Tag: IP address

Feb 13

What is: NginX

What is: NginX Lately I have been writing a lot about NginX so I thought I would write a small post to describe NginX and what it is.Although I like to write it NginX because its origins are in the Linux world they write it all in lower case nginx (I know, boring right). The …

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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 20

How to: Pass NginX the correct client IP address when using Varnish reverse proxy

How to: Pass NginX the correct client IP address when using Varnish reverse proxy Varnish is a great piece of software that you can use to serve static http content without having to hit your web servers. Many of the issues that come with using a reverse proxy like Varnish is that there is another …

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Dec 14

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure Another issue I encountered while using a Linux VM inside Windows Azure is that the logging in process was extremely slow and then you tried to run a command with elevated rights, it was slow too. …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure So as part of the latest using your own DNS server with Linux machines inside Windows Azure I had a bit of a problem. Even though my corporate DNS server was set up correctly, DNS entries were correct, etc. Ubuntu would just …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation To my surprise it seems that the beauty of Windows being able to dynamically update corporate DNS servers is something that only exists on Windows client machines (at least since 2000 I guess). Apparently if you are using an …

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Dec 13

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu (Obtained as is from: http://lani78.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/dhcp-server-update-dns-records/) The steps in this post shows how to configure the DHCP server to automatically update the DNS records when giving out a new lease to a client computer. Before continuing These steps assumes that you already have a working …

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Dec 09

How to: Secure a site using Apache

How to: Secure a site using Apache If I had to, I would probably say that most people who use Apache do it to publish sites that are publicly accessible and/or have built-in security (say WordPress which manages itself access to the application and data). So now that I wanted to publish a site that …

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Dec 04

How to: Enable DHCP and Networking on Ubuntu Server

How to: Enable DHCP and Networking on Ubuntu Server By default this is not an issues as you can configure networking from the setup wizard when you initially deploy your server. I unfortunately had some issues with networking with my VM so when I finally solved them I realized the Ubuntu Server had no network …

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Dec 03

Microsoft’s DHCP Failover

Microsoft‘s DHCP Failover One of the new cool features in Windows Server is DHCP Failover. Think of it as a way to replicate your DHCP across two servers in order to provide failover or load balancing a DHCP Service. DHCP failover in Windows Server® 2012 is a new feature that enables two Microsoft DHCP servers to …

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