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Christopher Aker

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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Christopher Aker

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… […]
Linux
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
Linux
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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
Linux
Christopher Aker

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]http://fedora.redhat.com/images/header-fedora_logo.png[/img] -Chris
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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-2.15.90.0.3-i486-1 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 […]
Linux
Christopher Aker

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 […]
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Christopher Aker

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

Jun 16, 2004
by Christopher Aker
It’s been one year since Linode.com 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 […]
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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 […]
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