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We're back!

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 18:09, 19/8/2004 | , ,
 
Hi folks, sorry about the downtime. If you haven't already heard, the TIB server was hacked in to by a Brazilian cracker, who defaced all files on the web server beginning with "index" (which included php and wml files). Thanks to a quick SMS from monkeyson I shut the server down before any more damage could be done, but that's just the start of the troubles.

The short version goes like this:

  • Sysadmin gets tonsillitis, unavailable for a week
  • Big drive with all the web sites on won't mount, and data has to be recovered
  • Backup server wasn't quite ready (onboard NIC didn't work under Linux, one of the hard drives was doing weird stuff)
  • 13GB of data had to be copied on to the server over a 1Mb pipe, but was running at a mere 5KB/sec at one point (routing problems)
  • Where full backups for sites weren't available, pages had to be recovered, remade, made up, or uploaded over by hand
  • Then came the fun part of configuring the server and finding out why nothing worked, and write many programs to fix permissions, file extensions etc.
  • Oh, and I had a fairly miserable holiday somewhere in between.

Anyway, hopefully this server is much more robust - the old server probably got hacked because I didn't pay enough attention to security patches, but as we're using some servers at work with the same OS I should get warnings as part of the day job. It's back in the Chichester office as London hasn't really worked out - same heat and power problems, but taking a week to go fetch the thing, fix it, then take it back. So, please, no Slashdotting or the boss will kill me! :)
 

  We're back!
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  moss (17:46 19/8/2004)
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      andypoole (18:13 19/8/2004)
        rich (18:22 19/8/2004)
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                monkeyson2 (11:19 20/8/2004)
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                    rich (13:33 20/8/2004)
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Richard Goodwin Message #93132, posted by rich at 17:40, 19/8/2004
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System clock was wrong for a start ;)

As such, I laugh at your attempt to get first post :P

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John Hoare Message #93133, posted by moss at 17:46, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93132

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Erm, second post :-)
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John Hoare Message #93134, posted by moss at 17:46, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93133

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Ho!
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Andrew Poole Message #93135, posted by andypoole at 18:13, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93134

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aww

It was the first though ;)

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Richard Goodwin Message #93136, posted by rich at 18:22, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93135
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getting further down the list though...
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Andrew Poole Message #93137, posted by andypoole at 18:22, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93136

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First post :)
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Andrew Poole Message #93138, posted by andypoole at 18:27, 19/8/2004, in reply to message #93137

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Bah, and to think I made your coffee :p
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Paul Vigay Message #93139, posted by pvigay at 01:54, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93138

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Wooo - well, it looks like DNS has propagated as far as this little corner of the web (Demon)

Welcome back! :)

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Phil Mellor Message #93140, posted by monkeyson2 at 11:19, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93139
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Bonza! Nice one Rich for getting TIB back online. :)
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Andrew Message #93141, posted by andrew at 13:30, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93140
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Is AcornArcade and its subdomains still down?
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Richard Goodwin Message #93142, posted by rich at 13:33, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93141
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That domain is owned by Jason Tribbeck, so when I came to investigate why this hadn't updated, I found DNS was still being hosted on an old ArgoNet server (because neither of us had gotten round to updating it!). A quick 'phone call this morning sorted that out, but give it a bit of time to propagate.

The acornarcade.co.uk ones should work though.

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Jason Tribbeck Message #93143, posted by tribbles at 15:43, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93142
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And annoyingly there isn't a notice about the fact that I paid for the domain name registration on the Acorn Arcade web site (except in an interview with me)...

:)

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Andrew Message #93144, posted by andrew at 16:39, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93143
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Unfortunately the Exile subdomain is out of date on that. I don't know about the other subdomains.
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Andrew Message #93145, posted by andrew at 16:42, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93144
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And FTP access is down to both as said.
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Richard Goodwin Message #93146, posted by rich at 18:18, 20/8/2004, in reply to message #93145
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The Exile subdomain was taken from the backup taken three or four days before the domain was hacked!

So long as you're looking at 213.161.75.250, that's as up to date as I've got. And FTP *is* up, if your DNS is pointing to the right server.

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Andrew Message #93147, posted by andrew at 02:14, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93146
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It couldn't have been as the last page I uploaded was in March but the one I'm looking at on exile.acornarcade.co.uk is January.

The FTP I'm using is just exile.acornarcade.co.uk which just sticks on 'negotiating'. The ANT Suite FTP tool doesn't take numbers from the user just the text form.

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JMB Message #93148, posted by jmb at 04:21, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93147
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Why not just use FTPc?
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Richard Goodwin Message #93149, posted by rich at 07:16, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93148
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Also, you need to be using an FTP client that has a passive mode.

Trust me, if the Exile site wasn't a backup of the live site, you wouldn't *have* a front page. ;)

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Mark Scholes Message #93150, posted by mavhc at 11:56, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93149
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Are you really sure you can't put IP addresses in AntFTP? that's insane.

Can't use FTPc because iconbar is down so can't download it.

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Andrew Message #93151, posted by andrew at 13:28, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93150
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FTPc? Because the ANT Suite it normally perfectly fine that's why.
I don't know what a passive mode. All I know is that it's not accessing anything numbers or otherwise as it did before the crash.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #93152, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:22, 21/8/2004, in reply to message #93151
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Hurrah!
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Ian Cook Message #93153, posted by ilcook at 11:49, 22/8/2004, in reply to message #93152
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Very happy for it to be back
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Kevin Wells Message #93154, posted by Revin Kevin at 23:48, 22/8/2004, in reply to message #93153
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Welcome back missed the site.
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