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Jul
14
comment What is the problem with using Fedora for servers?
It depends on what you are doing. For example: If you are running a mission critical application that makes use of database; you might not want to keep updating major versions of your database and risk incompatibiliy with your application code.
May
6
comment Which archive/compression format?
Me neither until last week when someone recommended it on one of my Server Fault questions. It looks impressive, just worth investigating the performance with plain text, if you'll be using it for that.
May
4
comment Externally hosted proxy server as frontend to internal HTTP server
Funny enough we are planning to do this with a 3G USB dongle, but only as a fallover for in-house Internet access (web surfing, etc). Since I don't think you can get a static IP with 3G, so don't think it helps for our servers.
May
4
comment Externally hosted proxy server as frontend to internal HTTP server
But isn't the problem with doping this by DNS (even with small TTLs) is that there would be a potential long period of downtime, while the new DNS propogate? Don't many DNS servers ignore short TTLs?
May
3
comment Externally hosted proxy server as frontend to internal HTTP server
I am using pfSense as a firewall. Excuse my lack of knowledge about this. So what happens with the external traffic destined for my IP, after a failure of my main line is detected?
May
1
comment I don't see images in Outlook. I just see a red X
Great, it worked for me!
Apr
30
comment Automatically modify iptables based on Apache log data to block badly behaved clients
I'll dig out an excellent guide i read recently on it
Apr
30
comment Externally hosted proxy server as frontend to internal HTTP server
Not really, the first connection is an expensive bonded ADSL, which is proving less reliable than expected. Adding a backup ADSL line would increase the total cost only by a small proportion. Unfortunately the app can't be remote hosted at the moment. It depends on a large database that currently has to be in-house. If we moved the web server externally then we'd have the same issue with the connection to the in-house database.