lighttpd

Lighttpd handle secured download mechanisms using mod_secdownload modules. It uses the lighttpd webserver and the internal HTTP authentication using secrete password. This module use the concept called authenticated URL for a specified time. Each unique url remains valid for a specified time. Your application has to generate a token and a timestamp which are checked […]

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The technology behind the World Wide Web, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), does not make any distinction of types of links — all links are functionally equal. Resources may be located on any server at any location. Linking to an image stored on another site increases the bandwidth use of that site even though the […]

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Lighttpd web server will generate a directory listing if a directory is requested and no index-file was found in that directory. mod_dirlisting is one of the modules that is loaded by default and doesn’t have to be specified on server.modules to work. Task: Enable Directory Listings Globally Open lighttpd configuration file: # vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf Append […]

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Mono project offers .NET compatible set of tools, including among others a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. It runs on Linux, *BSD, Windows and other operating systems. From the article: The FastCGI Mono Server was developed as part of the 2007 Google Summer of Code (http://code.google.com/soc/2007/) with the goal of increasing the availablity […]

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It is possible to serve .php or .cgi / .pl file using different file type / extension name. This will improve security. For example, server .html as .php file, add following to your httpd.conf or .htaccess file: # serve .html files as php files AddType application/x-httpd-php .html # serve .nix files as cgi files AddType […]

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Recently, I noticed something strange about Apache 2.2.3 version running on CentOS Linux 5 64 bit version. We have centralized NFS server and all 3 web server load balanced using hardware front end (another box running LVS). All Apache server picks up file via NFS i.e DocumentRoot is set over NFS. The small file such […]

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Recently I wrote about installing and running Xcache under Red hat enterprise Linux and CentOS Linux. By default Xcache use /dev/zero for caching. All you have to do is create /dev/zero in chrooted jail. Type the following command (assuming that your jail is located at /lighttpd.jail directory): # mkdir -p /lighttpd.jail/dev # mknod -m 666 […]

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