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Linode Expands Global Infrastructure with Sydney Data Center

Over the past year, we’ve expanded our footprint to some of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the world — like Toronto, Mumbai, and officially launching today, Sydney. This newest outpost brings the industry’s best price-to-performance cloud closer to home for our thousands of customers in Australia.
Jan 19, 2004

Bug Fix – Network Drops and Connectivity Blips

I released a change in the host-side network configuration for the Linode’s network setup that fixes a number of related, long-outstanding and not easily reproducible bugs: [list][*]Random disconnects when others rebooted on the same host. [*]Complete loss of connectivity if the MAC address timed out in the bridging table. (requiring the log-into console and ping […]

Jan 15, 2004

Reduced Bandwidth Pricing

Pricing for additional bandwidth has been cut by 25-50%! [list] [*]10 GB = $10/mo [*]20 GB = $20/mo [*]40 GB = $40/mo [*]80 GB = $60/mo [*]120 GB = $80/mo [*]160 GB = $100/mo [*]350 GB = $200/mo [/list] For higher volume discount pricing, please contact [email protected] Enjoy! -Chris


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Jan 11, 2004

RFT: “ubd=mmap” experimental config option

Request for Testing! I would appreciate it if some of you would test a new option which changes the way UML writes to your filesystem files, and post your experiences here. Normally, UML uses the standard open/close read/write library calls. The problem with this is that it duplicates data in the host’s page cache, and […]

Dec 31, 2003

Linode 2003 Year-end Review

Dear Member: I started development on Linode late-2002/early-2003, voluntarily leaving employment at a very good .com healthcare related company. I told myself that if it wasn’t a success by the end of the year (2003) that I’d call it quits. And so this was the year of reckoning for me and my life-long pursuit […]

Dec 29, 2003

#linode Community IRC Chat Channel (

Everyone is welcome to come hang out and chat in the #linode IRC channel on the IRC network. Use your favorite IRC client, or use the [url=]web-based IRC tool[/url] for a quick visit. Remember, for official support please use the support ticket system. But, come hang with like minded (Linux minded?) individuals. See you […]

Nov 22, 2003

Fedora Core 1 distro available

Fedora Core 1, available through the Distro Wizard. [img][/img] This is a minimal install, RPM list to follow. Thanks and Enjoy! -Chris

Nov 8, 2003

Updated Console Access Program (lish)

The Linode Shell, or lish, is the small script that runs when you connect to the host ([email protected]) for console access. Lish now prompts you if you want to retry to connect to the console, instead of just attempting to reattach so many times and then disconnecting. This also solves the problem for people who […]

Nov 8, 2003

Host Load Average

The “Host Summary” widget on the LPM Overview page now displays the current “Host Load Average” updated every minute or so. The load is broken down into four groups: idle, low, medium, and high. If you split the bar into 10 ticks, each tick equals 1 loadavg. Thanks, and enjoy! -Chris


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Nov 8, 2003

Disk Resizing Up and Down

I just released a new feature for resizing disk images both larger and smaller. For resizing larger, the only change was that if you resize a disk image labeled as swap, it will delete and recreate the swap image. Previously it would resize the Image itself, but not re-make the swap within. For resizing smaller, […]

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Nov 4, 2003

Free Upgrade to Linode 96, help test Host4

I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, existing Linode 64 customers who are currently at ThePlanet that would be willing to migrate their Linodes to Host4. At the same time, you will be [b]upgraded to the Linode 96 plan for free[/b] — you will [b]continue to pay the Linode 64 prices[/b]. Host4 […]