Tag: nginx

Locking Down WordPress WP-Admin

I’m pretty sure every WordPress [1] user out there has read much about different ways to limit access to the WordPress administration back-end (WP-Admin), and many of them are certainly good. My way is quite simple, although it most likely has a couple of penalties and some pitfalls I’m not yet aware of, but I

Update on k0nsl.org

I wiped the entire server and relocated k0nsl.org onto a container because I realized that I did not need all the resources of ‘Eicke’ allocated soley for k0nsl.org. I ran Centos on it earlier, but now it runs a Debianesque fork as the base system and nginx+fastcgi for web without a proxied stack. I just

Stack changes for k0nsl

I am again experimenting with the Cherokee [1] web server in my stack for k0nsl.org — it currently handles the PHP backend of it all, which so far seems to be working quite nice. Nginx is used as frontend and for most static files, finally Apache2 is used for miscellaneous tasks. The last time I

Cdorked.A Inspector

Below is a tool written by Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé of ESET to check for the existence of Linux/Cdorked.A [1] [code] // This program dumps the content of a shared memory block // used by Linux/Cdorked.A into a file named httpd_cdorked_config.bin // when the machine is infected. // // Some of the data is encrypted. If your

phpBB3 Pretty URLs & nginx

So I was working with a client who needed human-readable URLs (or SEO URLs, clean URLs, or whatever you like to call it) for his forum which is running phpBB3 coupled with nginx as the webserver. He didn’t know of any easy way to deal with that. I knew of pre-existing modifications and one in

Proxy Configuration for k0nsl.org

Here’s my very simple proxy configuration for k0nsl.org with an upstream declared which contains one additional server for backup. This configuration only shows parts of the entire nginx configuration, here’s the gist of it:   [gist]http://gist.github.com/4537397[/gist]   I know the timeout is a bit high, but it was necessary for something specific I did – will lower