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;">18.104.22.168</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