Sometimes happens I work on networks which only allow HTTP and HTTPS connection. That means I can’t connect to any external server using the SSH protocol, I can’t connect on FTP servers, …
A simple way to workaround this limitation, is to install a VPN service that you can reach using the standard HTTPS port; for exemple an OpenVPN server on 443 port.
Today I want to show you the “workaround 2.0″: an SSH shell written in HTML5 you can use within any modern browser: GateOne.
Following the instructions to install it on CentOS — (Read more)
Backups are importants to prevent file lose: image if tomorrow the disk with all the photos of your family will die. No more photos of your earlier life will be available… So… Backups are important.
But, it’s important to keep your data secret. If you decide to use an online storage, and you need to put private data on it (important documents), it’s better if no one can read them!
For this reason I’d like to propose you a script which backups your data, crypt them using the GPG system and upload then — (Read more)
In the previous post I described how you can tune nginx to keep memory on your server.
But, with any tune configuration, you can’t chose a value without retest later your server/app performances: have a “larger” configuration means you are using more resources than the real need; but use a “smaller” configuration means a poor user experience, like low response, error from the server, …
If you have many facebook friends and you can ask to all of them to get access to your blog at 8:00PM you are executing a really good — (Read more)
I recently purchased a VPS Classic from OVH to migrate my blog. Worked good on my previous host service, but was a shared service that means sometimes the access time to a page was too long (very very long!).
A difference on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) comparing to a simple host service, is that you need to manage all the server stuffs: it is an empty box you need to configure to do what want. Considering the base VPS I bought has just 512Mb of RAM I tried to select and tune all the services installed.
All the following instructions are for the CentOS Linux — (Read more)
I’m actually creating some agents and facts for MCollective running on Windows Server.
All agents are developped on WindowsXP machine and then tested and deployed on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
You can find all the sources on my github repo: https://github.com/mmornati/mcollective-windows
On the README.md file there is a description of facts and agents I created with a little usage doc.
Actually there are:
- DNS Fact: add dns information on inventory response
- Service Agent: to show windows services status and control them
- EventLog Agent: to get event log messages
Enjoy, and if you will use them, let me know if you found any — (Read more)