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Linode Security Digest – October 10-17, 2021: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This week, in addition to celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we cover FontOnLake Linux Malware and more.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Apr 24, 2008 by The Linode Security Team
Ubuntu version 8.04 Hardy Heron is now available for installation via the distro wizard. Existing installs can, of course, upgrade.

Linodes in Xen

Mar 28, 2008 by Christopher Aker
It’s official — Xen is now live at Linode. It’s been a long road, almost four years in fact, but, with the help of our community, the most recent beta program has finally proven Xen to be ready for action. What does Xen mean for you? Xen has less overhead compared to UML. Xen Linodes […]

Linode is hiring!

Mar 19, 2008 by Christopher Aker
Linode, LLC is seeking software developers in the Atlantic County, NJ area. The ideal candidate would have experience with several of the following items, and a passion to learn the rest: ColdFusion, Perl, PHP, Ruby (on rails), XHTML, CSS Object Oriented Design MVC frameworks Relational Database Design and SQL System Administration User Mode Linux, Xen, […]

Linode now accepts Discover Card

Mar 19, 2008 by tasaro
Linode is now accepting Discover card for payment, in addition to Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. There have been a few requests for this, so while we were tweaking our merchant account we made sure to add it. Now you can start accumulating your cashback bonus points while paying for your Linode subscription. Also, charges […]

Private Back-End Network Support

Mar 14, 2008 by The Linode Security Team
We’ve created a private Local Area Network (LAN), in each datacenter, upon which Linodes can join, without having to worry about the transfer counting against their monthly network quota. This feature allows for some interesting possibilities. For instance, creating sets of front-end webserver Linodes and back-end database server Linodes which communicate over this private network. […]

Alert Notifications

Jan 29, 2008 by The Linode Security Team
Alert Notifications You can now get notified via email when your Linode crosses a specific threshold, for several statistics. Alerts are checked once per hour. Currently, the available parameters are: CPU usage (two hour average) Disk IO-ops/sec (two hour average) Network traffic rate in (two hour average) Network traffic rate out (two hour average) Monthly […]

20% Additional RAM

Dec 23, 2007 by Christopher Aker
Tis the season and all, and since it feels good to give I just couldn’t resist. We’ve increased the RAM on all plans by 20%, for new and existing customers! Linode 300 becomes [b]Linode 360[/b] Linode 450 becomes [b]Linode 540[/b] Linode 600 becomes [b]Linode 720[/b] Linode 900 becomes [b]Linode 1080[/b] Linode 1200 becomes [b]Linode 1440[/b] […]

Lots of Great Stuff

Dec 6, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
I’ve been busy lately and have got some great new stuff for you: [b]Ajax Job Queue Updates[/b] – If you’ve got JavaScript enabled, your browser will check for changes in job progress more frequently, updating the job queue when there are changes. When a job finishes, the other elements on the page are updated as […]

Nov 16, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
Linode now has a [url=]Pastebin[/url] site using the software developed by [url=]Paul Dixon[/url]. [quote] [The] pastebin is here to help you collaborate on debugging code snippets. If you’re not familiar with the idea, most people use it like this: * submit a code fragment to pastebin, getting a url like * paste the url […]

Clone a Linode to another Linode

Nov 16, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Clone a Linode’s Configuration/disks to another Linode[/b] This feature enables you to clone a Linode’s configuration and data over to another Linode that is linked to your account. You can select an entire configuration profile to clone — and this will automatically create the configuration profile in the target Linode, and copy all disk images […]

Support for High Availability / IP Failover

Nov 12, 2007 by Christopher Aker
I’ve added a new utility which, in effect, allows you to do some of the whole “High Availability” clustering thing, with IP failover between Linodes within the same data center. The utility does not manage or configure IP failover for you, but it does allow the selected IP addresses from linked Linodes to be brought […]