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  1. Looking for KVM VPS in LA

    easy -- https://clientarea.ramnode.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=242
  2. Unless the data is highly compressible (e.g. text files), SSL won't significantly increase the traffic transmitted. If it is compressible, then you can enable gzip compression over SSL, but this has some security issues and isn't recommended unless absolutely needed. It's more likely that the computation overhead of cryptographic operations will impact performance (although only if the client has a high-throughput connection, and also only for large files). If CPU is the bottleneck, then compression won't help; in fact, it'll make it worse since compression also has high computation overhead compared to just dumping the stream to file. There's not much tuning you can do on the client-side unless you have access to the client. On the server, you can make sure that the AES CPU feature is enabled. Obviously the first thing to do is to test download over HTTP and then over HTTPS and see if there is even any performance impact from SSL, and if there is an impact, to see what the bottleneck is.
  3. According to https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Howto#Other_platforms, FileZilla works fine with standard SSH agent. I tested it on Ubuntu with XFCE+GNOME-keyring and verified that I didn't need to do any key file format conversion. The PuTTY format is only necessary on Windows because FileZilla uses PuTTY library on Windows; but you mentioned you were looking for a program for Linux.
  4. @ModyDev by "unprotected file format", are you talking about transport encryption? Because FileZilla supports SFTP over SSH.
  5. Luna Node - Holiday Promotions!

    Luna Node - the KVM Cloud Virtualization Platform Luna Node offers a powerful cloud virtualization platform featuring rapid virtual machine deployment, snapshotting capabilities, an API for automation, complementary minimal server monitoring and DNS hosting, security groups, detachable volumes, and more. We have locations in Toronto, Montreal, and France, providing reliable virtual private server hosting using the KVM hypervisor and the OpenStack software suite. Double-up Bitcoin Promotion For the holidays, we're running a double-up Bitcoin promotion! If you deposit $12.00 or more of credit with Bitcoin, we'll add an additional $12.00 credit to your account. The promotion only applies once per customer, and runs until December 26. To get started, register an account, verify your e-mail address, and then deposit credit in Bitcoin. New Location: Roubaix, France We've just launched our France location in OVH RBX! Enjoy the same features as our other locations: snapshots, custom ISO/qcow2 images, hourly billing, virtual networks, and security groups are all available. Volumes are not currently supported in Roubaix. Virtual machines provisioned before January 1 will be 20% off for life! That means our 512 MB plan is just $2.88/mo in Roubaix. Get started now. Plans All plans come with a 1gbps network port, unmetered internal traffic, KVM virtualization (with support for installation from custom ISO's), and optional storage on a distributed Ceph RADOS cluster (provisioning on a Ceph volume gives high availability in case of host node failure). SSD plans are only available in Toronto. SSD 512 - 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0063 hourly ($4.5 monthly) SSD 1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7 monthly) SSD LL1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0069 hourly ($5 monthly) SSD LL4096 - 4096 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 40 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0194 hourly ($14 monthly) 512 MB - 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.005 hourly ($3.6 monthly) 1024 MB - 1024 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 1500 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) Special 2048 - 2048 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7.00 monthly) Special 1536 - 1536 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) See full plan list here. Features We offer a rich set of cloud features to fit your needs, no matter the application. Hourly billing: create and destroy virtual machines at any time, and only pay for the hours used. Our service is prepaid, and payments can be made via Paypal or Bitcoin. Custom operating systems: add custom ISO and qcow2 images directly from the panel by submitting a URL to the image; once the panel has finished downloading your image, you can begin provisioning VMs from it immediately. Snapshots: snapshot your running VM at any time. The disk state will then be saved on a distributed filesystem, and can be cloned to provision more instances with the same configuration, or simply kept as a backup. API: a powerful API is available to programatically manage your servers and other cloud services. Private virtual networks: isolate your network traffic and get more control over your network configuration. Load balancers: HTTP(S) and TCP load balancers can be created within virtual networks to easily set up a distributed and redundant service. Detachable volumes: create arbitrary-sized block devices (volumes) and attach/detach them to virtual machine instances on the fly. Volumes are stored on a reliable, distributed Ceph RADOS cluster. Security groups: define external traffic restrictions on a VM-group level to make securing your software easy. Startup scripts: specify shell or cloud-config scripts to be run the first time your new VM instances boot. Server monitoring and DNS hosting: we offer complementary server monitoring (with various checks such as ping, TCP connect, and HTTP substring, and alerts over e-mail or SMS) and DNS hosting. We are beta testing an upgraded DNS hosting platform that features automatic failover, load balancing, and geo-targeting. Get started by registering an account in our panel! You can open a ticket to request a refund of remaining credit on your account at any time, no questions asked (except in case of abuse). Locations All standard plans and cloud features are available in both our Toronto and Montreal locations. We feature premium DDoS filtering in Montreal and Roubaix, capable of protecting against large network-level attacks. Toronto location (245 Consumers Rd 300 Toronto): http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test Montreal location (OVH BHS): http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test Roubaix, France location (OVH RBX): http://rbx-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test About Based in British Columbia, Canada, LunaNode Hosting Inc. first launched in August 2013, focusing on low-cost, reliable KVM virtual private server hosting. We use OpenStack for our back-end and an in-house billing / VM management panel called lndynamic on the front-end. We are committed to security and privacy and believe in the necessity of free software (see our GitHub profile). Our staff consists of experienced developers, system administrators, and network engineers; we are constantly monitoring and improving our infrastructure to ensure maximal uptime, and developing new tools to help you better manage your virtual machines. Upload your PGP key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw to receive encrypted email from our mail server. Links: More information Terms of service Privacy policy Wiki Contact us: [email protected] Register an account
  6. We provide these features on Luna Node: Add up to 4x IPv4 addresses to your VM (limit can be increased if approved) You can create tenant networks that are private to your account The MAC address must match the one assigned to the interface, but you can use any IP address in the private IP range of your network Each tenant network is $4/mo IPv6 is available in Toronto; a /64 subnet is assigned to each tenant network You can add custom ISO and qcow2 images, and provision virtual machines from them VNC via noVNC or direct tunnel (from desktop VNC client) is available You can install ISO to a detachable volume, or just hit swap boot order when provisioning on local storage
  7. Parody of Diffie-Hellman

    What is "Diffie-Hellman expressivity"? Diffie-Hellman key exchange is actually very fascinating -- https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/cryptography/modern-crypt/v/diffie-hellman-key-exchange-part-2
  8. Luna Node: Toronto SSD Cloud

    Luna Node Dynamic - dynamic virtualization platform (KVM) Luna Node Dynamic is our powerful cloud virtualization platform featuring rapid virtual machine deployment, snapshotting capabilities, an API for automation, complementary minimal server monitoring and DNS hosting, security groups, detachable volumes, and more. We have locations in Toronto and Montreal, providing reliable virtual private server hosting using the KVM hypervisor and the OpenStack software suite. Pricing All plans come with a 1gbps network port, unmetered internal traffic, KVM virtualization (with support for installation from custom ISO's), and optional storage on a distributed Ceph RADOS cluster (provisioning on a Ceph volume gives high availability in case of host node failure, while local SSD storage provides higher disk performance). SSD 512 - 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0063 hourly ($4.5 monthly)SSD 1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7 monthly)SSD 2048 - 2048 MB RAM, 3 vCPU, 35 GB storage, 2500 GB bandwidth, $0.0194 hourly ($14 monthly)SSD 4096 - 4096 MB RAM, 4 vCPU, 70 GB storage, 3000 GB bandwidth, $0.0389 hourly ($28 monthly)SSD 8192 - 8192 MB RAM, 6 vCPU, 125 GB storage, 4000 GB bandwidth, $0.0778 hourly ($56 monthly)SSD 16384 - 16384 MB RAM, 8 vCPU, 250 GB storage, 5000 GB bandwidth, $0.1389 hourly ($100 monthly)SSD LL1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0069 hourly ($5 monthly)SSD LL4096 - 4096 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 40 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0194 hourly ($14 monthly) We accept payments via credit card (via Stripe), Paypal, or Bitcoin. See full plan list here. Features We offer a rich set of cloud features to fit your needs, no matter the application. Hourly billing: create and destroy virtual machines at any time, and only pay for the hours used. Our service is prepaid, and payments can be made via Paypal or Bitcoin.Custom operating systems: add custom ISO and qcow2 images directly from the panel by submitting a URL to the image; once the panel has finished downloading your image, you can begin provisioning VMs from it immediately.Live snapshots: snapshot your running VM at any time (no need to even turn it off!). The disk state will then be saved on a distributed filesystem, and can be cloned to provision more instances with the same configuration, or simply kept as a backup.API: a powerful API is available to programatically manage your servers and other cloud services.Private virtual networks: isolate your network traffic and get more control over your network configuration.Load balancers: HTTP(S) and TCP load balancers can be created within virtual networks to easily set up a distributed and redundant service.Detachable volumes: create arbitrary-sized block devices (volumes) and attach/detach them to virtual machine instances on the fly. Volumes are stored on a reliable, distributed Ceph RADOS cluster.Security groups: define external traffic restrictions on a VM-group level to make securing your software easy.Startup scripts: specify shell or cloud-config scripts to be run the first time your new VM instances boot.Server monitoring and DNS hosting: we offer complementary server monitoring (with various checks such as ping, TCP connect, and HTTP substring, and alerts over e-mail or SMS) and DNS hosting. Get started by registering an account in our panel! You can open a ticket to request a refund of remaining credit on your account at any time, no questions asked (except in case of abuse). Locations All cloud features are available in both our Toronto and Montreal locations. We feature premium DDoS filtering in Montreal, capable of protecting against large network-level attacks. SSD plans are only available in Toronto. Toronto (245 Consumers Rd 300 Toronto; Cogent DC): http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.testMontreal (OVH BHS): http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test About Based in British Columbia, Canada, LunaNode Hosting Inc. first launched in August 2013, focusing on low-cost, reliable KVM virtual private server hosting. We use OpenStack for our back-end and an in-house billing / VM management panel called lndynamic on the front-end. We are committed to security and privacy and believe in the necessity of free software (see our GitHub). Our staff consists of experienced developers, system administrators, and network engineers; we are constantly monitoring and improving our infrastructure to ensure maximal uptime, and developing new tools to help you better manage your virtual machines. Upload your PGP key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw to receive encrypted email from our mail server. New features Here are a few features that we've rolled out within the last few weeks: Major improvements to complementary monitoring system - less false positives, more reliability, and more versatile check configurationAPI will now return the ID for most create requestsVarious front-end improvements Links: More informationTerms of servicePrivacy policyWikiContact us: [email protected] an account
  9. Good answer: man tar (or, if you're looking for a replacement for bash wildcard matching that supports exclusion, use find) Bad answer: tar -zcf /some/backup/folder/yoursite_www_$(date +"%m_%d-%Y_%H:%M").tar.gz --exclude=bigfiles /home/someuser/somesite/public_html
  10. Best benchmarking script?

    I would recommend df More seriously, if you're planning on running a specific application on the server, then I'd develop a basic benchmark for that application and use that for most accuracy (of course, this takes some time, so it's only useful if the performance is actually an issue). For example, if it's a web application, you can write a small client that acts as a user and submits some set of forms; or just run some database queries that your web application typically performs and see the performance.
  11. Best benchmarking script?

    And what would you recommend to benchmark how much disk space you have?
  12. SSL Certificates under $5

    If there was a security issue somewhere in the system, e.g. one that made it possible to bypass validation, then I think it is reasonable to revoke certificates (albeit only with ample notification).