# Quan Zhou

## Simplifying My WriteFreely configurations

I was using customized systemd unit files and timers to keep this blog up, this is against the spirit of standardization! So I moved to a much simpler configuration.

WriteFreely listens on :443, serves tls connections all by itself, to prevent others from accessing WF itself, I dropped all traffic to 443 except for CloudFlare. An alternative is a reverse tunnel, that uses cloudflared to connect to CF, and I don't have to leave any ports open. Configuration is simple.

cloudflared login

hostname: qzhou.dev
url: http://localhost:$PORT  And change in config.ini to listen on a local port$PORT, whatever it is. Then root is no longer needed, so the WriteFreley daemon can run www-data as expected

[Unit]
Description=WriteFreely Instance
After=syslog.target network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
User=www-data
Group=www-data
WorkingDirectory=/var/www/qzhou.dev
ExecStart=/var/www/qzhou.dev/writefreely
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


sudo systemctl daemon-reload