Bandwidth Marvelousness

So late last night we figured out the masquerading issue on the other internet connection preventing us from drilling holes in the firewall. Now what exactly does this mean for you? In two words: Bandwidth increase. Inexistence now has two possible pipes for services. It also allows us to do crazy load balancing type things with the server so you should see page load time drop as we ramp this change out in DNS. So please bare with us as we start implementing this in DNS and in server configurations. Now if only we had our hands on a Raspberry Pi so we can do other crazy things that would be...

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SSH Public Key Authentication

Tonight I disabled password authentication entirely for ssh. If you haven’t set up public key authentication yet feel free to contact me or possibly read a how-to: Like this one. This security setting was a long time coming I’ve gotten rather tired of going through all the “script kiddie” failed login attempts. I apologize if this makes this a bit more inconvenient for anyone but security does / has to come first after all. That’s all for now. 02-07-2013 I also now implemented Google Two Step Authentication for logins if you prefer to not use public...

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SPeeDY (mod_spdy)

So tonight I rebuilt the spdy module and enabled it server wide. If you happen to be a Google Chrome or Firefox user any SSL enabled sites should feel quite a bit faster on load. Please let me know immediately if you have loading issues or the server has any hiccups (error 500 or cloudflare placeholder pages) via the regular channels (support site / email) Thanks and as always enjoy! – Admin Team: Inexistence.org 09-05-2012: I have disabled spdy for the time being as it was having issues with our php install....

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Leap Second Mitigation

So thanks to Slashdot this evening I became aware of a leap second bug in the kernel: Crash Info here. I have since implemented a newer kernel release (thanks to Debian Backports) we went from 2.6.26-2-amd64 to 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64. I would declare this currently a testing install (haven’t set this kernel to the default boot kernel yet). I have also disabled NTP for the time being until tomorrow to make sure we don’t have a kernel panic. If you notice the server go down at all please rest assured that I’m working on it and will have it back up quickly. If it doesn’t...

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OpenDNS Issue (Gmail.com)

So if anyone has been having issues emailing to gmail users lately I finally found out why. OpenDNS apparently is having kittens doing proper resolves for any of it. Now if you’re an OpenDNS user you might say my settings were wrong or something. Well I reviewed all my settings (disabled all security stuff and filtering) and I would get a bunch of NXDOMAIN(3) errors. host gmail.com: gmail.com has address 74.125.228.53 gmail.com has address 74.125.228.54 Host gmail.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Whereas using he.net’s dns: host gmail.com: gmail.com has address 74.125.225.117 gmail.com...

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Launch

Welcome to the new website of Inexistence.org! You will have to pardon our dust as we clear everything off. Our available hosting packages are now available for purchase directly through PayPal. We’ll be adding more payment options shortly (Skrill, among others more than likely). You will also be able to find server news here as we go along instead of just the three tiers we had before. I hope you will continue to enjoy our services as we move together into the future. — Admin Team: Inexistence.org...

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