Verify that SSL caching is working

To verify that SSL caching is on, check the Session-ID across multiple sessions (i.e. resume/reconnect) – they should be the same: openssl s_client -host HOSTNAME -port 443 -reconnect | grep ‘Session-ID:’ The equivalent, using gnutls-cli should be: gnutls-cli -V -r HOSTNAME |grep ‘Session ID’

Installing Heartbeat on Amazon’s EC2

I am currently working on setting up a small high availability server cluster on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. Such a setup requires several underlying technologies to work together. Common among these are a distributed file system, a load balancer, and some form of monitoring and resource control. This article looks at the one aspect of ‘monitoring’… Continue reading Installing Heartbeat on Amazon’s EC2