Webring shitshow
Today some retard weasled their way into the webring and impersonated various sites with links to an IP logger.
Seems to be over now, but was a wild ride.
Interesting morning,

Somebody DDoSing the site. Started off with a layer 4 attack on the reverse proxies (initially thought was some networking issue with the host), site stayed online for EU and most of USA. Then they spammed /tech/. I removed the spam, fixed a bug in the flood check, and enabled captcha trigger on tech not sure why i disabled that in the first place... oops. I will tune haproxy to help with some http attacks if things get worse. Hopefully the spike in PPH didnt annoy anybody in the webring.
Whoever is attacking the site seems to be testing out webring sites, dont think its anything against me personally. Probably the same person who ddosed recently.

Anyway, have a good day yall

As I mentioned in >>>/t/186, there was some downtime in the last ~24 hours because my old host decided to shut down on very short notice, along with many others:
>More than 20 VPS companies closing on Monday – are they connected?
>20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data
>No explanation given for the sudden shutdown. Customers suspect an exit scam.
A bunch of shell companies owned by presumably the same group of people offered long term plans with discounts for black friday/cyber monday, then disappear shortly after. I had been with one of the provider for over 11 months so i was lucky not to be a recent customer. The email they sent to many people:
Dear Customer,

Over the past few months we have been met with many challenges within the hosting business. Some that have not been overcome.

As result of this we will be closing our doors.  We will be shutting down this Monday 12/9/2019.  We are taking this time to let our customers know so that they may backup and retrieve all of their data before then.

We deeply apologize for this inconvenience.With that said, I moved to a different, more reputable host who has been in business for many years and got the site up and running again. I am still in the process of setting up additional infrastructure so please be patient incase there is more downtime. I will take this place more seriously from now on and try not to put the site in jeopardy over saving a few dollars.


Webring Welcome
We recently joined the webring, a collection/federation of imageboards. It helps users discover more imageboards and provides contingency incase an imageboard goes down or gets deplatformed.

Pay the kind users at some of the known boards a visit:

- Tom & Staff
Test news post
Just making sure news works.
>It does.
Move along.
- rules - faq - source code -