Apache Security Update – a flaw In Apache can be used to carry out DoS. Slowloris is a new Apache DoS tool which can use slow Internet links to bring down Apache servers, rather than flooding networks. Most D/DoS tool requires faster net connections but this tool works with minimal bandwidth. This tool can lead to a DoS attack on Apache 1.x, 2.x, dhttpd, GoAhead WebServer, and Squid, while MS IIS6.0, IIS7.0, and lighttpd are confirmed not vulnerable to this attack.
Debian 5 php5 package has serious security issues as follows:
To prevent Denial of Service attacks by exhausting the number of available temporary file names, the max_file_uploads option introduced in PHP 5.3.1 has been backported.
A few days ago I noticed that NFS performance between a web server node and NFS server went down by 50%. NFS was optimized and the only thing was updated Red Hat kernel v5.2. I also noticed same trend on CentOS 5.2 64 bit edition.
Drupal is modular framework and content management system (CMS) and works under Lighttpd too. By default, Drupal passes path arguments to itself via its internally generated URLs. This small howto explains setting up clean url using Lighttpd web sever.
Gzip compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. This document describes gzipping http traffic which can reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support compression.
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 [...]