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Aug
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comment Is this CentOS 6.2 system reasonably secure as described?
I think he pretty much described the context.
Aug
18
comment Check version using Chef
The simplest way is to run your original command using ssh instead: ssh user@host 'cat /var/lib/myapp/node_modules/myapp/package.json | grep version' > version.txt. But the thing is, you are using knife to bootstrap this server, right? So you should already have a high degree of confidence in which version of the software is on that server, because ensuring that is Chef's job.
Aug
18
answered Check version using Chef
Aug
15
comment Collectd Network plugins didn't open listening port
Are you sure another instance of collectd isn't already running? Have you tried binding to a different port, other than the default port 25826?
Aug
13
revised Best strategy to keep chef cookbooks versions under control
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Aug
13
answered Best strategy to keep chef cookbooks versions under control
Aug
13
comment bundle install throwing syntax error when setting up Rails
Try adding this to your Gemfile to resolve the new issue regarding javascript: gem "therubyracer", :require => 'v8'
Aug
12
answered bundle install throwing syntax error when setting up Rails
Aug
12
comment Can't get nginx to reply to ab with compressed content
Try setting the header to Accept-Encoding: compress, gzip
Aug
12
comment Having problems connecting to a MySQL database running on an EC2 instance via AWS
Some friendly mysql security tips: 1) For your app, create a user in mysql just for that app that only has the access rights needed for that app/database combination instead of using the root user. 2) I highly recommend that you do not open up port 3306 to the world (0.0.0.0/0). Instead, lock it down using EC2 security groups to only the hosts that need mysql access. 3) Many internet rootkits routinely target phpMyAdmin. When you go into production, I would avoid that tool like the plague.
Jul
25
comment Modifying /etc/hosts to easily access a domain name (or ip address) for amazon EC2 instance
Also, to specify which key to use per host, add a line with IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_ec2_key.pem. To specify default options for hosts not listed, start a block with Host *.
Jul
24
revised Can i install Centos from Amazon AMI image or snapshot on local computer
Adding examples
Jul
24
answered Can i install Centos from Amazon AMI image or snapshot on local computer
Jul
24
comment Possible to set up multiple virtual hosts on IP based server?
All IP addresses can be associated with a name. They just don't have to be public. There's nothing to prevent someone from running their own private DNS or making host entries on their local machines. In fact, there's nothing to prevent anyone from publicly listing any IP address in the DNS records for any domain they control.
Jul
24
comment Can I use puppet on an existing Linux server?
You're really going to be glad you started down this path. Whether you use puppet, chef, ansible, sprinkle, etc. There's always friction at the start, but once you start automating, you're going to love what it does for you.
Feb
19
comment nginx not blocking user agents
Your regex will get huge if you keep adding alternatives. Nginx doesn't mind, and you can roll them all up into one-liners to make it read better.
Feb
19
comment nginx not blocking user agents
Just use two blocks.