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moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:03 pm
by Kelley Graham
'cause bigger is always better. :)
you shouldn't notice any issues. i'll do it in the next few days and announce here when complete.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:52 am
by HotSoup
If you could also look into making cookies work, that would be great! Right now they seem to be ignored by phpBB. So, checking "Log me on automatically each visit" when logging in doesn't make any difference, and I (and the rest of the users, I suppose) have to log in over and over again each time the forum is visited. Really annoying. Thanks!

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:03 pm
by Kelley Graham
fixing cookies is not really an option. phpbb isn't designed to run on loadbalanced servers. it's only one puny additional mouse click to save the login info and let your browser fill the form each visit.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:14 pm
by Kelley Graham
server move complete. let me know if there's any issues on the fb page if rsf is down.https://www.facebook.com/groups/79859180168/

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:31 am
by Dmitri
Thanks Kelley!

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:54 am
by Ian C. Kuzushi
Thanks, Kelley and all the rest of the RSF team!

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:58 am
by willie
Hi, I've been getting a warning sign saying privacy error,move back to safty for the last couple days when I type in rumsoakedfist.org.
Just wondering if anyone else has started to have that issue or if there is any connection to this move?
thanks

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:40 am
by Kelley Graham
the security setting means our connection is not enctypted. there is no need for encryption for this forum. your credentials and session info is safe.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:07 pm
by everything
offtopic answer. here is a password method I read a while back (before all the talk that special characters aren't as good as a long passphrase):

start with a difficult password or phrase only you know. normally people would stop here. you can change this part very rarely.
add a random string (there are generators for this) and write it down on a piece of paper and keep it on your person. if it's lost or stolen, it won't compromise anything. change this monthly.
add a word or phrase based on the specific site or app using some coding scheme you have memorized.
doesn't have to be in that order.

the result is a very long string (impossible to guess, nearly impossible to brute force) that changes monthly (that is the hard part) and is not reused on any other site and should meet all stupid password rules.

use 2 factor authentication on top of that.

do bullshit stuff one computer and in one logon. do important stuff on a "safe" computer and separate logon. don't use Windows OSes. Don't use Linux unless you are a power sysadmin type.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:23 pm
by Kelley Graham
i've implemented nginx http://nginx.org as a front end. it should make all these damn bots a little more manageable. let me know if you see any weirdness.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:27 am
by drums
I was getting the "your connection is not secure" on firefox for the last 72 hours or so.
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Tried to bypass that by clicking on advanced and permitting access but then got some "Apache server" screen and couldn't get any further than that. Today is the first day I've been able to actually see the forum though it is logging me out intermittently (while writing this post for example).

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:51 am
by Kelley Graham
i don't have any secure access on this forum. your session info is safe. i'm glad you were able to get through. be sure to clear your cached info for rsf.

Re: moving rsf to bigger servers

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:55 am
by Kelley Graham
everything wrote:offtopic answer. here is a password method I read a while back (before all the talk that special characters aren't as good as a long passphrase):
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do bullshit stuff one computer and in one logon. do important stuff on a "safe" computer and separate logon. don't use Windows OSes. Don't use Linux unless you are a power sysadmin type.


linux mint is great for safe desktop use. other ubuntu variants are more sysadmin-ny. https://linuxmint.com/about.php