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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
Feb 8, 2010

Bandwidth Pooling

While we’ve had network transfer/bandwidth pooling in our internal accounting for some time, it’s never been displayed in the Linode Manager — until now.  At the bottom of the main Linodes tab, you’ll now see a new section that displays the cumulative network transfer quotas for all your Linodes for this month, how much you’ve […]

Networking
Mar 14, 2008

Private Back-End Network Support

We’ve created a private Local Area Network (LAN), in each datacenter, upon which Linodes can join, without having to worry about the transfer counting against their monthly network quota. This feature allows for some interesting possibilities. For instance, creating sets of front-end webserver Linodes and back-end database server Linodes which communicate over this private network. […]

Networking
Nov 9, 2007

Move or swap IPs across linked Linodes

[b]Move or swap IPs across linked Linodes within the same data center[/b] You can now move and/or swap IP addresses assigned from one Linode to another Linode that’s under your account — as long as they’re in the same datacenter. This new feature is located off the Remote Access subtab by clicking on “IP Swap”. […]

Networking
Oct 23, 2005

Network Traffic Graphs

Network traffic graphs are now availible from the Member’s site. Two graphs are displayed, one covering the last 24 hours and another covering the last 30 days. In the near future we will add the ability to view graphs for prior months. Longer term, we hope to add graphs for additional datapoints to help users […]

Networking
Jun 16, 2005

Double the Network Transit now Standard on all Packages

[b]Double Network Transit now Standard on all Packages [/b] Standard plans now include: Linode 64 – 50 GiB/xfer Linode 96 – 76 GiB/xfer Linode 128 – 100 GiB/xfer Linode 192 – 150 GiB/xfer Linode 256 – 200 GiB/xfer Check the [url=http://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information. [b]Retro-active to all Existing Customers NOW[/b] Existing customers should notice […]

Networking
Jan 19, 2004

Bug Fix – Network Drops and Connectivity Blips

I released a change in the host-side network configuration for the Linode’s network setup that fixes a number of related, long-outstanding and not easily reproducible bugs: [list][*]Random disconnects when others rebooted on the same host. [*]Complete loss of connectivity if the MAC address timed out in the bridging table. (requiring the log-into console and ping […]

Networking
Jan 15, 2004

Reduced Bandwidth Pricing

Pricing for additional bandwidth has been cut by 25-50%! [list] [*]10 GB = $10/mo [*]20 GB = $20/mo [*]40 GB = $40/mo [*]80 GB = $60/mo [*]120 GB = $80/mo [*]160 GB = $100/mo [*]350 GB = $200/mo [/list] For higher volume discount pricing, please contact [email protected] Enjoy! -Chris

Networking