Category Archives for SysAdmin Type Things

Create SES users in the SES console, not the IAM console

Having spent some time this morning getting annoyed by Amazon’s SES returning “535 Authentication Credentials Invalid” for what I knew were valid credentials when trying to send email via the SES SMTP interface, I am typing this up here to … Continue reading

09. February 2017 by Mat
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Ten characters to save hours of hassle

We’ve recently been making some security minded changes at work, one of which is ssh-ing though a bastion host/jumpbox, and me, being one of those linuxy types, had some hassles with my ssh working. I was getting errors where both … Continue reading

13. July 2016 by Mat
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DevOpsDays London March 2013

Right, time to do the “quick brain dump” after DevOpsDays London, before I forget too much of it. I think my main takeaway, and this is something I started realising a while ago, is that in contrast to my initial … Continue reading

17. March 2013 by Mat
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Debian Network Services Won’t Start at Boot, Will Start Manually

Just chucking this up here as a little aide-mémoire for myself for next time I get bitten by this. When a network service (in my case it was pdns-recursor) fails to start at boot time, with an “unable to bind … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Mat
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