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 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” […]

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 […]

Lighttpd client side optimization

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Lighttpd: network.c:483: error: ‘EC_KEY’ undeclared (first use in this function) Error and Solution

I’m trying to install the latest version of Lighttpd v1.4.29 web server under RHEL 6.1 AMD64 and getting the following error: network.c: In function ‘network_init’: network.c:483: error: ‘EC_KEY’ undeclared (first use in this function) network.c:483: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once network.c:483: error: for each function it appears […]

Lighttpd Deny Access To Folders / Directories

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Lighttpd: Enable IPv6 Support

Lighttpd supports both IPv6 and IPv4 protocol out of box. You need to compile lighttpd with IPv6 support. The server.use-ipv6 option bind to the IPv6 socket. You need to bind to both IPv6 and IPv4 using the following syntax. First, see compile-time features (find out if IPv6 is enabled or […]