Dotdeb’s packages of Nginx 1.0.14 for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” (amd64/i386) have been synchronized with Debian’s ones to benefit from the great work of Cyril Lavier.
As a consequence, two new flavors of Nginx are now available, in addition to the regular nginx-light, nginx-full and nginx-extras packages :
- nginx-naxsi inherits from nginx-light with a great new feature : Naxsi, a high performance, low rules maintenance, Web Application Firewall module. Use it if you want to protect your web apps from malicious visitors. Please read its documentation fore more info.
- nginx-passenger is dedicated to Passenger, the well-known Ruby on Rails runtime. Please also note that :
- the passenger-common package has been renamed to ruby-passenger to stick to the Debian naming convention,
- Passenger was already included in nginx-extras. To ease the migration (don’t forget to backup your configuration files), it will stay so until Nginx 1.2 is released.
If you want to know which module has been included in each Nginx flavor, you just have to look at this useful document.
Oh… One more thing : all the Nginx packages are now hardened against memory corruption attacks (no PIE support yet).
I really hope you’ll enjoy them. And many thanks to the Debian maintainers for their work, of course.