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posted by martyb on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:00PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the ups-and-downs dept.

Continuing Linode's efforts to mitigate the Meltdown/Spectre issues, we have learned that the last of our servers has been scheduled for its first reboot. This time it is hydrogen which, among other things, hosts a copy of our database is one of our web frontends. The reboot is scheduled for tonight, 2018-01-19 @ 05:00 AM UTC (Midnight EST) or approximately 9 hours from the time this story is posted. Our plans are to move hydrogen's workload over to fluorine to cover the load during the hiatus and expect there to be no interruption of service on the site.

Please be aware that Linode considers these reboots to be "Phase 1" of their remediation efforts. We will keep you posted when we learn of other phase(s) being scheduled.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we deal with this situation.

I recently came upon an article on Ars Technica which revealed that Linode (amongst many, many others) learned of these vulnerabilities at the same time as the rest of us -- when the news hit the press. They had no advance notice with which they could have performed mitigation planning of any kind. That has to count as one of their worst days, ever.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:14PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:14PM (#624345)

    We appreciate your understanding and patience as we deal with this situation.

    We appreciate your appreciation of our understanding this and that and some other stuff as well.

    Also, I had fish taco for lunch today. Fish tacos are pretty good.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:19PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:19PM (#624349)

      Fish tacos for the lesbians. Shit kebabs for the gays. Everybody's happy.

      Cumming, cumming! Fuck yeah!!

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:31PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:31PM (#624359)

        Ohhhhh the stick feels even better coming out..........

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:35PM (2 children)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:35PM (#624361) Journal

      Snickers flavor pizza is more better.

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      Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
      • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:51PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:51PM (#624376)

        I like my pizza like I like my women: covered in congealed sauce.

        • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:54PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 18 2018, @08:54PM (#624380)

          "black" sauce?

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday January 18 2018, @09:37PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 18 2018, @09:37PM (#624414) Journal

    I notice these strange timestamps on my posts?

    Am I missing some timezone setting or something?

    I looked around, but I didn't see anything that got my attention.

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    Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
    • (Score: 4, Informative) by martyb on Thursday January 18 2018, @10:07PM (1 child)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 18 2018, @10:07PM (#624429) Journal

      Now for something completely offtopic . . .

      I notice these strange timestamps on my posts?

      Am I missing some timezone setting or something?

      I looked around, but I didn't see anything that got my attention.

      Looks like you are set up for "-1200 International Date Line West" and "Automatic" -- Unless you are located off the Aleutian Islands somewhere, that would probably look pretty strange, indeed!

      There is a "slashbox" in the upper left-hand side of the page titled "Navigation" and under which is a sub-title "You". Click on the Preferences [soylentnews.org] link.

      On the page that displays, click on the "Homepage" tab.

      Scroll down a bit and you will see a place where you can choose your "Time Zone / Daylight Savings Time". Choose those as you like and then click on the "Save DannyB" button and you should be good to go.

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      Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday January 19 2018, @02:00PM

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 19 2018, @02:00PM (#624679) Journal

        Thank you. I just didn't look hard enough.

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        Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 19 2018, @12:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 19 2018, @12:12PM (#624653)

    I've been a customer at Linode for over a decade now, and all I can say is awesome. The service continues to get better in terms of performance, reliability, and resources and it actually got cheaper! Better service for less money? Who does that?

    Yeah, there's been a few extra reboots this week, but considering what I pay them, their uptime is second to none.

    I for one, welcome our hypervising overlords.

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