January 8, 2019

AWS Client VPN Mutual Authentication

A few people asked me about Mutual Authentication, and I also wanted to see if I could get Internet access working. I’m starting with a VPC that has 3 subnets in 3 AZs (for 9 subnets in total). 3 of the subnets are marked “public” and have the default route via the IGW. In these 3 public subnets lives 3 NAT Gateways. The other 6 subnets (named app and db) have default routes via the NAT Gateways. Read more

January 8, 2019

Taking the AWS Client VPN for a spin

Back around re:Invent some very observent people picked up on a slide about an AWS Client VPN being available. Which was interesting because no one had seen a blog or any release information about it. Not long (about 2 weeks) after re:Invent the AWS Client VPN made an appearance. This was great news. But it seemed maybe it was a little bit less than MVP and was rushed out due to the false starts. Read more

August 30, 2017

brew install version

I work with several clients and often we are using different version of tools at different times. While I’m endeavouring to move my development processes to use docker containers I still do a lot of development locally on my Mac. I’m still running Mac OS (or is that OS X??), and so I use brew to install many of my tools. What I’ve struggled with in the past is installing certain versions of the many tools. Read more

November 24, 2016

Why I prefer GNU Linux

As many people know I usually use a GNU Linux desktop environment, and have for a few years. I have previously had to use Windows during stints at large Engineering orgs, but most of the time, I was able to setup a second computer with Linux on it for day-to-day tasks. I’ve also used macOS/OS X a few times in the last few years, and I’ve got pretty frustrated with it. Read more

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