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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Linode Reduces Transfer Pricing

Sep 1, 2011 by Christopher Aker
As we grow and work hard to reduce costs, increase scale, and optimize the efficiency of our operations, we are able to pass on the benefits of our efforts back to our customers. In fact, we have a very long history of increasing the value of our plans by adding resources and reducing pricing. We […]
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Linode makes Inc. 500 List

Aug 23, 2011 by Christopher Aker
I am incredibly proud to announce that Linode has been ranked number 298 by Inc. Magazine on their Inc. 500 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  This is a testament of the devotion and dedication of our entire team to building great products and providing customer service and support that is […]
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Summer Conferences 2011

Jul 22, 2011 by Christopher Aker
Linode is sponsoring and attending several conferences over these next few weeks. Many of us will be attending these fine conferences. FOSSCON – July 23 Philadelphia, PA – ‘Free software is all about community and this is a very grassroots event, organized by the community and for the community.’  We’ll be attending with swag and […]
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Introducing NodeBalancer

Jul 13, 2011 by Christopher Aker
So your website just went viral. Congrats! Now you have a new set of problems: How do you scale your application and services to meet your growing demand? How do you manage multiple Linodes all participating as a single system? How do you monitor the health of those Linodes, and take them in and out […]
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Linode turns 8; Disk space +25%

Jun 16, 2011 by Christopher Aker
It is hard to believe that eight years have passed since Linode was launched.  What is the old adage – “A man who loves what he does will never work a day in his life”?  Or how about “Time flies when you’re having fun”?  Well, I can certainly attest to the truth of both.  I […]
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June 2011 Conferences

Jun 7, 2011 by Christopher Aker
If we missed out on meeting you at the conferences we attended in March, here is another chance. We will be sponsoring and attending two more conferences this month. SELF – June 10-12 Spartanburg, SC – If you want to learn about Linux and Open Source software, this is the community event for you. The […]
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Linode Launches Native IPv6 Support

May 3, 2011 by Christopher Aker
Over the past 25 years the Internet has experienced astronomical growth – far more than the original architects imagined. As a result, the pools of unallocated IPv4 blocks have been accelerating toward exhaustion. In fact, on February 3rd, 2011 the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the remaining pool of addresses equally among the five […]
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