Hurricane Electric is POP-ing Up All Over

Hurricane Electric provides Internet transit and virtual circuits via our globe-spanning network of Point-Of-Presence (POP) locations. We have over thirty core-router locations in major cities in the US, Europe and Asia and we are adding new 10GigE sites every month.

Recently Added:

  • The Pittock Building, 921 SW Washington St., Portland, Oregon
  • Telx Phoenix, 120 East Van Buren, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Comfluent, 910 15th St, Suite 740, Denver, Colorado
  • Level 3, 1100 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oak Tower, 324 East 11th St, Kansas City, Missouri

Details and a complete list of our transit locations are available at http://he.net/ip_transit.html.

Contact your HE sales representative today to find out how your business can take advantage of Hurricane Electric’s Internet Transit Services

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Attention Certified IPv6 Sages!
Hurricane Electric would like to send you a free t-shirt!

Simply log into http://ipv6.he.net/certification and verify your address information. After making certain everything is correct (remember to click “Update Info”), you will see t-shirt size selections for S/M/L/XL/XXL and a button to submit your preferred shirt size and log that you have validated your address. [This offer is optional and your address will only be used for sending the t-shirt.]

Helpful Hints for Colocation Clients

Careful Positioning of Equipment

Servers come in many lengths. You should place shorter machines on top of longer machines when possible so the mouse, keyboard and video connectors may be easily reached.

Boot Without Keyboard

Check your server’s BIOS to ensure checking for keyboard attached is disabled. This will keep the infamous message “Keyboard not found – Press F1 to continue” from popping up after a power cycle or reboot.

Practice Safe Scripting

The Problem:
When installed correctly, CGI scripts provide great functionality for web sites, enabling shopping cart programs, database access and dynamically generated displays of information. But incorrectly installed or outdated CGI scripts are an open invitation to hackers and are a common way web servers are compromised.

Rule One: Finish the installation. It’s tempting to ignore the last step in an installation script. You know the one. It’s where the user is told to change the permissions on this folder or that folder and to remove the install script. After all, your shopping cart program or image gallery is working and it’s much more fun to begin working with that instead of finishing those mundane cleanup tasks. But – this is often how hackers get in. Because the install script is still there and because the folders often remain writeable by anyone, script kiddies can find their way in.

Rule Two: Don’t put “Powered by” on your home page. Yes, it’s nice to give credit where credit is due, but that just makes it easier for the hackers who use search engines to look for web sites using CGI scripts with known vulnerabilities. If you insist on displaying the name of the software then keep the version number vague.

Rule Three: Keep your CGI scripts up-to-date. There is a reason developers release new versions of their scripts. Bugs are fixed, improvements are made and most importantly, security holes are patched. Running an out-of-date CGI script is an invitation to hackers to attack your web site. Be responsible and help Hurricane Electric keep your web site safe.