Set up a Red Hat Directory Server and Kerberos Part I

Kerberos and LDAP are today’s way of single sign on. It is platform independent and supported by a wide range of applications. Together with the Red Hat Directory Server (also available as CentOS Directory Server and 389 Directory Server from Fedora) you can build a neat identity management infrastructure. Setting up the Directory Server However ….Read More

Managing CentOS with Spacewalk

Red Hat RHN Satellite In 2003 Red Hat released its RHN Satellite server as a closed source management tool for RHEL and only for RHEL (okay, a legacy support for managing Solaris is available). The satellite is very useful tool for managing systems. Unfortunately it has a quite expensive price tag on it. According to ….Read More

Ready to upstart?

It is time to replace the aged SysV init system with someting better At the time when  SysV init (pronounced “System five”) appeared, hardware configurations have been quite static, no hot plug and similar fancy stuff. SysV init is started after the kernel is loaded. The init process reads /etc/inittab and walks trough the runcontrol ….Read More

302 Redirects behind SSL-terminating proxies

You have a web site all with SSL. There is a reverse proxy or load balancer that acts as SSL termination point. Behind that reverse proxy you have an Apache web server running plain http.

Your application uses 302 redirects to announce new URLs or whatever the reason is for doing so. Since the web server does not know that https URLs should be announced the response header looks like following:


The browser interprets that location header and send a request to this non-SSL URL instead of https:///