Applying some varnish

So I installed and setup varnish tonight.
Everyone should start to see a speedup on page loads / requests for all sites on inexistence.

As always please let me know if you have any issues with your site(s).


PS. I fixed the files that shouldn’t be cached like audio / video files so things return to their
proper streaming speeds.

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QoS Enabled (Again)

So I once again enabled QoS (I forgot to enable it when we came back to
using dd-wrt from the airport extreme).

For those who wonder what QoS is that explains it pretty well.

To explain it in easier terms I had to reserve part of the network so upstream
cannot be flooded causing a denial of service. Now mind you a very slight denial
of service more of a lag of service and this fixes the issue quite well. Sadly
this also causes another issue and that is people will now download slightly slower
from the server but everything will be more responsive so the trade off is entirely worth it.

The reason I re-enabled this service is because I’ve noticed several users sending very
large attachments (email) to yahoo. Now normally this isn’t much of an issue but yahoo uses
a deferral system the basically causes inexistence to keep retrying to send said email.
Which yahoo rejects until they decide when it’s ok for the email to be delivered.

(Yes we use DKIM and SPF so there is nothing I can do to accelerate it any further).

So for anyone sending email to yahoo and wondering why it takes so long for
them to get it, this is why and if you really care about the person you are sending
email to then I would strongly suggest to them to use a better service.

Gmail, Hotmail, MobileMe, and many more exist and do the job in a more
standards conforming manner that doesn’t piss off our server..

That’s all for now.

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Updates 06-26-2010

Apt-get upgrades:
apache2 apache2-doc apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-threaded-dev apache2-utils apache2.2-common apt apt-utils base-files cpio gtk2-engines-pixbuf libapache2-mod-perl2 libapr1 libapr1-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin libgtk2.0-common libgtk2.0-dev libkpathsea4 libpoppler-glib3 libpoppler3 libssl-dev libssl0.9.8 libxext-dev libxext6 linux-headers-2.6.26-2-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.26-2-common linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd64 linux-libc-dev nano nfs-common nfs-kernel-server openssl python-support tar tla tla-doc tzdata usbutils xserver-xorg-video-intel

Svn updates were pulled of course.

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Updates 06-16-2010

I did another apt-get upgrade mainly bind9 stuff nothing too important.

I installed imapproxy for squirrelmail/roundcubemail you should notice
an increase in speed when using them. (I know I did!)

Svn pulls were also performed tonight (roundcubemail, z-push)
Sadly because of so many changes I had to reset the roundcubemail
SQL database you will have to setup your account stuff again. (Sorry!)

I fixed mimedefang today for some reason it had a fit and prevented
sendmail from doing it’s job properly…

I updated all wordpress plugins on all of the sites I manage.

And I played around with WordPress 3.0 RC3 tonight it’s looking good.

Now friend connect with me via the bar at top and read the site more
often users! All major changes that occur on Inexistence I post here!

End of Line.

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Updates 06-06-2010

Did some slight upgrading to stuff and some configuration changes.
Zend Optimizer 3.3.9 x64 was installed (used to be 3.3.3 x64)
eAccelerator was installed (used to be
I also changed some php.ini settings:
register_argc_argv = ‘Off’
always_populate_raw_post_data = ‘Off’
magic_quotes_gpc = ‘Off’

If you need any of these on you can add them to your .htaccess or please let me know
and I will either turn it back on or direct you how to live without them.

I also did the apt-get and svn updates…

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