What’s up with resource.dir and resource.pag in /tmp? – Apache-2.2 related.

So after my successful upgrade to Apache-2.2, I’m seeing these two zero length files in /tmp -rw-r—– 1 apache apache 0 Sep 23 03:52 resource.dir -rw-r—– 1 apache apache 0 Sep 23 03:52 resource.pag Not sure what these are about, and they appear nightly if I delete them. So definitely not related to Apache service… Continue reading What’s up with resource.dir and resource.pag in /tmp? – Apache-2.2 related.

I’m having issues with the latest update to Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7

So my wife updated her Firefox last night, and now it’s unable to resolve sites on the net. First thought, it has to be firewall.. right!?!? Of course, my irritation rises, since Norton is installed on that machine. I started disabling various ‘protections’, and still no-go? Okay, IE7 works, so I thought I’d reinstall 2.0.0.7… Continue reading I’m having issues with the latest update to Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7

mod_chroot + cURL and SSL leads to extremely slow performance

I’ve been fighting this problem for months now. When using cURL to connect to a API over SSL in my chroot’d web server, the application appeared to hang perpetually. After additional investigation, I discovered that it eventually get’s the content but takes FOREVER to finish (approximately an hour). Restarting Apache without mod_chroot and everything works… Continue reading mod_chroot + cURL and SSL leads to extremely slow performance

Server profile warning message after emerges — corrected with eselect

Since the last portage upgrade, I’ve been seeing the following messages after emerging packages. * Messages for package sys-libs/ss-1.40.2: * This profile has not been tested thoroughly and is not considered to be * a supported server profile at this time. For a supported server * profile, please check the Hardened project (http://hardened.gentoo.org). * This… Continue reading Server profile warning message after emerges — corrected with eselect