OpenVPN + (DigitalOcean) IP Alias

Digital Ocean introduced floating IP addresses a while ago and combined with yesterday's announcement that the UK is now going to record all of our traffic "for one year", I thought it was about time to re-deploy my VPNs with this new feature and outside of the UK. This means:…

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Digital Ocean - Check Physical Separation

If you are running a cluster, such as for Ceph or RethinkDB, then chances are that it can gracefully recover as long as the nodes fail at different times. This means that you don't want your nodes to be on the same physical host if they are deployed through "the…

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