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Migration odilitime 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:10 [Preview] No. 8874
I messed up during the migration. While waiting for the final database copy, I thought I'd upgrade/patch some servers, unfortunately I upgraded the box I was copying from. And I rebooted it without thinking about it. Now I manage around 20 servers that run hundreds of containers, so keeping track of everything isn't as easy as if I just had a couple. Also in my day job I get paid to professional move websites all the time. I make good money doing it, so I'm not a complete newb but I have no accounting for how I made such egregious error. I had a plan and just made a mistake.

Last year when we got the dedicated server, we built state of the art encryption into it. To the normal internet it looks like a website (unlike anything like Endchan) but with a special certificate our frontend server have, it runs the Endchan site. We split the drive into 3 sections, the camouflage (fake site / web server and relay), the app (lynxchan, megud, other site utilities), and the database. Then we encrypted the app and data drives. I held the keys to app, and Balrog the keys to data. We did have the foresight to give a back up of these password to other people just incase one of us got hit by a bus. Well Balrog and his backup StephenLynx both failed to find the correct password from a year ago.

So the two events combined means we can't access the latest copy of the Endchan data. So where does that leave us, well we had a full copy from 4/19 that we were syncing with the live data during the migration time. When it stop copying, it left the database in an inconsistent state. The mongo repair tool has done a great job recovering what you see;

we have most of posts but are missing a lot of database files (a great example of why you never store images in a database; we should only be missing the new files from last week on).

I fucked up, Balrog fucked up, and StephenLynx doesn't even remember us giving him the password. If just one of 4 events had gone another direction, we would not have been here.

I proposed throwing in the towel. My recent battles with pedospammers has not been fun but Balrog put it well: "we're still one of the only imageboards worth a damn and people need us goddamn it"

I considering just running the board with no content, even thought about switch imageboard software. Balrog said we should take it to a vote and let you guys decide. But to be honest we recovered more than I was expecting and the lynxchan repair process (rebuilding HTML files) is still running (going to take a long time on these older servers).

To be clear why we migrated, our donations levels were so low, we could no longer afford that server. Our previous server was awesome, a full year of uptime (Another reason why we never needed these passwords because the machine never went down).

In retrospect our set up was probably more complex than needed but it was just an attempt to help secure you're guys data the best we could. Our new drives are no longer encrypted.

Another chapter in Endchan long lists of fuck ups but we're here and can't say we did try to do our best. (Why is there two new topic buttons...)

EDIT: fix more grammar errors. Damn I was tired last night.
Edited last time by odilitime on 04/26/2018 (Thu) 17:57.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:29:42 [Preview] No.8875 del
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Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:36:10 [Preview] No.8876 del
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you all need to be punished

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:41:57 [Preview] No.8877 del
contact jim watkins and give him the site. based jim will run this thing from here.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:48:12 [Preview] No.8878 del
>make post on /sudo/ that hiroyuki made and offer to buy endchan
>freak Jim out hastily gets money together

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 07:54:25 [Preview] No.8879 del
im tired and dont have the energy to write it up but please do this for me and update me buddy.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 08:30:47 [Preview] No.8880 del
if the images and files come back then I have no qualms. I appreciate the site so even if you accidentally lost all the files it would suck but that stuff happens. Because its so much of a slip up I have to as a rational person suspect intentional sabotage.Because you appear to be a consummate professional it is unlike the image portrayed. Then again apparently there was a data breach or something last year this is a noticeable fuckup which is why it is an issue at all. If it was not intentional and I am sure it was not intentional I lost my account password and was able to recover it these things happen. If it was an accident I apologize for suspecting intentional sabotage but because o the magnitude of the error it lands itself into the realm of sabotage you may have self sabotaged by trying to update in a quick though of self improvement and then realizing you goofed.. If the files come back then there is no issue I dont mind losing a weeks worth of posts I am concerned with the wiping effect that we see no files thumbnails etc. And even that's fine its better than nothing I just feel sort of in a way unwelcome I guess it is very brash the blank threads. I run a fucking conspiracy board and it looks like what you would imagine it would if someone said to shut it down. This song is called migrations is it the memes or sabotage?If the images start coming back it will bring things back to normal.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 08:40:48 [Preview] No.8881 del
>The mongo repair tool has done a great job recovering what you see;
MongoDB strikes again!

Just use PostgreSQL already fucker

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 08:59:50 [Preview] No.8882 del
Its a shame that admins are judged by their fuckups lets be real you managed to keep afloat a site with low donations we all can help more if we tried you kept the ship sailing and we just lost some storage it seems. We are still on the water though and I am going down with the ship this is a great site and there is no sunshine ip grabber like 8chan. I saw odilitime has a blog about running imageboards with the belif that people have a right to be anonymous.Back in the beggining when hotwheels wanted to join and buy a domain or something I remember trolling the operate thread and I remember odilitime said he had been up for like 72 hours in that thread that's the kind of level he is operating on. These things happen when you are doing repetitive shit for long stretches.the man has worked hard on the site its not fair to say anything else. So because of that I am not even going to bitch and moan I am going to essentially understand the awkwardness you might feel for having to explain this because having to make such an explanation post is not something someone would do to coverup something it is something someone does to PROVE something. Leaving it open for discussion leads the thought of oh shit what happened because of this I belive it was an accident. If it was an accident then nothing wrong was done so there is nothing to be forgiven for. Now if this is the result of some sort of sabotage it would be much easier to shut the site down.

odil has with balrog and the rest of them kept it running and they never get credit for that so it outweighs any negativity for this. I am going to assume its business as usual because the site still works.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 09:45:26 [Preview] No.8883 del
I love odilitime!

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 10:06:55 [Preview] No.8884 del
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I cant seem to believe this is not intentional

. On one side on the client side here I have had to distro hop because of fucking up grub with updates like that. I understand the problem but something doesnt sit right with it. For example I am the last guy to point out grammar mistakes but on the home page we see one in the update
You should have said it went "horribly" wrong not "horrible". Because of that little sort of schizo gummy bear I am of the assumption that I should ragequit basically because On the client side I had RELIED on particular threads on 2 boards I made to act as places to showcase things I spent time making like videos and to keep the screenshots of the instagram accounts I had seen related to pizzagate. Over 1500 screenshots in one thread gone and I cant just pretend it is alright. It doesnt sit right because I might aswell make a new board but then again the migration went horrible wrong so fuck it. I am laying in bed about to doze off and then I remembered the spelling mistake with the update and how it didn't read right with the word horrible its horribly and I get it.Clearly that was not allowed we can not talk about the devil people they just delete it .for the moment I am ragequitting until I can make a new board or keep going with the clear signs of censorship basically.Because its not outright going "nananabooboo all your work is gone" I can not say anything but you might see why some people would get fussy. I have an actual concern that you are trying to shut down my board covertly so obviously I would rather just be told to stop it because if I belive its an accident then you might have to wipe it again because apparently conspiracy theories are not allowed anymore. Normally I would keep this wacky shit to myself but in reality all the shit I compiled to prove my wacky theories are gone in a way that I feel forced to stop.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 11:22:21 [Preview] No.8885 del
Please keep encryption, but have a better backup plan

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 11:24:37 [Preview] No.8886 del
If things are this much of a hassle and the admins aren't even caring to remember passwords and sloppy setups are going on I would just go to purely text. I know some will disagree and say we lose a very powerful part of imageboards but the fact is this site is doing terrible and donations I imagine are shit. Well we know they are according to the OP so I would rather deal with a purely text board than I would an imagebaord that can't even find all the images that were posted. There's places to upload images and ways to share aside from this board. I say text only if it ever came down to it. The current state of the boards look fucking awful with broken links.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 11:49:20 [Preview] No.8887 del
jesus I didn't know donations were so bad, or that you had a patreon that was only bringing in 23 dollars, I just assumed things were fine.
I can afford to pitch in 5 so I'll do that from now on.

A shit suggestion by someone too lazy to even look up what current donations look like.

sportschan.org GET Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 12:09:38 [Preview] No.8888 del

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 13:05:28 [Preview] No.8889 del
/pone/ reporting in.
For the most part,the loss hasn't been much. The server fuck up may have cost around 12 posts that were made during the last week. In theory,that's not much and I get that you are having trouble between the donations and a stressful migration of the server.
However,while I don't care that much for my latest posts,I think 2 or 3 posts had some OC(original content) between those 12 deleted ones and I don't think the writefag had the story copied.

The board works with a chain of replies and they wouldn't make much sense without the previous or following posts.I believe that we can keep the rhythm with no problem but it would be nice to save those deleted posts at some point.

Anyway, cheers for making a notification

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 14:43:35 [Preview] No.8891 del
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>there are almost 0 files on /AM/
>almost 0

>our new drives are no longer encrypted
>drives are not encrypted
so that means all the data on this website can now be mined very easily?

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 14:53:42 [Preview] No.8892 del
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As someone who worked in IT my whole life, that was one of the best write ups I have read. Coulda happened to anybody. Excelsior. Thanks for the wild ride.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 14:59:42 [Preview] No.8893 del
There's no difference while the service is operating.
With properly encrypted hard drives, it just becomes infeasible to just seize the server's hard drives in resting state, i.e. directly pulled from the box – you would have to extort the owner for the respective keys/passwords (or extract and cryogenically preserve RAM from the machine before the key fades from the modules, which is more within the scope of an intelligence agency).

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 15:17:18 [Preview] No.8894 del
>>there are almost 0 files on /AM/
>>almost 0
I'll re-up the webms I did if nessicary

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 15:51:28 [Preview] No.8895 del
i blame goatbro
this was all his attempt to ban the memes

he needs to be stopped

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 15:52:43 [Preview] No.8896 del
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/AM/y personel has been trained for events like this.
I'll reupload /AMM/ if the files won't come back.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 16:58:40 [Preview] No.8898 del
anyone who TYPES with words captalized for emphasis is a FUCKING RETARD. your opnion is invalid KILL YOURSELF.
im glad that your an alone old man with nothing. i cant wait for you to die.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 17:31:50 [Preview] No.8899 del
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Conspiracy has nothing to do with images. It's entirely not involving eyeballs, that conspiracy happens. But a fuck up so grand as this invites you all to analyze why you need images. Words suffice to describe the hell of the kike's creation. In fact all my great content was verbal and all my chops I can reupload. Only shitposters are upset. I want to bump all my great old threads now. Thanks OP.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 17:46:15 [Preview] No.8900 del
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>erase all celtic images
>much like jews erasing celtic history

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 17:53:16 [Preview] No.8901 del
That sounds pretty sad.

I have shared key backup security scheme in one of my projects (we splitted encryption key to 10 people with SSSS algorithm) and recently, on "training" no one except two of us could find their part of key. So, it is typical thing, not really a fuckup. Don't be too sad.

Considering upgrade: once I killed HDD's partition table because misplaced two arguments of sgdisk, and there were no backups. And this was pretty serious server.

>In retrospect our set up was probably more complex than needed but it was just an attempt to help secure you're guys data the best we could. Our new drives are no longer encrypted.

Yes, going heavy with backup encryption is overrated, because data for all these sites is decrypted on running servers anyway and goes through RAM. Encryption gives only protection in offline situation, but everyone know this so it isn't so helpful (and those who couldn't get into your running server aren't really dangerous).

Especially when there is no really private data, but open imageboard talk.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 20:31:37 [Preview] No.8904 del
Damn, our tg porn at >>>/tsf/ will be lost.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 22:49:41 [Preview] No.8905 del
>On the client side I had RELIED on particular threads on 2 boards I made to act as places to showcase things I spent time making like videos and to keep the screenshots of the instagram accounts I had seen related to pizzagate.
Well, that was a retarded thing to do. If it's any consolation, it sounds like your board was shit anyway.

Take your Seroquel.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:01:07 [Preview] No.8906 del
The (you)s are all fucked up (i.e. I see (you)s attached to a bunch of posts I didn't make.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:14:00 [Preview] No.8907 del
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I actually have ripped all the images from the pizzagate board from june 2017 but with the huge filesize limit and the slow pph it seems like a no brainier. Beyond that I named the photos all the archive.is links so they are all backed up I just remembered that and feel like an asshole for freaking out it just looks awful with the blank thumbnails though obviously it was not intentional.Its good that I said something because now that I did I see how selfish and stupid it was to do so obviously he didnt crash the fucking site on purpose.

That actually is what I was most upset about but I did name the files the archive.is links like example pic related is found https://archive.is/NVGOV

odilitime 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:25:14 [Preview] No.8908 del
I want this to be clear. I did do this on purpose. The content that got erased was fucking stupid and I'm glad its gone. Maybe next you can upload good content idiots. I also gave out ip addresses to the fbi earlier today. I'll be glad to see some of you rot in prison.

Anonymous 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:41:18 [Preview] No.8909 del
I knew it, I FUCKING KNEW IT! You son of a bitch Odli!

odilitime 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:53:30 [Preview] No.8910 del
Because stupid people exist: This is not me.

odilitime Board volunteer 04/26/2018 (Thu) 23:54:23 [Preview] No.8911 del
helps if I prove I'm me, doesn't it?

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 00:00:51 [Preview] No.8912 del
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Taking what you wrote at face value for the time being...

>we can't access the latest copy of the Endchan data
Just in case, did you kept a copy (or the physical thing)?

>StephenLynx doesn't even remember us giving him the password
How was this done? Was there no record of it left?

>failed to find the correct password from a year ago.
What did this password look like? Answer honestly or don't answer.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 00:01:16 [Preview] No.8913 del
I was wondering if you could make it any more confusing and pls stop giving our info to the FBI, just sell to Palantir like everyone else

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 00:46:45 [Preview] No.8914 del
go away fag, im hoping this fuckup kills all the cancer on endchan

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 00:57:30 [Preview] No.8915 del
honestly everythings fine i had a talk with the lads and i want things to stay like this keep up the good work.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 00:57:59 [Preview] No.8916 del
I don't mean a lot of that its the anger talking.I was listening to the migrations song as I typed that thinking of all kinds of conspiracies.I did not realize I had saved nearly everything worth saving I also Forgot that I had archived individual images separately and named the images as the url of archive.is snapshots. Also this is a chan its not meant to be a permanent place to store shit. I might use mixtape.moe for backups in the future.I say we all make the best of it and post more. Also when it comes to not being able to afford donating think of this. I cant afford to donate but I can probably donate like 20 bucks if I actually got off my ass and learned how to but bitcoin. Thats how I am gonna start looking at it.

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kingofoperate 04/27/2018 (Fri) 01:09:04 [Preview] No.8918 del
fucking loser getting mad about things on a chan. kill yourself loser your board sucked and barely anyone saw your loser efforts. kill your self killlllllllllllllllllllllll yourself :DDDDD thanks and plz die

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 01:12:19 [Preview] No.8919 del
sadman pls go

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odilitime Board volunteer 04/27/2018 (Fri) 01:39:18 [Preview] No.8922 del
>Taking what you wrote at face value for the time being
appreciate it, that's all we can hope for

>Just in case, did you kept a copy (or the physical thing)?
I have a year old copy and a week old copy. The week old copy was in the middle of refreshing.

>How was this done? Was there no record of it left?
Done over IRC, Balrog can't find any record of it.

>What did this password look like?
10-34 characters entered on the command line. Problem is we set up dmrcypt with really high settings (we didn't want this brute forced), so running a dmcrypt brute forcer on it is extremely painful.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 02:42:35 [Preview] No.8923 del
>the camouflage (fake site / web server and relay)
I want to see the fake site. Old milf imageboard or something to hide this here loli/pedo imageboard?

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 03:50:05 [Preview] No.8924 del
I fucking love that all I have to do to get you fucks to not believe something I say is throw on my board owner tag. Do you really think I dont data mine you? Do you really think that a person with pro expirence wouldn't do this on purpose? Do you really think that I dont laugh at your pain? You'd be wrong fucker, and you know what? Lol all i have to do is go ahead and throw on my board owner tag after this and deny i said it. Maybe even doctor up a screenshot to really show the doubters.

I hate you fuckers. I do this to get data to sell. No matter what that will always be true. I fucking despise all of you and cant wait for your shitty boards full of nonsense rambling to die.

odilitime's stalker 04/27/2018 (Fri) 04:26:55 [Preview] No.8925 del
I'm sorry for imitating Odilitime. I've been having trouble coming to terms with my crush on odili for some time now. My dick just swelled to 2 inches because I said "time". Fuck me. I can't sleep. I can definitely eat though. I'm 500lbs of pure man. More to love, baby. My mom says she's confused about my gay crush and she keeps begging me to come out of the basement. I hate it in here. It's so dark but I can't move. I have piss and shat myself multiple times. That's not the worst of it. Every time I jizzed my pants, that semen eventually coagulated and now it reeks like a month old whale carcus in here. Somebody harpoon me, please!

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 04:29:50 [Preview] No.8926 del
>uneccessary exclamation points
<like i even have to read the post to know
>that long winded typing style
kill your fucking self schizo no one reads your posts i can tell its you from the moement i see the way you space your shit.

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 04:33:49 [Preview] No.8927 del
With these kind of unfunny posts you'll be shitting up any imageboard you take part in, don't worry. Well after endchans gone you'll be well on your way to ruining wherever else you inhabit.

Personally I don't pity you, I just hope for your death. Please get that suicide in order and get it done allready.

odilitime's stalker 04/27/2018 (Fri) 04:38:15 [Preview] No.8928 del
Sorry. Me again. I have a shizophrenic personality.

Mom says the reason I fester in my piss and shit is my dad used to touch me when he thought I was sleeping.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 06:09:28 [Preview] No.8929 del
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well, at least it wasn't russian hackers

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 06:17:44 [Preview] No.8930 del






Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 06:58:19 [Preview] No.8931 del
It would be excellent if you could restore one of those two versions.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 10:03:22 [Preview] No.8932 del
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>I have a year old copy and a week old copy. The week old copy was in the middle of refreshing.
Wait. I was talking about the encrypted block device, which should have everything up to the very moment at which you started the migration. You seem to be talking about old backup copies of the unencrypted data.

>Done over IRC, Balrog can't find any record of it.
Where did he used to keep his own copy of it?

>10-34 characters entered on the command line.
This is not very helpful, I wanted a more precise characterization. Like roughly what kind of 'characters' it was made of, if characters they are, how did he generate it, did he reuse it somewhere else, etc. FYI, I'm not thinking on bruteforce, surely that's hopeless.

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Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 11:03:27 [Preview] No.8934 del
t. angry retard from /sp/ who thinks everyone types only one sentence

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Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 15:43:00 [Preview] No.8936 del
t. schizo who spends his entire life typing up walls of text that no one reads. kill your fucking self you pile of fucking human waste.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 15:54:45 [Preview] No.8937 del
Fuck /sp/ posters and their shitty ways. If they leave then this is endchan's greatest moment.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 15:58:17 [Preview] No.8938 del
fuck you and your shitty ways schizo. when you die itll be your biggest accomplishment cause no one will have to hear your shit anymore.
>but my /sp/ boogeyman
kill your fucking self seriously or go back to your dead board no one cares either way.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 16:01:09 [Preview] No.8939 del

/sp/ is for low IQ assfaced chumps such as yourself. Fuckin sit and spin on it. Sports as a whole, either paid performer or useless douchebag in the stands, has zero meaning to the world. Fuck you ya fucking FIFA fan.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 16:06:46 [Preview] No.8940 del
>he thinks his posts that literally no one reads have any meaning at all
<but i will eludicate them that sports are wrong this will show my superior intellect. i have big walls of text to type today that show i know the right direction for the world.
>anyone on /sp/ watching fifa
lol lmao kill fucking self you self important idiot. nothing youdo has an impact yet you think you matter?
>my hobbies are clearly for an educated gentleman
enjoy your dead board. the only thing left for you is death, you literally have nothing else. suicide really is the best option here for you friend.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 16:41:19 [Preview] No.8941 del
>thinks I'm any of those above guys before I accused him of one sentence circle jerking
>still delusional
>still thinks every post is whatever boogeyman who types a lot that rustled his jimmies one time
Read a book, nigger.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 16:54:53 [Preview] No.8942 del
>literally using my arguement
lol i dont care where you came from the only thing left for you is death kill yourself and end the pain now. your death will be your single biggest accomplishment so hurry it up faggot.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 17:26:18 [Preview] No.8943 del
>thinking I'll commit suicide because of some delusional faggot who believes three posters are all the same guy
lol. Wasn't actually using your argument. You sure are stupid.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 17:29:27 [Preview] No.8944 del
>you said these three people were the same guy
>cause i green texted it
never said that silly. the simple fact is your a worthless loser, schizo dosent mean one person schizo. you have nothing in the world, and you're so fucking stupid that its clear. end your life no one cares about you, literally no one.

lol lol lolololllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

emotional stupid faggot die

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 19:43:02 [Preview] No.8945 del
Still trying to deny you don't perceive a boogeyman. Admit it, you pussy.
>enjoy your dead board
>t. schizo who spends his entire life typing up walls of text that no one reads.
>i can tell its you from the moement i see the way you space your shit.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 20:11:49 [Preview] No.8948 del
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>I do this, like, professionally.
>I done rookie mistake. Derp.

In summation, Endchan's following an honored historic path of image-boards. Fuckups and all, this is the real deal.

Before I begin please note I'm not lecturing here. I have my share of stupid technical fuckups to boast of as well.

My lifetime batting average for HDA data recovery, covering everything from file system corruption, to hardware failure, to malware and virus mitigation, and my own stupidity, is about eight in ten. Once drive encryption became widespread I dropped out of the recovery business. Even the most unsympathetic and brain-dead of corporate management could no longer throw around the old standby: "I don't care if you can't figure this out. Figure it out!" Nothing else trumps: "drive is encrypted; drive is unrecoverable." Today you either have adequate backups, or you have nothing.

Launching an image-board is a classic exercise of youthful hope in the face of experience. For the last year or two, I have been casting about for better reasons to do so. The only solid motivation I have found is in the technical challenge and educational value of maintaining a service in an adversarial environment. Any slap-ass can throw up a web server only to see it hijacked, or blown offline with digitally predictable precision. Endchan's crew wanted to do things right, and do things well, from the get go. My reason for highlighting such is as a warning to all: barnstorming their way through one of the most unforgiving of I.T. environments known, I suspect Endchan's founders have demonstrated their abilities to their own satisfaction. This well of educational experience is drying up for them.

Of those paying attention for the last six months, Endchan clearly suffered from two unfulfilled needs. Money being the first, always a perennial problem of all BBSes. The second is a need to expand the administration. Not a change of ownership per se, not yet, but global volunteers specifically. In a world of highly nomadic user groups who view any Chan merely as an alternative packet transport service, easily replaced at a moments notice, I see no solution. We may only hope Odilitime, et. al., continue to find some continuing value in their existentialist enterprise.

>Balrog said we should take it to a vote and let you guys decide.

I would like to see the site restored, or restored to the greatest extent possible. Beyond that, I would like to see the site continue. I'm pretty sure that's the majority opinion (at least among the limited set of people who care) and nothing more may we ask of you.

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 21:04:41 [Preview] No.8949 del
can you just delete the database records that are storing the image hashes that point to lost images? wouldn't that fix the broken image issue?

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 21:09:18 [Preview] No.8950 del
you can be from anyone of the dead boards it dosent actually matter
majority of endchans ded schizo borts

schizo is the best way to describe the majority of the content on endchan its not a single person :P

im your boogeyman schizo im the big bad guy your gonna deal with and i run these streets


Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 21:39:16 [Preview] No.8951 del
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My suggestion: Fix Infinity, and then install that. It's been so long since we had the good old fashioned "FIX YOUR SHIT HOTWHEELS" threads, I think we could do with another round. I also don't think that endchan should be shut down. It's a very nice website with a lot of good memories baked into it. Yes, you fucked up.

My only question is why you would bother encrypting anything here in the first place. The only information worth even protecting is the IP addresses. And I'm pretty sure that you automatically get rid of those. You also have account information, but that's literally just e-mail addresses and hashed passwords. The HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is all 100% open source, and every bit of the software running on your server ought to be open source as well, so you have nothing to protect except for your user information. Also, why rely on a buddy only if you should hit a bus? Why not put your keyfile on a LUKS encrypted USB password, which is secured by a password that you absolutely remember, and if you forget the decryption password, then you would use your memorized password to retrieve the password that you had forgotten. Should you die then you would rely on the buddy, but in the case of simply forgetting the password you could EITHER rely on the buddy or the backup.

Anyway Odili, thanks for running the website. I appreciate everything you, balrog, and Lynx do.

odilitime Board volunteer 04/27/2018 (Fri) 23:30:49 [Preview] No.8952 del
>I was talking about the encrypted block device, which should have everything up to the very moment at which you started the migration
Ah, I have a couple days on the dedicated server, I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to dd the encrypted data but to merge it into mongo with conflicting IDs would be a lot of work plus it's not small, I am running out of disk space.

>Where did he used to keep his own copy of it?
I'm guessing where-ever he kept important stuff.

>This is not very helpful
>FYI, I'm not thinking on bruteforce, surely that's hopeless.
I'm guess, I'm not clear why you're asking then. I really don't want to disclose too much information about what our password looks like for obvious reasons however you can change my mind.

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 23:47:30 [Preview] No.8953 del
The man that ensured that /sp never leaves

I'm not sure if I salute or write you hate mail

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 23:55:51 [Preview] No.8954 del
some great insights here. I don't even think I was aware of this but yea, I run Endchan to just to see if I can do it. This is also probably why I help mixtape. It's a great challenge. And there is so much more I want to do.

I do have plans to start taking on new globals, I was just waiting until we finished the migration (though now I got to clean it up). We're making mistakes by not taking a chance on any one. I was going to start adding some globals on a trial basis. Some will fuck up and we'll deal with the damange and prune them accordingly. I'll start a new thread for this discussion.

We will continue but my will to restore the data is quite low. While imageboard content is supposed to be temporary, I can appreciate with our larger file limits, we people were using us a back up service. So if I find a way to restore the data I will but just managing expectations that it is not likely.

odilitime 04/27/2018 (Fri) 23:57:59 [Preview] No.8955 del
Balrog and I had a quick conversation about the broken images. We both had different plans that can work together. (His was quite ahead of mine but takes more effort than I have for a while)

Anonymous 04/27/2018 (Fri) 23:58:47 [Preview] No.8956 del
We all know they suck. As does Mohammed that goat fucker.

They can never be anything but goat fucker and Obama army members.

odilitime 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:11:45 [Preview] No.8957 del
>Fix Infinity, and then install
I'd rather work on Futabilly more.

>My only question is why you would bother encrypting anything here in the first place. The only information worth even protecting is the IP addresses. And I'm pretty sure that you automatically get rid of those.
We have no access logs but we do have posters IP in the database. This is for moderation purposes.

>The HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is all 100% open source, and every bit of the software running on your server ought to be open source as well, so you have nothing to protect except for your user information.
All the software is. I did have a spam tool that wasn't in a repo (to prevent spammers gaming it) but we don't even use that any more.

>Also, why rely on a buddy only if you should hit a bus
Well the one password we gave to 2 people. I just failed to account for not all technical people are system admins (just projected myself onto others). Also recently learned we could have had multiple dmcrypt keys though I don't know how we'd distribute them and accomplish the same goals (ensure that not one person had all the power). Ultimately, we needed to give it to more people we could trust but that also increases our attack surface.

>Why not put your keyfile on a LUKS encrypted USB password
I think this is a horrible idea. I have several passwords memorized that I don't forget. If you get raided, they'll take all your USB keys. A human can resist (to an extent) giving out a memorized password. It's like how the thumb print/face unlock makes it easier for law enforcement (you don't have to be conscious or aware) over a code. Nothing is perfect I suppose but I don't see LUKS keyfiles more applicable (especially at their size) than passwords.

odilitime Board volunteer 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:12:57 [Preview] No.8958 del
I guess got logged out but these are me.

EDIT: remove >>8951 as that's not clearly me
Edited last time by odilitime on 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:14:16.

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:24:17 [Preview] No.8959 del
>we have most of posts but are missing a lot of database files (a great example of why you never store images in a database; we should only be missing the new files from last week on).
From above, I think that missing images were stored in the missing database. Probably, other missing media files too. What is the size of the mssing database? Just wondering :D

odilitime Board volunteer 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:27:37 [Preview] No.8960 del
Ok put some javascript in to clean up broken images. That's the first step. I'll work on fixing uploading dupe images breaking over the next week. Balrog has a plan on where if you upload an old image, it'll fix any broken references in the database.


Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:42:28 [Preview] No.8961 del
thank you. and good luck!

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 00:50:02 [Preview] No.8962 del
lmao you know you love us
you want to be us

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 01:45:30 [Preview] No.8963 del
The onion services are down for me.

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 03:23:20 [Preview] No.8964 del
>I'd rather work on Futabilly more.
That sounds like a great plan. I love its goals.

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 03:47:20 [Preview] No.8965 del
Wait I may have misread the explanation
Do we lose all files after the 19th and we are waiting on files to be retrieved or did we lose all files going back a year and we need to prune all dead links?

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 03:48:21 [Preview] No.8966 del
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>images eaten by captcha or something

odilitime Board volunteer 04/28/2018 (Sat) 05:07:58 [Preview] No.8967 del
The chances of recovering more than we currently have is really slim.

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 09:42:46 [Preview] No.8968 del
In that case what can we do to eliminate the dead files?

Anonymous 04/28/2018 (Sat) 11:01:14 [Preview] No.8969 del
Are the onions dead as well? I'm accessing through the normieweb but it is really unsettling.

odiliitime 04/28/2018 (Sat) 12:10:04 [Preview] No.8970 del
in the chaos I forgot about it, I'll get it working tmw

Anonymous 04/29/2018 (Sun) 21:21:39 [Preview] No.8975 del
So is /pdfs/ a write off? I logged in probably a week before all this happened iirc and I thought that maybe I should back up some of the content just in case. I was too lazy though and convinced myself eveything would be fine.

Anonymous 04/29/2018 (Sun) 22:01:40 [Preview] No.8976 del
This. I can really appreciate that the admin is open and honest about his fuck-up and that he's actively trying to fix it. Running an imageboard is rather difficult and I'm glad this site allows us to post truly anonymously.

Anonymous 04/29/2018 (Sun) 22:37:04 [Preview] No.8977 del
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i think that odiliitime is trying his/her best but the trying will enbug more and make more disasters horribly. we should seek nuclear shelters before the end of Endchan!

Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 03:47:26 [Preview] No.8978 del
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Calm down. Granted, captcha's pretty busted and has to be opened multiple times in a new tab. Also previously posted images will prevent the same ones, even with Unique Files turned off. The solution is for board owners to archive all threads in one stickied post and nuke the remaining threads. Old board functionality would be fine then besides captcha.

Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 05:13:07 [Preview] No.8979 del
MY GOD, you people are incompetent. Am I going to have to wait to 2020 to find a functional anonymous imageboard that I can create my own board on?


Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 06:42:30 [Preview] No.8980 del
>archive all threads in one stickied post
This is a fucking damn good solutions but... may be too early for human.

>and nuke the remaining threads
But this hinted me another solution. The solution is for Endchan to remove hashes(md5 or something?) from its database after board owners nuke threads including previously posted images identified by the hashes, isn't it? I think that it will allow us to re-post same images without inconsistency of the database.

Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 10:07:37 [Preview] No.8982 del
the files can be removed, the whole threads need not be deleted

Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 16:46:57 [Preview] No.8983 del
Just make your own imageboard instead. I'm pretty sure you will end up in a pretty similar situation, granted if you gather enough traffic.
>To be clear why we migrated, our donations levels were so low, we could no longer afford that server.
I am willing to donate some but I can't think of a realistic way of turning cash into a digital currency (Monero tbh) to donate it back to the shapeshift.io address, without having to give out my ID at least. Can you point me to a direction where I can purchase Monero without having to purchase it from a local seller or an online exchange? I don't think that is possible but let me know if you know a way, I will help as much as I can.

Anonymous 04/30/2018 (Mon) 20:12:54 [Preview] No.8984 del
There's always Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/odilitime
(I am not Odilitime)

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 00:20:58 [Preview] No.8985 del
Mewch is a pretty okay site. Some boards from 8chan recently moved there.

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 00:25:19 [Preview] No.8986 del

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 00:28:51 [Preview] No.8987 del
We really need our image-posting back, Odili.

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 00:31:02 [Preview] No.8988 del
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Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 00:48:29 [Preview] No.8989 del

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 02:21:43 [Preview] No.8990 del
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>panicking like this about imageboards

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 03:15:42 [Preview] No.8991 del
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>he changed the theme from pink to yotsuba
So you are a mewch user then? I knew it

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 03:58:33 [Preview] No.8992 del

im planning to attack the site with a couple spam scripts

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 06:28:03 [Preview] No.8993 del
just two waifu boards and one got shoah'd although the differences between the two seemed insignificant.

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 10:21:20 [Preview] No.8994 del
I didn't change themes, nigger. Maybe you changed it to pink because you're a fag.

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 11:30:40 [Preview] No.8995 del
im jew

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 12:00:10 [Preview] No.8996 del

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 12:02:37 [Preview] No.8997 del
Not him but it's pink by default and looks better in my honest opinion.

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 12:17:46 [Preview] No.8998 del
this time I lied smh

Anonymous 05/01/2018 (Tue) 18:29:49 [Preview] No.8999 del
let's see
>global is a literal tranny
>who is also a control freak (deysu)
>also backstabbing
>and manipulative
>and megamilk globally bans for "intl"
how about you fuck off

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 02:26:29 [Preview] No.9003 del
Emmm sorry I don't like the look of it. What are some other decent ones?

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 07:23:44 [Preview] No.9014 del
4 fucking years, queer. Get a life.

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 07:27:42 [Preview] No.9015 del
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i belive odilitime... i belive!

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 07:30:39 [Preview] No.9017 del
Good OC.

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 20:57:29 [Preview] No.9021 del
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>4 years queer
No wonder it's a kike imageboard.

Anonymous 05/02/2018 (Wed) 22:02:54 [Preview] No.9024 del
how long until newly uploaded images are fixed?

Mega Milk 05/02/2018 (Wed) 22:07:59 [Preview] No.9025 del
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Greetings budys from Mewch.net ;)

Anonymous 05/03/2018 (Thu) 09:06:44 [Preview] No.9039 del
Couldn't we do a site wide restoration from archive.org?

We did it for /tech and just bumped all the old content off. The guy wrote a really good script for it at the time and uploaded to github.

Just delete the boards and all the uploads purge the db's and restore everything that's on archive.org.

Anonymous 05/03/2018 (Thu) 13:36:40 [Preview] No.9040 del
/AM/ page 4 is non functional

Anonymous 05/03/2018 (Thu) 15:29:27 [Preview] No.9041 del
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Just made a post on 4th page
Am I admirable or what?

_ 05/03/2018 (Thu) 23:14:49 [Preview] No.9042 del
You would have to ask someone like ring to try to implement something like that, I am just a humble nobody.

Anonymous 05/05/2018 (Sat) 06:02:59 [Preview] No.9044 del
At least the past caches/hashes whatever of the old images need to be purged. We can't post any type of file that has been previously posted unless we edit and rename that file.

Baden 05/05/2018 (Sat) 08:04:56 [Preview] No.9045 del
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There's a problem right now when we repost old images a corrupted indexed image appears rather than a fresh image.

Anonymous 05/06/2018 (Sun) 12:45:22 [Preview] No.9048 del
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What's the status on file recovery progress?
Some boards might be better off waiting but as far as /AM/ goes reposting would be done within a day or two.
Is deleting files from database to a certain period for a single board available?

Anonymous 05/06/2018 (Sun) 23:48:37 [Preview] No.9052 del
>deleting files from database to a certain period for a single board
/pol/ also needs this.

Anonymous 05/09/2018 (Wed) 11:22:56 [Preview] No.9058 del
Some month without entering /operate and I see this... sad. Well, I'm a since-beggining user of endchan and major contributor to /tech/. I like this place and don't want it to really end.

Maybe it's a good time for us to discuss about migrato to distributed/federated systems. There has been a surge these days again on the community, because of Mastodon, so we could see if people on Lobste.rs has any clue on what we could use to make it happen...

I don't agree personally in regards to switch to Infinity. It seems bloated and will give you guys more headache than Lynx. I saw some good imageboard projects on github too, written in Golang. Would be good for you guys to have SQLite on it too, not Mysql or other stuff. SQLite seems to be more 'correct' and has less bugs.

Also, if anything, just please keep it working without javascript and without cloudflare. please.

>If you get raided, they'll take all your USB keys
Well, robberhose cryptoanalysis exist too.
In your case, the best solution is probably OTP. You can affort a Yubi Key or a Nitrokey, if you work on it professionaly.

Anonymous 05/10/2018 (Thu) 06:05:34 [Preview] No.9061 del
you fucking retards that is the main issue that was immediately discussed, read the god damned thread

Anonymous 05/10/2018 (Thu) 06:07:15 [Preview] No.9062 del
why don't we program the whole thing in rust while were at it :^)

Anonymous 05/12/2018 (Sat) 21:52:44 [Preview] No.9075 del
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>I'm a since-beggining user of endchan and major contributor to /tech/
>major contributor to /tech/

Anonymous 05/13/2018 (Sun) 21:59:20 [Preview] No.9076 del
Please neck yourself immediately kike. Thanks

Anonymous 05/13/2018 (Sun) 23:15:02 [Preview] No.9077 del

Wish I could neck with myself. Life, and the whole boyfriend thing, would be so much easier let me tell you.

odilitime Board volunteer 05/14/2018 (Mon) 22:00:01 [Preview] No.9078 del
Ok, broken image should stop happening. Any images uploaded should fix any broken references in the database.

Let me know if you have any problems

Not that I'm complaining about your efforts but, you did ask. And, thank you. Ye olde /r9k/er 05/15/2018 (Tue) 02:56:32 [Preview] No.9080 del
>Let me know if you have any problems


Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 11:53:30 [Preview] No.9081 del
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Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 12:01:07 [Preview] No.9082 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=lqcvZ9xypts [Embed]
yu lift budy

Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 13:19:14 [Preview] No.9083 del
the onions are down

Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 14:37:25 [Preview] No.9084 del
them onions be ally

Anonymous 11/12/2022 (Sat) 16:02 [Preview] No.13102 del
How I imagine Q doing wizardly things behind the scenes.

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