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  1. kaniini

    BoltVM review

    Provider: BoltVM (http://www.boltvm.com) Plan: “Lighting 1024” Plan Location: ColoCrossing Los Angeles Price: $24/year Purchased: August 17, 2014 Virtualization stack: OpenVZ / Virtualizor / WHMCS module Hardware Information /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu...
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    Child labor in the low end segment

    So, I'm actually curious about this, since something popped out at me in the latest drmike drama thread: "I get that this industry segment is fond of exploiting child labor." This seems to be a common complaint/observation about the low end. We (Centarra) don't do this (nor do we really...
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    ARIN down to last /8

    From the ARIN announcement today: ARIN is down to its final /8 of available space in its inventory and has moved into Phase Four of its IPv4 Countdown Plan.  All IPv4 requests are now subject to Countdown Plan processes, so please review the following details carefully. All IPv4 requests will...
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    Feathur bug bounty program?

    Hello, Does anyone know if Feathur is paying out for security vulnerabilities?
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    Mt.Gox shuts down, is insolvent

    Well, Mt. Gox is shut down now, the website is a blank page. A certain fish gave me this slideshow: http://www.scribd.com/doc/209050732/MtGox-Situation-Crisis-Strategy-Draft Looks like they were planning to pitch the company to another exchange and whitewash the stolen coins.  Honestly, it is...
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    Centarra - Premium Dallas Colo from $50 a Month [Native DDoS Protection] [A+B Power]

    Centarra's Dallas datacenter is located centrally in the US in Dallas, Texas. Our central location is perfect for near any application or use. Centarra is focused on providing powerful, premium products. To celebrate the 2,000 sq. foot expansion of our Dallas facilities and our rapid growth...
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    TortoiseLabs Cloud is becoming Centarra Cloud [30% Discount] [Custom Control Panel] [Unmetered]

    Tortoise Labs is merging its cloud lineup into its sister company, Centarra. This move comes shortly after the large expansion at 2323 Bryan. Centarra operates its own fully redundant, enterprise network. The Tortoise brand will continue to operate as a software engineering firm. Centarra cloud...
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    Tool for detecting if a VPS node is "slabbed" or not

    Based on the GVH new Dallas node running in a hypervisor, I decided to begin writing a tool to probe an OpenVZ/LXC environment and see if it is slabbed. There's a few ways we can do this.  First of all, almost all hypervisors provide basic information at CPUID leaf 0x40000000.  So, we can sniff...
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    [Dallas] Centarra - 45U / [email protected] A+B / 125Mbps 95th% / Free IPs - 100% Power and Network SLA!

    We are pleased to offer vpsBoard readers a special offer as a result of completing our datacenter expansion in Dallas. Centarra Networks utilizes Digital Realty's 2323 Bryan facility in Dallas for all colocation offers.  Our entire facility is built around redundancy, offering full A+B power...
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    [Atlanta only] TortoiseLabs Xen VPS 256MB / 15GB disk, $4.50/month

    Greetings! TortoiseLabs is pleased to offer our vServer services to vpsBoard's readers.  Our services, are of course, managed using a homegrown, mostly open-source platform we call Cloudware. Service at a Glance Locations: Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, and London! Services allowed: any...
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    TortoiseLabs introduces multi-class CPU SLA to vServers

    Hello, We are pleased to announce a fully-functional multi-class CPU SLA for the vServers.  This allows for the nodes to be used for a class of computation known as "bulk computing" without disrupting other tenants on the node.  Examples of "bulk computing" would include things like...
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    Inertia Networks "mini" VPS

    Provider: Inertia Networks (http://www.inertianetworks.com) Plan: Mini Plan location: Dacentec (some hillbilly town in North Carolina named Lenoir) Price: $9 Purchased: August 28, 2013 Virtualization method: OpenVZ / SolusVM / HostBill module Hardware Information /proc/cpuinfo...
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    [US, UK] TortoiseLabs vServer - 256MB RAM / 15GB DISK / 1000MBPS - $4.50/month

    Greetings! TortoiseLabs is pleased to offer our vServer services to vpsBoard's readers.  Our services, are of course, managed using a homegrown, mostly open-source platform we call Cloudware. Service at a Glance Locations: Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, and London! Services allowed: any...
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    XFPs for Juniper MX routers

    Out of curiosity, out of the providers operating their own routers with XFPs, where are you getting your XFPs from?
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    [US, UK] TortoiseLabs vServer - 512MB RAM / 30GB DISK / 1000MBPS - $6.75/month

    Greetings! TortoiseLabs is pleased to offer our vServer services to vpsBoard's readers.  Our services, are of course, managed using a homegrown, mostly open-source platform we call Cloudware. Service at a Glance Locations: Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, and London! Services allowed: any...
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    why manually approving reverse dns is a good idea

    Earlier today, we got a ticket from a customer requesting a reverse DNS being set. We checked the domain name associated with the RDNS and saw that it was registered with fake information. We then checked the forward record, and noticed an MX record pointing back to the same forward record...
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    Live chat

    So, a few questions: Do you guys think offering live chat on a hosting company site is worth it?  Are the conversions enough to justify paying a few people to man it? Is there any live chat system that connects to either XMPP or IRC, so that we do not have to use proprietary software just to...
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    [EXCLUSIVE] TortoiseLabs - 512MB RAM / 30GB DISK / 1000M UNMETERED - $6.75/month

    TortoiseLabs is pleased to offer an exclusive deal on our TortoiseCloud VPS services for vpsBoard readers. We have recently released a streamlined VPS management experience, which you can see here. Service at a Glance Locations: Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Montreal, and London...
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    heads up: kernel regression in CentOS 2.6.32 and OpenVZ 2.6.18/2.6.32 kernels creates local DoS (reb

    Rack911 posted a vulnerability to oss-security earlier this evening. [temp removed] We (my company) did some of the low-level debugging work on this vulnerability and developed an exploit which reliably triggered it.  It is a race condition related to RCU of kernel data structures in the IPv4...
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    Alpine Linux: an OS designed specifically for LEBs

    Hi guys, I'd just like to point out a distribution that is optimized for low-end boxes called Alpine. Actually, it does well for big iron as well (we run it on our dom0's).  But it does really well for low end boxes. As an example, here is a clean install of Alpine booted up on Xen showing...
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