Archive for August, 2008

Widespread DNS Cache Poisoning exploit – MyNetWatchman alert

Published on August 19, 2008 at 3:40 pm by Bernard Dahl in: Web Development Articles, Web Hosting Articles

A new vulnerability has recently been discovered, which affects the reverse lookup of the domain name system (DNS).  An attacker could use this vulnerability to transfer a domain name towards a specific IP address.


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iWeb’s network expansion: 3 new carriers, 15 Gbps total capacity.

Published on at 3:02 pm by Bernard Dahl in: iWeb Articles

iWeb Network providers

We are happy to announce that we will soon be completing our network expansion to upgrade our total network capacity to 15Gbps while adding three new carriers. The addition of these three new transit providers will mean better diversity, redundancy and reachability for all our customers and partners.

With these additional transit providers, iWeb will be directly linked to more networks which will result in connections being more direct and more efficient for all our customers. These additions will affect mostly the High Quality Network customers, but will also enhance incoming routes for our Redundant Unmetered Network customers; while also providing additional redundancy.

Which new carriers will be added to iWeb’s High Quality Network?

  • T-Systems / Deutsche Telekom (In production)
  • 3Men@Work / Bell Peering (In production)
  • Level 3 Communications   (Coming at the end of August)

Unmetered Network upgrade:  

  • Additional Cogent Bandwidth

Once all the upgrades will be completed, iWeb’s network will have a total network capacity of 15 Gbps dedicated to hosting services. The High-Quality Network and incoming routes will combine the networks of 7 carriers for a total of 11 Gbps, while the Redundant Unmetered Network (Cogent-based) now totals 4 Gbps. It is important to note that each part of iWeb’s network (High Quality and Unmetered) is configured to backup the other if necessary and that customers of both networks benefit from all available routes for incoming traffic. For a real-time overview of iWeb’s network usage, please have a look at the network usage page on our web site. 

Here is complete list of our network composition:  

  • 3 Gbps with Videotron Telecom
  • 3 Gbps with Tata Communications, formerly Teleglobe
  • 4 Gbps with Cogent Communications (Unmetered Network)
  • 1 Gbps with Peer1 Network
  • 1 Gbps with Priority Colo (TorIX peering)
  • 1 Gbps with Level 3 Communications (Coming at the end of August)
  • 1 Gbps from 3 Men @ Work (Bell peering)
  • 1 Gbps from T-Systems / Deutsche Telekom

iWeb’s first telecom link, back in 2000, was a whopping 100 Mbps link !!! In other words, our first link had less than 1% of the capacity we offer our to iWeb customers today. In the next few months, we also expect to upgrade our main transit providers to 10Gbps, stay tuned for more details!  

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Third Quarter Results For Fiscal 2008: 57% increase in revenues

Published on August 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

We released today our financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, ended June 30, 2008. The Company’s full interim financial statements and MD&A are available at and

Third quarter highlights :

  • Revenue increased 57% to $4.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2008;
  • Adjusted EBITDA¹ increased to $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2008;
  • Infrastructure work has begun on the fourth and final phase of the Couture Data Center;
  • An additional $2.7 million of annually recurring revenue generated in the third quarter.