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Oct
2
comment Why can my EC2 instance no longer connect to itself using its public DNS entry?
Thanks, but internet connectivity was fine. It turned out the problem was caused on Amazon's side, see below.
Sep
30
comment Why can my EC2 instance no longer connect to itself using its public DNS entry?
No, I can't. When started on the instance itself, traceroute says ec2-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com: Name or service not known. I guess this is a genuine DNS issue, not a connectivity one.
Feb
5
comment How to detect how long Apache2 has been idle?
@fuero: you should probably turn your comment into an answer to make it easier to find.
Feb
5
comment How to detect how long Apache2 has been idle?
@symcbean: from a second (cheaper) server that keeps running, and that has a cron job to regularly start up the first server. also, before the first server shuts down, it maps the IP address to that second server, which then offers authorized users the aforementioned emergency button.
Feb
5
comment How to detect how long Apache2 has been idle?
@lacrosse1991: yes, right now server access is not logged at all. You should probably turn your second comment into an answer to make it easier to find.
Oct
28
comment Does Exchange support plussed users (e.g. myname+spam@example.com) or a similar mechanism?
For example, if you are active in a forum called 'lolcat', you might use the myname+lolcat@example.com address there. This way, if people use the e-mail link displayed in your forum posts, you can have a client-side filtering rule to make sure that all these mails get flagged/through your spam filter/sorted into a folder/you name it.
Oct
28
comment Does Exchange support plussed users (e.g. myname+spam@example.com) or a similar mechanism?
Right, it didn't work for me either, and as I couldn't find any info on the web, I decided to ask here :-)