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Lighttpd prevent image hotlinking or leeching or direct linking

Hotlinking or leeching or direct linking comes under Bandwidth theft (also known as Inline linking). Wikipedia defines Inline linking as: Inline linking, also known as hotlinking, leeching, or direct linking is the placing of a linked object, often an image, from one site in a web page belonging to a […]

Lighttpd Traffic Shaping: Throttle Connections Per Single IP (Rate Limit)

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Lighttpd restrict or deny access by IP address

So how do you restrict or deny access by IP address using Lighttpd web server? Lighttpd has mod_access module. The access module is used to deny access to files with given trailing path names. You need to combine this with remoteip conditional configuration. Syntax is as follows: $HTTP[“remoteip”] == “IP” […]

Lighttpd Install mod_geoip For Country / City Level Geo Targeting

Geolocation software is used to get the geographic location of visitor using IP address. You can determine country, organization and guess visitors location. This is useful for a] Fraud detection b] Geo marketing and ad serving c] Target content d] Spam fighting e] And much more. mod_geoip is a Lighttpd […]

Shell Script To Clean Lighttpd Web Server Cache

This shell script will clean lighttpd web server cache. You need to run this script via a cron job. Download install script at /etc/cron.daily directory. #!/bin/bash # Shell script to clean web server cache stored at /var/www/cache/ directory. # ————————————————————————- # Copyright (c) 2007 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/> # This script […]

Troubleshooting Lighttpd Chrooted RedHat PHP Version 5.1.6-20.el5_2.1

It appears that latest php version 5.1.6-20.el5_2.1 under RHEL / CentOS Linux v5.2 has made some major changes. As a result choort jail setup using previous instructions no longer works. PHP is crashing with segmentation fault errors. So I had to trace php errors using strace command. After spending couple […]

Lighttpd mod_rrdtool: Monitor The Load, Requests Per Seconds and Traffic

The round-robin database tool aims to handle time-series data like network bandwidth, temperatures, CPU load etc. The data gets stored in round-robin database so that system storage footprint remains constant over time. Lighttpd comes with mod_rrdtool to monitor the server load and other details. This is useful for debugging and […]