Category: Debian Linux

Debian 8 (Jessie) updates are coming

Debian 8 “Jessie” As most of you most likely already know, Debian Linux 8 aka “Jessie” has been released in the last few weeks. This release brings us a host of significant updates: Xen 4.4, apache 2.4, php 5.6.x, postfix 2.11.x and perhaps most controversially a new parallel service start-up utilitiy called systemd The Linux …

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Updated Xen Hypervisor, Linux kernel and more

Vandrad Research Labs have carried out major work last night. Between 21:30 and 22:30 on 14 August 2013 AEST, the main server was upgraded and the following work was done: the Xen server was upgraded to Debian 7.0 new version of Xen Hypervisor (Xen 4.1.4) was installed a new Linux kernel (3.2.46) and modules was …

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email server upgrade

Our main mail email server has been upgraded: Linux distribution was upgraded from rom Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0.7) to Debian Wheezy (Debian 7.0). This means: new libc, kernel new postfix, courier POP and Courier IMAP daemons new bind daemon new ssh daemon We used this upgrade as an opportunity to migrate the email domains and …

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Upgrade to Debian 6.0.7 installed

An upgrade to Debian 6.0.7 was installed last night across all servers. This work  appears to have been successful and no adverse side-effects have been observed as at this time. Debian 6.0.7 includes an update to the Xen hypervisor and Linux kernel binaries. To activate these, a reboot of the Xen server stack  will be …

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RKHunter upgrade

Today we have rolled out a new version of the rkhunter package – RKHunter 1.4.0  – to all of our managed hosts. Its a relatively simple process on the Debian hosts: Downlaod the rkhunter 1.4.0  (at this time it is 1.4.0-2)  Debain package from your local Debian project mirror. Verify package hashes and signatures (There …

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Debian Linux 6.0.6 stable release update

Debian foundation have advised that the stable Debian release, Debian 6.0 (aka “Squeeze”) has been released to public. Vandrad Research Labs staff are in the process of updating our servers. A list of updated packages and the offcial write can be found in the official announcement on the Debian foundation web page.

April server reboot.

A scheduled reboot of the Vandrad Research Labs Xen server stack has been successful. All servers appear to have come back on-line without a problem. The reboot was necessary to update the kernel and to distribute new modules to all Xen hosted instances.

Debian 5.0 aka “Squeeze” Security support terminated

The Debian foundation have announced that as of 6 FEB 2012 they are terminating the ongoing security support for  Debian 5.0 aka “Squeeze”.  All customers using this release of Debian Linux are requested to upgrade to current stable distribution of Debian Linux – Debian 6.0  aka Debian “Lenny”. The full text of the advisory can …

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