Posts By: Aaron Seibert

ip6tables and automatic IPV6 addressing

Over the weekend, I switched VPS providers from Slicehost to Linode. I requested an IPV6 address for my server (and got one within 2 minutes of my ticket!) and this morning sat down to set up some firewall rules. After setting up the rules, however, I found that the IPV6 address was no longer being… Read more »

Force WordPress to perform a direct upgrade

After modifying my server configuration over the weekend, I realized that WordPress would no longer upgrade automatically, and was asking for FTP information to perform the upgrade. The only problem with this is that I do not have standard FTP access – it’s all SFTP. I verified the permission set, and the www-data group has… Read more »

Canonical redirect with Apache 2

Yesterday, I wrote on how to configure a canonical redirect in IIS 7.  Today, we’re going to look at how to do the same in Apache2. What is a canonical redirect?  Most sites are configured (or should be, at least) to serve content to requests for both www and non-www versions of the site (www.example.com… Read more »

Redirecting canonical names in IIS 7

Preface:  This procedure uses the domain example.com for illustrative purposes only.  You will want to substitute example.com for your own domain.  Also, if the images are too small, click on them to expand to full size. When building a website, it is essential to plan for users that may try to access your site using… Read more »

Configure WordPress to ping Feedburner automatically

By default, FeedBurner will check your RSS feeds every half hour.  Depending on the content of your site, however, you may want your RSS feed to be updated instantly.  FeedBurner allows you to visit a page to re-ping your feed and update, and you can use this feature to have your feed updated automatically. All… Read more »