Friday, October 20, 2006

Xine and adding .wmv support; ModSecurity using Slackware 9.0 and Apache 1.3.37

I don't know why I hadn't done this before, but last night, I finally added .wmv support to Xine, following the directions at http://xinehq.de/index.php/faq#WMV. I had it functional using .wmv support within 5 minutes.

Please don't email me about how you got it working with mplayer. I don't do mplayer and any mplayer comments won't add value to my Xine experience. :)

I've also given ModSecurity a spin (see http://www.modsecurity.org/). It's VERY nice. I'm using it on my public Apache server (version 1.3.37), which runs Slackware 9.0...yes, I need to update, but its as production as I can get it and it is hardened, so I'm not so worried about it being quite a bit behind the versioning scheme. As long as it works.

What is ModSecurity? From the website, "ModSecurity is an embeddable web application firewall. It provides protection from a range of attacks against web applications and allows for HTTP traffic monitoring and real-time analysis with no changes to existing infrastructure." You can also get a core ruleset from the same site (). I've been trying to create my own rules with nil results, so I think I'll give the core rules a shot.

Try ModSecurity. I'm sure you'll like the logging, at the very least.
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