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"No DBD Authn configured!" with Apache, Digest Auth and DBD

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 14:10.

I use mod_authn_dbd to check HTTP authentication credentials against a MySQL database. After switching from Basic to Digest authentication I got 500 errors and No DBD Authn configured! in the server's error log. It took me a while to realize that it wasn't enough to change

( categories: Unix | Web Servers | Administrator )

Sending DNS notify messages (update notifications) using Ruby

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Sun, 01/20/2008 - 15:49.

… is actually easy thanks to Dnsruby. The following code illustrates that:

( categories: Ruby | Unix | Web Servers | Windows )

Per-directory configuration (.htaccess) in LightTPD

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:56.

The frequent visitor of Diary Products knows that it runs on the LightTPD aka Lighty web server. The machine that hosts Diary Products is serving other sites as well so it needs to have some kind of virtual hosting mechanism in place. I use LightTPD's very straight-forward and easy to use mod_simple_vhost module. The only draw-back with LightTPD is that it doesn't support directory specific configuration files similar to Apache's .htaccess files. But this is not such a big deal for me because as much as I liked the convenience of .htaccess, I always considered it a waste of cycles and a security issue. The ideal solution in my opinion would be one which

( categories: LightTPD | Administrator )

Relaunch of Diary Products

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Tue, 02/28/2006 - 11:34.

[02/28/2005: Update - More Changes]
[03/02/2005: Update - Still Bugs in IE]

After this site has been using the old, boring, standard Drupal theme for two years, I am now proud to present my own creation: the new Diary Products theme. It uses the phptemplate engine and is a hybrid between table-based and CSS-based layouts as I am not a follower of the pure "Look Ma, No Tables" approach. There are still a few glitches here and there but overall I am quite happy with it.

( categories: Drupal | LightTPD | Geek | Webmaster )