Nugget Post : Setting LDAP connection timeout for PHP

Problem : in some scenarios, for example running a periodic health check on an LDAP / AD server, you may want to set a low timeout so that if a server does not answer LDAP bind requests, a user is notified in a reasonable amount of time. Also, if your PHP code is blocking, a … Continue reading Nugget Post : Setting LDAP connection timeout for PHP

From PHP to Python : Getting started with mod_wsgi

This article explores the process of transitioning from a PHP environment to a python one.In a recent project we started at 6PM Infrastructure, we have a very interesting and complex problem which requires an interesting mix of cross-platform standalone applications (programs which are run as standalone applications, called from the command line that run in … Continue reading From PHP to Python : Getting started with mod_wsgi

Joomla : changing file upload settings & other lessons learned

Issue : By default in joomla 1.6, administrators are only allowed to upload image files of 10MB in size via the PHP administrator interface, using “Media Manager”. We needed to allow Joomla admins to upload a variety of filetypes (such as PDFs, DOCs, etc) and with a file upload limit of 100MBs Solution : 1. … Continue reading Joomla : changing file upload settings & other lessons learned