Linode Manager Two-Step Authentication

May 2, 2013 4:34 pm

We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Linode account. Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password. You can enable this new feature by clicking on My Profile from within the Linode Manager, and then “Enable Two-Factor Authentication”.  You’ll […]

Lish SSH Gateway

April 30, 2013 6:15 pm

We’re rolling out a new Lish SSH gateway that simplifies Lish by introducing a single place to access Lish for all of your Linodes, regardless of their host or datacenter. It eliminates the need for per-Linode Lish passwords and SSH keys. Instead, the Lish gateway uses your existing Linode Manager credentials for authentication. You will […]

Create a free account and Trial Linodes

February 28, 2013 3:24 pm

Some of you may have noticed that we recently released a new way to sign up for a Linode account.  This new method also includes the ability to try a Linode for a few hours without needing to enter any payment information.  We’re excited about this because now you can give Linode a go without needing […]

linode.clone() API Call

June 15, 2012 4:13 pm

We’re pleased to announce our newest API call: linode.clone().  This API call allows you to easily clone an existing Linode to a new instance in the datacenter of your choosing.  It will clone all configuration profiles and disk images present on the source Linode. The method has a limit of five concurrent clones from the […]

NodeBalancer Concurrent Connections

May 8, 2012 2:54 pm

When we were figuring out our NodeBalancer pricing model, we decided to make it simple (a philosophy we apply to most decisions) and to not nickel and dime you. And so we announced the NodeBalancer service with a fixed 5,000 concurrent connections limit and a fixed price of $19.95/month. Today we are pleased to announce NodeBalancer concurrent […]

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 […]

Native IPv6 Now Available in All Locations

February 28, 2012 1:40 pm

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 […]