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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU# stuck for x seconds

I've seen a few bug reports and questions (on stackexchange and elsewhere) regarding a nagging "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#<n> stuck for <dt>s!". So far, I haven't found any clue as to what ...
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How can I block a range of IP addresses with an Amazon EC2 instance?

I know a certain range of IP addresses are causing problem with my server, 172.64.*.* what is the best way to block access to my Amazon EC2 instance? Is there a way to do this using security groups or ...
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Is there a way to get the Public DNS address of an instance?

I have a project wherein I need to update configuration files each time an EC2 instance is booted with the Public DNS address of the current instance. I'll be using Perl or Sed for this, so that's ...
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VSFTPD, 553 Could not create file. - permissions?

I've set up VSFTPD on Amazon EC2, with the Amazon Linux AMI. I created a user and can now succesfully connect via ftp. However, if I try to upload something I get the error message "553 Could not ...
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Need to ssh from one Amazon EC2 server into another one

Basically I need to be able to connect from one EC2 instance to another using SSH. I run the command ssh -i path-to-pem-file ec2-user@dns-address-of-ec2-instance, and it times out. I set my security ...
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What is /dev/xvde1?

I'm having to do with an OpenShift RHEL Linux installation running on Amazon EC2. In the filesystem, there is a device file named /dev/xvde1 mounted to / ... and a device file named /dev/xvde2 mounted ...
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How can I find a Ubuntu package to use with Amazon EC2?

I'm looking to set up a new server on Amazon's EC2 and I wanted to use Ubuntu 11.04 is it is fairly new but not too new. I previously used 10.10 which I think is also very stable and time-tested. My ...
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Making environment variables available for downstream processes started within an init.d script

This questions stems from @FrustratedWithFormsDesigner comment. How do I make export environment variables set within an init.d script available to downstream processes started within that same init....
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What is the official Gentoo AMI?

I would like to use Gentoo on Amazon EC2. What are the right AMI for me to use? I won't be running X unless necessary. I guess I need a server variant, if there is such a thing.
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Connection ec2 instance operation timeout error using ssh

After creating a new instance, I am trying to access my instance like below: ssh -i private_key.pem root@my_instance_public_domain but the operation is timing out. I have updated the private key ...
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Does bash have a built in caching command available (sort of like mktemp or sponge)?

I'm using the amazon ec2 command line tools, and the ec2-describe-instances tool is a little painful because of the 2-5 seconds it requires to make the request and display the output. I'm looking ...
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Is it possible for a CentOS system on EC2 to not have a bootloader?

I'm attempting to look for grub: [root /]# find / -iname "*grub*" /sbin/grubby /usr/share/man/man8/grubby.8.gz /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/grub.vim /usr/share/vim/vim70/ftplugin/grub.vim /usr/lib/pm-...
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Building kernel module using dkms, missing headers

I would appreciate, if anybody can help me. 1) I am trying to build kernel module for Ubuntu sever using dkms. Detailed manual is here. 2) When It is building module using this syntax: sudo dkms ...
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What is the difference between /sys/block/sda1/stat and /sys/block/xvda1/stat?

On my local machine, I have /sys/block/sda1/stat. On an Amazon machine, I have /sys/block/xvda1/stat. When I run cat /sys/block/sda1/stat or cat /sys/block/xvda1/stat both give 11 fields of output. ...
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ZFS on Linux and Amazon EC2

I have a situation where I need dynamically expandable storage space on a Linux machine running in Amazon EC2, and ZFS came to mind. If I remember properly, ZFS supports a way to dynamically expand a ...
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What do mkfs.xfs and modprobe do when mounting an Amazon EBS instance?

I'm looking through this guide for how to add an EBS volume to an Amazon EC2 instance, and I've found this little part of instructions hard to follow: Create an XFS file system on the EBS volume ...
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Unreferenced inodes on EC2 linux instance

I have an Amazon EC2 instance which I am using as a NFS file server. It's using a 5x1TB volume RAID0 array. The system is very I/O intensive and files are being written/copied/deleted through the NFS ...
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“tshark: There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done” in Amazon Linux AMI

My goal is to capture packets with tshark in Amazon Linux AMI. While typing tshark in the command line there's an error: "tshark: There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done" How to ...
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Create and Delete Amazon EC2 Volumes using a shell script

I am using this following script which does a regular backup of volumes on Amazon AWS cloud service. It creates new snapshots of the volumes and should remove snapshots older than two days. It is ...
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Why EC2 instance spends all its time in “IRQ” and what to do about it?

I have an m1.small EC2 instance that is mostly just running Apache as a web server for several simple PHP web sites (that use RDS as a database). The server is constantly with a very high load average ...
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Broken sudo on amazon web services ec2 linux centOS

So I had no idea of the dangers of messing with the /etc/sudoers file, and was just trying to make a simple change in there. However, I seem to have put something with incorrect syntax in there, ...
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Install pdflatex via SSH on Amazon EC2 instance

I need to install pdflatex on my Linux powered machine (Amazon EC2 instance, didn't decided yet which distribution would be the best so also feel free to give a hint) because I want to connect ...
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Cant SSH in to cloned EC2 server from public network [closed]

I created a new AWS EC2 instance, using the AMI image, configured it to my liking, and saved an image, (Call this svr01). Then I created another EC2 instance, using that same image ((Call this svr02). ...
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Apache 70007 and 70014 errors [closed]

I have a service where mobile phones send a big hash of data to our server which are sitting on AWS behind the ELB. Once in a while we receive 70007 and 70014 errors in the apache error logs, the ...
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How to upload a file from Windows to Linux?

I'm using Windows. I want to upload a file to Amazon server using putty from my Windows system. How to do this using scp or any other command? How do I download a file from the Amazon server to my ...
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Amazon AWS (Amazon AMI) installing OpenVPN

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN on AmazonAWS. I'm pretty new to Linux so I followed a tutorial. I ran yum -y install openvpn and I received a message saying it was successfully installed. The next step ...
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Specific user's SSH-RSA with root access (via AWS EC2)

Is it possible to set up a specific SSH-RSA key (via another user i.e. "ec2-user") to have ability to sudo into root. I.e. You login with key to "Bob" (ec2-user). Currently user "Bob" can sudo ...
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Fedora 8 - out of date?

We use Fedora 8 (an Amazon EC2 Public Image) for some of our servers. I see that Fedora is at version 20 now, and Fedora 8 is from around 2006/7. What confuses me is that these servers were installed ...
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How should I set up additional EBS storage on an Amazon EC2 instance?

One of my clients has three EC2 servers on the Amazon cloud, with several attached EBS devices: server 1 and server 2 are ubuntu micro instances, and server 3, the main production box, is a ubuntu ...
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Accidentally port 22 got closed, how do I fix the SSH access?

Accidentally, Port 22 got closed. I cannot ssh into the instance, though the instance are running well on other desired ports. Getting following error while doing SSH. ssh: connect to host X.X.X.X ...
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Driver install, kernel source not found

I am trying to install a NVidia Cuda driver on a Amazon EC2. GPU instance (Amazon Linux AMI (HVM) 2013.09.2 - ami-e9a18d80) following the instructions laid out in a blog. It worked for the last two ...
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Amazon EC2 micro instance large number of IO requests

I'm trying to understand why I have a huge number of EBS IO request on my Amazon EC2 micro instance. I launched the instance roughly 6 days ago and has racked up over 4 million IO requests so far. ...
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Should I run fsck on boot for an amazon ec2 image?

I have an Ubuntu micro instance running on amazon EC2. Recently after logging in I was alerted: *** /dev/xvda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** I've rebooted a couple times using init ...
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Attempting to update Amazon Route53 using a script, but domain is not being updated

I have several Amazon EC2 instances, running Ubuntu 10.04, with which I'd like to use Amazon's Route53. I setup a script as described in Shlomo Swidler's article, but I'm still missing something. ...
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Virtual Host only works when SELinux is set to permissive - why?

Wondering why my virtual hosts will only work when SELinux is set to "permissive". When SELinux is set to "enforce" my virtual hosts are ignored and default host is shown. Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) Here ...
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AWS XML response error signature does not match

I have a bash script that should return the XML response for AWS EC2 regions but I am getting an XML error response as: "SignatureDoesNotMatch" The request signature we calculated does not match the ...
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enable networking inside a freebsd jail

So I'm mostly a linux newbie itself. Let alone freebsd, so please bear with me. I just need some very basic clues to get this to work. I use FreeBSD 9.1 64-bit from the list here. On my freebsd ...
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Large TCP backlog in docker container, but no visible connections

In a setup with three docker instances, one running haproxy and two others running a flask-based python application through uWsgi, we run into a situation after about a day where no new connections is ...
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AWS ELB Latency issue

I have two c3.2xlarge EC2 machines with Ubuntu environment both in us-west-2a AZ. Both contains same code with mySQL database from AWS RDS (db.r3.2xlarge). Both instances are added to an ELB. Both has ...
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systemd mount volume using device symlink

I'm trying to have systemd mount a volume by symlink. Unfortunately when I try it times out waiting for the systemd device to show up. # systemctl start mnt-ephemeral0.mount A dependency job for mnt-...
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Unable to mount XFS volume after reboot - unknown filesystem type 'xfs'

I have an aws ec2 instance that's been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a good long while. It has attached to it an EBS volume formatted with xfs. Today after a reboot, I'm unable to mount this volume. ...
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Limit CPU cycles inside of Xen

I'd like to run some minimum-expectation benchmarks on EC2, but I'm having an issue of high variability in my output data. Specifically, they keep giving me more CPU than I'm minimally entitled to, ...
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AWS Outbound ACL Rules impact on incoming ssh connections

I am making a bastion ssh server on CentOS 7 in an AWS EC2 instance. When I use the following rules in its ACL, I am able to connect to the server just fine: Inbound Rules Allow traffic on port 22 ...
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Turn off --skip-grant-tables in MySQL

I'm pretty new to using Linux but am setting up my MySQL databases on an Amazon ec2 instance. I followed some directions I found about resetting the user login pass by using the --skip-grant-tables ...
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What is the optimum swap size on Linux for a heavily threaded program?

I using an Amazon EC2 server small instance and by default it allows 382 threads per process. However, I wish to run 10,000 threads in a single process. Recently, I learned that this can be done by ...
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Apache server at new AWS EC2 instance is not reachable

I am not able to access my web server I recently set up on Ubuntu AWS EC2 instance: client:~ user$ curl yyy.yyy.yyy.yyyy curl: (7) Failed to connect to yyy.yyy.yyy.yyyy port 80: Operation timed out ...
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Permanent desktop on Amazon EC2 instance with ubuntu server

I'm trying to run a program on an ubuntu 14.04 server instance on Amazon, but it needs a gui. I can install lunbuntu and use x2go to view the desktop, but as soon as there is a hiccup in my internet ...
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rsync with weird files name appended

I'm doing rsync every 10 minutes via cronjob with a 3g Dongle outside on a field. The rsync will send data to my EC2 server and there I can check the files being sent. But I encounter the destination ...