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albustansintra
Posted on: Mar 2 2004, 08:02 AM


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Thanks Robert..

The thing is I dont want apache serving a default document.

I need it to serve a listing of the files & folders that the webfolder contains. Actually its a folder with my fotos and videos. I want the end user to access it and have a listing of what fotos and videos are available.

.... unsure.gif
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albustansintra
Posted on: Mar 2 2004, 06:19 AM


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Hello,

I needed to get the contents of a folder showing up through apache. I think this is called webdav or the ability to browse folder contents, but I'm not sure.
At the moment I have the following configuration:

-Virtual server setup
-A folder holding the contents that I want users to list (browse)
-The folder mentioned above doesnt have any index.htm or other reference file
-Permissions on the folder are xxx,x-x,x-x root root, so everyone should be able to read and execute
-When I follow the url that queries for the folder I get an automatically generated apache page referencing that the server is not correctly configured. ( This however, only happens if I dont put an index.html file in the folder, when I do it opens the file with no problems)

I guess this has something to do with apache's configuration, probably security related so that the folder contents dont get listed when apache doesnt find an index.htm or other reference file.

If I remember after a fresh install apache did this folder browsing automatically (by default)..

Does anyone know the relevant configuration for this in the apache.conf?

Thanks
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albustansintra
Posted on: Feb 19 2004, 08:27 PM


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That's exactly it. I've been having problems with the drivers I installed for my MSI K7N2 board, with the Nvidia Nforce2 chipset !! smile.gif You guessed it!

What do I do now, can I just recompile and make install? or should I first try uninstalling the old Nforce2 drivers?

Another thing, sometimes I use SRPM's build them and then install RPMs. Will these not be affected with new kernels.

I feel I have to tackle compiling kernels someday, but there are so many things I would like to get working first.. never get the time!


Thanks
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Posted on: Feb 19 2004, 02:23 PM


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A full blown linux will always run slow on pcs with the hardware you have available. If you use it without graphival interface it will run fine as other members have correctly stated.
But the are inumerous things you can do with linux on slow pcs.

examples;

FREESCO Simple routers to share your internet connection, firewall, route between 2 or more networks,etc (boots from a floppy runs from RAM, & is RAM FAST!!)

TRINUX Complete & personaly exelent security linux kit (mini distro to run security checks, log traffic, etc)

I came across these because I needed them.. you really should check google for something that may better satisfy your needs wink.gif

If you really what to run X graphical environment then you can take full advantage of linux's capacities by using those slow pcs as X terminals all connected to 1 powerfull RH9 (for example). This way all the heavy processing would be done by your fast pc and the terminals would run all the graphical APPs you want.
If your PC's are all identical you can even install turbo linux and put them all in a cluster. (note. havent had the oportunity to try it, but aparently that's what Turbo linux is good at)

Or install win 95, NT's and then change to linux when all goes wrong tongue.gif
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Posted on: Feb 19 2004, 01:47 PM


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Hello!

I have just ran up2date and installed the latest kernel for my RH9. After my 1st reboot I noticed that the mount points defined in fstab were not working anymore. I used an RPM to be able to access these NTFS partitions, and solved the problem by going back to the RPM site and getting the package required for my new kernel.

My question however is what about all the other RPMs I have installed in the last 3months...! Will they run on this new kernel.

I just wanted to know what I should watch out for when (or before) I do a kernel upgrade. I fear that some system drivers may have also stopped working ..

Is there a way of making things run independantly of these new kernels.

I'm lost, any help would be welcome. smile.gif
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Posted on: Feb 17 2004, 07:35 PM


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Yea, I have just read that the permissions on the password file should be set to the apache user, so it would be apache apache 500. The password file has to be executable by apache so that it can confirm the combination user password. (makes sense ! ) I'm not sure what was set as default but 500 is the minimum permissions for authentication to work.
On other distributions I have heard that the user nobody should be used, but that didn't seem to work on my Red Hat 9 with the version of apache that I have installed.

I think this might have been what was causing my problem.

Thank you for the support : - )
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Posted on: Feb 16 2004, 09:45 PM


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Ok, got it.. finally..

I followed the link you'd sent me and basically it was what I had configured already, I then used the manual that comes with Apache which really helped. that's http://localhost/manual at the server. Very step by step, for extra fresh newbies

Something that may have helped was changing the apache.conf directive to:

AllowOverride AuthConfig

or I might have done the trick with a change in the security settings of file /var/www/passwords/passwords it was at default (?) and I changed it to 777 (just to test). I guess I 'll have to change it to 722 or something like that.. not shure!

Anyway, its working... cool.gif
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Posted on: Feb 16 2004, 03:59 PM


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Ok, thanks for checking that out so quickly. I'll give it a go now.
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Posted on: Feb 16 2004, 02:49 PM


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Hello..

I'm back with another unsolved mistery..

Objective:
I need to have minimal security for one of my apache virtual directories.
So I decided to use , Basic Authentication through .htaccess.
I tested the website and it runs just fine, but I cant seem to get the server
to accept the username and password I supply at the prompt.
What is done:

I have configured .htaccess at var/www/html/acid/.htaccess confgured like this;

AuthType Basic
AuthName "By Invitation Only"
AuthUserFile /var/www/passwords/passwords
Require user acid

The file at directory (acid) is my virtual directory.
note: website runs just fine problem is having it accept my user & passwd

I used the following procedure to create the password and user acid:

htpasswd -c /var/www/passwords/passwords acid

when I look into /var/www/passwords/passwords it gives me this:

acid:qkJSTozwMfs4A

so the user & pass have been created!

The problem is that I put the url on my mozilla or on a Billzilla and get a prompt for username & password,
but no combination of usernames & passwords seem to work.
Am I missing something here?
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Just to make things worse, I started following a tutorial from http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/user.html It is a great beginers guide to apache but (and it would be great if someone could confirm this for me), at the end of the tutorial there are some examples about apache authentications and I cant access any of them!! the exact same problem I get tryeng to access my remote basic authentication web site.

I would have configured 10 windows machines with the time I've spent on this RH9, but this is soo much more fun ; - )

Could someone please help me out!!
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Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 10:34 AM


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Ok, then. That's good news.

I must admit, it sounds a a bit strange... But your output is very similar to mine, and the system runs just fine, never going over physical mem limit !
I was having a hard time understanding which processes were using up all the RAM. The sum of all my processes doesn't come close to the anounced memory use.

thanks alot, cheers!
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 11:17 PM


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1. First make sure you test with no firewall, if your firewall is up you could be blocking ICMP pings.
2. Double check your subnet mask, it should be the same on both pcs. Your IP's have to be in the same class..
3. If things continue ugly try using ethereal to see the packets whilst your pinging, it can be very helpfull. I once changed the MAC on one of the NICS to 111.111.111.111 and only figured that out got the network up again after looking it through with ethereal.

And yes, number 1 priority get them pinging, no use messing around with hostnames or .conf's untill you can ping the neighbour!

good luck
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 10:55 PM


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It sounds like a bit of a challenge, but interresting.

There are many points to consider, ex.
Is the antivirus linux box also the pop/smtp server?
Is the antivirus software designed scan incoming/outgoing mail?

In terms of hardware, yes 2 NICS is a good start ; - )
I'd worry about getting a couple of fast HDs or even a raid 5 array. Youll need something fast and reliable. Apart from that calculate expected disk and processor usage. It'll be a busy PC depending on your nš users.

keep up in touch with your progress!
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 09:56 PM


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hello, Im pretty new to the linux scene, so bear with me please..

I have two athlon PC's running RH9 with full updates including latest kernel from up2date.
Both Pc's have what I consider to be an unusuall memory consumption!!

When I boot up, I run "top" and see that out of 754MB total physical RAM I have +- 200MB used, If I leave it for a couple of hours the used RAM aparently rised, because I do "top" again and have 452 or 500 MB used. That is with X running Gnome.
Its not a critical problem because the PC runs just fine, I havent noticed it rise over the 754MB mem use, but I find it strange because after a reboot its back to 200MB again and the running services are exactly the same.
I suspect that this could this be a memory leak? so I tried the memory profile program that comes with RH9, but never figure out how to use it properlly. Memory profile as it seems checks for leaks but (correct me if I'm wrong) you have to check process by process.
Does anybody know of memory leak detection programs that could detect which of my processes is causing the leak?
Or better yet, is it normal for RH9 to occupy my free RAM like it does on my PCs.
Don't hit me,.. Im still new at this unsure.gif

Any help or personal opinions welcome!
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