[Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

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[Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:03 am

So, I've got a colocated server that borders on the obscene*, and I have next to nothing to load it with right now. I plan on adding SSL for the forums (https://celestialnavigators.org) this weekend, and maybe a Mumble server that authenticates off the forums... Other than this, though, what might you guys want?

The Myconid asked me ages ago about something that can munch on .net code, so I may swing a Windows VM his way
Minecraft? I know nothing about it, but seems pretty easy to admin, or give someone the keys to.
Some other game server?
Pastebin-style text/image storage?

Like I said, I've got power to spare, so throw me ideas and we'll see how lazy I am.

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  • Dual Quad Core Opteron 2347HE 1.9GHz
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  • 1TB Hitachi Deskstar of Poor IOPs
  • 500GB Seagate Momentus XT (current system drive)
  • 60GB OCZ Solid 3
  • 1TB/transfer month on 100mbps connection

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Fnord » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:38 pm

I cry foul on your Windows VM! Don't corrupt the purity of your Linux box! ;)

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:43 pm

Hah. It's even worse than that.

It's a Penguin Computing Altus 650 - I felt obligated to defile it with Windows first thing.

Sad thing is, because Linux has regressed in actual usability since my last real Linux-on-bare-metal experience (Slackware 4.0), Windows ran better on a Penguin Computing box than actual Linux. The nv SATA controller drivers don't like devices that don't report having CHS - basically, incompatible with SSDs.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Ommina » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:06 pm

I'm not sure how far in advance Finamdar pays for the Ventrillo server, but the mumble server may not be a bad choice 'eventually'.

Minecraft tempts. But I just can't see myself starting over on a fresh server, so doubt I (at any rate) would use it. Except maybe in creative mode.

I can't remember why I wanted the .net bits. There was definitely a reason. Shame I have no memory whatsoever of what it was.

Sooo... mumble is probably the best choice. Nothing else leaps to mind. Yet.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Fnord » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:05 pm

I know that I have enough 'fun' at work developing apps that I don't need to do it at home. But maybe someone would enjoy it if you lit up a LAMP stack.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Ommina » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 pm

MySQL - those are the folks who had their webpage hacked through a SQL injection, wasn't it?

I still giggle.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:49 am

Ommina wrote:MySQL - those are the folks who had their webpage hacked through a SQL injection, wasn't it?

I still giggle.


MySQL -© 2011, Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates

I know that I have enough 'fun' at work developing apps that I don't need to do it at home. But maybe someone would enjoy it if you lit up a LAMP stack.


I could load up a VM with some variety of control panel for this, and I'd probably move the CN site to it as well. Right now the CN VM is hilariously over-provisioned for the LN(ginx)MP stack it has, but nginx is still too special-snowflakey to really inflict upon others that just want to run Wordpress or something.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Goofydoofy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:57 am

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:58 am

To access my goat porn collection, I'll need to setup a VPN connection. I don't allow access over unsecured connections.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Jhereg » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:44 pm

There was some pics uploaded in various threads, are they gone or just mislinked due to shifting files around.

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:07 pm

There shouldn't have been anything lost - I'll take a look through and see what I can find. Do any particular threads come to mind?

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Zahashah » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:21 pm

Hi,

I can't see any of the photos I have uploaded to this forum.
( I can however see the file name and size where it was posted and in my user control panel )
Also I am unable to upload any new photos at this time.

Thanks for looking into this <3
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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:04 pm

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Re: [Server] Power Overwhelming... So what to do with it?

Postby Rendus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Uploading attachments looked to be broken due to file permissions...

Do you see your dancing cat at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9130&p=69082#p69082 ?

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:46 pm

So it looks like a bunch of admin functions were broken too (well, at least mass purge was), so I just dropped in a fresh set of files rather than play games with it. Nothing should be lost, bunch of things should be gained, and I'll take a closer look at things over the weekend. Maybe.

Between crashes to desktop while playing Skyrim.

But if there is anything obviously wrong, do let me know.
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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Zahashah » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanks Rendus <3
I can see the dancing cat once again!

Testing on being able to upload an attachment

Energy Rising Watercolor by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Zahashah » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:50 pm

Hi Rendus,

It appears that some of my attachments are not showing up today.
All of the attachments in the Real Life Related forum are not pulling up.
Example: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9537

Thanks for looking into this!
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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:15 pm

Ah. Working on that now. I missed some files.

Should be fixed. I moved stuff around again because I can't just leave well enough alone, y'know?

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:18 pm

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Zahashah » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:30 pm

Thanks Rendus :wav:
They appear to all be back now :smt031
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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Goofydoofy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:36 pm

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:38 pm

Last time I tried it, it hosed the database on activation. I might play with it this weekend on a backup just to see.

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Re: [Server] Broken stuff and additional services.

Postby Rendus » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:00 am

An update of sorts:

SSL is now available for the forums - https://celestialnavigators.org Doesn't work for CNP because EQDKP is dumb.
I moved things around again, so something completely off the wall may have broken, but I'm not seeing anything.
Everything is now backed up off-site to three different virtual machines, a Dropbox account, and two different hard drives in the server. Yay.

Next project is either Goofy's games or Mumble, since I'm looking at it for SWTOR anyway. Life kicked me in the head this month, and had to fly back to Minnesota twice to visit people in the hospital (they're fine now, thankfully).