Networking


Jun 27, 2017

Linode Network Backbone

As we outlined in our last network update, our network engineering department has been hard at work revamping our entire Internet-facing network by turning up gobs of capacity and directly peering with hundreds of networks all over the globe. Since then, we have extended our network backbone to all datacenters in North America and Europe. This […]

Networking
Nov 2, 2016

Network Update: Multihomed, Increased Transit, Peering

Linode has completed initial Internet capacity upgrades in all facilities. All of our datacenters are now multihomed with several tier-1 transit providers and the largest peering exchanges in the world. This marks a milestone in Linode’s history: we now manage our own true service provider network, allowing us to deliver robust and reliable connectivity. To […]

Networking
May 2, 2016

Network Status Updates – April 2016

In his January blog post, Alex Forster articulated that we have a plan in motion to upgrade the network across all of our data centers. We would like to share with everyone what has been done so far, and what still needs doing. Staffing up Since December 2015, we’ve added two new members to our […]

Networking
Feb 28, 2014

Network Hotplug

Introducing Network Hotplug Now you can add, remove, or swap IPs on the fly, without the need to reboot your Linode.  Previously the network infrastructure rules that govern a Linode’s networking capabilities were only rebuilt on boot.  Now this is done automatically when you make changes, and without the need for a reboot, and will take effect […]

Networking
Mar 18, 2013

Linode NextGen: The Hardware

This is the second post in a series we’re doing about Linode: NextGen. The first post in the series focused on network upgrades we’re making. This post focuses on a new host specification, CPUs, a fleet refresh, and the deployment schedule for all these changes.  Oh, and this: We’re investing millions to make your Linodes […]

Networking
Mar 7, 2013

Linode NextGen: The Network

This is the first of a series of blog posts about an effort we’re calling Linode: NextGen. In the coming days, we’ll tell you about other improvements and changes, but today we want to let you know about network upgrades. We’re spending $1 million making our network faster. Way faster. Cisco Nexus 7000 routers. Cisco […]

Networking
Apr 4, 2012

DNS AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters

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 […]

Networking
Feb 28, 2012

Native IPv6 Now Available in All Locations

With the World IPv6 Launch coming up on June 6th, 2012, we’ve been working hard to make IPv6 available to all Linode customers so they can participate. We’re happy to announce that IPv6 is now available in all six of our locations across the world! If you’d like to enable IPv6 for your existing Linode, just navigate to […]

Networking
Dec 20, 2011

IPv6 Now Available in London and Atlanta

As part of our ongoing efforts to support IPv6 across all of our locations, we are happy to announce that native IPv6 is now available in London and Atlanta. Existing Linodes can enable IPv6 simply by clicking “Enable IPv6” on the Remote Access tab of the Linode Manager. New Linodes and Linodes migrating into a facility […]

Networking
May 3, 2011

Linode Launches Native IPv6 Support

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 […]

Networking