Proxying Proxmox 4 with Apache

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In some of our locations, we've found it's easier to grab a dedicated server and carve up the resources ourselves. This allows us to scatter some of our secondary services around the globe to improve the resilience of our network. Our tool of choice thus far has been Proxmox for its ease of use and…

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Free Happy Hour Is Over (Sorry!)

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These days it seems like every bug needs a flashy name, so we've dubbed the billing bug we recently fixed "Free Happy Hour". Free Happy Hour had a good long run and it's yet another example of the difficulty of dealing with time. The Short Version When calculating the daily usage for each WonderProx…

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WonderVPN Android 6 Compatability

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Overview We've determined that there is a compatibility issue between our VPN software and the native Android 6 VPN client. We've implemented a workaround on our servers that will allow these clients to connect, however, this workaround may cause connection issues for other clients in the future so…

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Monitoring the WonderProxy Network

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It’s important to know the state of your network and to be quickly informed when something goes wrong. There are a number of independent pieces on each machine that ensure that our proxies work correctly, and we need to be able to make sure that they’re all working correctly. We currently use three…

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The Problem With Time

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A frequent issue we have with our hosts is that the proxies will have the incorrect time. This makes billing unreliable and can make tracking down issues difficult since timestamps in logs will be wrong. The best part is that with the problem providers, they rarely seem to care. Depending on the typ…

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Xen, OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, and You!

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There are three main virtualization technologies out there being used to provide VPSs: Xen, OpenVZ, and Virtuozzo. Of our 38 proxies, 12 are on Xen, 12 are on OpenVZ, 10 are on Virtuozzo, 3 are physical machines, and we have a single VMware machine. Physical machines give us absolute control over al…

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