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Linode Security Digest November 28 – December 5, 2021

This week we’ll talk about a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin, a novel Linux malware, and an open source tool called Osquery.

Clone a Linode to another Linode

Nov 16, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Clone a Linode’s Configuration/disks to another Linode[/b] This feature enables you to clone a Linode’s configuration and data over to another Linode that is linked to your account. You can select an entire configuration profile to clone — and this will automatically create the configuration profile in the target Linode, and copy all disk images […]
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Support for High Availability / IP Failover

Nov 12, 2007 by Christopher Aker
I’ve added a new utility which, in effect, allows you to do some of the whole “High Availability” clustering thing, with IP failover between Linodes within the same data center. The utility does not manage or configure IP failover for you, but it does allow the selected IP addresses from linked Linodes to be brought […]
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Fedora Core 8

Nov 9, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
Fedora Core 8 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not a Fedora user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template
Linux

Move or swap IPs across linked Linodes

Nov 9, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[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

Data Center selection on first log in

Nov 7, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Datacenter selection on first log in[/b] You can now select the geographic location of your Linode during the inital login! Here’s how it works: Upon your initial login (or the first “switch to” for a new Linode added to an existing account), if there’s availability in any of our other datacenters for the Linode plan […]
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Self-Serve Removal of Extras

Nov 7, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Self-Serve Removal of Extras[/b] You no longer need to submit a support ticket to have extras removed from your Linode account. This includes removing extra disk space, RAM, monthly data transfer, and IP addresses. The remaining time on the package is credited back to your account, minus one day. This feature gets us out of […]
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Arch Linux 2007.08

Oct 30, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
Arch Linux 2007.08 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an Arch user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉
Linux
Linode

OpenSUSE 10.3

Oct 30, 2007 by The Linode Security Team
OpenSUSE 10.3 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an OpenSUSE user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉
Linux

Now with 25% more disk space!

Oct 27, 2007 by Christopher Aker
Crazy caker strikes again! I’ve added 25% disk space to all the plans, for both monthly and annual accounts, for all our existing and new customers! Linode 300 goes from 8 to [b]10[/b] GiB disk space Linode 450 goes from 12 to [b]15[/b] GiB disk space Linode 600 goes from 16 to [b]20[/b] GiB disk […]
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Utility to change a root password

Oct 26, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Utility to change a root password[/b] I’ve added a utility to change root password on a selected disk image. It’s [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/fschpasswd.cfm]available here[/url], off of the new [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/]Utilities sub-tab[/url]. It’s pretty straightforward. You select a disk image, enter a new password twice, hit submit and the job is dispatched to the host. Your Linode must be […]
Linux

Lassie, the shutdown watchdog

Oct 26, 2007 by Christopher Aker
[b]Lassie – Linode Autonomous System Shutdown Intelligent rEbooter[/b] Lassie is a shutdown watchdog. It will automatically reboot your Linode if it powers off unexpectedly. It works by detecting that your Linode has powered off without a shutdown job being responsible for the power off condition. To prevent a loop, it will give up after 5 […]
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