Overwhelmingly Geek


Bits, bytes & signal noise from Shaon Diwakar


  1. Getting SSL certificates to work with Amazon's ELB

    Often SSL certificate providers such as RapidSSL will issue SSL certificates in a format that's not immediately usable with Amazon's fantastic Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service. Here's a quick reference in converting those SSL certs into something useable with ELB. FYI - the process described is different for SSL certificates…


  2. Removing queued mail in postfix quickly after your production application goes nuts

    Say its the end of the iteration and your developers have decided to deploy a massive whammy of a release. Everything's going smoothly, until... some random hard-to-find-bug that only crops up in production manages to propagate through your entire app stack causes havoc and the resulting slew of application stack…


  3. Password protecting an upstream folder in nginx

    Botnets are often on the lookout for admin panels for off the shelf software such as Wordpress, Django Admin, Cpanel and the like for the purpose of brute-forcing usernames & passwords. A quick and easy way to slow down such attacks is to simply put in IP address restrictions and…


  4. Creating an IFRAME proxy in node.js

    One of the things we built to demo NewsMaven was an IFRAME proxy that allowed us to demonstrate our tech on one of our customers live sites. Of course, without the ability to inject JavaScript into their production site, we had to resort to a proxy to inject NewsMaven's JS…