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In this week’s security digest, we discuss vulnerabilities in Joplin, zlib, and the NVIDIA GPU display driver.
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Fedora 17 – Beefy Miracle

May 31, 2012 by The Linode Security Team
We’re happy to announce the availability of Fedora 17 (release notes) for deployment within the Linode Manager. This release will be supported by the Fedora Project until one month after the release of Fedora 19 (approximately 13 months). For instructions on how to deploy Fedora 17 on your Linode, you may reference our documentation in […]
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NodeBalancer Concurrent Connections

May 8, 2012 by Christopher Aker
When we were figuring out our NodeBalancer pricing model, we decided to make it simple (a philosophy we apply to most decisions) and to not nickel and dime you. And so we announced the NodeBalancer service with a fixed 5,000 concurrent connections limit and a fixed price of $19.95/month. Today we are pleased to announce NodeBalancer concurrent […]
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin

Apr 26, 2012 by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (release notes) for deployment in the Linode Manager. This is a long-term support (LTS) release by Canonical, which means the operating system will receive support until April of 2017. For help deploying a distribution in the Linode Manager, you can reference our documentation in the Linode […]
Linux
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CentOS 6.2, Fedora 16, openSUSE 12.1, and Gentoo

Apr 17, 2012 by The Linode Security Team
We’re happy to announce the availability of the following distributions for deployment in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors: CentOS 6.2 (release notes) Fedora 16 (release notes) openSUSE 12.1 (release notes) In addition to providing these new distributions for deployment, we’ve updated our 32-bit and 64-bit Gentoo images to provide more up-to-date packages at the time of […]
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Events RSS Feed, Emails, and Profile Protection

Apr 5, 2012 by Christopher Aker
Some of you may have noticed a few changes to the Linode Manger over the past few weeks, most notably that accessing your “My Profile” and the “Account -> Users & Permissions” subtab now require password re-authentication. The re-authentication is meant to protect your contact settings, password changes, and other preferences.  The re-auth lasts for […]
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Linode Manager Brute Force Protection

Apr 5, 2012 by Christopher Aker
We have implemented sophisticated brute force protection for Linode Manager user accounts that combines a time delay on failed attempts, forced single threading of log in attempts from a given remote address, and automatic tarpitting of requests from attackers. These protections increase the time it would take for a successful brute force by a couple […]
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DNS AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters

Apr 4, 2012 by Christopher Aker
Two new DNS Manager updates – AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters for slave zones. Previously, if you needed the ability for others to transfer your zone from our authoritative nameservers, you could only enable it for everyone.  Now you can specify ‘any’, or a list of IPv4/IPv6 IPs and AXFRs will be limited to only […]
Networking

api_spec()

Apr 4, 2012 by Christopher Aker
Introducing a new API call: api_spec() – which generates the entire Linode API specification in machine readable format.  The structure generated contains all API classes and methods, and includes method parameters, their descriptions, data types, default values, and what errors may be thrown. A common problem when implementing API bindings or tools is that one […]
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Spring Conferences 2012

Mar 28, 2012 by The Linode Security Team
Over the last few weeks, Linode has sponsored and attended several open source conferences. POSSCON – March 28-29 This week we’re at POSSCON in Columbia, SC. The conference’s aim is to provide affordable access to quality open source education in the southeast U.S. Our very own Matt Cone will be giving a talk about his […]
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Native IPv6 Now Available in All Locations

Feb 28, 2012 by The Linode Security Team
With the World IPv6 Launch coming up on June 6th, 2012, we’ve been working hard to make IPv6 available to all Linode customers so they can participate. We’re happy to announce that IPv6 is now available in all six of our locations across the world! If you’d like to enable IPv6 for your existing Linode, just navigate to […]
Networking
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IPv6 Now Available in London and Atlanta

Dec 20, 2011 by The Linode Security Team
As part of our ongoing efforts to support IPv6 across all of our locations, we are happy to announce that native IPv6 is now available in London and Atlanta. Existing Linodes can enable IPv6 simply by clicking “Enable IPv6” on the Remote Access tab of the Linode Manager. New Linodes and Linodes migrating into a facility […]
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