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This post covers a workaround to a common Linux Virtual Private Network (VPN) issue I see with cloud providers. You have a Linux Virtual Machine (VM) on Azure/GCP/AWS, you install a VPN client, configure it and connect to VPN server, all of a sudden you can no longer SSH to VM.

This happens because the VPN tunnel is now the default route, as it should be. If your VPN has port forwarding you can enable that for port 22 and you should be fine. If your VPN doesn’t have port forwarding or you do not want to pay the extra cost then this work around is for you.

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Project saving on GCP

Needed a server on for about 4 hours a day to do some Google Drive operations, needs to be on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to save on egress. Brushed up on my GCP skills, used GCP preemptive Virtual Machine (VM) Instance, Google Cloud Functions and Google Cloud Scheduler to completed a weekend project in 2 hours.  Even had enough time to document it and write this blog page. ENJOY!!

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Love the first sketch so bad i couldn’t resist doing another one when environment changed. With only Project W12E13 the environment is much easier to handle.

20150703 - W12E13

About a month ago, power surge brought down my W08E10 environment. This weekend was finally able to assess the damage, it turns out 4 seagate hard drives were toasted which included both data drives and their backup. So that environment is gone for good but replacing hard drive and using current hardware to expand my W12E13 environment.

 

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