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Ex-developer, CTO of various companies and now co-founder of YunoJuno, helping to build a community of the very best freelancer developers, designers, UX and associated digital talents.


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comment How can I use environment variables in Nginx.conf
Thanks @mozz100 - that's incredibly useful - /etc/hosts entries are much more effective than env vars in this case. The only bit missing is what happens if the upstream container is restarted, and acquires a new IP. I am presuming that the child containers will still point to the original IP, not the new one?
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comment How can I use environment variables in Nginx.conf
Yup - current (working) solution is exactly this. Just seems a bit hacky. (That said, it's only a local dev environment, so hacking isn't a huge problem.)
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revised How can I use environment variables in Nginx.conf
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revised How can I use environment variables in Nginx.conf
Added in the full conf file.
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accepted Enabling xp_cmdshell in a production environment
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comment Enabling xp_cmdshell in a production environment
I'm going to close this as there's some useful comment, but one thing I would like to understand is when a best practice becomes dogma, rather than common sense. Yes, enabling xp_cmdshell is clearly a security issue, but in our scenario, we have the following as standard: multiple firewalls between public internet and database, managed IPS / IDS systems, regular security audits, dedicated AD account used to run the procedure that would use xp_cmdshell, with access to just that procedure and the relevant ACLs. We store no financial data. Is it still that bad? Just asking ;-)
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revised How do I secure a .NET (MVC) website prior to launch?
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