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PHP Accelerator and DSO

More compilation tasks: Compile Apache with DSO support! And install the PHP Accelerator: http://www.php-accelerator.co.uk/

Tue, 24 Sep 2002 06:20:04 +0000

swish-e 2.2

A new swish-e version has arrived which they say is faster.

Indexing really looks faster, if I can trust my eyes?

Thu, 19 Sep 2002 08:10:54 +0000

ServerTokens Prod

The current Apache OpenSSL worm ("Linux Slapper Worm") checks the webserver version by reading the HTTP header before it attacks.

Added "ServerTokens Prod" to httpd.conf - now it says "Server: Apache", was "Server: Apache/1.3.26 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.8.10 OpenSSL/0.9.6" before.

(See the Apache documentation and FAQ.)

Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:59:09 +0000

Creating PDF files

Downloaded the Adobe Generic Postscript printer driver as I thought I should be able to convert the .ps files into .pdf using ps2pdf under Linux. But the resulting PDF is absolutely ugly - images are missing, fonts don't scale...

Acrobat is expensive (> 300 €), Jaws PDF Creator is more than 100 € as well...

Fri, 13 Sep 2002 07:37:12 +0000

fetchmail / procmail

Somebody in the German PHP mailinglist recommended using fetchmail/procmail for fetching mails automatically from a POP3 server and putting their contents into a database.

E-mail archiving through BCC:?

Thu, 12 Sep 2002 12:57:28 +0000

Generic Information Server Toolkit (GIST)

Sounds a little bit like XDD, but with a lot more features:


Wed, 11 Sep 2002 11:48:12 +0000

PHP 4.2.3

Upgraded to Apache 1.3.26 / PHP 4.2.3.

Mon, 09 Sep 2002 14:06:22 +0000

Beautiful comment box layout on inmyexperience.com


This is how a comment box should look like... (maybe including an "Avatar" / icon of the person commenting.)

Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:17:11 +0000

T-Online dsl 5000 MB?

The Telekom flat rate has just become more expensive - switch to the 5GB rate instead?


Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:21:45 +0000

Bundling ADOdb with XDD

XDD uses rather trivial SQL - I probably should remove the xdd_db_*() functions and use ADOdb instead (which could be bundled):


Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:19:11 +0000

XDD trash can

XDD should move deleted records (including associated files) into a .trash directory.

Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:13:35 +0000

Checking for open ports

Installed a cron job which directs "nmap localhost" output to a file.

This file is checked for diffs by our dc4status tool.

So I should be notified by e-mail when a new port is opened...

Thu, 05 Sep 2002 08:10:23 +0000

Faking POP3 mails with teapop

This is not yet working for me: I can authenticate through POP using my Unix account, but I didn't succeed in using .htpasswd files instead.

Wed, 04 Sep 2002 15:20:36 +0000

GNU readline in PHP


Installed it, but didn't use yet...

Wed, 04 Sep 2002 15:19:27 +0000

PHP Cache

I should install one of those PHP caches!

Which one is the tool of choice? APC? http://apc.communityconnect.com/

Wed, 04 Sep 2002 14:14:53 +0000