Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 24

How to: Configure NAXSI with NginX

How to: Configure NAXSI with NginX As part of a series of articles regarding NginX, today I will cover how to configure NAXSI with NginX. Currently there is a distribution of NginX that comes with NAXSI (you can read about some of the standard distributions here: http://kx.cloudingenium.com/technologies/web/nginx/custom-nginx-distribution-available-packages/) which you can find with the ngxinx dev …

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Dec 21

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM When working with NginX you will be using an upstream PHP FPM server. Because of the way NginX works it will treat this upstream server as a proxy server which you will use to server PHP requests. One …

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Dec 21

How to: Determine your Memory Usage & Free Memory in Ubuntu

How to: Determine your Memory Usage & Free Memory in Ubuntu One thing I have discovered with Ubuntu is that there is more than one way to skin a cat. All won’t yield the same result but you can achieve similar things through different approaches. Finding out how much memory you have used, how much …

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Dec 21

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH Nautilus supports connecting to a remote file system using an SSH connection. Before there used to be clear instructions but now it all has gone away with a more simple interface that has left some users confused. But fear not, all you have …

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Dec 21

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log One of the great features of NginX is it’s ability to cache content from a number of sources including but not limited to a proxy server or a fast cgi server. But in order to understand truly how well your cache …

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Dec 21

How to: Shutdown or Restart an Ubuntu Server via SSH

How to: Shutdown or Restart an Ubuntu Server via SSH If you want to remotely restart or shutdown an Ubuntu Server when connected via SSH you simply need to know the following commands (and use them of course): sudo shutdown and sudo reboot   As always the accompanying man pages are a great resource:   Man …

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Dec 21

How to: Remote Desktop into an Ubuntu Server in Windows Azure

How to: Remote Desktop into an Ubuntu Server in Windows Azure Basically there are three parts to enabling a remote desktop session into an Ubuntu Server. But before we get into all that I feel the need to point this out: Ubuntu Server is sort of meant to run without a GUI and managed through …

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Dec 21

Ubuntu: Basics of software repositories

Ubuntu: Basics of software repositories Ubuntu uses apt for package management. Apt stores a list of repositories or software channels in the file /etc/apt/sources.list This is important to note as if you want to add sources for software packages you are going to either edit this file or add a referenced source file in the same format. …

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Dec 21

Changes with NginX 1.4.4

Changes with NginX 1.4.4 Below are the list of changes from the initial release of NginX to stable version 1.4.4. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.4.4 19 Nov 2013 *) Security: a character following an unescaped space in a request line was handled incorrectly (CVE-2013-4547); the …

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