Free small linux VPS with external facing IP. Figured I would share.

From: Lynn Dixon 
So, I found a deal a few weeks ago from a company called Chunkhost that is
offering a small Linux VPS for free with no obligations.  They will install
several popular distros for you, and they have a pretty clean and effecient
dashboard for management.  You can even do an automated "reimage" if you
mess up your machine that takes about 2 minutes to complete.

Heres the details:

4 core vCPU
128 meg ram (yeah, this sucks, but if you refer friends they give you more
ram the more folks you refer)
3 gig hdd (expands with referals)
35 gig bandwidth
1 dedicated externally facing IP address
DNS control

Yeah, its pretty tiny to start out.  But it makes a really good proxy
server.  I get excellent speeds from the one I have.  the cool thing is
they are doing it dropbox style, where the more folks you refer, the more
resources they give your "chunk" (VPS).  You can get all the way up to 2gig
ram, 30gig of disk, and 600gig of bandwidth with a small amount of

EVen the small VPS is pretty fun.  Getting an external facing IP address is
nice because it lets you setup a squid proxy, VPN exit point, or even a
wordpress blog. I have used mine a few times to tinker with tuned to try to
maximize resource useage since its so tight, which its good practice.  A
nice feature is being able to reimage the VPS with the click of a button in
2 minutes.

So, I wanted to share it with you all.  Heres the links:

Or, if you want to help me increase my resources on my chunk, you can use
my referral link:

Have fun!

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ requires a facebook account... boo! hiss!

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah they do for their free VPS accounts. Its primarily to keep people from signing up for multiple email address under the same referral to "game" the system. They only use the authentication services from Facebook (Which alot of websites are using). I don't like it, but I do understand why they use Facebook for this purpose.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Lynn Dixon : Hell, that only keeps the dumb ones out... smart ones like us can create multiple FB accounts. :D

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ John, If you read their page, they check each FB account to make sure you have a reasonable amount of "friends" so it appears they are being pro-active about not giving chunks to fake FB accounts. Or they have a script that checks your profile to make sure you have been a FB user for X days and have more than X friends... to make sure you just didn't whip up a fake FB account that night to get yourself some free referrals.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Wow! It happened. Something I might have actually wanted to check out placed themselves out of my reach. Hope it works well for you guys! Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iEYEARECAAYFAlBmEpAACgkQABP1RO+tr2QrVgCgiDgws+ljsUnbLhGd6ENC9oR6 XlQAoITBVyjk0Lz5QSY0/6KwYacrBFNR =fK1P -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Dave, You could try one of their paid plans. They do no require a facebook account, so you can use your email for the login. I don't believe there is a contract on it either. So if you didn't like them after a month, you could just cancel.

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ Apparently there's a waiting list for the free nodes now. They tell you after you sign up.