New Server For Personal Website

Just moved and my other playground toys over to a new VPS.

RamNode | High Performance SSD VPS

So far so good. Very reasonably priced -- and some nice futures.

* Data Center Located In The Netherlands, But Accepts USD
* Default/Native IPv6
* Full control over the reverse DNS (PTR) without having to submit a ticket, or otherwise.
* Dozens of install images to choose from (Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu, and other niche distributions)


EL 6.5

And RedHat Enterprise Linux plugs along with the release of 6.5 and adds some much needed features.

"RedHat EL 6.5 Release Notes"

Two very notable things...

RedHat has updated openssl which now allows for TLS 1.2 in Apache and other SSL capable daemons. Woohoo (and it's about time). Most browsers had mitigated the BEAST issue, but this helps.


Linux KVM Improvements

Yeehaw! One of the biggest concerns I've had with Linux KVM (qemu-whatever-whatever) was the some of the latency in disk and network I/O. But in EL 6.4 and I imagine some of the updates to EL 6.3 there have been some remarkable improvements. I don't have any benchmarks for you all, this is more of a 'it just feels sexier' moment.

Yes, I said sexier.. god dammit, I need more of a social life, eh?


Clearing Cached RAM In Linux

As most of you already know, when you look at your memory statistics in Linux, much of your RAM is 'cached'. This is normal and a behavior that enhances the overall performance of your system. But sometimes for the sake of OCD, you may want to flush your system's memory cache to get a better perspective of what's /really/ 'free'.


Tunnelbroker IPv6 rDNS Delegation

I've never setup IPv6 rDNS (PTR entries) before.. so I thought I'd briefly share what I did.

First I had to tell who to delegate the rDNS to.. so I set it to my two DNS instances.

rDNS Delegation



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