Posts in September

A little silence doesn’t hurt

on September 16, 2009 in Personal with 2 comments by

Well, I haven’t posted in about a week and that’s because I’ve been spending a lot of time on a little project.

Someone on the OVH forums made mention of using Amazon’s S3 services for external storage and he’s using  s3fs for this purpose.

Interested, I took a peek at this project and was immediately taken back by the lack of >5 GB file support. I have files that cover 10x that size. So what do you do in this case? Fix it! read more →

Compiling NginX on Debian / Ubuntu

on September 7, 2009 in Linux with 3 comments by

I really like the efficiency and simplicity of the NginX web server (pron.: “Engine X”). In one of my previous blurbs, “NginX and Apache, but no memcached”, I gave some numbers on how well it performed on a no-frills server.

For Debian and Ubuntu users installing NginX couldn’t be easier. Simply issue the command  apt-get install nginx command and do some basic configuration.

However, the version availble in the Debian and Ubuntu’s package repositories has not been compiled with IPv6 support. If you need this, or if you prefer to use bleeding-edge technology, then compiling NginX is the solution. read more →