I’ve written before about how AWS offers complex simplicity when it comes to its plethora of service offerings. Without some education, the average user isn’t going to be able to login, create an instance and have an application configured without some prior knowledge. There is a lot of implied learning of AWS’s console and service […] Read More
I spent the last week on holiday in the Wine Region of Western Australia’s South West. I’ve been holidaying down south since I was a teenager and I’ve seen the region transform over the years…I can’t speak for the years prior to my time spent around Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup, but I had a […] Read More
During last weeks #APACVirtual Podcast (Episode 70 â€“ Engineers Anonymous pt1 â€“ Engineer2PreSales) theÂ panelists (of which, I was one) where discussing what it took to become aÂ successfulÂ candidate inÂ transitioningÂ from a technical engineering role to a pre-sales/architectureÂ role. It wasÂ universallyÂ agreedÂ upon that passion is a much sort after trait in those roles. Someone who is passionate about what they […] Read More
Recently we have experienced a series of DDoS attacks against client hosted sites that resulted in varying level of service outages to hosted services across a section of our hosting platform. In my 10+ years of working in the hosting industry this series of attacks was by far the most intense I’ve experienced and certainly […] Read More
I had a request from a Hosting Client this week to look at options around blocking malicious users from causing trouble on a local Auction site. As the site was only for Australian and New Zealand users we needed to come up with a solution to block the whole world except AU and NZ visitors. […] Read More
If you are NAT’ing public to private addresses with a load balancer in between your web server and your Gateway/FireWall device you might come across the situation where the IIS/Apache logs report the IP of the Load Balancer, when what you really want, is the client IP.
<span style="color: #339966;">184.108.40.206</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:43 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
<span style="color: #ff0000;">172.20.0.16</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:45 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
It’s obvious that the biggest issue with […] Read More
It’s been a while since my first post on this topic, but there has certainly been a lot of thought and effort put into this subject since then. At first IÂ envisagedÂ this to be a two part post, but I think I’m going to break this up over a couple more posts, that focus on a […] Read More
If you had asked me 2 years ago that I’d be writing as a VMware vExpert I would have thought you were crazy. At that stage my only exposure to VMware was on a co-lo server I was hosting for a mates start-up back in 2008. It was ESXi 3.5 back then and, compared to […] Read More