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Working with Amazon AWS VPC: Software-based VPN Part 3

Welcome back !! Let’s finally finish this serie and maybe blow your mind with possible scenarios that may happen while you are Troubleshooting, so take a good cup of tea/coffee, and enjoy the reading. If you happened to see this article first, please make sure you read  Part I and Part II, otherwise you may get… [read more]

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Working with Amazon AWS VPC: Software-based VPN Part 2

Hey! Glad you’ve done this far (or at least jumped straight to the Part II to start configuring OpenSWAN). One thing that I forgot to mention and worth adding here: There are forks from OpenSWAN that are focused on Authentication (StrongSWAN) and one that was just created (LibreSWAN) right after a lawsuit about ownership was… [read more]

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Working with Amazon AWS VPC: Software-based VPN Part 1

Are you looking for a custom encryption algorithm, company requirement for your VPN that is not supported on Hardware VPN in VPC? I’ve mostly seen in several networking forums that people don’t set up a Hardware VPN with AWS VPC due to the main reasons below: Preference of using other encryption algorithm than AES-128 (i.e. AES256,… [read more]

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Working with Amazon AWS EC2: Ephemeral disks

Ever wondered how useful instance storage (ephemeral disk) could be?   As shown in the previously article, we start to see things differently while working with Cloud Computing, therefore apart from the EBS disks we discussed earlier on we will now be focusing in instance storage – well-known as ephemeral disk. Starting from instances ‘m1.small’… [read more]

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Working with Amazon AWS EC2: Resizing disks

Have you ever thought how easy would be to resize a disk in a Cloud environment? Now, imagine with Amazon AWS… much easier though   Starting a new article series called “Working with Amazon AWS” after thinking a lot if this would be public or private classes maybe, I’ve decided to make it public through… [read more]

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Two-Factor authentication – Amazon AWS

Have you ever thought that Google Authentication could also be used with Amazon AWS? Here’s how to configure Google Authenticator with Amazon IAM.   Doing some experiments with Google Authenticator I also found that can be used with Amazon AWS, which can bring an additional security to all employees that need access to your Cloud. So,… [read more]

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