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Tall bald and geeky. My perfect job would be as a DevOps guy where I could spend my time automating out the gremlins...with maybe a little firefighting. Fire proofing lets you sleep at night but there is always room to combat the unexpected and it keeps things from getting dull.


Dec
15
comment Allow access to RDS instance from EC2 instance on same VPC
Yes, or if you are not using the default NACLs but both cases are a little more complex than this person has indicated. Since we're kind of guessing I was trying to keep it simple.
Dec
15
revised Allow access to RDS instance from EC2 instance on same VPC
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Dec
15
comment Allow access to RDS instance from EC2 instance on same VPC
You should not need to explicitly open outbound ports. Make sure that the RDS is accepting 3306 inbound and that you are using the VPC IP, not the external DNS name to access it.
Dec
15
comment Allow access to RDS instance from EC2 instance on same VPC
Install mysql client on your instance and see if you can connect to the RDS manually. It is a little confusing - main thing is to make sure you have 3306 open!
Dec
12
answered Allow access to RDS instance from EC2 instance on same VPC
Dec
4
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Dec
4
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Dec
3
comment How to disable tomcat startup on server boot?
Are you using OpsWorks or Elasticbeanstalk?
Oct
21
comment SNMP exec script timeout
Please post snmpd.conf
Oct
21
comment apache2 fails when run through service but not when run directly
Are you running it manually as root (instead of www-data or whatever acct apache2 runs as)?
Oct
21
answered Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops
Oct
7
comment omd nagios monitoring servicestate mssql / Failed to open service
Have you tried doublequotes and the literal string?check_snmp_win!!"MSSQL$KNXDB52"!$USER2$!1 is a working check on my server, although I am checking via SNMP directly.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
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24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
3
comment Using AWS, is there a way to build an AMI so it auto-joins the domain?
"I am used to using the native Amazon AMIs without domain infrastructure" You can't join a non-existent domain... I think you need to clarify your question with exactly what you want to do. If you have DNS resolution working properly there is nothing unusual about the AWS AMIs
Aug
13
awarded  Yearling
May
5
answered How to transfer data between continents?
Mar
28
comment Mysql service refuse to be started
Check your my.cnf to see what start options you have defined. Sounds like you've got a hosed init script.
Mar
5
awarded  Revival
Jan
16
comment Require ldap-group on apache 2 vhost fails when trying to log in
Is your LDAP Active Directory? There is a difference between how group membership is enumerated between RFC2307 and 2307bis. Also might try changing Require ldap-group to require valid-user to make sure it's working with out the group restriction.