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Hello. I’m Mo McRoberts, a twenty-something post-thirty technical type. By day, I build e-commerce websites and manage the platforms they run on. By night, I do stuff with broadcasting, and a lot of my blog is focussed on that. I’m a big fan of the BBC, but I heckle when I think they’re wrong (especially when it seems like there’s something the public isn’t being told). Suffice to say, my opinions are my own, and aren’t necessarily shared by employers past, present or future.


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comment Forcing SSL in Apache without hard-coding the hostname
There is — create a default (i.e., first in the list on that port) virtual host which does just that (it doesn’t even have to say “upgrade your client” — “you didn’t specify a virtual host in your request, so we can’t process further” will do).
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comment Forcing SSL in Apache without hard-coding the hostname
There is a possibility for %{HTTP_HOST} not to be set — where it’s the default virtual host on the port and somebody sends a request without including a Host: request header. This would be rather rare, though, to say the least. Beyond that, I can’t think of a scenario where it would occur.
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comment zip to exclude all .svn folders
ah — yes, sorry, of course. I looked back at an example of when I’d tried it, and I’d apparently only excluded files, not folders. apologies!
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answered zip to exclude all .svn folders
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comment BIND9 DNS Problems - Not resolving
they offer “free backup DNS”, so it looks like it. honestly, though — a good DNS setup makes a difference; it’s worth not skimping too much if you can help it.
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comment BIND9 DNS Problems - Not resolving
what do you mean by your “domain provider”? If you’re writing zonefiles, surely you’re the domain provider? What is ns2.axxim.net supposed to be — do you have a secondary DNS provider or another server running as a slave? What did you specify ns2.axxim.net as being when you registered the domain?
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comment Nginx vs Apache as reverse proxy, which one to choose
It has caveats, certainly (especially where serving very large files), but it’s significantly more stable than Apache as a proxy - I’ve had no real problems in several deployments in the last six months
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answered Nginx vs Apache as reverse proxy, which one to choose
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