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In this week’s security digest, we discuss vulnerabilities in Joplin, zlib, and the NVIDIA GPU display driver.

Retrieve Your Log in Information

Nov 14, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’ve deploy a new feature that enables you to retrieve a lost username or lost password. To reset a lost account password, you’ll need the username and any payment or invoice ID (which are located on the emails you receive each month or during signup). This will NOT work for accounts until they are activated… […]

CentOS WORLD-WRITABLE /etc/shadow file

Oct 4, 2004 by Christopher Aker
The CentOS images (both the old and the recently updated version) have a world-writable /etc/shadow file. This image was in fact built from scratch and was not online at any point. I can only account this towards a mis-configuration of some kind when I built the image. If you’ve deployed CentOS, please perform this as […]

Updated CentOS Filesystem

Sep 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Brought CentOS up to date. -Chris

Updated Gentoo Linux 2004.2 Filesystem

Sep 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Brought Gentoo up to date, to 2004.2 profile. -Chris

Fedora updated to Fedora Core 2 (FC2)

Sep 14, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’ve updated the Fedora distro for Fedora Core 2. The minimum size increased a little bit to 630MB. If you plan on using this with a 2.6 kernel, make sure to “mv /lib/tls /lib/tls-disabled” until UML fully supports NPTL. [img][/img] -Chris

Slackware 10 distro available

Jul 8, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’ve built and deployed a small/barebones Slackware 10 distribution disk image. Here’s the package list: [code]aaa_base-10.0.0-noarch-1 aaa_elflibs-9.2.0-i486-1 acpid-1.0.3-i486-1 apmd-3.0.2-i386-1 bash-2.05b-i486-3 bc-1.06-i386-2 bin-9.2.0-i486-2 binutils- bison-1.35-i386-1 bzip2-1.0.2-i486-5 coreutils-5.2.1-i486-1 cxxlibs-5.0.6-i486-1 dcron-2.3.3-i386-4 devs-2.3.1-noarch-21 dhcp-3.0pl2-i386-1 dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-i386-1 e2fsprogs-1.35-i486-1 elvis-2.2_0-i486-2 etc-5.1-noarch-9 findutils-4.1.7-i386-1 flex-2.5.4a-i486-2 gawk-3.1.3-i486-1 gcc-3.3.4-i486-1 gcc-g++-3.3.4-i486-1 genpower-1.0.3-i486-1 gettext-0.14.1-i486-1 glibc-2.3.2-i486-6 glibc-solibs-2.3.2-i486-6 grep-2.5-i386-2 gzip-1.3.3-i386-2 hdparm-5.5-i486-1 hotplug-2004_01_05-noarch-3 iptables-1.2.10-i486-1 kernel-headers-2.4.26-i386-3 kernel-modules-2.4.26-i486-3 less-382-i486-1 lilo-22.5.9-i486-2 logrotate-3.6.8-i486-1 m4-1.4.1-i486-1 make-3.80-i386-1 […]

Jeff Dike now Full-Time on UML development

Jun 30, 2004 by Christopher Aker
[quote]The first bit of news is that as of last Monday, I am working for Intel. They generously offered a full-time position, off-site, with my time mostly spent on UML. This basically means that UML is no longer a part-time, after-hours thing for me, so we should start seeing more work happening on it, especially […]

Linode is 1 Year Old Today! 2004-06-16

Jun 16, 2004 by Christopher Aker
It’s been one year since opened its doors on June 16th, 2003 and sold its first Linode account. I started this business because of my desire to be independent, and when I saw the usefulness of User-Mode Linux and envisioned the Linode Platform Manager to control it all, I realized what an incredible value […]

Request for Testing – SYSEMU Performance Patches

May 28, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’m looking for just a few Linode 64 users currently on hosts in the Fremont datacenter (host9 and up) to help test a new performance patch to the host and UML. UML works by using ptrace, a function of Linux to intercept system calls made by applications. When your UML makes a system call, the […]
Linode Status Update 04/06/04

Apr 6, 2004 by Christopher Aker
[b]Linux 2.6 on the Hosts[/b][/size] Six out of 20 host servers are now running on 2.6 version of the Linux kernel, with the CFQ fair-queuing disk scheduler. Now that we’ve been running it on a few boxes for a while, I have a pretty good feel for how it performs. I’ve noticed 2.6 is better […]

HTTP-Retrievable Bandwidth Stats (in XML)

Mar 30, 2004 by Christopher Aker
EFudd (and others) have suggested a method to poll bandwidth usage without having to log into the LPM. So, I’ve whipped up a little script you can hit via http, that outputs your bandwidth stats in XML. [code][linodeUsername][/code] The http request must come from one of the IPs of [linodeUsername]. There is no access control […]
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