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New Board Software, New Server

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by chompy, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Glad you/we are back. I was a bit worried. Even saw the 502 error here being talked about at 2ch......in Japanese. Tell chomps to get a new facebook page or something as backup so all us worried folks can gather around and talk to each other when the site goes down. Came in handy a few years ago for more than a few (more handy if a mod or chomps had been more active on it). That might be more convenient for you than a mass email as well.
  2. ReiOtaku

    ReiOtaku Rei Kuromiya Till I Die!

    Will do, and thanks for your work :)
  3. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Akiba-online is immortal.

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  4. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    Thanks for the hard work. And I put the address in my address book. :)

    Yeah, but more often offline as other sites. :( But it's also the site - or forum, to be more precise - with the most visitors (guests & members) which I visit. And we've been offline often because of some requests from outside. So maybe it's not really fair to say that. ;)
    Since @C00Lzero set up that system we have now the downtimes have been gone down dramatically. I can remember that before the site was offline for a week a few times while now the maximum is one day. And in most cases it's fixed after a few hours. :)
    Hm, if I think about maybe @C00Lzero should offer that service to the public. Many of these hosters and cloud services have a reaction time which is a lot higher. :D
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  5. C00Lzero

    C00Lzero Administrator Conqueror

    i personally don't like facebook, but i will look into this. Using it for status-updates should be okay. Or i'm creating some kind of blog or s.th. else. let's see.

    well, if we could we could make akiba more redundant, but this will cost money - lot's of money, which we don't really have.

    i'm trying to fix this. But since the content isn't that legal and we are very huge (within alexa's top 5k webpages of the world: as we "speak" Nr. 4155 globally and 425 in Japan) there are only 3 possibilities:
    1. using cheaper systems and delete everything, hoping that they won't shut us down due to our content (we don't want to do this)
    2. scoping with the actual setup (which is a balance between anonymity, we-don't-give-a-shit-about-DMCA, stability and money) and only change what is really needed (that's why we are still keeping the 2nd frontend-server which fails around 1week every month)
    3. somehow getting much more money, to run a complex, decentrialized, anonymous, fast and stable network.
      (Just for your info: if we would buy a cheap CDN (which i really would like to have) we have to pay approx $500 if we go with the cheapest at the market - do we want to have s.th. that is better, it's around $1k+$2k each month. (if they even would allow our content.)
      Well, there is still the option to set this up on our own, so we need ~2 pops in Asia, 2 or 3 pops in USA, 2 or 3 Pops in europe - each being able to handle a few TB of traffic, which still would probably be around $400 (asian traffic is fucking expensive) plus additional costs for creating a geo-aware dns-system (i think about ~$50 each month)
    thanks ^^'
    I'm trying to get the online time up even further, see above. Though i'm somehow limited to the money that we are able to get :)
    WoH is a lot smaller, so it's not so expensive. There i had an outage of around 1day the last year, including ~4h of planned maintenance (moving the server to another datacenter and being stuck in the traffic XD) and a few ddos-attacks.
    That's what i want to achieve here, too.
    I'm not sure if i want to offer this service to the public, since it would probably get slower with getting more customers (and more problems)

    you also have to thank @redrooster that he somehow smuggled me in here :)
    also @CoolKevin and @redrooster and all the mods and users who help to keep the site clean.
    and don't forget @chompy for starting with this site and paying the server-fees (including the additional bandwidth-costs, since we cross the limit of 10TB each month on each frontend-server) ;)
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
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  6. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Just occasional updates and status updates would be nice. The Akiba-Online facebook link:


    Please note that it still says that ryushare links are required. I am not a big fan of facebook either but if you already have an account you might as well keep your page maintained and up-to-date.
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  7. 1484136953

    1484136953 New Member

    is the 502 error due to CC attack or massive visitors?

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  8. jugulear

    jugulear Akiba Citizen

    I'm a rotten Akiba-Online member in that I have no idea what's going on here, except for one or two departments... I found myself on this thread "accidentally," and I don't remember consciously running into C00Lzero before. (I was aware of the site being inaccessible days ago, and it was also very informative and interesting to get the ideas as to what was behind the disappearance, as C00Lzero patiently explained above.)

    This site has some very terrific moderators. When one disappears, as ElGringo14 apparently has, it's saddening. (I wonder if anyone has some idea about what happened with him; hopefully, he is all right.)

    Thank you very much for your obvious wonderful and highly useful efforts, C00Lzero. (Wow, you've been around for five years. Am I behind the times.) I can tell from your writing you have a great personality too, and you certainly were not exaggerating with the first syllable of your moniker. (Although you blew it with the second two, since you are obviously no zero.)

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015
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  9. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    he is doing fine and is still around, just does not log in

    as for information, on offline, we do not need other outside sources, if you come over to IRC, a lot of the on going questions can be answered, see you there, and if you hit the chat button above, you will find us, easy way to remember if we are offline, is to bookmark it, have fun, and chat, is not only akiba related, see you there
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  10. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Glad to hear El Gringo is doing fine. I think about him from time to time myself.

    As far as "outside resources" go, and I say this with all due respect; are you blind? I already not only said you have a facebook page but I even gave you the link to it. As far as the IRC channel goes not everyone has the link to it (try putting it on your facebook page?!) and that obviously didn't work as a solution since numerous people had no idea what was going on. I am not trying to be difficult I just don't understand why you are dismissive of an idea that wasn't mine but chompys' to begin with. All I suggested was you should keep it updated and use what the resources that you have to keep members informed in the event of a crash or similar type of crysis. You don't want to use it then get rid of the facebook page but if chompy thought you didn't need it he wouldn't have put it there in the first place. Now while I undersand that chompy is too busy for most Akiba-Online matters I don't understand why a staff member is too busy to update your facebook page every month or two.

    And that is about all I have to say about that.
  11. C00Lzero

    C00Lzero Administrator Conqueror

    mah >.<
    and again we went offline for a few minutes.
    this time one of the raid-hdds crashed.

    i've disabled the raid and enabled the nfs-shares in our network. So we are now back online.
    But the hdd has to be replaced. this should be able to be handeled on the fly - in worst case, we have to reboot the sytsem -> approx. downtime from around 10 - 15mins (we will see)

    p.s. the thing with the mail works really good : D
    only 5 minutes after my automatic mail i received a mail from one of you. Thanks! :)
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  12. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    Thanks for the hard work. :)
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  13. rascom

    rascom Akiba Citizen

  14. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    You can't block individual pages when HTTPS is used as you will see only a HTTP CONNECT request and after that an SSL tunnel is established which is used for all further HTTP communication.
    There only way to get the single requests in a HTTPS connection is to "crack it" by a man-in-the-middle attack. Sounds maybe like hacking, but also security appliance (like Blue Coat) do that in a "normal way".
    Therefore they have to block the whole HTTPS communication (means every HTTP CONNECT command). Just as a technical explanation.
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  15. C00Lzero

    C00Lzero Administrator Conqueror

    The russian government also banned the russian server we once had.

    We probably need to have a loli-DL-section (as well as torrent), that is not visible for unregistered users, in order to get rid of this :/
    (the same we now have with loli-land)
    I'm going to discuss this with the team.
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  16. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Looks like you are being blocked by some Indonesian ISPs now.
  17. C00Lzero

    C00Lzero Administrator Conqueror

    well... that's shit.

    I've now created a lot of sub-forums excplicitly for loli-content.
    please help us to sort the threads by reporting them to us. We will then move them into the sub-forums.
    These loli-sub-forums are only visible if you are registered. though we should be save from the crawlers. (i hope)
  18. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Clueless. Indonesia has some of the toughest anti-porn laws in the world, loli has nothing to do with it.


    From the Wiki:
    In 2014, several sites including Vimeo, Reddit, and Imgur are censored as the government accused them of hosting content that includes nudity

    Ever consider creating an onion domain? TPB has one and it is how I access them nowadays. Onion sites are unblockable. It would make a nice mirror to the site for poor souls who live in such countries.
  19. C00Lzero

    C00Lzero Administrator Conqueror

    well yes, but this will help us preventing other problems - e.g. with russia and court-rules...

    yes, i have done this - and then moved it to a later day.
    perhaps i'll find some time over christmas to get this working.
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  20. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    It's great that you have such a great motivation, but - please - don't forget also to relax from time to time. :)
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