Trouble with clients abusive and illegal sites | Using PiKVM - Standalone KVM Over IP | News from around the hosting industry

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Subject: Trouble with clients abusive and illegal sites | Using PiKVM - Standalone KVM Over IP | News from around the hosting industry
Date: March 1st 2023

March 1st 2023

Serious trouble with clients abusive and illegal sites

HyperVMart is having serious trouble, mainly with his hosting providers, due to clients hosting child pornography on their hosting accounts causing their host to suspend an entire server affecting all clients on the server. This has been occurring quite frequently for them and recently they found that one client had changed his old legal domain name to a completely illegal child porn website which got the server suspended by the datacenter. He needs some suggestions on how to fix this as it is causing a lot of downtime for for him and his clients. To be honest, he's probably lucky that the server is only being suspended. It's not unusual for law enforcement to seize a server hosting suspected child pornography and hold it for investigation and future evidence in any criminal proceedings. Can you help with some suggestions on how to better vet potential customers and what other steps might be taken?

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Is anyone using PiKVM - Standalone KVM Over IP?

Shoss has branched out into colocation and is looking at options for KVM. He notes that Lantronix are hard to find these days unless you pay a premium, and they come with VGA. Some motherboards don't have VGA, and a converter isn't always optimal. He's found a more affordable KVM based on Raspberry Pi 4 - PiKVM. He's looking for feedback from those that have used it, what issues have occured, any disadvantages over other KVM setups and how it performs over great distances, e.g. US to Singapore or more. Or is there an alternative for around the same budget? Can you offer suggestions based on your own experience?

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Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially The Lounge. Here we we highlight just some of the interesting news items from around the forum:

  • Another breach at Lastpass - After an incident last August, Tom links to an article revealing how LastPass on Monday said that the same attacker hacked an employee's home computer and obtained a decrypted vault available to only a handful of company developers. Officials with the leading password manager said the threat actor "was actively engaged in a new series of reconnaissance, enumeration, and exfiltration activity" in August and, in the process, was able to steal valid credentials from a senior DevOps engineer and access the contents of a LastPass data vault.
  • Total Webhosting Solutions acquires - Gandi and Total Webhosting Solutions announced their merger and the creation of Your.Online, a European online services platform supporting businesses of all sizes in realizing and scaling their online ambitions. Founded in 2000 in France, has 150 employees on three continents and 350,000 customers, and offices in Paris, San Francisco, Luxembourg and Taipei.
  • Data center leasing hit record rates last year in North America - Vacancy fell to a record low in 2022 according to the CBRE North American Data Center Trends Report. Tight market conditions and escalating energy and construction costs caused primary-market average asking rents to increase 14.5% year-on-year to US$137.90 per kW. This has been the first year-on-year increase in pricing since 2017. Northern Virginia remained the most active market accounting for 65% of new primary-market supply.
  • EdgeCore acquires Arizona land from Meta - During a large investment in the Phoenix metro, Denver-based EdgeCore Internet Real Estate has acquired nearly 15 acres of land in Mesa, Arizona. Meta sold the land for almost $1.2M, stating that it didn't need the land and is not working with EdgeCore for future development on the site. Meta already has two data centers under construction in Mesa.

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