Lately, working with Windows 7 I noticed a cruel transmission rate of 200 B/s while fetching a file from a local server over a highspeed connection. No, I didn’t have a typing error in there, it’s 200 Bytes per second; that’s even slower than GPRS! I guess we agree on the fact that there’s something […]
It’s not a secret that I tend to dislike apple for the way they raped BSD to get it useable for the masses, but what they do to me from the programmers point of view, is insane. Let’s start out with a simple MAMP installation (Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and a plain system() call […]
Every time computers are running smooth and things are looking fine and you think of looking at the items at the top of your Todo-list, things that you should have done weeks ago but couldn’t because of things preventing you, another one of such blockers kicks in: something does not work. But IT work can […]
Today I’d like to introduce a small, but pretty useful feature of nameservers using BIND as an example. Delivering different answers for different IP ranges. Sure, this might sound strange, but if you dig into that, it’s pretty useful.
My old server machines are too noisy – which is an undeniable fact and the reason for consolidating machines. It was a decision which didn’t make me happy, but logic told me to do so and offered a new challenge to me. The main problem was separating services in a way they don’t bite each […]
If you change your website from http to https, it’s usually a bigger problem due to the users that didn’t update their bookmarks or just ignore the new links you sent them in an email announcement again and again. But there is a pretty simple way thanks to mod-rewrite of the apache webserver. Just add […]