Thursday, 28 June 2012

Apache - Enabling the info module

If you've ever wanted to have something like the phpinfo page for Apache, that showed all of the modules that were enabled as well as configuration and compilation settings, just make use of the mod_info module:

This can be useful for getting a definitive answer on which configuration files are being loaded as well as what modules are being loaded and what they're configured to.

However, as with phpinfo, you have to keep security in mind when using it as a lot of this information can be used by potential attackers. The recommended way of securing it is just modifying the configuration file (/etc/apache2/mods-available/info.conf) to deny access from all but trusted IP addresses:
<ifmodule mod_info.c>

<location /server-info>
    SetHandler server-info
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from localhost ip6-localhost
#    Allow from

By default, the only access allowed is from localhost.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Humble Indie Bundle - Bastion

This month being my birthday, I've bought and downloaded the Humble Indie Bundle, which I bought as a present for myself. After seeing the lineup of games for this bundle, I couldn't say no and apparently neither could a lot of other people, the bundle having raked in over $5 million and selling just under 600k bundles.

To be honest, I haven't played any kind of computer games for a while now, so it's been a challenge trying to find the time to play. Out of all the games in the bundle, I started with Bastion, which attracted me to it with its artistic visuals.

The game is good, really good. The only criticism I can make is that it's a little on the difficult side. This  likely has to do with me not having played any video games for a while, however.