Problems with Computer Engine of Google Cloud Platform and a 1&1 IONOS Domain

first of all, my mother language is spanish; so sorry any mistake.

Well, mi problem is the next: I bought a domain on 1&1 IONOS and associate this with a web service into virtual machine in Google Computer Engine, I configured the firewalls rules, and associate the tags with the VM. So, I can a access with the IP address to my web site (every thing is fine); nevertheless, when I try to access with the domain, my conection is refuse (Error: ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED); and if you asking, i can do ping to my server with the domain, a it response. So, when I loggin into my dashboar in 1&1 IONOS, I can see a small picture of my web site. I don’t understand, why 1&1 IONOS, can access to my site and me not?. Do i need some other configuration?. I need your helps. Thanks.

How to force Google Compute Engine ubuntu instance to do fsck?

I have an instance in Google Compute Engine (cloud server) running ubuntu 16.04.

I noticed filesystem corruption on the root filesystem as follows:

==>ls -l data/vocabulary/ ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/Makefile': Permission denied ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/vocab-count.txt': Permission denied ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/vocab-random-access.db': Permission denied ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/vocab-list.txt': Permission denied ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/vocab.db': Permission denied ls: cannot access 'data/vocabulary/CVS': Permission denied total 0 d????????? ? ? ? ?            ? CVS -????????? ? ? ? ?            ? Makefile -????????? ? ? ? ?            ? vocab-count.txt -????????? ? ? ? ?            ? vocab-list.txt -????????? ? ? ? ?            ? vocab-random-access.db -????????? ? ? ? ?            ? vocab.db 

However, my attempts to “force fsck” and reboot were unsuccessful. I would touch file “/forcefsck” and reboot but fsck just simply would not occur.

I also tried to set the fsck remaining count and that also does not seem to be effective.

What should I do to proceed with fsck?

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”

All, Thanks in advance! Keep getting the following error when trying to install VMWare 12.5.9 (VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.9-7535481.x86_64.bundle) on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS:

( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”,

I’ve tried installing and reinstalling murrine engines. Tried the i386 version. Nothing seems to help.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

speed test on google cloud engine

Today we are observing very low speeds on our australia-southeast1-a based servers. I ran google speed tests on these servers and latency is 148ms with <2Mbps down and <1Mbps up speeds. This is unusual that ever had this low speeds. Anybody know of any outage causing this issue as I didn’t find any issues at

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.


Using Cloudflare origin certificate in google app engine

A relevant question was posted in 2016 (

The cloudflare documentation is dated Apr 2019 ( It says

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but it is difficult to assert if this particular section has been reviewed recently.

I am not sure if the situation has changed since.

I decided to give it a go. Here is the screen shot of the Google App Engine interface:

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I downloaded the origin cert and the private key. I have uploaded the cert. And then convert the key by running

openssl rsa -in priv_key.pem -out priv_key.rsa.pem 

When I hit upload I got the following error:

The certificate data is invalid. Please ensure that the private key and public certificate match

I am pretty sure they are the matching since I have just downloaded them minutes ago.

My questions are:

1) Can GAE accept Cloudflare origin certificate?

2) Did I miss any step when I prepare the origin cert for GAE?