[SOLUTION] – Linux – SSH Connection Refused due to non-existence of /dev/urandom


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Today one of our production machine (in Amazon EC2) was down and I couldn’t bring-up the instance due to unavailability of SSH in PORT 22, connection was refused and I had no clue what to do, after sometime I was able to bring-up the instance – (ok short and sweet).

Though I got it working after some work-around, I wanted to make sure what I did was correct, hence I asked experts in stackoverflow.com – got good advice/suggestion and I hope all set for a fix. BTW, the answer on the question also helped in learning a new stuff called auditd on the disk – a must have tool for system admin.

Okay, the reason why I wanted to pin-down this blog is to show what I did to fix /dev/urandom and how did I get the server up and running. Let me go straight to there.

HOW!!!?

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INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP


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Today I am going to talk about only installation of tools/apps required for LINUX Server. I have chosen DEBIAN, since it makes you intelligent ;-).

Okay, cool, now? First thing you have to buy a hosting space, there are quite a good people who provide this service – do a quick Google.

OKAY – Now let’s say you have got the hosting space and you have selected the DEBIAN (LENNY) OS and logged into the machine – remember DEBIAN is for intelligent & its not for human-beings means most of the tools/apps will require a separate installation. You have to dive deeper to figure out the tools you want and install them – this is interesting because it let’s you know things :-).

P.S:
This blog post is recommended for those users who knows about LINUX SERVER & shouldn’t find the meaning of Debian in the dictionary.

Let’s get the server ready……

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INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP