Re: Apache Server on LinkStation
- View SourceThankyou for your reply.
I have read through all the posts on this forum and yes, lighttpd
looks like a better solution than Apache. I wasn't aware of fastcgi,
so thanks for the tip!
The reason I am considering Gallery is that I store all of my digital
photographs on my Linkstation and I would like a quick/easy way to
browse thumbnails, over my home (Wifi) LAN.
An alternative product I am considering is IDS.
[ http://ids.sourceforge.net/ ]
IDS looks like it just needs Perl and a webserver (such as lighttpd)
I'll let you know how I get on...!
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Nat Fairbanks
> I'm running gallery on my linkstation, but I'm using lighttpd andyou
> fastcgi php rather than apache with the php module. Don't forget
> also need mysql, and that could use some optimizations as well.
> Apache and the stock MySQL ran on my linkstation, but there was too
> much swapping when you added Samba, bittornado, tinyproxy and other
> services. You can check out the gallery running on my Linkstation
> (turned into a Kurobox running gentoo actually) at
- View SourceI'm running my linkstation behind a hardware firewall/router (linksys
wrt54g) with port forwarding set up. I also use nmap to double check
that the settings only open the ports I want to the network I want.
I'm sure there are others with fairly loaded linkstation/kurobox
setups, the forums and wiki at
http://www.kurobox.com/online/tiki-index.php have been very helpful.
Thanks for the comments on the gallery, it's a stock install of the
The most memory intensive tools have been MySQL and Apache, although
other software that runs multiple instances have to be configured to
run fewer instances as well. Set the number of spare servers and max
servers down fairly now, don't compile in features you don't need and
everything should work fine. The way my system is set up now I
haven't noticed any swapping, there's usually 8-16MB of free ram.
I haven't been to Fairbanks, Alaska, but I'm in New Hampshire, which
does get plenty of ice and snow. Not as bad as Alaska I guess, since
there are only a couple of days a year you'd leave your car running.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Frenchy "
> Two thumbs up Nat! Your gallery is slick with php.
> You most likely have the most loaded LStation now. You managed to max
> out the 64MB RAM (swapping). Are these tools memory hogs /CPU
> (I have been in Fairbanks once during November... I won't forget how
> fast and skillfuly people can drive on ice with no spikes. All the
> cars in the parking lot with engine runing while at the movies or
> I am curious as to how you protect your server from internet
> intrusions /destruction?
> What firewall solution do you use? (Tiny_Proxy is not a FW.)