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by Themicles
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: User Registrations Fully Re-opened (And spambot info)
Replies: 0
Views: 199

User Registrations Fully Re-opened (And spambot info)

For the last few years, new user registrations on this website have been required to go through admin activation. With the latest updates to phpBB, we are now able to use reCaptcha V2 ("I am not a robot"). Sadly, it does not yet support V3, so some spammers still get through. To counter this last bi...
by Themicles
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update COMPLETE
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Forum Update COMPLETE

As part of this forum update, I have been taking the time to clear out all of the 50,000+ inactive users. 99% of which were spambots, with only a few being old accounts that were just never ever used. This had to be done initially 500 at a time, then finally 900 at a time as I tested the query limit...
by Themicles
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update COMPLETE
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Forum Update COMPLETE

Forum update is complete. This site is now running phpBB 3.2.8 on PHP 7.2. The default Style is prosilver A darker version: Prosilver (Dark Edition) And a cleaner version: prosilver Special Edition You can change your style by clicking your username and selecting User Control Panel. In there select ...
by Themicles
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update COMPLETE
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Forum Update COMPLETE

***Original Message*** The hosting provider I use is forcing the upgrade to PHP 7.2 any day/moment now. I was investigating the upgrade path yesterday when I broke the live forums on accident, when intending to test on a dev copy first. Long story short, it was 12 hours of hell yesterday getting the...
by Themicles
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Experienced Short Outage this Morning
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Experienced Short Outage this Morning

At around 5:30am the servers went down. When the others came back up, Phoenix (database) did not. A quick investigation revealed a bad power supply that was just waiting for the next power cycle to not turn back on. We were prepared for something like this and kept a spare power supply on hand. We n...
by Themicles
Thu May 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Servers: Line Switch back to DSL
Replies: 0
Views: 1338

Servers: Line Switch back to DSL

The DSL is back up and we rearranged our service to drop the phone number, drop the bill cost and increase the bandwidth.

I am swapping the servers back onto the DSL today.

The previous report regarding this situation was here.
by Themicles
Thu May 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New outage, servers are back up. See details
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

New outage, servers are back up. See details

Sorry about the new outage this morning. This one is completely out of my hands this time. There is some issue in the neighborhood that keeps knocking out our power and the cable internet with it and by that I do not mean that our modems are going down. I mean that our modems aren't even getting sig...
by Themicles
Thu May 24, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Outage is over. Servers are up!
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: Outage

Ysgard/Hala and Tairis are up. Vaultster remains to be tested, but ought to work. I'll test it here in the next few minutes. It turned out I did need Avlis' help troubleshooting the Alpha connection, but in the end the problem was here. The modem had gotten reset and was no longer in bridged mode. S...
by Themicles
Tue May 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Outage is over. Servers are up!
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Outage is over. Servers are up!

At around 5pm today both of our internet services (cable and DSL) went out at about the same time. We have restored the cable service, but are still working on the DSL. The game servers are hosted on the DSL.

I will update here and Discord when I have more information.
by Themicles
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Update Plans
Replies: 0
Views: 2984

Forum Update Plans

Sometime over the next month or two I am planning to update the phpBB forum software that we use here. Many of you may have noticed that I had to switch new registrations to Admin approval. This was done because we were getting absolutely flooded with spambots no matter what I did with the counterme...
by Themicles
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ysgard down
Replies: 20
Views: 5709

Re: Ysgard down

I am aware of the issue, and am working on it. Guys, please, I don't need 6 different sources reporting the same thing. I got a ping on IRC, a report in IRC, a message on Discord, a PM here, this post here, and even people reporting in the Avlis chats where it doesn't belong. Now that said, I realiz...
by Themicles
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Server Reboot: COMPLETE
Replies: 0
Views: 2621

Server Reboot: COMPLETE

EDIT: Poseidon is rebooted and the servers are back up fresh. I am rebooting Poseidon for maintenance (and troubleshooting) reasons. It has been up for an awfully long time. Poseidon has been up for 311 days, 21 hours so far. Server processes were at 458 hours. I have left Hala running until it cle...
by Themicles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Unplanned Downtime: Phoenix shutdown unexpectedly **Fixed**
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Unplanned Downtime: Poseidon has shutdown unexpectedly

Both Hala and Ysgard are back online now.
by Themicles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Unplanned Downtime: Phoenix shutdown unexpectedly **Fixed**
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Unplanned Downtime: Poseidon has shutdown unexpectedly

Well that was special... Comcast modem crashed while I was working on this too! :x

Working on bringing things back online now.
by Themicles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Unplanned Downtime: Phoenix shutdown unexpectedly **Fixed**
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Unplanned Downtime: Phoenix shutdown unexpectedly **Fixed**

Phoenix, our database server, was off when I looked down just now. I'm attempting to restart and diagnose. Please be patient while I work on getting everything back online.