Running multiple WebGUI sites on the same Web server is quite simple but not immediately obvious in the configuration files. All you need to do is move the WebGUI installation directory to a central location available to all virtual hosts such as
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Slashdot posed the above question so I rattled my brain for a few minutes to come up with a quick and dirty list. I’m sure there’s more…
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RewriteRule that is explained in Ruling WebGUI does not work properly with newer versions of Apache. Perhaps there was another configuration somewhere that was causing the incompatibility, but I’ve successfully created a rule that strips out
index.pl from all requests and forwards the request on for processing. For example,
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So, how do you cope with the stress of being overworked and underpaid? Why, just space out and stare blankly at your screen for a few hours! If you’re a diligent and loyal employee, however, you’ll probably be more inclined to find work-safe activities such as meditation and yoga. Megacorporations like Apple, Yahoo! and Google are already starting to sponsor such activities during work hours to boost morale.
Other employees aren’t so lucky and the extent of their on-the-job relaxation comes from rolling wads of toilet paper into little balls. At least there are hundreds of plans out there should employers become enlightened.
The database name can be changed on the
dsn line of the WebGUI.conf configuration file. This is convenient if multiple WebGUI instances will be run on the same server or if WebGUI tables must be inserted into an existing database.
In order to get the best performance out of WebGUI,
mod_perl must be installed and enabled for the directory that will be serving
index.pl. In addition, preloading WebGUI using the
preload.perl script will also increase performance.
Modifications will have to be made to the
- Update the path on the
use ModPerl::Registryinstead of
Now, add the following line to httpd.conf within your virtual host config:
Caching for fun and Profit
Cache::FileCache Perl module using CPAN and restart Apache to enable caching.
Now that you’ve gone through your entire CD collection and ripped everything, what do you do with the media? And no, I don’t mean bringing all your discs down to the local music store and selling everything used to pay for an iPod. I’m interested in sealed long term archival storage since, for the most part, I probably won’t be touching the master discs again once they’ve been ripped.
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A recent article on Slashdot shows that Evidence Eliminator is back in the news. This time they’ve released the rabid lawyers in an attempt to shut down and silence Eric Lee Green, one of the primary critics of Evidence Eliminator on the Internet today.
Some may remember my previous entry on the subject…this goes to show even further that the Evidence Eliminator folks are extremely unprofessional. Even if I did need some sort of forensics defeating software, like I’d trust a company that can’t even maintain a professional looking Web site and has the writing and grammar skills of a fourth grader.
Installation of WebGUI on RedHat 8 and RedHat 9 boxes is quite a pain but, once you get everything up and running, things run flawlessly. As a matter of fact, once the installation quirks are figured out, installation takes less than ten minutes start to finish.
Although WebGUI is free and open source, PLAINBLACK counts on installation difficulties to boost sales of their documentation and support programs. They also restrict users who have purchased documentation and support contracts from sharing their findings with normal users.
I agree that companies who create open source software need to make money somehow, but I disagree on putting a gag order on people to keep them from helping others solve problems. Luckily, I have purchased neither documentation nor support so I can share my findings! This will be a multipart series as I uncover more WebGUI weirdness.
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