Friday Aug 18, 2006

Shifting ... Shifting ...

I have just sat through a presentation where the phrase "paradigm shift" was used three times in twenty minutes. Gah.

Wednesday Jul 12, 2006

Web Server 7 Technology Preview 2

Sun Java System Web Server 7 Technology Preview 2 has been released. Lots of bug fixes, particularly in the Administration interface. The Pattern Matching feature is now documented as well.

Update to the latest release and send us your feedback at webserver@sun.com or on the Web Server forum.

Saturday Jun 10, 2006

And more on PHP

In my original PHP article I documented making PHP v4.x work with Web Server. This blog entry provides information about PHP 5.x, and Web Server 7.x as well.[Read More]

Friday Jun 09, 2006

More on PHP with Sun Java System Web Server

Just a quick note that I stumbled across another article with information about running PHP with our Sun Java System Web Server (née Sun ONE Web Server; iPlanet Web Server; Netscape Enterprise Server). Could offer some more information to the curious administrator:

PHPBuilder.net

Thursday Jun 01, 2006

Playing with pattern matching

Early experiments with Pattern Matching in Sun java System Web Server 7.0.[Read More]

Wednesday May 24, 2006

Simple Virtual Server redirects

Several years ago a photograph that I took was used in a documentary. Being conscientious folk they placed in their credits links back to my web site. Unfortunately they didn't have me proof the link before they pressed a couple thousand DVDs, and the URL was wrong.

What to do?

Just create some simple "virtual server" redirects and hang them off my default Virtual Server.[Read More]

PHP article highlighted

This is kinda cool. The PHP article I wrote about writing (How meta is that?) has been featured on www.sun.com. Nifty!

Monday May 22, 2006

Pattern matching in Web Server 7

One of the new features in Web Server 7 is extensive pattern matching throughout the obj.conf file. I'm really excited by this feature and can't wait to start using it. Chris posted a blog about this feature earlier today. Cool stuff.

Friday May 19, 2006

Aborting common security 'bot requests in Web Server 6.1

An untidy errors log makes me grumpy. An errors log filled with thousands of 404s from robots trying to find common CGIs (or other apps) that they can hijack really annoys me. So similar to how I block requests for direct-linked images, I also simply abort requests that hit common Bad URIs.

[Read More]

Automated installation of Web Server 7

Fintan has a spiffy blog describing how the guys in the performance team go about automating the installation of Web Server 7.[Read More]

Blocking external image linking with Web Server 6 and 6.1

A few years ago I noticed that I was spending a huge amount of bandwidth on particular images in my URI space. Some investigation through the Referer fields showed me that the images were being embedded on a popular sports forum, and every time a thread was displayed my server server had to spend energy and bandwidth providing the images. Naturally this really annoyed me.

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Tuesday May 16, 2006

Web Server 7 Technology Preview!

Web Server 7 has just entered its public Technology Preview. All kinds of goodness in here:

  • New admin interface
  • ECC
  • Reg-ex throughout the obj.conf
  • Config file consolidation
  • Updated Java standards and container
  • Java session sharing
  • Modern cluster management
  • Fully scriptable CLI tools for management
  • All kinds of goodness

I'd write more but am late for JavaOne. Go! Download! Break it and send us email (webserver7_ea@sun.com) telling us what you did!

Friday May 12, 2006

Who supports who? PHP and Web Server.

A criticism that we often get for our web server is that it “does not support PHP, but Apache does.” This has made me spend a lot of time explaining that Apache does not support PHP, but that PHP supports Apache and many other web servers (including ours) via native APIs (MOD, NSAPI, ISAPI, etc) in addition to more generic APIs (CGI, FastCGI, etc)[Read More]

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