Friday, March 14, 2014

Installing CentOS Linux on HP ProLiant ML10

This article explains how to install CentOS Linux on HP ProLiant ML10 and also installing the Linux drivers for Smart Array B110i SATA with RAID 1. We will be installing Centos 5.7 in this example. As the driver for the storage controller is not there in Centos by default, We need to create usbkey with required drivers and specify the path while the installation starts. Well. Its not that complicated.

Monday, March 10, 2014

changing timezone in linux systems using tzselect

In an older post, we have seen how to change the timezone in Linux systems by changing the "/etc/localtime" file. But its not easy. How to change the timezone in linux systems easily? using the command tzselect we can do it very easily. Here we are changing the timezone of a Centos Linux System using the command tzselect. We will change the timezone to IST(Indian Standard Time).

Monday, February 24, 2014

Serving Private content using Amazon Cloudfront

A lot of people are using Amazon Cloudfront as Content Delivery Platform(CDN) nowadays. It is very easy. If you want to stream any videos, upload them to Amazon s3 bucket, create a cloudfront distribution, associate the distribution with the s3 bucket. That's it. You can now stream the videos with cloudfront url.

But, is this secure? What if a third party came to know about your urls? can they access it? Of course they can! What if you got the videos from a Production house and you have signed privacy agreements? Can you still serve you content unprotected? They will sue you.