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NGINX 1.1.16 – Next Powerful Web Server since Apache?

March 5th, 2012 by elizar

When we say open source web server, I immediately associate myself with the Apache Project. Honestly, I dont even think of anything else but apache.. Heck, when you say Web Server, its almost synonymous to Apache if you’ve been eating and breathing Unix.

Today I found out about NGINX which is apparently a good web server in it self and currently in its 1.1.16 version and still being developed.

Igor Sysoev, the developer of NGINX has released version 1.1.16 of his web server software. The project aims to provide a stable, high performance alternative to more traditional competitors such as Apache HTTP Server or Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Services).

The new development version comes with features such as a “from” parameter for the “disable_symlinks” directive, an increased limit for simultaneous subrequests and the ability to return 307 redirection messages. Bugs fixed include segmentation faults and build problems.

More details on this release can be found in the change log. The software is available to download for Windows and Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian), and source code is made available under a 2-clause BSD licence.

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Top equivalent for AIX – Topas, Only Better

June 24th, 2009 by elizar

Top equivalent for AIX – Topas, Only Better… That’s what I searched when I got a ticket from one of the AIX boxes here complaining about CPU being 99% used up.

Of course, you can use vmstat with interval, but for those sysadmin folks who are use to using Top, its still more comfortable using (and seeing) the top output.

Topas is the equivalent of Top for AIX.. it’s better than Top as a matter of fact according to some AIX gurus (and Solaris)

If you persists in using top, You’ll have to build it yourself from the sources at plus probably this fix: 

Good luck!


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wpv991242765100 – viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, rootkits, worms?

June 17th, 2009 by elizar

wpv991242765100.exe – What is it? You may be wondering what this filename or process is when you try and searching for any malicious application running in you Windows XP/VIsta machine.. (via Task manager).

wpv991242765100.exe’s  could be viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, rootkits, worms, information stealers, keyloggers, bots… I for one is not sure, but I also have this process running in my windows machine and I just discovered that this is the culprit on some of my computer problems.

Problems Caused by wpv991242765100.exe

To list a few of the nuances that this process is doing on my Viao laptop *grin*:

  • Prevented me from connecting to company’s VPN
  • Prevents firefox to launch (and IE for that matter)
  • No internet on firefox, but fine with IE
  • and probably others.

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A4Tech Webcam Driver Download

February 13th, 2009 by elizar

A4 Webcam Driver Download, yes you come to the right place if you are looking for a webcam driver for your A4Tech Webcam.

I made this post because I myself found it hard to search the web looking for the device driver for our PK-336MB A4 webcam. Well, the good news is I found it.. and good news still, I’m going to tell you where it is as well as the other A4 webcam models:


and others.. check their device drivers here:

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Download PuTTY – a free SSH and telnet client for Windows

February 12th, 2009 by elizar

An SSH Client is one of the most used tool of a Unix Sysadmin. There is no Unix System Administrator in the world who doesn’t use an SSH Client to connect to their servers remotely.

One of the most famous (and Free) SSH Client available today is PuTTY. Download Putty now! Putty is a free SSH and telnet client for Windows.

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. PuTTY is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.

You can download PuTTY here.

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