Down time - Soon

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by sue, May 5, 2013.

  1. sue Administrator

    Hi guys and girls.

    In the next few days there will be sporadic outages as updates are done, lastly. From here on forth whenever you insert an image Instead of using a proxy as we used to, the image will be fetched and stored as attachment.

    This should solve some of the common problems encountered with disappearing images. Some of the downtime will be because storage space needs to be somewhat increased, and some heavy DB maintenance / scanning of old posts for images will need to be done.

    Hope this addition works out better in the long run.
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  2. The Internet Member

    Much appreciated. A lot of lulz are lost when image hosting sites fail.
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  3. Chipshotz Member

    Sounds good Sue. Thanks
  4. anon walker Moderator

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  5. raboon Member

    Does that mean there could be an image catalog one day?
  6. sue Administrator

    One day, the current gallery addons while nice don't quite do things the way I'd like them to.
  7. Anonymous Member

    Will the images being stored on WWP affect the cost of running the site given the increased data storage and bandwidth that this incurs?
  8. Anonymous Member

    And what about copyright issues with images?
  9. rof Member

    It's all right.

    We got copyright on the whole internet.

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  10. rof Member

    I also have a handy rape room.

    We can un-rape as well and there is no laser.

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  11. Kilia Member

    Thanks for the warning, sue. Much appreciated. :cool:
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  12. God bless you Sue!
  13. sue Administrator

    'Stage 1" complete so to speak, updates done and storage has been increased. Added some extra cpu and ram too since the servers were going down anyway.
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  14. System Member

    thanks for the heads up :)
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Is this a trick question?
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  18. Aj3dx Member

    Ciao... !!
    a tutti i bro....
  19. sue Administrator

    Getting there.
    Screenshot from 2013-05-16 21:56:21.png Screenshot from 2013-05-16 21:57:00.png
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  20. The Wrong Guy Member

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  21. Anonymous Member

    When I saw TWG post to this thread I wondered if there was some sort of news report about WWP suffering down time for maintenance.
  22. System Member

    oh looks like fun lol
  23. rof Member

    is it done yet?

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  24. sue Administrator

    117,775 items stored, 700,000 posts to go. Slightly over the estimated amount of attachment total, but gladly capacity is there :) you guys have been posting a bit much haven't you :p

    Once this is all done and funds permit the conversations will be rebuilt to support this functionality. After that, moving storage to an independent box so that scaling horizontally and across multiple locations becomes nearly feasible.
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  25. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Cool! Thank you for all ya do Sue et al! Y'all frikken ROCK!
    Happy Dance Cat is Happy!
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  26. sue Administrator

    More attachments!!! stop it, naw j/k. I counted storage for another year based on estimates I made before having to expand the volume. I think a year was ample enough time left to do another network update (i.e different storage server), at this rate tho it looks more like 9 months before it's necessary which is fine as it shouldn't take more than a month or two if things pan out like they should.
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  27. rof Member

  28. sue Administrator

    Currently 200,028 attachments stored. Onto refactoring private messages and maybe a replacement for broken links and this can be called "mission accomplished".

    Thought i'd share:_
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  29. WWP was down for a while today, at least for me. Did anyone else experience this?
  30. At one point there were no members signed in and that lasted for several hours but I thought it was due to lack of interest in WWP as opposed to issues with cloud flare or whoever is hosting us nowadays.
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  31. Zak McKracken Member

    i figure the surprise surplus (ZOMG $160.00 USD / $150.00 USD) must have divided it by zero, somehow.
    I was worried sue might just cash out and head for the hills with all that filthy lucre.
    I guess I ought to have more faith.

  32. Sue's skipped with the moola. Knew it.
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  33. What are the chances this shitfest gets fixed anytime soon? When ever I try to sign in I'm redirected to nothing.

    Come on Sue finger out and press those buttons please.
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  34. If anyone is curious enough check on the cyber security section of the BBC news site.
    I'm reluctant to post a link since I can't seem to sign in I keep getting a redirect to heaven only knows what .
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  35. The Internet Member

    Thanks Sue. Here I will make you some ramen.
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  36. TorontosRoot Member

    Couldn't even access the lulz, so I wasn't alone earlier. Now I can lurk until I faint.
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  37. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    The internet was out so I had to choose between the public library internet or the local internet cafe/porn palace. It turned out WWP was still down.

  38. http://
    Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

    By Zoe KleinmanTechnology reporter, BBC News

    [IMG]Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionCloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn
    Private messages exchanged on dating sites, hotel bookings and frames from adult videos were among the data inadvertently exposed by a bug discovered in the Cloudflare network.
    The firm protects websites by routing their traffic through its own network, filtering out hack attacks.
    It has 4 million clients, including banks, governments and shopping sites.
    Customers wouldn't necessarily know which of the online services they use run on Cloudflare as it is not visible.
    The bug came to light while Cloudflare was migrating from older to newer software between 13 - 18 February.
    Chief operating officer John Graham-Cumming said it was likely that in the last week, around 120,000 web pages per day may have contained some unencrypted private data, along with other junk text, along the bottom.
    He told the BBC there was no evidence yet that the data had been used maliciously.
    "I can't tell you it's zero probability that nobody saw something and did something mischievous," he said.
    "I am not changing any of my passwords. I think the probability that somebody saw something is so low it's not something I am concerned about."
    'Ancient software'

    Mr Graham-Cumming has written a blog about what went wrong and how Cloudflare fixed it.
    "Unfortunately, it was the ancient piece of software that contained a latent security problem and that problem only showed up as we were in the process of migrating away from it," he wrote.
    The firm, whose strapline is "make the internet work the way it should", has also been working with the major search engines to get the data scrubbed from their caches - snapshots taken of pages at various times.
    It was discovered by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy, who compared it to the 2014 Heartbleed bug.
    "We keep finding more sensitive data that we need to clean up," he wrote in a log of the discovery.
    "The examples we're finding are so bad, I cancelled some weekend plans to go into the office on Sunday to help build some tools to clean up."
    Dodged bullet

    Cybersecurity expert Prof Alan Woodward said the bug had been caused by "a few lines of errant code".
    "When you consider the millions of lines of code that are protecting us out there on the web, it makes you realise that there are bound to be other problems likely to be waiting to be found," he said.
    "It's too soon to tell exactly what damage may have been done, but because of the way in which this was found the chances of individuals being compromised is relatively small.

    "What it shows, bigly, is that we may have just dodged a bullet."
  39. Down vote that biatches!

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