, I ...
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Make Lighttpd return 404 for unused subdomains?

I have some domains set up on my Ubuntu server that uses Lighttpd. I have wildcard domains and I want the unused subdomains to return 404 instead of 200 and displaying the regular domain. This problem ...
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Weird subdomains in access log? [closed]

I have Lighttpd on an Ubuntu server. I just checked the access logs from lighttpd for a particular domain. This domain only has a very simple index.html file that basically says "coming soon". Below ...
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lighttpd example.com/support to support.example.com

I googled around and could not find a solution. I am not sure If I am using the correct terminology. I am using lighttpd (1.4.33) and would like to go to the url http://support.example.com and have ...
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How to serve a wget --mirror'ed directory of files with questionmarks in them

I'm trying to create a static mirror of a php application (an old php Gallery installation, specifically). The app produces URLs such as: view_album.php?set_albumName=MyAlbum wget downloads these ...
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SSL for a single Lighttpd Vhost

I've inherited a lighttpd server that I have really very little knowledge of how to manage. I'm currently trying to install an SSL for one domain on that server. I've been looking at this bit in the ...
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Unable To Activate User Directories In Lighttpd

I am using Debian 7 based host and configure PHP-FPM and lighttpd along with rutorrent on this host. I wants to use user directories instead of default /var/www path. I already run following command ...
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Nginx equivalent to lighttpd “evhost.path-pattern”

I'm setting up a new server for my personal stuff. On the old box I've used lighttpd for almost two years now. I've read a bit about it and most people tend to switch to nginx since it's development ...
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Q: lighttpd uses 2GB ram while idle for private page

I'm running a server with lighttpd installed. It runs php5-fpm and servering an owncloud server. Ubuntu Server 14.04 lighttpd/1.4.33 (ssl) (Jan 28 2014 17:26:04) - a light and fast webserver PHP ...
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Lighttpd proxy redirect by port

I'm really just starting out with lighttpd and I'm not sure how to configure this exactly. I'm wanting to take traffic and redirect to another server say "http://localhost/url_a/" and redirect the ...
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Lighttpd and Discourse (Docker): configuring mod_proxy

I have trouble configuring Lighttpd to serve the various services hosted on my server. Lighttpd acts as a front, and I have several DNS records, each for a different subdomain, redirecting to the same ...
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php-cgi segfault in libpcre.so.3.12.1 when showing a long WordPress article (lighttpd)

When I am trying to show or preview a certain post in WordPress, the php process dies. If I shorten the article, it works again. But I have other longer posts that work fine. This is in ...
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Serving image content over https, must encryption strength match that of the main website?

Im looking at migrating my website to https throughout. I have a server responsible for the HTML/PHP, and 4 other servers which serve image content Now clearly all the image servers need to be https ...
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Converting .htaccess to lighttpd rewrite rules for Chevereto

I am trying to translate Apache2 htaccess rules to lighttpd rewrite rules. My lighttpd version is 1.4.33. Chevereto uses the G\ php microframework. Apache2 htaccess rule i am trying to convert: ...
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How to redirect URLs without break a FastCGI app?

(I consider this question a duplicate of Lighttpd redirect from www.domain.com to domain.com, but that one didn't get enough attention and it's too old). I'm trying to deploy an app over ...
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Lighttpd redirect passing original URL

I would like to redirect http://foo/bar to http://bar/foo?q=http://foo/bar Where foo and bar are dynamic... But I cant seem to find a $HTTP var that has the complete url. I have also tried nesting, ...
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Lighttpd to include IP address in error.log

I have lighttpd/1.4.31 (ssl) on Debian 7.6 and I would for the standard error.log to include the IP address of the host which caused the error. Is it possible? The accesslog.format directive allows ...
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lighttpd does not start at boot after enabling ipv6

A few days ago I configured lighttpd to listen on my VPS IPv6 address as well. It runs on a Debian 7 Xen VPS (Linode) with a 3.15.4-x86_64-linode45 kernel. The version of lighttpd is 1.4.31-4+deb7u3. ...
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Auto start lighttpd when it dies

Other than Monit, do you know how can auto start the lighttpd? maybe some built-in function which I dont know... (I use Lighttpd 1.4.22) Thanks in advance.
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LIGHTTPD - Page NOT found!

I have an index.php page but I continuing to get 404 not found if I digit Www.mywebsite.com/ This is the log: ... www.MYWEBSITE.com - [26/Apr/2011:09:56:33 +0200] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 404 0 "-" ...
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CentOS 5.0 with Ligthttpd notices high traffic without reason

I have a CentOS 5 with Lightppd installed. Also I have MySQL on board. I lately discovered high traffic: http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8596/traff.jpg Could you please tell me how to diagnose ...
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ServerRoot in my lighttpd.conf [closed]

I have use the following example lighttpd.conf to launch my lighttpd. Can you please tell me where is my 'ServerRoot'? # lighttpd configuration file # # use it as a base for lighttpd 1.0.0 and above ...
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Need help starting lighttpd

Today I installed lighttpd on my CentOS 5.6 machine attempting to replace httpd. The things I did: yum install lighttpd nano /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf I set the document root to my files service ...
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Configure sub-domains at different ports with lighttpd

I've one domain example.com and two sub domains of it docs.example.com & bugs.example.com. And I've two applications running at ports 8080 & 8090. How to configure Lighttpd so that, it can ...
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Rewriting a download URL, but “save -as” dialog shows original URL

I have the following mod_rewrite directive in my lighttpd config file: url.rewrite-once = ( "foo.*$" => "static/foo.pdf", ) I'd like to hand out URLs like this: ...
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lighttpd - redirect everything to https

I have tried to use the example from this wiki page - $HTTP["scheme"] == "http" { # capture vhost name with regex conditiona -> %0 in redirect pattern # must be the most inner block to ...
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DNS failure solved by reboot of lighttpd?

I have a run a fairly busy site for 2 years with this setup for the web server: ec2/Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03.2 on a micro instance lighttpd (latest) godaddy dns This morning, the site was down - ...
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Lighttpd: How to migrate a rewrite rule?

i'm using this htaccess rule on a apache: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} example\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F] .. and i would convert it to an lighttpd rewrite rule. How can i do ...
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Can't get basic plain auth to work on lighttpd win 1.4.35-1-ipv6

I simply can't get Plain Basic auth to work on lighttpd for more than one user. I have this auth.user file formatted like this: [account_1_name]:[account_1_password] ...
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PHP-FPM doesn't process php request

I have a strange situation, I have installed lighttpd and php5-fpm through aptitude I've created one vhost and the and the fpm pool. This is the main.conf (global FPM) [global] pid = ...
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lighttpd fastcgi unix bind error

I am trying to configure Lighttpd to run Redmine using FastCGI. I have added the following code to my standard lighttpd.conf: $HTTP["host"] =~ "^foo.bar.com$" { server.document-root = ...
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Using an EV SSL certificate for your site with non-EV SSL content

If I purchase an EV SSL certificate for a site that is using static content from a non-EV SSL site does that effect the EV SSL certificate presentation on the main www site? For example: ...
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Running multiple services on Port 443, Tunnel SSH over HTTPS

Situation: I want to tunnel SSH sessions through HTTPS. I have a very restrictive firewall/proxy which only allows HTTP, FTP and HTTPS traffic. What works: Setting up a tunnel through the proxy to a ...