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Linode

linode.clone() API Call

Jun 15, 2012
by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce our newest API call: linode.clone().  This API call allows you to easily clone an existing Linode to a new instance in the datacenter of your choosing.  It will clone all configuration profiles and disk images present on the source Linode. The method has a limit of five concurrent clones from the […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

Xen Security Advisories and How We Handled Them

Jun 13, 2012
by Christopher Aker
The Xen security team recently made public three security advisories regarding the Xen Hypervisor. Linode customers are not affected by the issues outlined in the advisories due to proactive maintenance performed by Linode over the past few weeks. XSA-7 – 64-bit PV guest privilege escalation vulnerability XSA-8 – guest denial of service on syscall/sysenter exception […]
Linux
Linode

Linode Proud to Participate in World IPv6 Launch Day 2012

Jun 6, 2012
by The Linode Security Team
An entire year has passed since Linode participated in World IPv6 Day. Since then we have worked hard to permanently enable IPv6 for all of our locations in support of the global launch of this new internet protocol taking place on June 6, 2012. World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment […]
Linode
Linode

Fedora 17 – Beefy Miracle

May 31, 2012
by The Linode Security Team
We’re happy to announce the availability of Fedora 17 (release notes) for deployment within the Linode Manager. This release will be supported by the Fedora Project until one month after the release of Fedora 19 (approximately 13 months). For instructions on how to deploy Fedora 17 on your Linode, you may reference our documentation in […]
Linux
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Christopher Aker

NodeBalancer Concurrent Connections

May 8, 2012
by Christopher Aker
When we were figuring out our NodeBalancer pricing model, we decided to make it simple (a philosophy we apply to most decisions) and to not nickel and dime you. And so we announced the NodeBalancer service with a fixed 5,000 concurrent connections limit and a fixed price of $19.95/month. Today we are pleased to announce NodeBalancer concurrent […]
Linode
Linode

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin

Apr 26, 2012
by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (release notes) for deployment in the Linode Manager. This is a long-term support (LTS) release by Canonical, which means the operating system will receive support until April of 2017. For help deploying a distribution in the Linode Manager, you can reference our documentation in the Linode […]
Linux
Linode

CentOS 6.2, Fedora 16, openSUSE 12.1, and Gentoo

Apr 17, 2012
by The Linode Security Team
We’re happy to announce the availability of the following distributions for deployment in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors: CentOS 6.2 (release notes) Fedora 16 (release notes) openSUSE 12.1 (release notes) In addition to providing these new distributions for deployment, we’ve updated our 32-bit and 64-bit Gentoo images to provide more up-to-date packages at the time of […]
Linux
Christopher Aker

Events RSS Feed, Emails, and Profile Protection

Apr 5, 2012
by Christopher Aker
Some of you may have noticed a few changes to the Linode Manger over the past few weeks, most notably that accessing your “My Profile” and the “Account -> Users & Permissions” subtab now require password re-authentication. The re-authentication is meant to protect your contact settings, password changes, and other preferences.  The re-auth lasts for […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

Linode Manager Brute Force Protection

Apr 5, 2012
by Christopher Aker
We have implemented sophisticated brute force protection for Linode Manager user accounts that combines a time delay on failed attempts, forced single threading of log in attempts from a given remote address, and automatic tarpitting of requests from attackers. These protections increase the time it would take for a successful brute force by a couple […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

DNS AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters

Apr 4, 2012
by Christopher Aker
Two new DNS Manager updates – AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters for slave zones. Previously, if you needed the ability for others to transfer your zone from our authoritative nameservers, you could only enable it for everyone.  Now you can specify ‘any’, or a list of IPv4/IPv6 IPs and AXFRs will be limited to only […]
Networking
Christopher Aker

api_spec()

Apr 4, 2012
by Christopher Aker
Introducing a new API call: api_spec() – which generates the entire Linode API specification in machine readable format.  The structure generated contains all API classes and methods, and includes method parameters, their descriptions, data types, default values, and what errors may be thrown. A common problem when implementing API bindings or tools is that one […]
Linode