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Linode Security Digest November 28 – December 5, 2021

This week we’ll talk about a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin, a novel Linux malware, and an open source tool called Osquery.

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 […]

RSS Feeds for Linode Community Forums

Jan 20, 2004 by Christopher Aker -Chris

Bug Fix – Network Drops and Connectivity Blips

Jan 19, 2004 by Christopher Aker
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 […]

Reduced Bandwidth Pricing

Jan 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
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

RFT: “ubd=mmap” experimental config option

Jan 11, 2004 by Christopher Aker
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 […]

Linode 2003 Year-end Review

Dec 31, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]

#linode Community IRC Chat Channel (

Dec 29, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]

Fedora Core 1 distro available

Nov 22, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Fedora Core 1, available through the Distro Wizard. [img][/img] This is a minimal install, RPM list to follow. Thanks and Enjoy! -Chris

Updated Console Access Program (lish)

Nov 8, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]