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Christopher Aker

CentOS 4.0 now available

Mar 14, 2005
by Christopher Aker
CentOS 4.0 now available through the Distro Wizard. [img]https://www.linode.com/images/logos/centoslogo-64.png[/img] “udev” is installed, but won’t run on startup. To enable (if you know what you’re doing), grep for “udev” in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and uncomment the line. It’s likely that this package can just be removed completely. I also disabled bdb in /etc/my.cnf, which is needed since it […]
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Linode hires Michael Greb as Customer Service Engineer

Feb 26, 2005
by Christopher Aker
I am delighted to announce that effective February 27th, [b]Michael Greb[/b] will join Linode.com full time as a [b]Customer Service Engineer[/b]. Michael has more then ten years experience in computers, specifically Linux and supporting large client bases. Michael will share customer service responsibilities, as well as take on server administration and application development duties. Linode.com […]
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Ubuntu 4.10 now available

Jan 26, 2005
by Christopher Aker
I’ve create an Ubuntu Linux disk image, available now through the Distro Wizard. [url=http://www.ubuntulinux.org/][img]https://www.linode.com/images/logos/ubuntu_logo.png[/img][/url] [code]adduser alsa-base alsa-utils apt apt-utils aptitude at base-config base-files base-passwd bash bind9-host bsdmainutils bsdutils bzip2 console-common console-data console-tools coreutils cpio cramfsprogs cron dash debconf debconf-i18n debianutils dhcp3-client dhcp3-common diff discover1 discover1-data dmidecode dmsetup dnsutils dosfstools dpkg dselect e2fslibs e2fsprogs ed eject […]
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Linode Wiki

Jan 3, 2005
by Christopher Aker
Hello, I’ve had a few requests about a user-managed Wiki for Linode, so here it is: https://www.linode.com/wiki/ The Linode Wiki is still in its infancy right now, but I’m hoping with your contributions it will become a good resource for Linode users and possibly take the place of the dated FAQ off the Support page. […]
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Happy New Year from Linode.com

Jan 3, 2005
by Christopher Aker
Thanks for your business this past year, and I hope you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Regards, -Chris
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Happy Holiday

Nov 25, 2004
by Christopher Aker
For those in the States, have a happy Thanksgiving! -Chris
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Updated Support Ticket back-end

Nov 21, 2004
by Christopher Aker
Recently I’ve received some legitimate complaints that tickets weren’t being updated in a timely manner. I’ve just pushed up some changes to the way tickets are handled on the back end. There are no customer-facing changes yet as I didn’t feel any were necessary, but if you have any suggestions I’m open to hearing them… […]
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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… […]
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Christopher Aker

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 […]
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Christopher Aker

Updated CentOS Filesystem

Sep 15, 2004
by Christopher Aker
Brought CentOS up to date. -Chris
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Updated Gentoo Linux 2004.2 Filesystem

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