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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… […]


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 […]

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