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Jun
24
comment Webmail is “Unable to make a secure connection to the server”
Please post the relevant parts of the Nginx configuration related to port 8081.
Jun
19
comment Tool to analyze postfix maillog
Sometimes I have to recursively grep for this. Extract all lines with the desired to/from pairs, extract the message IDS then grep again. Pretty easy to script up using grep/awk/sed/while loops.
Jun
19
answered How to make apache serve the same website regardless of hostname?
Jun
19
comment Mysql through ssh often can't connect or timeout
What are the various timeouts for SSH connections and MySQL connections. I have seen instances where the mysql client timesout while waiting on the ssh tunnel to connect. In many cases this was due to reverse DNS lookups on the server side of the connection. You can disable these reverse DNS lookups in sshd's config files.
Jun
12
answered Overload Protection
Jun
10
comment nginx doesn't match server names
Do you have any other nginx configuration files or includes? Perhaps a default configuration file with a server definition that is taking precedence over your configuration? What do your error logs report when you try to browse to the domain?
Jun
10
comment htaccess order Deny,Allow rule
Your updated code allow,deny should work. The allow list is processed first followed by the deny list. So if an IP is listed in the deny list it will be blocked since it will be last matched. Just one note, if you have too many deny rules you may see performance issues. All rules are processed on every request. "Too many" depends on your hardware and server loads but something to keep in mind with any tool that auto-adds rules to .htaccess.
Jun
9
revised htaccess order Deny,Allow rule
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Jun
9
answered htaccess order Deny,Allow rule
Jun
9
comment Fail over to DNS provider
How many domains do you need to handle? I don't recommend doing this yourself unless you need fine grain control of dozens of zones. There are many DNS Service providers that provide near 100% uptime. If you need failover, then consider using a provider that can serve as a secondary DNS rather trying to do this internally.
Jun
9
comment Apache log - file does not exist
I see this often with botched WordPress themes.
Jun
9
answered Server won't boot, kernel panic - not syncing
Jun
9
answered Taking database from possibly cracked server
Jun
9
comment PHP-FPM pool stops responding and fails to restart
How are you connecting to php-fpm from Nginx?
May
1
comment Permission, apache user and www folder in Linux
In practice, the issue you raise is far less of a concern than a compromised web application. The likelihood of someone logging into via another means and writing a file to that directory is very low compared to the likelihood that your web application will have an exploit that writes to the directory anyway.
Mar
26
comment 5-7 second latency between Apache server and MySQL server when website calls on database server
Are you connecting to MySQL over a private or public network? Are you using an IP or domain name? If you try to load a PHP page (e.g. phpinfo) that does not have a DB call it is fast?
Feb
18
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Jan
17
comment Apache2 ProxyPass / ProxyPassReverse results in 404 for only one out of many directives
I like to simplify things when debugging these sorts of issues. From the proxy, what is the response if you use curl to fetch web3. In terms of the URL rewrites/relocation, I would handle that on the backened server and not in the proxy.
Jan
17
comment Directories converted to files
You may want to consider running a fsck. File system corruption can often make files look like directories or symlinks and other oddities. Be sure to backup or take a snapshot of the VM first.
Jan
17
comment nginx: fastcgi_cache_path empty
Try chmoding the directory 777 and see if it works. If so, what is the user/group on the files?