Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Disable Weak Ciphers and SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 in Apache

In order for merchants to handle credit cards, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) requires web sites to “use strong cryptography and security protocols such as SSL/TLS or IPSEC to safeguard sensitive cardholder data during transmission over open, public networks.” That’s a pretty vague definition, but what is really means is that you… Read More »

Nginx with dynamic upstreams

recently made a setup at work where I had a Nginx server facing the user, which would forward requests to a service running behind an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (aka. ELB). That in itself doesn’t sound like a difficult task, you just find the hostname for the ELB and point Nginx at it with a… Read More »

Mirth: recover space when mirthdb grows out of control

I was recently asked to recover a mirth instance whose embedded database had grown to fill all available space so this is just a note-to-self kind of post. Btw: the recovery, depending on db size and disk speed, is going to take long. The problem A 1.8 Mirth Connect instance was started, then forgotten (well… Read More »