Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin

April 26, 2012 4:28 pm

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (release notes) for deployment in the Linode Manager. This is a long-term support (LTS) release by Canonical, which means the operating system will receive support until April of 2017. For help deploying a distribution in the Linode Manager, you can reference our documentation in the Linode […]

CentOS 6.2, Fedora 16, openSUSE 12.1, and Gentoo

April 17, 2012 9:07 am

We’re happy to announce the availability of the following distributions for deployment in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors: CentOS 6.2 (release notes) Fedora 16 (release notes) openSUSE 12.1 (release notes) In addition to providing these new distributions for deployment, we’ve updated our 32-bit and 64-bit Gentoo images to provide more up-to-date packages at the time of […]

Events RSS Feed, Emails, and Profile Protection

April 5, 2012 3:05 pm

Some of you may have noticed a few changes to the Linode Manger over the past few weeks, most notably that accessing your “My Profile” and the “Account -> Users & Permissions” subtab now require password re-authentication. The re-authentication is meant to protect your contact settings, password changes, and other preferences.  The re-auth lasts for […]

Linode Manager Brute Force Protection

1:35 pm

We have implemented sophisticated brute force protection for Linode Manager user accounts that combines a time delay on failed attempts, forced single threading of log in attempts from a given remote address, and automatic tarpitting of requests from attackers. These protections increase the time it would take for a successful brute force by a couple […]

DNS AXFR ACLs and IPv6 masters

April 4, 2012 1:30 pm

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 […]


12:09 pm

Introducing a new API call: api_spec() – which generates the entire Linode API specification in machine readable format.  The structure generated contains all API classes and methods, and includes method parameters, their descriptions, data types, default values, and what errors may be thrown. A common problem when implementing API bindings or tools is that one […]