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How to take RDS Snapshots using Lambda?

Published on : April 22, 2019 by

How to take RDS Snapshots using Lambda?

Preface:

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity and can manage common database administration tasks. If your site/application stores its sensitive data in the database, you will definitely want to back up […]

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ASSP – A Good Open Source and Cheap Alternative to Commercial Spam Fighting Solutions

Published on : April 19, 2019 by

ASSP – A Good Open Source and Cheap Alternative to Commercial Spam Fighting Solutions

Preface:

ASSP is one of the free and open source anti-spam solution available. At the time of this writing, the version released is 2.6.1 and has a plethora of features, which is a good study by itself. Check out the website http://www.thockar.com/assp-home/ for a detailed list of features. However, the configuration and installation of ASSP are often […]

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How to troubleshoot an issue – The sysadmin way

Published on : April 17, 2019 by

How to troubleshoot an issue – The sysadmin way

Preface:

For me, a sysadmin is a jack of all, master of few trades. A good sysadmin can play multiple roles effortlessly, in his professional as well as personal life. Once he is into debugging an issue, don’t disturb. That’s the only condition he would have. I agree that its difficult to document how a sysadmin […]

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Should you run SSH on alternate ports ?

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Published on : April 12, 2019 by

Should you run SSH on alternate ports ?

Preface:

Do we need security through obscurity? My answer would be ‘yes‘, we need security through obscurity as well. Well changing the ssh port from the default 22 to a non-default one is desired and is recommended by me. But do not simply rely on this method though for SSH security. On a publicly accessible server […]

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WordPress Websites Showing 500 Internal Server Error – Causes and Solutions

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Published on : April 10, 2019 by

WordPress Websites Showing 500 Internal Server Error – Causes and Solutions

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WordPress based websites sometimes show a 500 internal server error and in some cases, you get a white screen instead of the error. There can be many reasons for this error, but primarily two which accounts for 80% of the cases. Let’s discuss the scenarios in detail. Primary reasons Wrong entries in .htaccess (assuming that […]

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