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Apache: Rewriting URLs

This site runs on an open source content management system called Drupal. While I have done some development for Drupal, most of what you see working here was done by someone else. In fact, there's a lot going on here that I've never figured out. Recently, I started building another site from scratch to amend that, and I started with the perplexing question of "How did they manage to make that rather succinct URL tell them everything they needed to know?"

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Linux: When your Network Interfaces Fail to Start

I got into a bit of unplanned primary research last night when the network interfaces on my new CentOS server started not, ummm, starting.  So I thought, "no biggie", and got to the Googling.  I tried "network interfaces not starting" and found the "network start" command which was illuminating but not helpful.  I watched the command window as it started, first, the "Ampache" interface, then the "Main" interface.  I also observed CentOS' nifty little network interface configuration app as the Ampache interface went active, and then inactive after just a few seconds.  I had my first clue.

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