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  1. If you got "BAD Signature" this morning

    The XZ tarballs for the following kernel releases did not initially pass signature verification due to benign changes to the tarball structure done by the pixz compression tool:

    • 4.11.1
    • 4.10.16
    • 4.9.28
    • 4.4.68

    These changes would have resulted in GPG returning "Bad Signature ...

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  2. Fast new frontends with Packet

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    We are extremely happy to announce that Packet has graciously donated the new hardware systems providing read-only public access to the kernel.org git repositories and the public website (git.kernel.org and www.kernel.org, respectively). We have avoided using cloud providers in the past due to security implications ...

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  3. Shutting down FTP services

    Those of you who have been around for a while may remember a time when you used to be able to mount kernel.org directly as a partition on your system using NFS (or even SMB/CIFS). The Wayback Machine shows that this was still advertised some time in January ...

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  4. Gandi.net TLS certificates

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    If your browser alerted you that the site certificates have changed, that would be because we replaced our StartCOM, Ltd certificates with those offered by our DNS registrar, Gandi. We are very thankful to Gandi for this opportunity.

    A common question is why we aren't using the certificates offered ...

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  5. Cloning Linux from a bundle

    If you find yourself on an unreliable Internet connection and need to perform a fresh clone of Linux.git, you may find it tricky to do so if your connection resets before you are able to complete the clone. There is currently no way to resume a git clone using ...

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  6. Introducing Fastly CDN

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    We are happy to announce that Fastly has offered their worldwide CDN network to provide fast download services for Linux kernel releases, which should improve download speeds for those of you located outside North America. We have modified the front page to offer CDN-powered download links, but all the existing ...

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  7. FTP limited on mirrors.kernel.org

    We've had to temporarily limit FTP access to mirrors.kernel.org due to high IO load.

    We have recently upgraded our hardware in order to increase capacity -- 16TB was no longer nearly sufficient enough to host all the distro mirrors and archives. We chose larger but slower disks and ...

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  8. Heartbleed statement

    Since we rely on the OpenSSL library for serving most of our websites, we, together with most of the rest of the open-source world, were vulnerable to the HeartBleed vulnerability. We have switched to the patched version of OpenSSL within hours of it becoming available, plus have performed the following ...

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