Network Filtering Improvements

September 24, 2003 4:46 pm

I deployed new “transparent” network filtering yesterday evening around midnight. The filtering falls into two categories, global filtering and Linode-specific filtering. The global filtering is already activated on all the hosts. This filters most of the broadcast traffic, the HSRP messages, and UDP port 137 traffic. The Linode specific filtering filters broadcast traffic, and ARP […]

Red Hat 8.0 (Small) available

September 16, 2003 2:56 am

By the request of a few users, I pulled together a Red Hat 8.0 distro and made it available through the Distro Wizard. It requires 450 megs, but has about 100 free. Once I get some feedback (and I expect to get some) I’ll make any changes and bring the size inline with the actual […]

Custom “root=” kernel param

September 4, 2003 3:26 pm

Linode.com version 1.0.55 contains the ability to specify a custom “root” kernel param in your Linode Configuration Profile. With the root= kernel param, you can specify an alternate block device. This is useful for (but not limited to) root LVM setups. Valid characters are A-Z, 0-9, _ and / Enjoy! -Chris

initrd support

September 3, 2003 6:26 pm

You can now create up to a 32 MB uncompressed initrd image, and specify that image in your configuration profile for use as an initrd when your Linode boots. This is helpful in two-phased boot-up procedures, required when using LVM on your root partitions, or perhaps even running distro-upgrade procedures. To create an initrd image, […]