Port Scanner published on GitHub

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With Port Scanner you can easily check for open ports on your system or at any address. Frequently used ports can be saved in profiles and used later on different hosts. All ports are displayed in a table and can be filtered and ordered. The user has two options, he can scan all ports at once or each port separately. User can also edit host on selected port or remove port from scanning. Two types of adding ports are introduced. User can add individual port or selected port range. If port number is already in the table no port is added.

Link to GIthub project: https://github.com/plavc/Port-Scanner

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WordPress Blog Served from Amazon S3

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A few days ago, I wrote about Amazon S3 capabilities to run static web sites. You can read more about this on this post. Today I discovered real example of WordPress blog powered by Amazon S3.  All Things Distributed is WordPress blog running entirely on Amazon S3 without any need for database or server resources. But how is this possible? Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon, is describing how to make static WordPress blog to came alive and Amazon S3 is perfect choice for doing this job. Continue reading

Establishing connection to AMI

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Ever trying to connect to Amazon Machine Image over SSH? Then you should read this. The username of AMI’s user is bitnami, at least for Bitnami Ubuntu images. I wont write specific instructions how to connect for Unix and Windows, as there are many other resources doing that. However I will describe possible issues that can occur with using Amazon EC2 services. Continue reading