Dave James Miller

Developer. Computer Geek. INTJ.

Month

March 2013

Installing PHP 5.4 on Debian 6 (Squeeze)

Debian 7 (Wheezy) is due to come out soon, but I didn’t want to wait to upgrade to PHP 5.4, nor to install the release candidate. I tried using the Wheezy repository, but got dependency errors. Fortunately Dotdeb provides packages for… Read More

List the number of open HTTP connections per IP in Linux

This was useful when fighting a DDoS attack on one of our web servers. Read More

Installing Dnsmasq for wildcard local domains on Debian

I use this to point all subdomains of a domain to my local development server. Read More

Automatic updates for Debian

Originally I was using apticron to email me whenever new security updates were available and then manually applying them, but with 3 Debian servers and frequent updates this was getting annoying. So I decided to automate it. Read More

Automatic upgrades for phpMyAdmin

In order to ensure phpMyAdmin is kept up to date without having to manually upgrade it, I decided to find a way to script it. I found the instructions here, but here’s a more detailed version. Read More

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