[svlug] HTTPD Config Settings

JC Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Nov 12 08:01:51 PST 2014

Rewrite rules
SSL with specific cipher limits/configuration (eg play with client-side keys).
Reverse proxying an application server ala UWSGI or one of the Java setups.
XSendfile and similar outbound (rather than inbound) rewrite configuration.
	eg Setup a trivial app server to return references to S3 objects which are then served as 300-series redirects to signed URLs for those objects. 
Optimise a webserver for each of the following cases:
	Serving small-ish dynamically generated content.
	High-frequency light-weight AJAX calls to an application server.
	Serving large-ish static files (eg multi-MB).
	Receiving large-ish files as uploads (eg multi-MB)
		Include the authenticated case where the file is streamed to disk before the application server is invoked (eg client_body_in_file_only & auth_request for NGINX)

As for AWS: get hip at setting up VPCs and autoscaling groups based on metrics you inject into CloudWatch (eg queue sizes in RabbitMQ).


> On 11 Nov 2014, at 22:16, DuBois, Scott <sdubois at linux.com> wrote:
> So lately I've been doing a bunch of HTTPD configuration practices using AWS as a platform going from Ubuntu to SUSE and Red Hat setting up Apache and CGI capabilities on each. What are some of the other settings I could practice on an HTTPD server that are fairly common? Since these are simple VM instances, I don't think I can build multiple hosts to varying IP addresses so I need some ideas thrown at me.
> Also, since I'm trashing these instances after I get them configured, it' not like I want to spend a ton of time on each. Just get them up and working, take a screenshot, kill it and repeat. Practice.
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