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  Topic: Ms sql server migration to mysql.
DonQuichote

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Databases   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:51 pm   Subject: MariaDB
As far as I know, the latest MariaDB can work with microseconds.

See https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-versus-mysql-features/

This means installing another database program, but it is a drop-in ...
  Topic: webfarm
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 6747

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:55 am   Subject: webfarm
Well, just looking at the site, it seems to work with ASP.NET rather than IIS. And that makes perfectly sense. Web servers themselves don't cache. They just serve files or run scripts. Clients do cach ...
  Topic: Forbid access to sub directory.
DonQuichote

Replies: 7
Views: 9264

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:18 am   Subject: Design issue
I think this is a design issue. Why put a private directory in a public space? You could as easily put it outside the web root. Suppose the web root is

/var/www/yoursite/htdocs/

You could easily ...
  Topic: Abyss & Xubuntu
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 6834

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:00 pm   Subject: Abyss & Xubuntu
Open a terminal window. You should then first decide what user you want the web server to use. I create a user specially for this purpose:

sudo adduser --system --group abyssd

This will ask for ...
  Topic: HOWTO do a basic setup of the Abyss Web Server in Kubuntu
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 8760

PostForum: Tutorials   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:31 pm   Subject: Don't forget the package manager
You can use equivs to make the package manager understand that you do have a web server. Otherwise, installing all kinds of web development stuff will install apache also to fight the abyss.

See ht ...
  Topic: My web doesn't display internaltional language properly
DonQuichote

Replies: 3
Views: 6065

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:48 pm   Subject: My web doesn't display internaltional language properly
HNT, could you tell us what programs / systems you use to generate the pages? What do you see? What should you see instead? Do you send HTTP headers? Do you fight them with meta tags? Do you use a dat ...
  Topic: PHP&MySql Function Problems?
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 9712

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:44 pm   Subject: Check errors
You do not check for any errors in your code. So don't ask us what is wrong, ask your system. The mysql_error function has the message. You may not even get a connection (check that you get a resource ...
  Topic: What is the difference between Hosting a site on a linux se
DonQuichote

Replies: 1
Views: 10696

PostForum: Perl   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:12 pm   Subject: What is the difference between Hosting a site on a linux se
I'd suggest changing hosting companies. There is no need for either Linux or Windows to be off-line often.
  Topic: IIS7 taking over
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 7822

PostForum: ASP.NET   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:21 pm   Subject: Is IIS really removed?
Is IIS really removed? In that case, The Abyss should not have to fight anything to serve port 80. If The Abyss still cannot serve port 80, my guess is that either IIS modified Windows Firewall to pus ...
  Topic: Trouble Uploading to mySQL with PHP
DonQuichote

Replies: 1
Views: 7704

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:08 pm   Subject: Trouble Uploading to mySQL with PHP
First, use standard quotes in SQL. These are single quotes for strings. Also, do not use addslashes, but mysql_escape_string(). And implement some error handling that makes sure that the errors are lo ...
  Topic: some weird script that look like a virus
DonQuichote

Replies: 8
Views: 12708

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:58 pm   Subject: Get rid of this now.
The last line is the best:
eval(base64_decode($_POST['e']));
This will happily execute anything that the hacker wants on your server (unless you disabled the eval function). ...
  Topic: some weird script that look like a virus
DonQuichote

Replies: 8
Views: 12708

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:05 pm   Subject: Access
Well, the hacker must get access somehow. It is up to you to investigate what possibilities the hacker has. Does the web server user have write access to the served directories? In that case, everythi ...
  Topic: Problem with Perl writing HTML attributes
DonQuichote

Replies: 3
Views: 6773

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:38 am   Subject: link...
I know next to nothing about Perl, but does this help?

http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=401006

It seems that double quotes are "evaluating quotes" in Perl, just as they are in bash an ...
  Topic: Ms sql server migration to mysql.
DonQuichote

Replies: 6
Views: 26018

PostForum: Databases   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:35 pm   Subject: Two options
There are basically two options:
- Live with the decreased accuracy
- Use another data type.

The other data type could be a string (VARCHAR). If you extend the normal datetime format with decimal ...
  Topic: $PHP_SELF
DonQuichote

Replies: 25
Views: 52896

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:45 pm   Subject: $PHP_SELF
Gee, did we not mention that this is a bug in PHP? Go on, install apache, spend 5 years to learn to administer it, and you will still see the same bug. It is in PHP, not in the Abyss.

This function ...
  Topic: Linking to Local files
DonQuichote

Replies: 6
Views: 8618

PostForum: Web Design   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:17 pm   Subject: Or use a scripting language
As an alternative, you could use a script that serves a file from an otherwise unreachable location. This is done with a lot of web sites. For instance, on a public photo site, it would be bad if anyb ...
  Topic: too many connections???
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 22695

PostForum: Networking Issues   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:09 pm   Subject: too many connections???
If you are running the Abyss on Windows, this is a known phenomenon. And it has nothing to do with the abyss itself.

Windows will temporarily assign a port if you connect through tcp. Also for MySQ ...
  Topic: Browser can't see "php-cgi" file to select it as i
DonQuichote

Replies: 6
Views: 14384

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:29 am   Subject: My config
I cannot see anything wrong with what you did. The abyss runs fine on my Xubuntu systems. You mention that the config flie is generated. If you open that file (back it up first), and look under
//roo ...
  Topic: Abyss console port 9999 vulnerability ?
DonQuichote

Replies: 8
Views: 36877

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:23 pm   Subject: general question
Just a general question: is any malformed login or failed login logged or can it be logged? That way you may find out if the remote attacker is trying to access your web server or tries to attack anot ...
  Topic: Installation Help
DonQuichote

Replies: 3
Views: 8749

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:10 pm   Subject: Installation Help
Do you double-click them from the Windows explorer or do you visit the page through your browser? If so, what browser do you use?
  Topic: Guide: How to Install MySQL
DonQuichote

Replies: 142
Views: 454176

PostForum: Tutorials   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:10 pm   Subject: MySQL for Windows bug
As you are installing MySQL for Windows, you'd want to fix the configuration bug on windows. By default, MySQL cripples all table names to lower case. This is the worst thing to do as a "work-aro ...
  Topic: Strange thing with php / mysql
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 9774

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:10 pm   Subject: Error logging!
First, I firmly want to suggest you put on error logging. There are just too much things you leave to be "automagically" fixed by PHP.

Also, the $variableadds it to the array (again, leav ...
  Topic: Per directory php ini settings
DonQuichote

Replies: 10
Views: 17906

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:49 pm   Subject: Not an answer?
It did answer the question. Fix the code, don't cripple the server. If you rely on magic quotes, your site can be open to nice SQL injection attacks. Especially when using other encodings than iso-885 ...
  Topic: PHP Not Working on OSX
DonQuichote

Replies: 16
Views: 31416

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:20 am   Subject: Internal error
Error 500 is an internal error. It could be anything. If you can still use the administration site, set the abyss to log errors and warnings (you can set this near the CGI / FASTCGI parameters). Then ...
  Topic: php?
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 7873

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:23 pm   Subject: php?
I assume you mean "index.php". versus "index.php?" They are the same: the question mark marks the start of the "get" parameters. Lots of Content Management Systems use a ...
  Topic: not sure what to do with my x2 abyss vitrual hosting
DonQuichote

Replies: 3
Views: 6409

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:44 am   Subject: URL is sent in a header
The thing is that users usually don't click on an IP address. They visit a URL. The domain name is sent along to the web server (in HTTP1.1). So it is the server who can see what site is meant. If you ...
  Topic: Photoshop or Fireworks?
DonQuichote

Replies: 14
Views: 25895

PostForum: Web Design   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:31 pm   Subject: Neither
I mainly use Xara Extreme and off course the Gimp for graphics...
  Topic: Can't view website.....
DonQuichote

Replies: 7
Views: 20673

PostForum: Networking Issues   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:38 pm   Subject: 404
A 404 message is generated by a web server. So either there is one running on your provider with your IP address, or it is your own machine that generates that error. It could even be that your router ...
  Topic: How do I block ranges of IPs?
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 9435

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:01 pm   Subject: abyss.conf
I suggest that you just enter a few ranges by hand and then take a good look at your abyss.conf file. It is XML and quite human-readable. It should not be that hard to insert the ranges into it with a ...
  Topic: Self-Signed SSL certificate
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 9423

PostForum: SSL/Certificates   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:52 am   Subject: SSL questions
1) Since my site now is accessed through HTTPS, does that mean that any information going out of my website is encrypted?
Yes. You have a certificate that is used for the encryption. The only thing a ...
  Topic: abyss probs in linux
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 16119

PostForum: Networking Issues   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:08 am   Subject: Re: abyss probs in linux
both running abyss ws
i am hoping to eventually give up xp and just run linux

until recently both servers working fine
however recently the linux box has been behaving eratically when running in ...
  Topic: Error 500 Internal Server Error
DonQuichote

Replies: 8
Views: 17999

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:55 am   Subject: Logs
If you enabled the logs, these logs might contain something useful.
  Topic: website security
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 12390

PostForum: SSL/Certificates   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:10 pm   Subject: Re: website security
- all my scripts and data files are in htdocs directory and its subdirectories.

That is what I do not want in a secure system, because all the scripts can be called directly. Even the ones that sho ...
  Topic: $PHP_SELF
DonQuichote

Replies: 25
Views: 52896

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:03 am   Subject: $PHP_SELF
I have the same bug on Xubuntu 8.04. I read somewhere that there is a patch for it, but I write my code to run on all versions of PHP5 (you never know what server the code has to run on) and therefore ...
  Topic: $PHP_SELF
DonQuichote

Replies: 25
Views: 52896

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:41 pm   Subject: Known bug
It is a known (and irritant) bug of PHP.
  Topic: chmod 777
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 9109

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:39 pm   Subject: Why?
I can hardly imagine that you would want that on a serious webserver. Let me explain:

Each 7 is for a permission category, in the order Owner, Group, Other. 777 means that you want to give them all ...
  Topic: Login Authentication
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 10501

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:17 pm   Subject: Login Authentication
As far as I know, all server variables starting with HTTP_ are client-sent headers.
  Topic: Set Up A Subdomain
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 8512

PostForum: URL Rewriting   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:58 am   Subject: Set Up A Subdomain
I'm using simple dns

What do you mean by that?

You can define subdomains in your public DNS server. If you run your own DNS server, you will have to do that. If you leave DNS to a provider, your ...
  Topic: comment form
DonQuichote

Replies: 6
Views: 11382

PostForum: Web Design   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:42 am   Subject: Hacking
The given form is really simple. So simple, in fact, that all hackers (and bots!) passing by will gladly abuse it for spamming. Please do a net search for "header injection" or "email i ...
  Topic: Notepad ++ for Linux (Don't get excited...)
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 7679

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:55 am   Subject: PSPad
Hi, I went the same way. I switched to Xubuntu a year ago, and I still do not know a good general purpose editor in Linux.If you code Python, Eric is a really good one, and Tea doe some nice highlight ...
  Topic: x1(temp) and linux before x 2.5
DonQuichote

Replies: 3
Views: 5147

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:46 am   Subject: x1(temp) and linux before x 2.5
This howto is for Debian, but it addresses the fact that you'll have to be root to be able to use "well-known" ports. Hope it helps:

http://www.aprelium.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12536
  Topic: Reasons you chose Abyss WebServer 2.5
DonQuichote

Replies: 8
Views: 4227

PostForum: Off Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:21 pm   Subject: Configuration
I Picked the Abyss for ease and possibility of configuration. I started out with Personal Web Server (an IIS variant that is shipped with Windows '98) and it seriously hindered me doing web developmen ...
  Topic: website subdirectory protection
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 5924

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:29 pm   Subject: Why inside the web root?
Is there any reason the files are stored within the web root? It is much safer to store anything that does not need to be called by a browser outside it.
  Topic: HTTP_SERVER_VARS
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 13301

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:51 am   Subject: HTTP_SERVER_VARS
$HTTP_SERVER_VARS is deprecated for quite some time now. The better version is called $_SERVER. You can, however, still set the old superglobals in PHP.INI.
  Topic: http to https
DonQuichote

Replies: 4
Views: 17495

PostForum: Networking Issues   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:00 pm   Subject: http to https
This feature is already present. The problem is that there is nothing to redirect from, as port 80 is made unavailable. No web server software will help you here.

Your ISP just does not direct traf ...
  Topic: #1045 - Access denied for user: 'root@localhost
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 15837

PostForum: Databases   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:48 pm   Subject: #1045 - Access denied for user: 'root@localhost
It looks like your are working with phpMyAdmin. It does not hurt to mention that, you know?

Furthermore, why set the authentication to "cookie" if you give the password in the config? Jus ...
  Topic: XP vs. Linux or FreeBSD and Hardware?
DonQuichote

Replies: 5
Views: 8791

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:50 pm   Subject: hardware
I run the abyss on Xubuntu 8.04 on various "hard"ware. And did run it on 7.04 and 7.10. I really love it. I still have Windows XP installed at my work, but it is dual boot and I mainly use X ...
  Topic: function list
DonQuichote

Replies: 2
Views: 6484

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:46 pm   Subject: function list
The error was that the function list was preceded by a $.
  Topic: php 5.2.6 wont work for some reason.
DonQuichote

Replies: 1
Views: 6130

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:30 am   Subject: What is the error?
You probably have given the log locations for CGI or FastCGI. Is there any error message in the log?
  Topic: character set and encoding
DonQuichote

Replies: 7
Views: 8839

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:05 pm   Subject: character set and encoding
See the Tutorials forum. Adjusting the mime type works.
 
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