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5 Examples of Cloud Scalability on Linode

Scale your cloud project without worrying about how you’re going to pay for it. Here are five examples of cloud scalability on Linode.

Slackware 10 distro available

Jul 8, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

I’ve built and deployed a small/barebones Slackware 10 distribution disk image. Here’s the package list: [code]aaa_base-10.0.0-noarch-1 aaa_elflibs-9.2.0-i486-1 acpid-1.0.3-i486-1 apmd-3.0.2-i386-1 bash-2.05b-i486-3 bc-1.06-i386-2 bin-9.2.0-i486-2 binutils- bison-1.35-i386-1 bzip2-1.0.2-i486-5 coreutils-5.2.1-i486-1 cxxlibs-5.0.6-i486-1 dcron-2.3.3-i386-4 devs-2.3.1-noarch-21 dhcp-3.0pl2-i386-1 dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-i386-1 e2fsprogs-1.35-i486-1 elvis-2.2_0-i486-2 etc-5.1-noarch-9 findutils-4.1.7-i386-1 flex-2.5.4a-i486-2 gawk-3.1.3-i486-1 gcc-3.3.4-i486-1 gcc-g++-3.3.4-i486-1 genpower-1.0.3-i486-1 gettext-0.14.1-i486-1 glibc-2.3.2-i486-6 glibc-solibs-2.3.2-i486-6 grep-2.5-i386-2 gzip-1.3.3-i386-2 hdparm-5.5-i486-1 hotplug-2004_01_05-noarch-3 iptables-1.2.10-i486-1 kernel-headers-2.4.26-i386-3 kernel-modules-2.4.26-i486-3 less-382-i486-1 lilo-22.5.9-i486-2 logrotate-3.6.8-i486-1 m4-1.4.1-i486-1 make-3.80-i386-1 […]


Jeff Dike now Full-Time on UML development

Jun 30, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

[quote]The first bit of news is that as of last Monday, I am working for Intel. They generously offered a full-time position, off-site, with my time mostly spent on UML. This basically means that UML is no longer a part-time, after-hours thing for me, so we should start seeing more work happening on it, especially […]


Linode is 1 Year Old Today! 2004-06-16

Jun 16, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

It’s been one year since opened its doors on June 16th, 2003 and sold its first Linode account. I started this business because of my desire to be independent, and when I saw the usefulness of User-Mode Linux and envisioned the Linode Platform Manager to control it all, I realized what an incredible value […]


Request for Testing – SYSEMU Performance Patches

May 28, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

I’m looking for just a few Linode 64 users currently on hosts in the Fremont datacenter (host9 and up) to help test a new performance patch to the host and UML. UML works by using ptrace, a function of Linux to intercept system calls made by applications. When your UML makes a system call, the […]

Linode Status Update 04/06/04

Apr 6, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

[b]Linux 2.6 on the Hosts[/b][/size] Six out of 20 host servers are now running on 2.6 version of the Linux kernel, with the CFQ fair-queuing disk scheduler. Now that we’ve been running it on a few boxes for a while, I have a pretty good feel for how it performs. I’ve noticed 2.6 is better […]


HTTP-Retrievable Bandwidth Stats (in XML)

Mar 30, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

EFudd (and others) have suggested a method to poll bandwidth usage without having to log into the LPM. So, I’ve whipped up a little script you can hit via http, that outputs your bandwidth stats in XML. [code][linodeUsername][/code] The http request must come from one of the IPs of [linodeUsername]. There is no access control […]

Cloud Computing

Linode Cron Times

Mar 13, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

Below is the email I sent to members on host3 and host5. Mostly this only applies to early members — member’s that deployed before I had a chance to update the template filesystems. It couldn’t hurt to take a look at your cron times. Removing, or at least moving the updatedb cron time from daily […]


Fix for console rebooting on hosts13-19

Mar 13, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

Yesterday evening I fixed a configuration issue that prevented [reboot|boot|shutdown] via Lish (console) on hosts 13-19. -Chris

Cloud Computing

Updated Gentoo Linux 1.4 Filesystem

Feb 27, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

FS is up to date as of today (27 Feb 2004 00:12 ET). Added vi[m] and screen. The minimum image size is now 900 MB, but the FS actually has only 750 MB used with a full /usr/portage sync. I ran into the “maximum number of files” limit with the image less than 900 MB. […]


IMPORTANT: Hurricane Electric Caching Nameservers

Feb 18, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

This applies to customers on host9 through host16:[/size] Hurricane Electric has informed me that this [b]Friday, February 20th[/b], will be set to no recursion, meaning it will only answer DNS queries for domain zones HE’s dns servers are authorative for. Also, and have already been turned off.’s DHCP servers have been […]


50% more Disk Space now Standard on all Packages

Feb 11, 2004 | by Christopher Aker

50% more Disk Space now Standard on all Packages[/size] [b]Standard plans now include:[/b] Linode 64 w/ 3072 MB (3 GB) Linode 96 w/ 4608 (4.5 GB) Linode 128 w/ 6144 MB (6 GB) Linode 192 w/ 9216 MB (9 GB) Linode 256 w/ 12288 MB (12 GB) Check the [url=]products[/url] page for more information. [b]Retro-active […]

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