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So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish!

posted by Krow on 12:57 PM June 13th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
All things come to an end and its been a wonderful ride.
Today is my last day at OSDN and this will be the last thing I will be posting on Slashcode. It has been fun working on Slash for the last few years and I have enjoyed working with the Slash community (tf32, ACS, vladinator, ericdano, and many more that I am forgetting).
On Monday I start work for MySQL so I will be a bit busy for a while but I expect you will still see Slash stuff coming from me in the future. I will continue to be in #slash for a while, and you can still always reach me via email.
The best of luck with you and your sites, it has been great!


posted by Krow on 12:55 PM June 13th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
After much kicking and screaming, yet another Slash Site! The Spotted Rabbit with news and events for Sussex County NJ, and Orange County, NY. It still looks a lot like basic slash, but I'm new to this, and we're working on it!
Ken Hall

Ask SlashCode: Multiple Instances

posted by Krow on 10:42 AM June 10th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Please indulge a beginner.
I currently have slashcode setup on a single domain with its own IP address ( for testing purposes. Here is my dilemma.
I am setting up a community similar to yahoo/geocities. It will be and the individual communities will be sub-domains of this domain ex;, etc
Residents of the communities will be set up as users ex;, etc.

Directory is: /home /newthoughtcommunity
I know that slash can be setup with virtual domains, but can sub domains have there own instance.
I need each community to have their own slash.
Also. When I set up a new instance of slash for a virtual domain, do I use the same database and administrator with a new virtual user when I run DBI::Password?
Thank you for any help you can offer
John Macuga

Ask SlashCode: section as subdomain (2.2.5 based install)

posted by Krow on 09:44 AM June 6th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story

I have a slashcode version 2.2.5(*) based site under my command, for which an extension is planned, that would fit well in an isolated (isolate=1) section with a few modified templates put in the section-page (like header;etc;default).

I managed to configure a second virtual host that uses the same SlashVitualUser directive as the main-server with the sectionname as subdomain (, overriding the rootdir-variable using SlashSetVar and enforcing the section using SlashSetForm:

SlashSetVar rootdir //
SlashSetForm section etc

Everything works fine so far...
I just wondered if it is safe to use the same slash-site (db and all) within two virtual-hosts. And I wondered the more if there isn't an easier way to accomplish this.

As far as I understood mod_perl there shouldn't be any problem, but asking the masters seldom hurts but the professional pride...

* I did fix the released security-holes!.

kind regards
tomte see the light with 2.2.6

posted by Krow on 10:00 AM June 3rd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
It has been hard, but after playing a little with all the configuration, we have reached a good balance in and now our users are very happy, the journals start to be filled with contents and the editors now are more active. We feel that the key was to serve the images from a differente machine, something that points to saturation in the connections for our main machine.

Now the performance is very good with 70.000 pages/day and a PIII with 1 GB RAM with Slash and MySQL and a simple PC serving the images.

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