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Firefox and TLS

Firefox is weird. In a forum conversation (which went so off topic but that’s alright) the following was reported to me. When you visited my site in Firefox, you get a warning about being insecure. Huh. That’s odd and a little embarrassing. I mean, I’m a network security professional so you can see how that […]

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I Am NGINX! (And So Can You!)

A few months ago I switched my Apache2 installation for this blog from mod_php to php5-fpm. Using Ubuntu LTS this was as simple as running apt-get remove libapache2-mod-php5 ; apt-get install php5-fpm and adding /etc/apache2/conf-available/php5-fpm.conf with just a few lines. I activated that config and it worked! Mostly. There was some more than that but it wasn’t […]

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StartSSL and Nginx

I converted this blog from Apache2 to Nginx but forgot a step for SSL. With Apache2 to correctly install the SSL cert, you need to include in your config ca.pem and sub.class1.server.ca.pem. See here for more information. I didn’t realize I had a problem until I pointed my iPhone at my SSL enabled web site. […]

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So far so good with Nginx

This blog is running on a VPS provided by Slicehost. It’s the 512MB package and I have no complaints. The network connectivity is pretty good too. 512MB is not what it used to be. When I run out of ram, mysql and Apache2 both go insane. My VPS becomes unusable and I end up hitting […]