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How can I secure an insecure Meteor by using Nginx?

I have an insecure Meteor running on AWS. For those not familiar with Meteor, that means I am using the "insecure" package, which trades security for rapid prototyping. I only need our development ...
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AWS IAM Administrator and Developer

Creating an Administrators Group Using the Console advises not to grant an access key to the IAM user I create for myself, intending, I'm guessing, to grant least privilege. However, in addition to ...
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How to account traffic on CentOS Linux?

I have an EC2 CentOs instance on AWS with nginx that has been pumping out major outgoing traffic, which of course is pumping up my monthly cost. How can I track down what is sending so much data?
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Using MySQL with Ejabberd

I'm trying to integrate MySQL into Ejabberd but I'm constantly facing problem with it. I'm working in AWS EC2 environment and I have 1 EC2 instance that has MySQL, Ejabberd and latest Erlang (Version ...
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Amazon AWS with CentOS 6 HVM: password required with SSH

I am having some strange authentication issues when trying to spin up an Amazon instance using CentOS 6 HVM. For some reason, whenever I spin one up using a security group and a key / pem pair, I ...
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Best practice for managing AWS SSH .pem files within team [duplicate]

We are running a number of environments on EC2 using VPC. In each VPC we have a hardened bastion host configured which is used as the initial SSH entry point into the network. To access hosts within ...
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Custom kernel options for Amazon Linux 2015.03

I've been attempting to build a custom kernel for the 2015.03 release with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU disabled. Following a bunch of threads on this forum and elsewhere I've been able to build a new kernel ...
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AWS EC2: Cannot access anything remotely except ssh

I'm quite new to Amazon EC2 and I have a weird problem. I create an ec2 instance, and setup .pem keys to access it with the ssh -i key.pem ec2-user@publicip. Then I do a yum update and try to install ...
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AMI Without Reboot on AWS EC2 on a Web Server

I am running a webserver with very little writes (apart from log files). According to amazon: When enabled, Amazon EC2 does not shut down the instance before creating the image. When this option ...
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PEM_read_PrivateKey failed

I'm trying to use ssh to log in to AWS from OSX Mavericks and having a hell of a time. I enter: ssh -i ~/.ssh/filename.pem ec2-user@ec2-xx-x-xxx-xx.compute-1.amazonaws.com -v And I get this, as ...
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VPC EC2 Instances can PING each other, but not SSH

I've setup an SSH with multiple subnets. I have an instance in my public subnet (Subnet A) built from an AWS NAT AMI. I have another instance in my private subnet (Subnet B) built from a standard ...
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Cannot reach web server on a new ubuntu install on AWS

I launched an AWS instance with Ubuntu 14.04. I connected to the instance via terminal and I installed the apache2 server as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apache2 I made sure ...
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No space left on device error

I can no longer generate new columns in my database. My stack is below. I am new to managing my own server and am unfamiliar with Apache, Ubuntu and AWS. Currently I am receiving an error saying ...
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How can I list all users in AWS Directory Service?

I'm looking for a way to list all users in an AWS AD (small), preferably with created date (of the user). Is there any way to do this? The AWS console functionality seem somewhat limited. Maybe via ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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Linux Kernal Swap?

I'm trying to accomplish something that's a bit outside of my comfort area, and after asking around and googling without success I thought I'd try here. I'm trying to import a Linux VirtualBox VM ...
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Minimum Elastic Beanstalk policy for upload & deploy

I just created a new Elastic Beanstalk application called Chats. I then created a IAM group called Chats. Now, I want to give the Chats group a custom policy that is the most restrictive and only ...
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AWS RDS subnet/az requirement doesn't work with virtual UTM

Background: I want to put an AWS RDS instance into a VPC that has a virtual UTM as its internet gateway. Virtual UTM is an normal EC2 instance with 2 network connections, one internal, one external. ...
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Trouble creating ext4 filesystem when trying to mount EBS volume on AWS instance

I'm trying to mount an EBS volume on my AWS instance. Following Amazon's instructions, I get the following error when running sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdf: Allocating group tables: done ...
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Need help to understand mysql error log

MySQL data bases crash/go down every ten days. I have been reading the following error log file where it says: Database was not shut down normally! "Fatal error: cannot allocate memory for the ...
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AWS ELB and forcing Https

I have an ELB which in the first place was set to forward in this way: Protocal Port Forward-Protocol Port Http 80 Http 80 Protocal Port Forward-Protocol ...
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Unifying DNS endpoint from inside and outside VPC

I have a VPC which has an autoscaling group. I want to be able to access this autoscaling group both from other servers in the VPC and externally from the company's IP. As such, I have two separate ...
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Cannot put application back into ELB: Instance has not passed the configured HealthyThreshold number of health checks consecutively

Putting the EC2 instance back into the ELB used to work 90% of the time. Unfortunately lately the deployment regulary fails with the next error: 15:51:59 TASK: [Start the app] ...
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EC2ResponseError: 401 Unauthorized using Saltstack boto_vpc module

I'm trying to create a vpc using Saltstack and boto_vpc module. This is my state: vpc_create: module.run: - name: boto_vpc.create - cidr_block: '10.0.0.0/24' - vpc_name: 'myVpc' - ...
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Amazon RDS instance and hostname resolution

I have a question about EC2 and RDS instances. I'd like to restrict connection to the database only from one particular EC2 instance using MySQL users. Security groups allow MySQL communication from ...
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Amazon Cloud Formation: Import file from S3 bucket

I am struggling to get files from my S3 bucket to my EC2 instance using cloud formation. I have the following files: "files" : { "/var/www/text.txt": { "source": ...
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Why is New-DSComputer failing to join an ec2 instance to the directory services domain?

I have a domain xyz.com in AWS Directory Service, and I am trying to join an EC2 instance to this domain using PowerShell. I can do it manually but I am trying to automate it so that when the next ...
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Is it possible to make a connection between a Linux router and AWS Direct Connect without the need of physical hardware?

We bought one Amazon Direct Connect leased line to connect our datacenter to Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon has configurations for Cisco or Juniper Hardware ...
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AWS VPC Private vs Public subnets

I'm setting up my first VPC with AWS VPC wizard and i'm having some troubles understand what type of instances should I put in a public subnet, and what type of instances in a private subnet. It does ...
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Unable to ping/ssh/telnet new EC2 linux instance

I just created a new EC2 instance. Once the instance is running and has passed health checks, I try to connect to its IP via telnet on port 22 (because SSH wasn't working I'm going to basics). I ...
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How can I chain AWS IAM AssumeRole API calls?

There are a number of AWS accounts which I don't control. I've had the account owners deploy an IAM Role, TrustingSecurityAuditor, into their accounts which grants the right to assume the ...
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How to properly configure security group at AWS?

I'm trying to reach my server's FTP-port by its Elastic IP. I've configured the security group as follows: Inbound Type Protocol Port Range Destination All traffic All All ...
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Error 499: Varnish is working how load balance Nginx Webservers

I created a solution to host a magento store with high traffic (> 500 user simultaneously) on AWS. Too often HTTP 499 error appears in the access.log the Varnish. When this happens users who have such ...
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Multiple outgoing ip amazon

We've recently been trying to migrate our "Proxy service" to Amazon Web Service for more flexibility / maybe better pricing than what we're using at the moment (multiple servers) but I'm still not ...
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find user's scp history [duplicate]

I am using an Ubuntu Server over an AWS instance. To find out the scp history on server I can check the .bash_history file cat .bash_history | grep scp But, does the server maintains a log of all ...
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Error deploying Play Framework on AWS Beanstalk Docker

Im running a Play Framework app on AWS Beanstalk with Docker (64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v1.4.1 running Docker 1.6.0). Docker File: FROM relateiq/oracle-java8 MAINTAINER XXXX EXPOSE 9000 ADD files / ...
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AWS connection error

I created 10 instances on AWS without key(?) and I tried to connect to them via the web browser(crom). I could connect to 2 instances but after that, all my attempts are banned or connections timed ...
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Does AWS EC2 blocks torrent sites like torrentz.eu? [closed]

Initially when trying ping torrentz.eu, dns was not resolving the torrentz.eu domain name on my AWS EC2 micro instance(Ubuntu), Then I have added google public dns to the resolv.conf. So my instance ...
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Amazon ECS (Docker): binding container to specific IP address

I'm playing with Amazon ECS (a repackaging of Docker) and I'm finding there's one Docker capability that ECS does not seem to provide. Namely, I would like to have multiple containers running in an ...
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Cannot access apache2 and tomcat running on my ec2-instance

My ec2 ubuntu instance has apache2 working on port 80 and tomcat working on 8080. I'm not able to access them from my browser, i checked the access.log for apache2 it doesn't show the request coming ...
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CloudFormation / Opsworks: public address of OpsWorks instance in CloudFormation template

I've got a CloudFormation template that's launching a central server instance using OpsWorks (so I'm defining an OpsWorks::App, OpsWorks::Instance, OpsWorks::Layer and OpsWorks::Stack). Elsewhere in ...
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Packer with amazon-ebs VS amazon-instance

I am looking into using Packer to generate some of our VMs, and I have been working thorough the example here. When I try to run the packer build command I get the following error: ==> amazon-ebs: ...
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What information is lost on a connection when passing it through a aws load balancer?

Bit of a newbie question here. What happens when traffic is forwareded through a load balancer? I had always assumed that load balancers just forwarded connections from clients to one of a set of ...
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Why does VNC viewer on Mac Book Pro report RFB protocol error when connecting to AWS over L2TP?

There is a small group of us working on Amazon Web Services (AWS), we use mac books as our desktop machines and VNC into servers running on AWS. The problem started when we upgraded our VPN from PPTP ...
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EC2 websites & RDS databases backup

We have some Amazon EC2 machines on which different websites are working, and their database is being pulled from RDS-MySQL, I know for machine I can have images as backup and for RDP-MySQL it has ...
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Using SaltStack to create VPC on AWS

I am not sure if this is even possible as I have not found any documentation or information otherwise regarding how to do this: can SaltStack be used to configure and create new VPCs into a given ...
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ElasticCache enpoint to use in code

I have provisioned ElasticCache and launched a Redis cache cluster with Enable Replication option selected in Single Availability Zone, now I see three cache nodes under cache cluster as following ...
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How can I retrieve a domain computer's details from AWS Directory Service?

I know using the AD module for powershell that we can retrieve domain computers details and export them as csv. My domain is in AWS Directory Service, and I have a computer under this domain. I tried ...
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RRAS Routing Shenanigans

I have A RRAS server running on an AWS VPC (10.145/24 network) with address 10.145.0.77. I have a DHCP server/scope set up (10.250/16 network) on a separate Microsoft loopback adapter to offer DHCP ...
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SSL certificate installation on AWS Load Balancer

I am following this documentation to set up GoDaddy's standart SSL on my EC2 instance using Load Balancer: Create a Server Certificate I connect to my instance using amazon's java based SSH and run ...