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August 2008

Running Vhosts Under Separate UIDs/GIDs With Apache2 mpm-peruser On Debian Etch | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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This article explains how you can install and configure apache2-mpm-peruser on a Debian Etch server. apache2-mpm-peruser is an MPM (Multi-Processing Module) for the Apache 2 web server, very similar to apache2-mpm-itk, but faster (almost as fast as apache2-mpm-prefork). mpm-peruser allows you to run each of your vhosts under a separate UID and GID - in short, the scripts and configuration files for one vhost no longer have to be readable for all the other vhosts. It is based on metuxmpm, a working implementation of the perchild MPM. The result is a sane and secure web server environment for your users, without kludges like PHP's safe_mode.

February 2008

Xen Virtualization and Linux Clustering, Part 1

In this article, I briefly introduce the concepts of Xen virtualization and Linux clustering. From there, I show you how to set up multiple operating systems on a single computer using Xen and how to configure them for use with clustering. I should point out that a cluster implemented in this manner does not provide the computational power of multiple physical computers. It does, however, offer a way to prototype a cluster as well as provide a cost-effective development environment for cluster-based software. Even if you're not interested in clustering, this article gives you hands-on experience using Xen virtualization.

December 2007

Linux install and configure pound reverse proxy for Apache http / https web server

Pound is a reverse-proxy load balancing server. It accepts requests from HTTP / HTTPS clients and distributes them to one or more Web servers. The HTTPS requests are decrypted and passed to the back-ends as plain HTTP. It will act as: a) Server load balancer b) Reverse proxy server c) Apache reverse proxy etc d) It can detects when a backend server fails or recovers, and bases its load balancing decisions on this information: if a backend server fails, it will not receive requests until it recovers e) It can decrypts https requests to http ones f) Rejects incorrect requests h) It can be used in a chroot environment (security feature)

August 2007

Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux Nowadays, the iSCSI technology is quite popular in the storage world. This article shows an iSCSI demo environment which consists of one Debian Linux host and one Netapp Filer.We try to show the most important features of this protocol. 1. What is iSCSI? It is a network storage protocol above TCP/IP. This protocol encapsulates SCSI data into TCP packets. iSCSI allows us to connect a host to a storage array via a simple Ethernet connection (tape drive). This solution is cheaper than the Fibre Channel SAN (Fibre channel HBAs and switches are expensive). From the host view the user sees the storage array LUNs like a local disks. iSCSI devices should not be confused with the NAS devices (for example NFS). The most important difference is that NFS volumes can be accessed by multiple hosts, but one iSCSI volume can by accessed by one host. It is similar to SCSIi protocol: usually only one host has access to one SCSI disk (the difference is the cluster enviroment). The iSCSI protocol is defined in the RFC3720 document by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.