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  Topic: block files of a specific type?
Lawrence

Replies: 2
Views: 1666

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: block files of a specific type?
I'm not sure if this is still the best way, as I haven't updated in a while, but I used a URL Redirect to accomplish this.

This is the Regular Expression:

^(/dirs/|/to/|/exclude/)(. ...
  Topic: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 6053

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:49 pm   Subject: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
Alright! I finally had some time to sink my teeth into this job, and I got it working after about four hours of beating my head against all kinds of tricky bits. Thanks again for your help. ^_^

...
  Topic: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 6053

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:27 am   Subject: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
That's awesome, thank you pkSML.

I tried to configure exactly this and all I got for my trouble was improper cert warnings in the browser. Definitely didn't get it quite right.

I'll slam this ...
  Topic: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 6053

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 am   Subject: using nginx reverse proxy, to HTTPS Abyss server
I'm running a web app that only works with Linux, and it uses websockets which Abyss doesn't support. So I put the Linux box up front, and it uses a reverse proxy to send all other requests to the Ab ...
  Topic: WebSocket support?
Lawrence

Replies: 6
Views: 11468

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:05 pm   Subject: WebSocket support?
This has just become a problem for me, when I installed a Mastodon server on a Linux box behind Abyss.

So yeah, I'm hopeful for a solution too.
  Topic: Abyss and Letís Encrypt (a new Certificate Authority)
Lawrence

Replies: 42
Views: 96178

PostForum: SSL/Certificates   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:47 am   Subject: Abyss and Letís Encrypt (a new Certificate Authority)
I'm anxiously waiting for this too. Being able to support the users of my websites with some encryption seems pretty important these days.
  Topic: Abyss and Letís Encrypt (a new Certificate Authority)
Lawrence

Replies: 42
Views: 96178

PostForum: SSL/Certificates   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:01 am   Subject: Abyss and Letís Encrypt (a new Certificate Authority)
Yeah I'm pretty keen on this also, I'd very much like to secure a few pages. ^_^
  Topic: X2 from Windows to Linux
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 5844

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:13 am   Subject: X2 from Windows to Linux
Quick question! I can't ask Support because my Windows box is offline and I can't retrieve my license codes...

Which is why I want to switch to a Linux box. I've had some 15 years of more or less ...
  Topic: Image Magick Vulnerability
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 8831

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:10 pm   Subject: Image Magick Vulnerability
Reading up on it further, this does seem to be a more critical issue. From the Ars article:

ImageMagick suffers from a vulnerability that allows malformed images to force a Web server to execute ...
  Topic: Image Magick Vulnerability
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 8831

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:49 pm   Subject: Image Magick Vulnerability
OK, so if I understand you correctly, it's only for users with command-line access to the server? Phew!

Though... Not sure why it would be such a widespread vulnerability in that case.
  Topic: Image Magick Vulnerability
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 8831

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 9:52 am   Subject: Image Magick Vulnerability
While not specifically PHP related, there is a newly announced serious vulnerability with Image Magick, as detailed on Ars:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/easily-exploited-bug-exposes-huge ...
  Topic: Want to extend your update protection?
Lawrence

Replies: 6
Views: 9157

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:14 am   Subject: Want to extend your update protection?
I've been running Abyss as my sole webserver solution for well over a decade now, and I've rarely had trouble with it, and no trouble at all that wasn't resolved quickly and effectively by Aprelium.
...
  Topic: 404 error when running phpinfo.php. Using Web Abyss X1/PHP5
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 10983

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:29 am   Subject: 404 error when running phpinfo.php. Using Web Abyss X1/PHP5
Be sure that you're not hiding the extensions. When you say it's still a text file, my first thought is that Windows is hiding your extensions, and while you see phpinfo.php Windows actually has a fi ...
  Topic: [Solved] Open proxy scanners - successful?
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 12333

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:07 am   Subject: [Solved] Open proxy scanners - successful?
Solved!

Thanks to Aprelium support for getting back to me.

Abyss lacks the capability to retrieve and relay external sites. The cURL command I was using simply requests two sites in succession. ...
  Topic: [Solved] Open proxy scanners - successful?
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 12333

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:39 am   Subject: [Solved] Open proxy scanners - successful?
EDIT: Solved, see post #2

In my new test system running X1 I've found some interesting access.log entries, like this:

1.2.3.4 - - [date +1000] "GET http://www.baidu.com/ HTTP/1. ...
  Topic: [SOLVED] Access.log only shows my own IP address
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 7633

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:03 pm   Subject: [SOLVED] Access.log only shows my own IP address
Problem solved: My router's port forwarding includes a 'LAN Loopback' option which is enabled by default. After turning this off, the problem went away.
  Topic: [SOLVED] Access.log only shows my own IP address
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 7633

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:12 am   Subject: [SOLVED] Access.log only shows my own IP address
Before I migrate my X2 setup to a new system, I'm running some trials using X1, and I've hit a weird problem:

The access.log file only shows my server IP, never the IP of the visitors/requests.

...
  Topic: Wordpress Slow to Respond
Lawrence

Replies: 5
Views: 9288

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:13 am   Subject: Wordpress Slow to Respond
UPDATE: hyper cache (the current sequel to lite cache) doesn't have any effect, even on a non-logged-in no-cookies user.
  Topic: URL rewriting for WordPress
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 14956

PostForum: URL Rewriting   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:09 am   Subject: URL rewriting for WordPress
Forgive me for resurrecting this thread...

This rule breaks images with spaces in the URLs. With it enabled, I get a 404 for image%202.jpg, but image_2.jpg works fine. Disable the rule and both U ...
  Topic: Wordpress Slow to Respond
Lawrence

Replies: 5
Views: 9288

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:40 am   Subject: Wordpress Slow to Respond
Thanks, I'll look into that.
  Topic: Wordpress Slow to Respond
Lawrence

Replies: 5
Views: 9288

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:37 am   Subject: Wordpress Slow to Respond
I'm running Wordpress (the latest) on Abyss X2, and I've got a problem with initial page response. Even requesting a page on the local server the response time is 1.2s before -anything- comes out. O ...
  Topic: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 9332

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:50 am   Subject: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
Sorted!

It was a VPN I was trying to use, I guess it wanted port 443 but couldn't while Abyss was running, but after the Windows update and reboot the VPN grabbed 443 so Abyss couldn't use it. ...
  Topic: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 9332

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:39 am   Subject: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
Unfortunately I've never messed with this, it was already set to 'recommended'.

I just shut down Abyss and did a port scan on myself and port 443 is active, used by something called https; https MC ...
  Topic: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 9332

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:10 pm   Subject: Critical Windows Vulnerability (also, VPN uses port 443)
There's a critical Windows bug, making -all- versions of windows vulnerable to the worst things if they run any secure/encrpyted applications. Basically, if you're listening on a port and accept encr ...
  Topic: Owncloud
Lawrence

Replies: 7
Views: 16516

PostForum: Networking Issues   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:03 pm   Subject: Owncloud
That's interesting. I was unable to make owncloud work when I tried, I ended up going for Baikal instead (since it's way, way smaller and simpler and, most importantly, worked).
  Topic: wordpress rewrite
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 14590

PostForum: URL Rewriting   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:07 pm   Subject: wordpress rewrite
My WP install works fine with URLs like domain.com/?p=1272

However, in the permalink settings of WP, it seems that other methods include index.php in the URL whether you like it or not: domain.com/ ...
  Topic: I keep getting these emails...
Lawrence

Replies: 13
Views: 8240

PostForum: Off Topic Discussions   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:16 pm   Subject: I keep getting these emails...
I don't know if it has been discussed at Aprelium, but for my forums I utilize [url=http://www.stopforumspam.com/]Stop Forum Spam. It catches the vast majority of my spamming new accounts before they ...
  Topic: Can the log file be configured in any way?
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 10093

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:32 pm   Subject: Can the log file be configured in any way?
You can certainly customize the logfile to some extent:

Server Config -> Logging Parameters -> Custom Logging Formats

Give your new format a name, then you can add fields to the new loggin ...
  Topic: Can the log file be configured in any way?
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 10093

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:11 am   Subject: Can the log file be configured in any way?
I use FTP for these purposes, it's easier to maintain and track logins and downloads. Filezilla server is quite good, and free.
  Topic: Log Format?
Lawrence

Replies: 2
Views: 8273

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:50 pm   Subject: Log Format?
It's a standard log format, the same as most (all?) webservers' default output.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Log_Format

In your example, the first IP is the requester (user), the second i ...
  Topic: Console statistics.
Lawrence

Replies: 9
Views: 8755

PostForum: Off Topic Discussions   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:14 am   Subject: Console statistics.
I don't have the uptime matched (did it roll over? I don't remember rebuilding it 266 days ago...) but I think I'm winning in the hits department:

Total Uptime : 266:20: ...
  Topic: PHP 5.4.5 Released from PHP.Net
Lawrence

Replies: 8
Views: 19765

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:32 am   Subject: PHP 5.4.5 Released from PHP.Net
I've found that installing the preconfigured package sets the stage for all future updates. Once the Aprelium-made version is installed, any new version can be installed painlessly.
  Topic: Dead?
Lawrence

Replies: 25
Views: 13817

PostForum: Off Topic Discussions   Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:50 am   Subject: Dead?
Getting back to the whole 'what can you do to not look like it's dead' issue...

There needs to be activity. It doesn't all have to be about the product, but some sort of regularly updated dev blog ...
  Topic: FastCGI/CGI
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 7292

PostForum: FastCGI/CGI   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:46 pm   Subject: FastCGI/CGI
I've run a number of forums on Abyss, you should have no trouble with yours. The upload instructions assume you're sending it to a remote server, if it's local you don't have to FTP it anywhere, and ...
  Topic: Prevent script execution in one directory?
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 16363

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:31 am   Subject: Problem solved
I managed to solve the problem using a URL rewrite:

^/path/(.+\.php)

Any requests for *.php in the /path/ folder will result in a 404 error.

http://nfgworld.com/grafx/throwaway/NoPHP. ...
  Topic: Prevent script execution in one directory?
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 16363

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:31 am   Subject: Prevent script execution in one directory?
So far the best solution I've found to this is to put the files in a directory outside \htdocs\ and use a PHP script to fetch the required file when requested: fetch.php?file=/path/to/file.gif

Thi ...
  Topic: Prevent script execution in one directory?
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 16363

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 11:38 pm   Subject: Prevent script execution in one directory?
I'm about to set up a public file repository on my server, and I'd like to prevent people from uploading and running PHP scripts in this folder.

I can't find anything about preventing PHP from runn ...
  Topic: Completely OT - how are you doing?
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 5135

PostForum: Off Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:41 am   Subject: Completely OT - how are you doing?
I've been wondering the same thing. I've enjoyed swapping emails and working with Aprelium, I do hope the recent events are not causing too much trouble.
  Topic: Working with Piwik web stats...
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 8702

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:18 am   Subject: Working with Piwik web stats...
I suppose it was a spammer or other deleted message, but I did receive an update notification for this thread.

I thought I'd just say that it all seems to be working now. I have no idea what chang ...
  Topic: Problem with Perl writing HTML attributes
Lawrence

Replies: 3
Views: 7330

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:14 am   Subject: Problem with Perl writing HTML attributes
Reasonably sure that's the problem. This line in particular:

print "<font face="Sans Serif">Hey there hi there ho there</font>\n";

The quotes around Sans Serif a ...
  Topic: How much traffic can my servers handle
Lawrence

Replies: 4
Views: 12129

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:06 am   Subject: How much traffic can my servers handle
Running a server with only a handful of domains, MySQL and PHP, I survived several slashdottings without anything even slowing down. 8GB of transfers in a couple of hours, with no reported problems. ...
  Topic: Multiple PHP Versions on Abyss
Lawrence

Replies: 2
Views: 9551

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:27 am   Subject: Multiple PHP Versions on Abyss
You can install both interpreters within Abyss, and change the file extension for the new version of PHP (to PHP6 for example). This way Abyss processes the .PHP files as normal, but directs .PHP6 to ...
  Topic: Working with Piwik web stats...
Lawrence

Replies: 1
Views: 8702

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 am   Subject: Working with Piwik web stats...
Someone recommended <!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://{ ...
  Topic: Url Rewrite Problem
Lawrence

Replies: 2
Views: 10731

PostForum: URL Rewriting   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:43 am   Subject: Url Rewrite Problem
This sounds a lot like the [url=http://www.aprelium.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=78009#78009]problem I had. Try changing from PHP STYLE to STANDARD in the PHP configuration.
  Topic: $PHP_SELF
Lawrence

Replies: 25
Views: 58139

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:35 am   Subject: $PHP_SELF
That just means other errors need to be corrected. The page I linked includes PHP5 in its instructions.

In the Interpreter field, press Browse..., go to the directory where you have installed PHP ...
  Topic: $PHP_SELF
Lawrence

Replies: 25
Views: 58139

PostForum: PHP   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:26 am   Subject: $PHP_SELF
Ahoy admin/aprelium.

The [url=http://www.aprelium.com/abyssws/php.html]PHP installation instructions still say that PHP-Style should be chosen, not Standard.

This has recently caused me some gri ...
  Topic: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
Lawrence

Replies: 15
Views: 24252

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:22 am   Subject: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
I went back to old versions of PHP to no avail. Even with 5.2.8 (the last version available from Aprelium) the installation instructions still say I should use PHP-Style.
  Topic: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
Lawrence

Replies: 15
Views: 24252

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:42 am   Subject: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
UPDATE!!

Thanks to a friend, the problem was finally eradicated when he suggested I change the TYPE from PHP STYLE to STANDARD in Abyss' PHP scripting configuration.

So it's all fixed: all my si ...
  Topic: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
Lawrence

Replies: 15
Views: 24252

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:03 am   Subject: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
Another clue: A script that relied on PHP to sort out its own location has broken. A script that used to rely on this code:

function rooturl(){
$dir = dirname($_SERVER['PHP_ ...
  Topic: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
Lawrence

Replies: 15
Views: 24252

PostForum: General Questions   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:13 am   Subject: Custom 404 PHP page ignored (RESOLVED)
I discovered today that one of the domains I run has had something strange happen. Images that are referenced like this:

images/arrow.gif

which SHOULD result in this:

domain.com/directory/im ...
 
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