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This week, we’ll discuss the need for a Web Application Firewall (WAF), security frameworks and libraries for source code, and Bugalert.

Network Traffic Graphs

Oct 23, 2005 by The Linode Security Team
Network traffic graphs are now availible from the Member’s site. Two graphs are displayed, one covering the last 24 hours and another covering the last 30 days. In the near future we will add the ability to view graphs for prior months. Longer term, we hope to add graphs for additional datapoints to help users […]

25% Additional RAM now Standard on all Packages

Sep 28, 2005 by Christopher Aker
[b]25% Additional RAM now Standard on all Packages[/b] I’ve just completed the upgrade of all existing, and new plans to include an additional 25% more RAM. Linode 64 becomes [b]Linode 80[/b] Linode 96 becomes [b]Linode 120[/b] Linode 128 becomes [b]Linode 160[/b] Linode 192 becomes [b]Linode 240[/b] Linode 256 becomes [b]Linode 320[/b] Check the [url=]products[/url] page […]

Double the Network Transit now Standard on all Packages

Jun 16, 2005 by Christopher Aker
[b]Double Network Transit now Standard on all Packages [/b] Standard plans now include: Linode 64 – 50 GiB/xfer Linode 96 – 76 GiB/xfer Linode 128 – 100 GiB/xfer Linode 192 – 150 GiB/xfer Linode 256 – 200 GiB/xfer Check the [url=]products[/url] page for more information. [b]Retro-active to all Existing Customers NOW[/b] Existing customers should notice […]

Linode Two Year Anniversary and Status Update

Jun 16, 2005 by Christopher Aker
Dear Members, Today, June 16th, 2005, is’s two year anniversary. This past year has been very successful – Linode subscriptions and the number of hosts online have doubled since this time last year. I hired Linode’s first employee. We’ve continued to improve the service that we offer. Here’s some insight into what we […]

Updated Debian Filesystem to Sarge

Jun 7, 2005 by Christopher Aker
Updated the Debian Distribution to latest stable (Sarge). -Chris

Planet Linode – RSS Aggregator

May 7, 2005 by The Linode Security Team
In the spirit of the various Planet based RSS aggregators comes [url=]Planet Linode[/url]. For an example of some other Planet sites, check out [url=]Planet Debian[/url], [url=]Planet Gnome[/url], and [url=]Planet Ubuntu[/url]. Any Linode customer is welcome to have their blog added to the [url=]Planet Linode[/url] site. To have your blog listed, please open a Support Ticket […]

Filesystem Helpers

Apr 22, 2005 by Christopher Aker
New feature in the LPM: Filesystem Helpers [b]What is it?[/b] Currently, the only helper that’s been implemented is “Disable updatedb”, which disables any cron jobs that run the updatedb command. This should help, if not eliminate, the high nightly load averages experienced on the hosts when a number of Linodes run updatedb at the same […]

Updated Gentoo Linux 2005.0 Filesystem

Mar 30, 2005 by Christopher Aker
Brought Gentoo up to date, to 2005.0 profile. Please let me know if I missed anything. -Chris

HTTP-Retrievable Linode Stats (in XML)

Mar 16, 2005 by Christopher Aker
By request of satyap, I’ve extended the [url=]bw-xml script [/url]to include more data. [code][linodeUsername][linodeUsername][/code] Since this is XML, the old /bw/ URL returns the identical data. The http request must come from one of the IPs of [linodeUsername]. There is no access control other than this. If that’s an issue, let me know. Example […]

CentOS 4.0 now available

Mar 14, 2005 by Christopher Aker
CentOS 4.0 now available through the Distro Wizard. [img][/img] “udev” is installed, but won’t run on startup. To enable (if you know what you’re doing), grep for “udev” in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and uncomment the line. It’s likely that this package can just be removed completely. I also disabled bdb in /etc/my.cnf, which is needed since it […]

Linode hires Michael Greb as Customer Service Engineer

Feb 26, 2005 by Christopher Aker
I am delighted to announce that effective February 27th, [b]Michael Greb[/b] will join full time as a [b]Customer Service Engineer[/b]. Michael has more then ten years experience in computers, specifically Linux and supporting large client bases. Michael will share customer service responsibilities, as well as take on server administration and application development duties. […]