Notable sites hosted on Linode

This post and the blog it links to got me thinking about what people would actually miss if they blacklisted all of Linode. So what do we know of?

  • Mibbit

  • The Onion? (theonion.com resolves to a Linode IP, but not www.theonion.com)

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@Alucard:

… the blog it links …

I suggest we all nullroute blogger. Nothing smart comes out of it anyways. And there are many phishing and malware blogs on it, so that's the only way to be safe.

:lol:

I host fixppp.org on mine. Not much in terms of traffic, but to people using MLPPP for their net connection, rather important.

All of the following are hosted at linode or use linode for services.

www.sqlite.org

www.amberalert.com

www.whodatt.com

www.sensr.net

www.quub.com

www.ieta.org

www.wrinkledog.com

www.snailmailr.com

www.gpshoresmi.gov

http://livinggreener.gov.au

www.creativecommons.org

www.dedham-ma.gov

www.climber.com

www.xkcd.com

www.yubico.com

and for caker fatboy.cake.net.au

Certainly not a complete list, but http://toolbar.netcraft.com/netblock?q=LINODE-US,74.207.224.0,74.207.255.255 gives quite a few (including my newly moved website, others to follow :)).

What defines "notable"? Traffic? Popularity?

What would be more interesting is having a list of notable sites, and the kind of set up they use (how many Linodes, what size, what kind of arrangement, software stack, etc).

How about: linode.com?!

-Chris

@caker:

How about: linode.com?!

-Chris
I think I might have heard of that one.

@caker:

How about: linode.com?!

-Chris

Hopefully you aren't using the backup system to back it up.

Obligatory: All sites on the Planet Linode Blog Aggregator are hosted by Linodes.

I was surprised to see that xkcd was hosted by Linode, as well as Mibbit. Creative Commons and SQLite are also some relatively large names.

I guess when I first joined up with Linode back in like 2006, I got the idea they were the small hole-in-the-wall company (mind you they did their job well, I just didn't think they were popular). I guess I never really moved away from the mindset. Now they have a fulltime staff of what, 7? Used to be just caker, mike, and tasaro. The fact that the owner (and founding members) still hang out in IRC and actually answer questions and do support makes it seem very down to earth and personal.

I'm going to stop before this feels anymore like a testimonial.

> I was surprised to see that xkcd was hosted by Linode

I was too, so I dug into it. I see no evidence that it is. Voxel.net appears to be who hosts xkcd

@waldo:

> I was surprised to see that xkcd was hosted by Linode

I was too, so I dug into it. I see no evidence that it is. Voxel.net appears to be who hosts xkcd

http://www.linode.com/irc/logs/linode.log-2009-06-15

I don't see it yet either, but it seems to have been at least at one point.

22:09 -!- xkcd [[email protected]] has joined #linode
22:09 -!- xkcd is now known as Randall
22:10 < Randall> My linode just got accidentally reddited.

@waldo:

> I was surprised to see that xkcd was hosted by Linode

I was too, so I dug into it. I see no evidence that it is. Voxel.net appears to be who hosts xkcd

My original post said "All of the following are hosted at linode or use linode for services."

[****@zen ~]$ nmap -sP 69.164.192.0/19 72.14.176.0/20 97.107.128.0/20 74.207.224.0/19 > linode.txt

[****@zen ~]$ grep xkcd linode.txt

Host aram.xkcd.com (97.107.130.199) appears to be up.

[****@zen ~]$ nslookup aram.xkcd.com

Server: 74.207.241.5

Address: 74.207.241.5#53

Non-authoritative answer:

Name: aram.xkcd.com

Address: 97.107.130.199

[[email protected] ~]$ whois 97.107.130.199

[Querying whois.arin.net]

[whois.arin.net]

OrgName: Linode

OrgID: LINOD

Address: 707 White Horse Pike

Address: Suite E-1

City: Absecon

StateProv: NJ

PostalCode: 08201

Country: US

NetRange: 97.107.128.0 - 97.107.143.255

CIDR: 97.107.128.0/20

NetName: LINODE-US

NetHandle: NET-97-107-128-0-1

Parent: NET-97-0-0-0-0

NetType: Direct Allocation

NameServer: NS0.THESHORE.NET

NameServer: NS.THESHORE.NET

Comment: This block is used for static customer allocations.

RegDate: 2008-12-12

Updated: 2009-12-29

RAbuseHandle: LAS12-ARIN

RAbuseName: Linode Abuse Support

RAbusePhone: +1-609-593-7103

RAbuseEmail: [email protected]

RNOCHandle: LNO21-ARIN

RNOCName: Linode Network Operations

RNOCPhone: +1-609-593-7103

RNOCEmail: [email protected]

RTechHandle: LNO21-ARIN

RTechName: Linode Network Operations

RTechPhone: +1-609-593-7103

RTechEmail: [email protected]

OrgAbuseHandle: LAS12-ARIN

OrgAbuseName: Linode Abuse Support

OrgAbusePhone: +1-609-593-7103

OrgAbuseEmail: [email protected]

OrgNOCHandle: LNO21-ARIN

OrgNOCName: Linode Network Operations

OrgNOCPhone: +1-609-593-7103

OrgNOCEmail: [email protected]

OrgTechHandle: LNO21-ARIN

OrgTechName: Linode Network Operations

OrgTechPhone: +1-609-593-7103

OrgTechEmail: [email protected]

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www.mammafelice.it

My wife's website, one of the most visited italian Mom sites (more than 500k views / month), is hosted on a linode 1080.

Not the tipical site visited by linux geeks, but perhaps by their wives :lol:

@Guspaz:

I host fixppp.org on mine.

A site about correcting urinary tract infections might be fixpp.com…

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No match for "FIXPP.COM".

Last update of whois database: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:48:19 UTC <<<

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You going to do it?

dudes… UTIs are no joke. Especially when they give you a fever of 104!

A new notable site just popped up today: TeamCoco (Conan's site for his recently-announced US tour).

The site is currently getting slammed, though, rendering it largely unavailable. /me wonders what size linode it's running on.

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