Month: April 2023


Conditional Nginx logging

Logging all HTTP traffic is often unnecessary. It especially applies to website which include not only text content but also all kind of additional components, like JavaScripts, stylesheets, images, fonts etc. You can select what you would like to log inclusively, but it is much easier to do this by conditional negative selection. First define log format, then create conditional mapping, last thing is to specify logger with decision variable. For instance: This way we are not going to log any of additional stuff and keep only regular pages in the log. Will be more useful for further traffic analysis


Compatibility of Suricata IPS on Proxmox

For non-users of either Proxmox or Suricata: the first one is virtualization appliance which helps firing up virtual machines as well as LXC containers and the latter is network traffic security system which is able to identify (IDS mode) or even block malicious traffic (IPS mode). Suricata works just fine on Proxmox which is usually installed on Debian Linux, but sometimes there are some hardware/software compatibility issues which I’m going to tell you about right now… Having Proxmox server exposed in public space could be really not the best way possible. However if there is no chance for dedicated hardware,

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