what I mean is if you are already on vps looking for speed and load handling it won't be long before you go dedicated and, even though its a steep learning curve, you'll be glad you did due to the benefits.
centos (so redhat) released a patch they knew wasn't fully correct yesterday but was useful to help mitigate issues and this morning I got another bash update that I believe is the final one needed.
I don't see this as being as bad (potentially) as heartbleed was just due to the needs before it could be misused. while many distros use bash there would have to be a cgi component in use for the problem to be taken advantage of remotely. of course if someone had access already then its real bad, but if not using apache/nginx/whatever to call a cgi then remote wgets are not as disastrous as if you were calling a cgi component.
so its a potentially bad issue that affects a lot more systems than heartbleed I don't think it has the overall risk as heartbleed had.
but I could be wrong. seems there are a lot of people that think this too and there are many others that disagree.
still, its good to update as fast as possible to prevent any potential issues.
and the maintainer did decent job backporting for really old versions also.
so...problem seen, tests run for a day or so then notifications sent out. within hours patches flowing.
I call that a pretty good response.
not an apple user so take this with grain of salt, but I have read a lot of people saying problems they had were fixed by using itunes to install as "new".
not sure how that works, maybe installing in that manner treats it differently than an upgrade?
but figured I would post that as i had seen MANY say that on problem threads on macinsider (iirc) forums.
running dual xeon 5150 with 16gb ram using 2 500gb sata in raid1 and have handled that much load no issues.
few weeks ago had 700 streaming a video hosted on server and another 1200 in forums with no issues.
Saw your site through an IP.Content help thread and I find it disappointing that someone as helpful as you in the IP community chooses to run a hyper-partisan site which can only serve to further polarize the political situation in the US.