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DDoS: An Additional Layer of Security from Linode

With Linode DDoS, your servers and applications are shielded from unforeseen downtime and latency caused by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Oct 31, 2003

Host Summary and Average CPU Statistics

I added a new [b]”Host Summary”[/b] widget to the Member’s Overview page. It conveniently displays which host you’re on, along with your average CPU usage on that host. This is calculated by recording the number of “CPU seconds” your Linode thread(s) consume, and comparing that against the total number of seconds from the beginning of […]

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Oct 30, 2003

Updated Gentoo Linux 1.4 Filesystem

➡ Updated to latest emerge sync (ssh, glibc, etc) ➡ Reduced minimum size from 780M to 730M ➡ General cleanups -Chris

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Oct 29, 2003

Updated RedHat 9.0 Small filesystem

➡ Removed unncessary packages from the default install ➡ Reduced minimum size from 670M to 550M ➡ Updated to latest packages (ssh, glibc, etc) ➡ General cleanups -Chris

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Oct 29, 2003

Updated Debian filesystem

➡ Now uses shadow and md5 passwords ➡ Removed unncessary packages from the default install ➡ Will generate ssh keys on initial boot ➡ Reduced minimum size from 100M to 80M ➡ General cleanups -Chris

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Oct 22, 2003

Reverse DNS Manager

Available now off the Member’s Overview page is the Reverse DNS Configuration Manager (look near the “Network Information” button — there is a link to it). It is fairly bare-bones at the moment, but get’s the job done. [b]Requirements[/b] Your reverse DNS hostname must first forward resolve to one of your IPs. I couldn’t find […]

Networking
Oct 8, 2003

Linode selects Hurricane Electric for expansion

I am very pleased to announce that Linode.com has expanded with new space in Hurricane Electric’s Fremont, CA data center facility. Hurricane Electric is a Tier 1 provider, operating their own world-class national (and UK) backbone with hundreds of peering partnerships. All new host machines (host9 and up) will be located at Hurricane Electric. [img]http://www.he.net/images/helogo.gif[/img] […]

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Sep 24, 2003

Network Filtering Improvements

I deployed new “transparent” network filtering yesterday evening around midnight. The filtering falls into two categories, global filtering and Linode-specific filtering. The global filtering is already activated on all the hosts. This filters most of the broadcast traffic, the HSRP messages, and UDP port 137 traffic. The Linode specific filtering filters broadcast traffic, and ARP […]

Networking
Sep 16, 2003

Red Hat 8.0 (Small) available

By the request of a few users, I pulled together a Red Hat 8.0 distro and made it available through the Distro Wizard. It requires 450 megs, but has about 100 free. Once I get some feedback (and I expect to get some) I’ll make any changes and bring the size inline with the actual […]

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Sep 4, 2003

Custom “root=” kernel param

Linode.com version 1.0.55 contains the ability to specify a custom “root” kernel param in your Linode Configuration Profile. With the root= kernel param, you can specify an alternate block device. This is useful for (but not limited to) root LVM setups. Valid characters are A-Z, 0-9, _ and / Enjoy! -Chris

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Sep 3, 2003

initrd support

You can now create up to a 32 MB uncompressed initrd image, and specify that image in your configuration profile for use as an initrd when your Linode boots. This is helpful in two-phased boot-up procedures, required when using LVM on your root partitions, or perhaps even running distro-upgrade procedures. To create an initrd image, […]

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