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How to Build NGINX from Source on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will build NGINX with all available modules in open source version of NGINX and we will use mainline version which is at 1.15.0 at the time of this writing. NGINX (pronounced "engine x") is an open source web server software designed with high concurrency in mind, that can be...
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​ICANN Makes Last Minute WHOIS Changes to Address GDPR Requirements

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) struggled and sweated and with days left came up with a way to make the Domain Name System (DNS) and WHOIS, the master database of who owns what website name, compliant with the European Union (EU)'s General...
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Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

Learn how to set up your own VPN in this tutorial from our archives.  A real, genuine, honest-to-gosh virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted network-to-network virtual tunnel that connects trusted endpoints. It is not a HTTPS web portal that trusts all clients. Let us build a proper strong...
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Turing Test 2

In 1950, Alan Turing wrote a paper entitled "Computing Machinery and Intelligence."a He proposed a test in which a human attempts to distinguish between a human and a computer by exchanging text messages with each of them. If the human is unable to distinguish between the two, the computer is said...
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Tips for Troubleshooting DNS

Need relief for your DNS headaches? First, it helps to understand how the domain name system works under the hood. DNS is the Internet's phonebook. Whenever you type in or click a human-readable web link (such as hpe.com), your web browser calls on a domain name system (DNS) resolver to resolve...
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DNS Resolvers Performance Compared: CloudFlare x Google x Quad9 x OpenDNS

A couple of months ago I did a performance comparison between some of the top free DNS Resolvers available. It was just after Quad9 had launched and I was trying to decide which one to use and recommend to families and friends. Google, OpenDNS, Quad9, .. some many options… I love options … And...
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Unencrypted HTTP sessions are wide open to abuse; lock them down with Let's Encrypt.

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

Back in the bad old days, setting up basic HTTPS with a certificate authority cost as much as several hundred dollars per year, and the process was difficult and error-prone to set up. Now we have Let's Encrypt for free, and the whole thing takes just a few minutes. Why Encrypt? Why encrypt your...
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TLS 1.3 Is Approved: Here's How It Could Make the Entire Internet Safer

​The IETF has finally given the okay to the TLS 1.3 protocol, which will speed up secure connections and make snooping harder for attackers. TLS 1.3 has been approved for use, which will make all secure internet connections faster and safer. The security and speed improvements brought by TLS 1.3...
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Announcing The Node.js Application Showcase

The stats around Node.js are pretty staggering. There were 25 million downloads of Node.js in 2017, with over one million of them happening on a single day. And these stats are just the users. On the community side, the numbers are equally exceptional. What explains this immense popularity? What we...
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The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (...
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