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Archive for the ‘Apache2’ Category

TODO: if weerslag hasn’t supported https yet, dig deeper into ProxyPass / ProxyPassReverse

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/12

I’ve this page for my brother:

It serves his agenda plus a few weather widgets.

The weerslag widget fails to load as it’s in an iframe pointing to http but the page is https. That’s not allowed as shown in this nice table at [WayBackssl – Insecure content in iframe on secure page – Stack Overflow by amol-ghotankar and richard:

page  - iframe - status
----- - -----  - -----------
http  - http   - allowed
http  - https  - allowed
https - http   - not allowed
https - https  - allowed

So I put it behind a simple Apache reverse proxy:

<Location />
Require all granted

If they still haven’t fixed their https access, I need to dig deeper into this.

When writing this [Arhive.is gave a 404 and misbehaved behind the proxy:


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web servers and pre-compressed content

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/27

One of my sites is about a lot of static content which is mostly generated too. So I want to put some research into pre-compressing that content before serving it.

Here are some links that might put me in the right direction:


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Just I in case I need to port to OpenSuSE properly

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/24

I came across a nice tool that combines httpd.conf files:

python /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /tmp/apache2.combined.conf

In case I ever need to fully port it to OpenSuSE, I’ve put it in the gist below.

For now it works fine on OpenSuSE when used with the above command. I might make the default depend on the kind of nx it runs on.



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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apache2, Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Python, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

Ben, blogging: Show the complete apache config file

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/20

Quite a while back, I got attended to Ben, blogging: Show the complete apache config file:

If you really want to see all the complete config settings, there is no existing tool for that. This Stack Overflow page  answered this question pretty well: You can use apachectl -S to see the settings of Virtual Host, or apachectl -M to see the loaded modules, but to see all settings, there is no such tool, you will have to go through all the files , starting from familiar yourself with the  general structure of the httpd config files.
… script …

The usage is simple: Run it as python . Since there is no additional parameters given, it will retrieve the default Ubuntu apache config file from  /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and generate the result complete config file in /tmp/apache2.combined.conf. If your config file is in different location, then give the input file and output file location.

Note: Apache server-info page also provide similar information, but not in the config file format. It is in human readable format. The page works only when it is open from the same computer.

Since I could not find how to post comments there, and it works better for me having a repo, I put it into a gist with attribution to hist post:
I need to adapt it for OpenSuSE; until then run it as this:
python /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /tmp/apache2.combined.conf



__author__ = 'ben'
import sys, os, os.path, logging, fnmatch
def Help():
print("Usage: python inputfile[default:/etc/apache2/apache2.conf] outputfile[default:/tmp/apache2.combined.conf")
def InputParameter():
if len(sys.argv) <> 3:
return "/etc/apache2/apache2.conf", "/tmp/apache2.combined.conf"
return sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2]
def ProcessMultipleFiles(InputFiles):
Content = ''
LocalFolder = os.path.dirname(InputFiles)
basenamePattern = os.path.basename(InputFiles)
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(LocalFolder):
for filename in fnmatch.filter(files, basenamePattern):
Content += ProcessInput(os.path.join(root, filename))
return Content
def RemoveExcessiveLinebreak(s):
Length = len(s)
s = s.replace(os.linesep + os.linesep + os.linesep, os.linesep + os.linesep)
NewLength = len(s)
if NewLength < Length:
s = RemoveExcessiveLinebreak(s)
return s
def ProcessInput(InputFile):
Content = ''
if logging.root.isEnabledFor(logging.DEBUG):
Content = '# Start of ' + InputFile + os.linesep
with open(InputFile, 'r') as infile:
for line in infile:
stripline = line.strip(' \t')
if stripline.startswith('#'):
if stripline.lower().startswith('include'):
match = stripline.split()
if len(match) == 2:
IncludeFiles = match[1]
IncludeFiles = IncludeFiles.strip('"') #Inserted according to V's comment.
if not IncludeFiles.startswith('/'):
LocalFolder = os.path.dirname(InputFile)
IncludeFiles = os.path.join(LocalFolder, IncludeFiles)
Content += ProcessMultipleFiles(IncludeFiles) + os.linesep
Content += line # if it is not pattern of 'include(optional) path', then continue.
Content += line
Content = RemoveExcessiveLinebreak(Content)
if logging.root.isEnabledFor(logging.DEBUG):
Content += '# End of ' + InputFile + os.linesep + os.linesep
return Content
if __name__ == "__main__":
logging.basicConfig(level=logging.DEBUG, format='[%(asctime)s][%(levelname)s]:%(message)s')
InputFile, OutputFile = InputParameter()
Content = ProcessInput(InputFile)
except Exception as e:
logging.error("Failed to process " + InputFile, exc_info=True)
with open(OutputFile, 'w') as outfile:
except Exception as e:
logging.error("Failed to write to " + outfile, exc_info=True)
exit(1)"Done writing " + OutputFile)

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apache2, Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Python, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

301 & 302 Redirect Generator Tool

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

[WayBack301 & 302 Redirect Generator Tool is a simple and cool tool:

Generate code to permanently or temporarily redirect your old URL to a new URL using htaccess, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, ASP or ASP.Net

Although using .htaccess files requires Apache to allow AllowOverride All which you might not want to, so here are a few other options and links you might want to check out:


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