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AWS SSH randomly stops working

Anytime I create a new AWS instance (I've tried both Ubuntu and Amazon's) I am able to connect to SSH. After a few minutes, the server's SSH stops working completely. It does this while I'm connected (...
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AWS Cloudformation: Invalid template resource property error

I am attempting to create a Cloudformation template to configure an IAM role. As far as I can tell my JSON is 100% valid but apparently I'm overlooking something else because it's not able to be ...
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Installing cmu-sphinxbase on AWS EC2 ubuntu instance

I've setup an app on EC2 using Elastic Beanstalk. It's a Ubuntu instance and I'm running a Rails app on it which depends on sphinxbase and pocketsphinx. I've ssh'd into the EC2 instance to install ...
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Steps for setting up HTTPS using elastic beanstalk with a load balancer

I have recently used AWS elastic beanstalk to migrate my parse application server. Everything is working well with just plain HTTP, but I need more security so I've tried diving into the AWS ...
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Routing AWS IAM user to its own Linux EC2 instance user

When I created my EC2 instance, I was given a .pem private key file. I did it as the root user for my account. Then I created an IAM user and associated that user with a full EC2 access. When I logged ...
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How to find ec2 instance that is processing my request that is forwarded by an Elastic Load Balancer

We use on amazon Elastic Beanstalk with autoscaling. The autoscaling gives us 10 EC2 instances working behind a load balancer. Now if i am right the load balancer adds a cookie "AWSELB" to forward ...
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AWS: Is my VPC isolated from other clients/accounts

When I create a EC2 instance it gets a private IP address. I'm wondering if this address is from the subnet shared with other EC2 instances of other AWS clients. Would it be possible for other EC2 ...
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Parse server on AWS ElasticBeanStalk does not stream .mp4 PFFile to iOS AVPlayer and Safari?

Parse server hosted on AWS ElasticBeanStalk(deployed with AWS button) cannot stream .mp4 PFFile saved in mongodb on AWS EC2 (EBS) to iOS AVPlayer and Safari browser. Video plays on Chrome browser but ...
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How to keep ec2 instance running in auto-scaling group for at least an hour?

In ASG it makes no sense to terminate an on-demand instance until it runs (1, 2, n) hour(s) 59 mins because you pay for time to full hour anyway. How to configure termination to make sure that billed ...
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aws elastic beans container commands

I am trying to copy Apache server setup file wsgi.conf to httpd/conf.d folder when deploying myapp via elastic beanstalk. However, after deployment, if I sftp to httpd/conf.d I don't see my file. ...
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unable to ping or ssh between aws vpc subnets

I have a fairly standard multi-tier subnet layout in VPC. There is a database tier/subnet, a web server tier/subnet and a bastion host tier/subnet. My problem is that I cannot ping or ssh between ...
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Alternative container technologies support in AWS [on hold]

I am interested in trying different container technologies in AWS. So far, I know that AWS supports docker containers through their EC2 container service, but from what I see there is no support for ...
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Is there an Amazon, Rackspace, or non Microsoft version of the “deploy to Azure” button? [on hold]

Does Amazon, or the non MSFT cloud providers have a Deploy to Azure button equivalent? The best I've found is a commandline for Amazon, but nothing that is as simple as the Azure experience. Is ...
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How to enable HTTPS for the public DNS route of an Ec2 instance instance?

I am working on a Facebook bot app and one of their requirements is to setup a webbook on my webserver that is returning a token, to validate my account. I quickly spin up a micro instance (Ubuntu) ...
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IAM Policy to create a single ec2 instance

How can I create a policy that will allow a single user in a group to create a single ec2 instance in a particular VPC and AZ. and it can be destroyed by the same user or destroyed when idle for more ...
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Is it possible to show a static page if all ELB registered instances are down?

We are using AWS ELB to offload SSL and load balance the incoming traffic. If all instances are down/unhealthy the ELB just sends back a blank page with HTTP status 503. Is it possible to send a ...
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t2.micro instance is always below baseline CPU usage but still consumes CPU credits - why?

I have a t2.micro instance running Ubuntu Linux on ec2 in Ireland, it's running batch jobs and I've tuned them so that the max CPU is pretty low - it never exceeds 10%. The docs say that: When a ...
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Delete subdomain from AWS Route 53 using Bash script

I want to write a bash script to delete the subdomain name in Route 53. I have given access to my ec2 server by using $ echo "[Credentials]" > ~/.boto $ echo "AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=key" >> ~/....
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Cisco ASA VPN DH Groups for AWS VPC

AWS provides a neat function in its VPC that exposes a VPN service. I've configured this, and confirmed that it functions. Our customer is using a Cisco 5500 Series ASA appliance to connect to the ...
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What is minimum IOPS for AWS EC2 General Purpose SSD (gp2)?

A while ago I read, that you get 3 IOPS per GB for gp2 SSD volumes. For example, that would be 24 IOPS for 8 GB volume. Now I read the documentation (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/...
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Does Data Pipeline supports schema transformation/evolution between RDS postgrey and amazon Redshift? Does it alter tables in Redshift accordingly?

I see Redshift is used as a data warehouse infra for large data set and I want to load postgrey sql data to Redshift for analytics. To copy the data I followed script method. What my script does is? ...
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Circumventing web restrictions [closed]

One of my network users is trying to circumvent web access restrictions to access Google Talk service. I have enough evidence including key strikes and passwords to talk to the user in but I'm still ...
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Security of SSL certs on AWS ELBs / SSL offloading

I have some concerns about security and am wondering how AWS will store an SSL certificate deployed to an ELB. I have a wildcard SSL cert for my domain that I want to make sure doesn't persist ...
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Routing requests to specific regions/VPCs (Geotargeting)

We have two VPCs one in US and the other in Europe. Each VPC has a load balancer in public subnets and we run our web application in private subnets. What we want is, if a user visits our website (...
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Pinging (ICMP) Docker container on AWS ECS

I've got a script running in a Docker container that listens for ICMP packets. If you ping the container IP address, it picks them up and sends an email. However I'm having a bit of difficulty ...
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How do I enable certain Availability Zones in AWS EC2?

I am trying to launch a t2.nano instance running Debian in the us-east-1a region, but Amazon is only allowing me to choose from between us-west-2a, us-west-2b and us-west-2c which are all in Oregon ...
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How could I quickly recover lost DFS files on AWS?

We have a Windows 2012 R2 file server on a EC2 instance, with DFS network shares. The overall data takes about 600-800GB. I would like to somehow keep a copy at 15 minutes intervals for the lastest ...
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Does every EC2 instance has “Instance Store Volume”?

Does every EC2 instance has "Instance Store Volume"? When I am trying to create a t2.micro instance, I could not able to add "Instance Store Volume"
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Reducing HTTPS handshake by http-keepalive behind a load balancer - possible?

I have an api into which ill get quite a few requests in https. Since its restful, each time the api is sent , it requires a full ssl handshake. On enabling http-keepalive , the latency of the request ...
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Streaming wireless router's logs [closed]

I am trying to set up a WLAN consisting of wireless routers at my families homes in multiple states to an AWS VPC. Are wireless routers capable of streaming, batch processing or otherwise able to ...
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Blocking ssh to instances using Public IPs (AWS VPC)

I really couldn't find anything useful on the internet. I need to disable accessing the instances using public IPs in our VPC environment. For example, I don't want users ssh to our instances using ...
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AIDE Self Protection - Best Practices

I set up a pretty simple server and tried to make it secure using some tools and some guidelines which I think are not too bad. I came up using AIDE, which is fast as an implementation of an ...
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One VPC or many VPC's

I'm relatively new to AWS and I'm trying to design an infrastructure for my application and I'm wondering if I should use one or multiple VPC's within a single region. My application consists of a ...
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Switch domain between 2 sites, one is Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance , another is hostgator

There are two registered domain name, and I would like to switch the domain name between 2 sites. The problems are : 1) in amazon Ubuntu, I follow the guidelines : http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/...
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Trying to have a static IP with Elastic Beanstalk applications

My goal is to deploy a web application to Elastic Beanstalk and allow for a user to access that application from their corporate network. Their network controls access to sites using IP addresses and ...
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Memory problems with Spark application on AWS EMR

I've been trying to get to the bottom of a memory issues for some time now and I simply can't fathom out what the problem is. Any help is greatly appreciated. The error is: [![OpenJDK 64-Bit Server ...
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AWS EC2 Policy - Describe own properties

When creating AWS Policies, is there a way to create a policy that, when assigned to an EC2 Instance, allows querying its own tags without granting access to other instances tags? Is there a sense of ...
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Ansible, AWS, other host based on tag

I am creating Ansible playbooks which create our system's infrastructure in AWS. Obviously dynamic inventories using ec2.py are involved. I first create a utility server, then a web server, and I ...
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Kali Linux Running in AWS

Normally I run Kali in a virtualbox VM however due to the nature of a project it may be useful to run Kali from an AWS EC2 instance. So imagine my joy when I learned there was a Kali AMI only to be ...
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MongoDB, How can I migrate database to new cluster with higher version without an outage

We are having our mongodb cluster at AWS and our production DB mongo is very old - we are still using version 2.6 then latest version at the moment is 3.2.7. We need to upgrade mongodb binaries to the ...
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Hiera hash or array error

I developed an AWS S3 bakcup modul, but after the latest modify, puppet client not running (for run I using a following command: puppet agent --no-daemonize --debug --onetime). My hiera.yaml: --- :...
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How can I use port tunneling to connect to a private database instance through a network bastion?

I have a network bastion which is publicly accessible at example.compute-1.amazonaws.com and a private postgres database instance at postgres.example.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com:5432 I can ssh into ...
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Can AWS CodeDeploy execute powershell scripts?

Is it acceptable to include Powershell scripts directly into the appspec.yml files? version: 0.0 os: windows files: - source: ./MyWebsiteFiles destination: /MyWebsite hooks: AfterInstall: ...
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What is the most efficient way to transfer files from AWS S3 to S3?

I have a large number of files stored in an AWS S3 bucket. I need to get those files to another S3 bucket owned by another user and in a different region. The files are stored in different locations ...