Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update


Since the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal within Windows! Known as the Windows subsystem for Linux or WSL for short it is available for any Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise system with the right updates. I originally wrote an article here about the… Continue reading Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update

Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10


An updated revision of this guide exists for users of Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) released in April 2017. As of release 1607* Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal from within Windows! Officially called the Windows subsystem for Linux it usually goes by a… Continue reading Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10

nginx · Server · Tomcat

Nginx as a Reverse-Proxy to Apache Tomcat


Why a Proxy? Apache’s Tomcat is a complex beast whose primary role is to render JavaServer Pages. While it can be configured to use and serve the modern web it’s often an unnecessarily complex procedure. By using a dedicated reverse-proxy server such as nginx it allows you to separate web applications from the task of web serving. Use a Solo Instance of… Continue reading Nginx as a Reverse-Proxy to Apache Tomcat

Linux · Security · Server · Tomcat

Secure and harden Apache Tomcat’s SSL/TLS


Introduction In this guide I will walk through the process of hardening HTTPS connectors used by Apache Tomcat. As unfortunately the default configuration of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Tomcat 7 and OpenJDK 7 are vulnerable to a number of attacks and weak encryptions. You can test your own site’s HTTPS implementation against these weaknesses at… Continue reading Secure and harden Apache Tomcat’s SSL/TLS