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August 30, 2017

httpd with multiple ssl and password for every key automatically

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 1:19 pm

Well to use this we must use the SSLPassPhraseDialog functionality of httpd Рapache .

Basically into ssl.conf we put this line or modify the existing one into

SSLPassPhraseDialog exec:/path/script

Where script is read/execute only by root.

And the script is


$server = $ARGV[0];
#print $server;
if ($server eq ‘’ || $server eq ‘’ ) {
print ‘password one’;
} elsif ($server eq ‘’) {
print ‘Password two’;


April 25, 2017

how to disable gzip for specific file

Filed under: Linux,Php — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 1:33 pm

The short answer is

RewriteRule ^dashboard/index - [E=no-gzip:1]
SetEnvIf REDIRECT_no-gzip 1 no-gzip

Some explination of that solution

The – means NOOP, E means set variable, 1 is the value. After redirects, the variables are renamed and prepended with REDIRECT_.

This work for php FPM

If you have a mod dso you can use also this

apache_setenv('no-gzip', '1');

February 17, 2015

How to enable Core Dumps in CentOS

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , , — admin @ 12:17 pm

To enable core dumps for all daemon, please follow these steps:
Edit the /etc/profile. At line 26 of the file, replace this line:
ulimit -S -c 0 > /dev/null 2>&1

with this line:
ulimit -c unlimited >/dev/null 2>&1

Replace this line (around line 138 ) in /etc/init.d/functions
ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1

with this:
ulimit -S -c ${DAEMON_COREFILE_LIMIT:-0} >/dev/null 2>&1

Enable core-dumping globally by editing the /etc/sysconfig/init file and adding the line:

Enable it for specific daemons by adding this line in the /etc/sysconfig/$daemon:

Optionally, enable core dump for SUID programs:
echo 2 > /proc/sys/fs/suid_dumpable

mkdir /tmp/core
chmod 777 /tmp/core

Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf and add the following:

fs.suid_dumpable = 2
kernel.core_uses_pid = 1
kernel.core_pattern = /tmp/core
Then reload the settings in /etc/sysctl.conf:
sysctl -p

January 23, 2015

Unique visitors from apache log file

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , — admin @ 11:32 am

Well if you ever want to find out from apache log how many unique visitors you have here is one command

cat /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.log |awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq | wc -l

If you want to find out for a date
cat /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.log | grep "\[05/Sep/2010" |awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq | wc -l

Unique referrers
cat /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.log | awk '{print $11};' | awk -F / '{print $3}' | sort | uniq

Number of hits
cat /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.log | wc -l

May 9, 2014

apache child pid exit signal Segmentation fault

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , , , , , , — admin @ 8:26 pm

Well today I face a strange problem. My apache start throw some segmentation fault into error log. So how to find out what is the problem ?

Well first of all we have to enable the coredump for apache, so in orde to do this we can add this line at the start of httpd.conf
CoreDumpDirectory /path
( Some put the path to /tmp directory but please be aware that for me core have 2.2G , so if you have a small /tmp partition you can put it in other place , but it have to be into a directory with same user/group as apache run ) .

We restart the apache and wait to see a segmentation fault again into error_log, and we will see that he say something about path also
For example:
[notice] child pid 4959 exit signal Segmentation fault (11), possible coredump in /var/www/html

If don’t say anything about path then something is not ok, most probably you have to check properties for path.

After this we find out where is located apache , so for this a
which httpd

Should be ok .
After this we have to run
gdb httpd_path core_path
gdb /usr/sbin/httpd /var/www/html/core

We will see something like this

Loaded symbols for /lib64/
Reading symbols from /usr/lib64/php/modules/ debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib64/php/modules/
Reading symbols from /usr/lib64/gconv/ debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib64/gconv/
Core was generated by `/usr/sbin/httpd'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0 0x00007f278f5a5c29 in zend_hash_index_find () from /etc/httpd/modules/
Missing separate debuginfos, use: debuginfo-install httpd-2.2.15-30.el6.centos.x86_64

Ok now we run
(gdb) where
And now is the magic to see what is causing the problem.

For me was
#0 0x00007f278f5a5c29 in zend_hash_index_find () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#1 0x00007f2789b98661 in my_copy_zval (dst=0x7f279e2e8dd0, src=0x7f2709eee8d0, ctxt=0x7fff0d4c3900) at /var/tmp/APC/apc_compile.c:314
#2 0x00007f2789b9176d in zif_apc_fetch (ht=, return_value=0x7f279e2e8dd0, return_value_ptr=, this_ptr=, return_value_used=)
at /var/tmp/APC/php_apc.c:858
#3 0x00007f278f5e8498 in ?? () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#4 0x00007f278f5bf5e0 in execute () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#5 0x00007f278f58ff35 in zend_call_function () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#6 0x00007f278f4e7c37 in ?? () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#7 0x00007f278f5e8498 in ?? () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#8 0x00007f278f5bf5e0 in execute () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#9 0x00007f278f5997ed in zend_execute_scripts () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#10 0x00007f278f547878 in php_execute_script () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#11 0x00007f278f622e55 in ?? () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#12 0x00007f279adfebb0 in ap_run_handler ()
#13 0x00007f279ae0246e in ap_invoke_handler ()
#14 0x00007f279ae0d96c in ap_internal_redirect ()
#15 0x00007f2791cfc855 in ?? () from /etc/httpd/modules/
#16 0x00007f279adfebb0 in ap_run_handler ()
#17 0x00007f279ae0246e in ap_invoke_handler ()
#18 0x00007f279ae0db30 in ap_process_request ()
#19 0x00007f279ae0a9a8 in ?? ()
#20 0x00007f279ae066b8 in ap_run_process_connection ()
#21 0x00007f279ae12977 in ?? ()
#22 0x00007f279ae12c8a in ?? ()
#23 0x00007f279ae1390c in ap_mpm_run ()
#24 0x00007f279adea900 in main ()

To quit from gdb we have to type quit .

For me the problem was the apc, I have increased the memory_limit, and the problem is fixed .

Also some interesting link I found here

Generate PHP core dumps on segfaults in PHP-FPM

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