Ansible SSH issues under CentOS

I needed a CentOS 6.5 guest under a CentOS 6.6 host for development and to prepare for deployments. I could not get Ansible to SSH into the box. I took the provisioning out of the Vagrantfile and began running the playbook on the command line with: a… more »

git "Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive)."

If you are getting permission denied when working with git on a remote server using a key, this may help. First test to ensure the key will be accepted by the remote server. ssh -v Look for these lines in the output: debug1:… more »

Amazon S3 Backup

This is the third tier of a backup system, the last resort if everything has been destroyed or corrupted. The first step is to sign up at Amazon for an S3 account, create a bucket and a user. Limit the privileges for the user as much as possible, for… more »

Sifting Through Spam

If you are setting up email filters for an account, some useful tactics are: Display the headers of the emails in the account: Shellgrep -iE "^(subject|from|reply-to|X-Spam-Level):" * Once you identify messages of interest, you can use… more »

CentOS 6.4 VirtualBox with Windows 7 (64-bit) Guest

I have an ASUS laptop with a factory installed version of Windows 7 (64-bit) on the internal hard drive, and CentOS 6.4 running off an external USB drive. My goal was to use Windows 7 to host as many browsers as possible for testing. For that reason… more »

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