FTP on EC2

Quickly create an FTP server on your EC2 instance

After crawling through scores of pages, found this tutorial, which works like a charm. http://www.sigerr.org/linux/setup-vsftpd-custom-multiple-directories-users-accounts-ubuntu-step-by-step/ Couple of things overlooked in this: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_int Fix: add to /etc/vsftpd.conf seccomp_sandbox=NO passive mode in filezilla fix: http://sumantjsr.blogspot.in/2011/12/fix-for-sent-passive-reply-with_5945.html
mailgun and digital ocean

Configure subdomain for Mailgun in Digital Ocean

I really like Digital Ocean for its no-fuss, economical yet powerful servers. Recently, I hit a snag trying to configure subdomain for mailgun using digital ocean's DNS settings. No matter what I did, mailgun was...
Development environment for remote teams

Perfect development environment for remote teams

I prefer developing on remote server, since it ensures greater fidelity to the production environment plus awesome portability. I just need a terminal and my .pem key to logon to my servers from anywhere,...
varnish and wordpress

Varnish cache 503 guru meditation

Its a frequent headache with varnish. I found the suggestions mentioned in the article http://www.technoreply.com/solving-dreaded-varnish-503-error/ very useful. Reproducing the article here, just in case it goes offline in future: BEFORE WE START One of the most confusing (but...
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