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ESXi on an Apple Mac Mini Server Late 2012 6,2


As I would like to have an environment for testing. I did invest in a Mac Mini Server and went through the following steps

AWS // S3

Copy Contents in S3 Bucket Between AWS Accounts with S3cmd


First, download s3cmd download from and install: $ cd s3cmd $ sudo python install The following command will prompt you for your S3 key and secret. The prompt for ‘Path to GPG program:’ entered nothing in this field. $ s3cmd –configure Then try with the command $ s3cmd sync –skip-existing –recursive s3://source-bucket-name s3://target-bucket-name You will get ERROR: S3 error: 403 (AccessDenied): Access Denied   Then set the policy for both source and destination s3 buckets The […]


Fix VsFTP – FTP Passive Mode Problems on Amazon EC2 Instances


For a while I was forced to connect to FTP (an installation of VSFTP) on our EC2 server using Active mode, because passive mode refused to work. While this is OK for FTP clients that can be configured to use active mode, other utilities such as screen capture (e.g. Jing) and the wordpress auto-upgrade could not work with active mode, causing all sorts of erroneous malarky. If you’re getting errors such as “227 entering passive mode… […]


BackTrack – the most powerful computer security offensive tools

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Are you a computer Greek? If you want to get into the silent world, this is the right place to start. BackTrack Linux is tools for all people from the most savvy security professionals to early newbie to the information security field. BackTrack provides a quick and easy way to find and update the largest database of security tools collection recently. This tools can be used from skilled penetration testers in the information security field, government […]


Conference – Amazon AWS summit 2012


Keys Your Future with the AWS Cloud and The 7 Transformations of Cloud Computing Suggested Reading Overview of Amazon Web Services (PDF) The Economics of the AWS Cloud vs. Owned IT Infrastructure (PDF) Overview of Security Processes (PDF) AWS Security Best Practices (PDF) Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices (PDF) Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS (PDF) When May 15, 2012 (Tuesday) 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Where Crown Conference Center, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC […]


Using sudo, ssh, rsync on the Official Ubuntu Images for EC2


The official Ubuntu images for EC2 do not allow ssh directly to the root account, but instead provide access through a normal “ubuntu” user account. This practice fits the standard Ubuntu security model available in other environments and, admittedly, can take a bit of getting used to if you are not familiar with it. This document describes how to work inside this environment using the “ubuntu” user and the sudo utility to execute commands as […]


Automating backups using rsync, bash and cron


Rsync it  is a command line program for Linux that performs a backups. Bash is a scripting language for Linux that allows you to automate the commands you run in the command line. And Cron is a Linux program that schedules programs to run, based on time. You can see the potential for these three programs to work together to provide automated backups!I wanted to backup my home directory using rsync to a separate drive, […]

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