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Oct
11
comment Why is Nginx serving `index.html` instead of a 404?
@Pothi - it's encouraged to the point that you can actually check a box while asking your question to provide the answer at the same time, which is what I did. :) I could have put this info in my personal notes, but I'd rather put it on the internet where it can help others.
Sep
2
comment How to ACTUALLY install Java on Linux?
Does this answer need an update for Java 7?
Apr
29
comment Why do I need to purchase an SSL certificate when I can generate one locally?
@tristan - it's an imperfect system, but cert authorities have some incentive to be trustworthy. Eg if they gave a random person a Google cert, they'd be removed from all browsers in short order. They also offer "extended validation" certs which, in theory, mean they do more checking. Any of them could decide that this requires in-person DNA tests if they thought it would bolster their reputation and earn them business.
Apr
5
comment Why shouldn't you let developers near root passwords?
As a developer, I appreciate the collaborative relationship you imply. Unfortunately, often the developer and sysadmin are the same person, so the idea of being "cut off" may irritate some developers. I'd say that if you have dedicated sysadmins, giving up root access in exchange for not having to do both things is a nice deal.
Feb
20
comment How can I see which flags Nginx was compiled with?
Another way of saying this is "how can I see which flags Nginx was compiled with?" Just wanted to add that to increase searchability.
Oct
7
comment zsh colored files directories
I assume your answer is correct for Ubuntu, but since I landed on this question via a Google search and I'm using OSX: the exact flag may vary. For me, it was ls -G. Try man ls then search with /color to find what it is for any given OS.
Jul
25
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
Of all the ludicrous parts of his request, giving your private SSH key is the worst. That's like "please give me the ability to sign your name and fake your fingerprints." He is either crazy, hacking you, or a moron. Giving that up would be worse for you than getting fired for not doing it; at least you won't be in the news when the company goes down in flames.
Nov
18
comment Correct PHP5 DLL for Apache 2.2?
@iamjonesy - No, I extracted all the PHP files into C:\php so that I could keep them together. This is cleaner, and let me do interesting stuff; for example, when I wanted to try a newer version of PHP, I renamed C:\php to c:\php_old_version (or whatever) and put the new one in C:\php. Note: to make this work, you have to add C:\php to your path in Windows, so that when Apache says "run php.exe!," Windows can say, "let's see, that's not in C:\... ah, here it is, it's in C:\php." See sleeplessgeek.blogspot.com/2010/01/… for the whole process.
Apr
2
comment Thoughts on Apache log file sizes?
So there are no performance issues associated with giant log files?
Mar
15
comment phpMyAdmin: The additional features for working with linked tables have been deactivated
This worked for me. :)
Mar
1
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
Thanks for letting me know. :)
Jan
22
comment How do I set up PHP to send email on Apache? (Windows)
MTA = 'mail transfer agent?' I know about sendmail_path; I wrote a whole paragraph about it and asked for some explanation.
Jan
22
comment How do I set up PHP to send email on Apache? (Windows)
Windows - sorry, I should have said. Editing question.
Jan
20
comment Apache: security difference between folder in web root and alias?
OK - done. Thanks.
Jan
19
comment Apache: security difference between folder in web root and alias?
Thanks - I edited the question accordingly.
Jan
19
comment Apache: security difference between folder in web root and alias?
I have not yet learned mod_rewrite. I gather that it could be #3 on this list, but is considerably more complex.
Jan
19
comment Correct PHP5 DLL for Apache 2.2?
Since asking this question, I have figured out the whole process and written a blog post with screenshots: "Setting up Apache, PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, and Filezilla Server on Windows XP", located at sleeplessgeek.blogspot.com/2010/01/…
Jan
13
comment Local Apache on Windows XP not finishing page requests
Please see my updated answer.
Jan
13
comment Local Apache on Windows XP not finishing page requests
With great trepidation, I just posted our issue to the Apache mailing list.
Jan
12
comment Local Apache on Windows XP not finishing page requests
Can you duplicate my test below?