August 31, 2011
Upgrading Apache on Ubuntu 10.04
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) runs Apache v2.2.14 which appears to be 0.0.6 versions behind the most secure version of Apache. The update manager does not look at higher versions of Apache so the questions become 1) is my system not secure if I'm running Lucid's Apache 2.2.14? 2) if so, how to force an upgrade. It is worth noting this is for my development machine only and it is port 80 is firewalled 99% of the time.
Forced upgrade can lead to complications, Ubuntu should back-port security patches(?) - SOURCE
Apache Version number:
$ /usr/sbin/apache2 -v
On forcing an upgrade:
Modifying sources.list didn't work as advertised.
Different forum, same crap.
August 15, 2011
Data Intensive Science Request for Ideas
Maybe, someday, I will have time to read over this interesting request for ideas.