Archive for the ‘security’ Category

Moving the MySQL database directory to different drive on Ubuntu

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

I have a server where there are two RAID1 disks where the second disk is mounted on /mnt/data, having the MySQL database there would be great as it then would have a whole disk all by itself without having to share with other processes that read and write to the same disk. I/O is often the bottleneck and now we make sure it gets as good as it can be with the hardware we have.... Read More

Importing existing VeriSign key and certificate chain into a keystore

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

So, I already have a VeriSign main certificate and intermediate certificate for This certificate has already been installed in Apache and works OK.... Read More

Opening up a port with IPTables

Friday, February 18th, 2011

After a lot of hair pulling and swearing I just managed to open up a new port (8090) on a Ubuntu server for the first time. The IPTables HowTo is a good document but below I have condensed the pertinent information you need if you just want to open up a port.... Read More

Browsing https sites through a proxy

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I’m working in a “subset” of the financial industry (to use a euphemism). Since I’m somewhat of a digital nomad I’m sometimes in places that are blocked from using various services, services that I need to access in order to test various things I’m implementing.... Read More