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How to fix the 413 Request Entity Too Large error for SVN

I use SVN (Subversion) for a lot of my projects and like many projects some can become quite large in filesize. One issue I discovered recently is I kept getting a strange error when trying to commit a change that involved a large .tar.gz file. In my commit log I kept getting “413 Request Entity Too Large” which prevented me from committing the latest changes. After looking around I found a fix for the issue, but it seems there are many ways to solve this error.

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IPv6 tunnels on DD-WRT with 3.x kernel builds

DD-WRT has recently been compiling firmware’s using the 3.x Linux kernel compared to the 2.4 and 2.6 builds. These newer kernel builds provide various improvements to the firmware. Being someone has been using K2.6 builds for a while, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade and check out how my setup worked on 3.x builds. One major setup I have is a Hurricane Electric tunnel setup on the router for IPv6. This didn’t work the same way it did on K2.6 and required some additional work. Here’s my adventures of IPv6 in DD-WRT on the 3.x builds. Hopefully providing some useful information for anyone else wanting to do the same thing

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Compiling IPv6 modules from source for DD-WRT

DD-WRT provides a lot of builds for different flash chip sizes. Sometimes though, you might need a module or two that isn’t included in the compiled firmware. Fortunately because of the way DD-WRT is developed (open source) you are able to grab the DD-WRT kernel sources from SVN and do a bit of DIY kernel module compiling. Though its not as simple as it sounds, but hopefully this general guide you get you on your way in compiling kernel modules. For this specific guide I am demonstrating how to compile IPv6 modules.
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Multi Columned Layouts in CSS3

It’s been a while since my last CSS3 post/tutorial but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been following the development of CSS3. I have been looking at some of the newer features that have recently been implemented and one that’s caught my eye is the multi column layout module. You can already guess what this module can do. Thats right it creates columns! Using the new column module it allows you to create columns in the form of a newspaper style column. News websites and blogs rejoice! Lets take a look at how we can create columns with the new module.

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Controlling www or no www in .htaccess

When you go to punch in a URL in your browsers address bar, you may add the www. or be lazy and just put in thedomain.com, sometimes you can use both and sometimes one of the two redirects to the other version of the address. For example if you type in james-blogs.com in your URL address bar the www. suddenly is added on, why? This is because for SEO purposes it is important that you have one constant varitation while redirecting the both to chosen variation in my case I make the www. appear as I think it looks better with blog and domains with a dash in them. Read more to find out why this is important

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