I'm telling you, a weekend with a bottle of gin and the code, and I could fix at least the lowest-hanging fruit. These are not difficult problems to solve.
Or y'all could just let yak do it, but every time he codes something new, it comes with some pretty stellar holes (that could have been...
So? This isn't relevant in the slightest.
Competent sites have 'status.domain.com' hosted outside of their network, where they can throw up "We're being DDOS'd and we're working with our hosting provider to get traffic to a manageable level".
The "who" doesn't even enter into it. Why do...
Hey, a whole lot of combined bitching has gotten some extremely minor issues fixed recently! I think 3 weeks of repeating "you are exposing a whole lot of services that you shouldn't be" made them close one or two of them!
It's just really sad that it's gotten this way, and a lot of the users...
That's an extremely oversimplified view of things. There's multiple kinds of DDoS attack, not just "ping flood", and I can't really agree with your assertion that it's just a bored or curious user, or that a lot of people attempt them without success. Care to clarify or back up your claims?
What does this have to do with anything? You had a(t least one) massive security leak. You should expire all of your passwords and have your code audited.
Why do I bother repeating myself? You haven't listened to anyone who's said this in your entire tenure here.
No, it isn't. It's the central gathering point for a large portion of the furry community. Trivializing it as "just a porn site" is asinine.
Excuse me? First you act like someone gave you a Juris Doctor and admittance to the Bar, and now you're acting like you've got a Ph.D. in psychology...
Kid, this law talks about breaking into computers and causing more than $5000 in damages with intent to defraud. That didn't happen here. You really don't know what you're talking about.
Redregon, nothing you say makes any sort of coherent sense, and your little flameout wherein you banned me from your journal doesn't make any sense either.
Feel free to conspiracy-theory all you want, but it won't really change the fact that your screed is not grounded in reality.
Re: Trouble Ticket Policy for Site Admins?
No response, Summer?
Who are these 3 people you're going to have work on the site? Do they have any clue? You're just starting out with programming, so you aren't qualified to judge.
Summercat, you write a whole hell of a lot without saying much of anything. In fact, out of everything you wrote, the only thing worth responding to is this, and it's not even worth writing my own words:
[18:57:56] <Eevee> > Bitching like this about this problem isn't going to do anything...
Guess what? I'm going to keep saying it until I've seen the slightest fucking bit of change. Your shit has been broken for six years. Get a security audit already, and preferably not one from a 13-year-old kid from the Dominican Republic, or an inflation fetishist.
Did you not read the second line?
Audit your goddamn security and wipe out the inactive admins. And stop trying to silence critical voices.
And while I'm at it:
Simplify your internal communications. Make ONE official source. At current count, you have IRC, Forums, IM, Steam, Twitter...
Remember, Summercat, how I was saying that stacking on extra layers of indirection for communication was not a winning proposition? Is this thread and the related incident not clear enough evidence to you?
I've got a breathtakingly simple plan for mopping up around this. You'd rather make me...
As I said, using a packet sniffer is a pretty bad choice there. Try a port scanner.
Y'know, I have never found that to be the case. If you can't explain what you're doing, then you're not smart enough to be doing it well.
Excuse me? Are you going to elaborate upon your claims, or simply...
Unwanted traffic? Filter out? No. No, no, no. A packet sniffer captures packets. It's just a troubleshooting tool. If you're wanting to, say, build up your firewall rules, doing it with a packet sniffer isn't the best idea; try a port scanner (this is another tool which I use on a semiregular...
Really? I understood what you said. I just couldn't derive any meaning from it, because it was a) really, really vague and b) complete horseshit.
Lemme try this again: Under what circumstances is using a packet sniffer illegal?
Remember: a packet sniffer is a tool that I use on a regular...
Hi, I use a packet sniffer on a daily basis as part of my job. Care to clarify your statement?
Yak, is this PHP still dumping core, or would that produce a whitescreen? remember: ulimit -c unlimited; gdb program corefile. :P