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Linode Security Digest – October 10-17, 2021: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This week, in addition to celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we cover FontOnLake Linux Malware and more.

initrd support

Sep 3, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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, […]
Linux

Network Usage Summary update

Aug 26, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I’ve made some changes behind the scenes to eliminate having to click on “Calculate Network Usage” in the Members Control panel. This was a huge resource hog, slowing everything down. The host servers are now updating the monthly cumulative number instead of capturing 60-second snapshots that then have to be calculated together. So, the “Network […]
Networking

Vacation – August 29-31

Aug 25, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I’ve been gearing up for a motorcycle trip over Labor Day weekend. A few buddies of mine and I are headed out to the NC/GA/TN border area (Deal’s Gap, Cherohala Skyway, etc). We’re leaving Friday morning the 29th, and returning sometime in the late afternoon on Sunday. Should be about 1000 miles round trip 😀 […]
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Gentoo Linux 1.4 distro available

Aug 22, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Gentoo Linux 1.4, available through the Distro Wizard. I “emerged” a Gentoo Linux 1.4 filesystem from stage 3, compiled and optimized for >= Pentium4 (Xeon). I will admit, it might be a little rough around the edges. Feedback would be appreciated. Gentoo Site: http://www.gentoo.org/ Enjoy! -Chris
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Double Disk Space now Standard on all Packages

Aug 21, 2003 by Christopher Aker
[b]Double Disk Space now Standard on all Packages[/b] Standard plans now include: Linode 64 w/ 2048 MB (2 GB) Linode 128w/ 4096 MB (4 GB) Linode 192 w/ 6144 MB (6 GB) Linode 256 w/ 8192 MB (8 GB) Check the [url=http://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information. [b]Retro-active to all Existing Customers NOW[/b] Existing customers should […]
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Looking for a few Control Panel beta-testers

Aug 16, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I’m looking for about 5 existing members who are willing to test out a new control panel system that I’ve been preparing as an offering from Linode.com. It’s called DirectAdmin [b]DirectAdmin[/b] http://www.directadmin.com/. Not to turn this into a marketing blurb or anything, but — this thing is really nice! It’s fast and has a great […]
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Resize Disk Images

Aug 12, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Linode.com Version 1.0.45 – Resize Disk Image (also resizes ext2/3 filesystems automagically). Members Section –> Disk Images –> select a disk image. You can resize from there. A few notes… This will resize a disk image of ANY type (including RAW, swap, ext2, ext3), but it will only “expand” the filesystem if it’s labled as […]
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Recent Updates

Jul 8, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I made some modifications to the Distro Wizard. It now calculates and sets the default image size to (freespace-swap) rather than defaulting to 100 MB. This should help reduce the number of mis-deployments. I also added the minimum size to the drop-down box, so you don’t have to go fetch the dists page. We launched […]
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Annual-Payments Special – Free Disk Space!

Jul 7, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Sign-up for a Linode and pay annually and we’ll give you additional disk space- FREE! Pay annually and get the following disk space added at no charge: Linode 360 – additional 5 GB for 15 GB Total Linode 540 – additional 7.5 GB for 22.5 GB Total Linode 720 – additional 10 GB for 30 […]
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Red Hat 9.0 Updates – update script

Jul 7, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Updates for Red Hat 9.0 Distros. The Red Hat 9.0 Small distro is now only 670 MB minimum size. If you’ve already deployed Red Hat 9.0 small or large, run the following commands to bring yours up to date: [code] # Remove some wasted space (About 60 megs or so) rpm -e wireless-tools telnet-server hwcrypto […]
Linux

Single User Mode

Jun 28, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I’ve added a feature for booting into single user mode. Single user mode boots the system only into, you guess it, single user mode. Its useful for running fsck or repairs on disks, or trying to recover a broken system. The “single user mode” option can be set for each Configuration Profile. You could even […]
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