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Linode Lish Shell Vim and Nano rendering troubles: lines not appearing / cursor positions wrong

I'm using a linode VPS and I just cloned one of my servers to my development server as I've done many times before. As usual SSH is inaccessible until /etc/network/interfaces is correctly updated. I ...
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My VPS crashed and I have no idea why

I have a VPS with Linode right now. I was alerted by my monitoring service that a site I was hosting had gone down. I used Lish, Linode's method of getting direct out-of-band access to the console ...
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How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?

I am with a small business redesigning other companies' websites. Often we will host their new website on our Linode account but they will have their email handled with some other provider. One ...
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Setting up a secure instance of nginx on Debian 6

I have worked with and setup Apache before, but never nginx. Could anyone point me to a good guide that describes how to setup and run nginx for multiple website (vhosts, I suppose) support. I want ...
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Setting up Linode webserver

Hey guys I just got server space on linode and am trying to set up just a simple web hosting and backend for an iPhone app. I plan on using Django for all of it but have no experience in setting up ...
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Should I use the Linux 2.6.x or 3.x kernel on a production server?

I'm given a number of kernel options (I'm hosted on linode - all kernels are customized by linode): Latest 2.6; Latest 3.0; and the latest legacy 2.6.18 or so and more. Will there be much difference ...
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Set PasswordAuthentication to no, now can't log in on Linode server

I was following this tutorial trying to set up keys so I can log in without a password http://linux-sxs.org/networking/openssh.putty.html Problem is, I followed his instructions except, I generated ...
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Switched Hosts from Inmotion to Linode but Redirect Still occurring

We recently switched servers from inmotion hosting to linode and everything is going well except when you go to www.oursite.com it redirects to www.oursite.com/zen which was behavior that was set up ...
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DNS entries required to get test.example.com to respond to pinging?

What DNS entries do I need to setup for test.example.com to respond to pinging? Here's my DNS entries as I've setup through Linode:
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How to restore after sudo killall sshd?

I have a Linode virtual server that I made go down yesterday. Basically, I killed sshd using killall sshd First time I issued this command, I forgot sudo so it just dropped my connection. Next time,...
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Is Amazon EC2 for me?

I'm working on an image hosting website tailored to a particular niche. The website is made with Django. I'm currently planning to run it on Linode. So far so good. The problem is: I will need to ...
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How to install Ruby on a Linode server?

As the title says, what's the best way to install Ruby and then Ruby on Rails on a Linode server?
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How to get pcre 8.x on Ubuntu 10.04 (Linode)

I'm trying to set up Bug Genie 3.x on my Linode server, and it is complaining because I have pcre 7.8 instead of 8.x. Doing an apt-get update and upgrade doesn't help and says that I have the latest ...
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Reverse DNS from Linode when domain is registered elsewhere?

I currently have a domain, call it example.com, hosted on Dreamhost, and also a Linode VPS. The Linode lives in a subdomain of the Dreamhost domain, foo.example.com. What I want is to configure ...
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Why no first user setup as sudo on Linode (Ubuntu 10.10)

The standard setup for Ubuntu is to create two users, root and a first user. The first user always gets full sudo access and root login is disabled (for security). Linode doesn't do this, it just ...
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Share bandwidth between Linodes

I have 5 linode instances, most of them are in moderate use. Recently I opened a site that takes up a lot of bandwidth, and the linode that its on is being hammered with traffic spending my precious ...
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Server configuration [closed]

I currently use Linode VPS (512) for my image sharing site. I'm looking to move to an unmetered dedicated server as the cost of my needs on Linode is huge. I have around 60-70GB/day of outgoing data ...
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Server specs recommendations

I currently have a Linode 512 VPS with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32bit). I recently opened my website which attracts a lot of users from social networks and I've been hitting some CPU limits lately. I'm ...
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cannot access django development server running on Linode from outside

I just setup a django development server on a Linode and wanted to access it from outside. The server is running on port 8000. But the linode is not allowing me to access this port from outside. I ...
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Is my VPS server secure? Steps needed to make it secure, if not?

I'm running on Ubuntu and I'm currently on linode [Disclosure: Referral Link]. I have followed this tutorial and have successfully set up Virtualmin on my linode and its a breeze creating websites and ...
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Server with only private IP has no Internet access

I have two servers (VPS at Linode) of which one (db) has only one static private IP, so I need to access it via the other one (web). Now that works fine, but I discovered that I cannot access anything ...
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How to setup FTP on Linode?

It does appear that WordPress requires an FTP server to be installed to upload the files from the web interface. I have installed WordPress blog. I need to install some plugins but i m getting a box :...
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VPS etiquette, and how server resources are meant to be used

I'm renting a tiny Linode to mess around with, host my site and learn more about Linux. It's a VPS with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. I've never owned a computer that wasn't sitting in front of ...
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MySQL Master-Master replication using MMM on Linode

Linode allows you have multiple IP's assigned to your node but I'm trying to setup MySQL Master-Master Replication with MMM following the guide on http://mysql-mmm.org/mmm2:guide. One part I don't ...
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For a single server running cron jobs: EC2 or regular VPS hosting?

I'm trying to determine whether I should put this particular server on an EC2 small instance or keep it at Linode. The server runs a variety of cronjob scripts that fetch data from feeds, store it in ...
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Feedback request: Linode for Magento hosting?

i install and customize a self made application for web pages which uses spring+jstl and the admin uses flex. Also i want to add to my offers an ecommerce cms, so i have decided to start with magento. ...
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DNS zone transfer (AXFR) failing

I'm trying to migrate all of my domains from DNS Made Easy to Linodes DNS Manager. The easiest way I figured was the "Import a Zone" option on Linode, which works with AXFR. I then did the following (...
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Original sender is not correctly identified when spam is forwarded

I have a forwarding rule with Postfix that forwards all messages to my main email address. When a spam message is sent to one of my emails, it is forwarded but the sender is shown as being the ...
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Linode hosting & Godaddy

I have registered a domain name with godaddy.com, also I have rented out hosting space at Linode.com Linode has given me a permanent IP. How do I link this IP to the domain name at godaddy.com ?
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centos server shared files

I am wanting to implement a multi-server specialised hosting environment. I currently have a cloud solution comprising of 3 centos boxes (2 lamp web servers, 1 mysql). What I am wanting to do is, ...
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SMTP Server recommendations

I have been running a webapp on webfaction shared plan and using webfaction smtp server fine. But I am migrating to linode vps and when I try to send emails using webfaction configuration (my ...
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Get high I/O rate alert from linode.com,how to location problem?

Today I get an alert mail from linode.com "Your Linode, Randy, has exceeded the notification threshold (1000) for disk io rate by averaging 1571.81 for the last 2 hours.". Last time I get alert ...
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Linode vs VPS.net vs other solutions [closed]

We have a large web application running on linode and part of it running on VPS.net. From our experience, Linode has been much more reliable. But we're recently decided to move the entire application ...
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Hidden costs of Amazon EC2? [closed]

After Amazon launched their new Micro Instances at EC2, I took a closer look at Reserved instances and I did some math. I'm currently using Linode 512 so I'll compare it to that. Small Instance is 1....
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MySQL my.cnf file not being read, Ubuntu 10.04 64bit

I've been researching this for a few hours with no luck. Basically it looks like my server's my.cnf file isn't being read at all. I've searched my server, and there's only one my.cnf file on it, ...
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which disto to pick for Linode?

I am basically a casual Linux user, an able web developer, and a guy who always wants to try something new. I've experienced with commercial web hostings, their names will be omitted from this thread :...
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Why is my VPS crashing (and how can I find out for myself)?

Edit: While this appears to be due to a power outage at Linode's Fremont facility, I've still had a problem with this in the past. Any help would be appreciated. I want you to teach me to fish. ...
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Host Multiple Sites on One IP Using Apache

I have a LAMP server which hosts multiple sites. That server has a static IP address. What I would like to do is to point different domain names to different virtual hosts. For example: Domain ...
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Rsync 32bit Ubuntu to 64bit instance

I am running Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) 32bit VPS on Linode. I want to use RackSpace for "functional" backups, but they only offer 64bit on their CloudServers. Ideally I would like to be able to RSync /,...
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Can I host multiple sites on a single Linode server a la Dreamhost?

I currently have Dreamhost, which is nice because I can host multiple domains. Is it possible to host multiple domains on a single Linode virtual host, or would I be limited 1:1 (1 virtual host : 1 ...
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How do I know the credentials by which I SSH into my Linode VPS?

I have been handed a user/pass to login into the web-based front end on linode.com but this user/pass doesn't work for SSH.
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How long does it take to set up a web server on a Linode?

I've always used shared hosting in the past but now I'm thinking about moving to a Linode for my new web sites. However my knowledge of Linux and Apache is quite limited. I wonder how long it takes to ...
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What is the worst distro on Linode? [closed]

We are going to move from Slicehost to Linode (the 1024MB ram) to host our website. Now we have to take a distribution. After discussing, the remaining candidates are: Arch Linux 2010.05 Debian 5.0 ...
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Cassandra on Linode: Dark magic isn't working

Yes, I realize I'm crossing the streams by running Cassandra on Linode. Yes, I know it would be better to run it on Rackspace or Amazon, but that's immaterial right now. Basically, I've got a Private ...
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Linode Private IPs

I'm trying to get private IPs set up with my Linodes. I'm running Debian. Here's my Linode's Network tab: eth0: 69.164.214.146 ( li129-146.members.linode.com ) Gateways: ...
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Accessing applications on another VPS

I'm doing something that (to me) seems very simple, but perhaps I'm looking at the problem wrong. I've deployed a Redis box to Linode. I have a number of web servers that also sit on Linode (in the ...
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Website and email hosting on different servers

I have a client site currently on a Hostgator reseller account but I'd like to move the website hosting over to my Linode. The email accounts however should stay with Hostgator. DNS is also managed ...
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Python can't find namedtuple on Linode Ubuntu 9.10

I have a Linode running Ubuntu 9.10 with a Python version of 2.6.4rc2 When I try to import namedtuple I get an ImportError. What could be going wrong? This is a part of the standard library.
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How can I completely delete the contents of my old VPS?

Ubuntu 9.10 | VPS I'm getting ready to stop using my old VPS host (linode) and am a little concerned about my old data remaining on the VPS. Is there a command I can run from the command-line that ...
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duplicity fail: not promping for password: “Running 'sftp user@host' failed”

I have two linode VPS accounts and I want to back up one onto the other (the reasons are mainly for fun and to practice server administration.) the short version Duplicity isn't even asking for my ...