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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #220 on: June 14, 2018, 04:35:20 AM »
It worked for me. If I wasn't being clear, I was addressing Crudblud. I wasn't trying to make a technical suggestion on how the website or the chat ought to be run.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #221 on: June 14, 2018, 05:52:39 AM »
It worked for me.
For a specific definition of "work", sure. It's still a terrible idea.
Read the FAQ before asking your question - chances are we've already addressed it.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #222 on: June 14, 2018, 04:03:57 PM »
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #223 on: June 14, 2018, 04:21:17 PM »
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)

If you don't understand why Pete would think it's a terrible idea, you shouldn't be touching that setting.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #224 on: June 14, 2018, 04:39:59 PM »
Well, that cleared everything up. Thanks for explaining. ::)

Setting your client to accept invalid certificates defeats the entire purpose of SSL. It's like setting the lock on your front door to accept any key that someone bothers to put into it.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #225 on: June 14, 2018, 07:35:48 PM »
In this case, I'd say it's more like opening your front door when you already know perfectly well who's on the other side.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #226 on: June 14, 2018, 07:43:23 PM »
In this case, I'd say it's more like opening your front door when you already know perfectly well who's on the other side.

And this is why you shouldn't be touching that setting.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2018, 07:44:53 PM »
Yeah, yeah. ::)
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #228 on: June 14, 2018, 09:46:46 PM »
Really, that setting is like a condom. Lots of people will tell you to use it for your own protection, but in the heat of the moment, decisions need to be made.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #229 on: September 12, 2018, 06:59:14 PM »
Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

Another such pickle.

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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #230 on: September 12, 2018, 08:42:10 PM »
Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

Another such pickle.

Fixed. I'll fix this properly one of these days.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #231 on: October 14, 2018, 11:49:09 PM »
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#theflatearthsociety: Cannot join channel (+b) -- You are banned (banned_from_channel)

Well I was going to tell you that the upper fora is being spammed and has been for an hour or so now.  ::)

I have no idea why I'm banned from this. I only used it once in the last year.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #232 on: November 04, 2018, 02:37:04 AM »
I spent today making some fairly significant changes to the way our IRC channel is hosted. I've just updated DNS so that there's a 50/50 traffic split between the old and the new.

This means that if you have connection problems, trying again should put you on the old server, so nobody should be unable to use IRC. But if you do notice problems, please let me know, as I will otherwise complete this migration tomorrow.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #233 on: November 04, 2018, 03:04:15 AM »
I spent today making some fairly significant changes to the way our IRC channel is hosted. I've just updated DNS so that there's a 50/50 traffic split between the old and the new.

This means that if you have connection problems, trying again should put you on the old server, so nobody should be unable to use IRC. But if you do notice problems, please let me know, as I will otherwise complete this migration tomorrow.

This probably should be a maintenance announcement or at lest in S& no offence.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #234 on: November 04, 2018, 03:26:16 AM »
This probably should be a maintenance announcement or at lest in S& no offence.

IRC is mostly just used for shitposting. If any serious discussion ever happened there it would absolutely be in Status Notices. As it is, I'd rather just not draw attention to it from random noobs.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #235 on: November 04, 2018, 03:38:00 AM »
IRC is mostly just used for shitposting
I feel personally attacked.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #236 on: November 04, 2018, 11:55:36 AM »
I've just removed the old server from the DNS rotation. If you connect now, you'll get onto the new one. I don't expect problems (we've had a few people connect through the new one already), but let me know if they arise.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #237 on: November 11, 2018, 06:28:29 PM »
For some more explanation about what is going on:

I plan to retire the current server over the next couple of years. I set it up in 2011 when I was a junior sysadmin and there are a lot of things which are not great about the way it's configured (although it works). For several reasons, IRC made the most sense to move off first.

Rather than being hosted on a single IRC server, we now have a properly distributed IRC network, composed of four servers located in London, Frankfurt, Chicago and Atlanta. We are using geolocation-based DNS to route users in Europe to London and Frankfurt, and users in North America to Chicago and Atlanta. Users in other continents may be routed to any of the four servers.

Primarily, this provides improved availability because we have redundant servers. If one server goes down, clients will reconnect to the other one in their vicinity. I plan to use this reliability improvement to use IRC as part of a monitoring system where alerts about problems with any part of FES are announced in an IRC channel.

As another advantage, I have just rolled out an automated patching script to all the IRC servers, so that the European servers will automatically patch and reboot during European nighttime, and the American servers during American nighttime. Because we have two servers in each continent, this will not cause an outage; anyone connected to the server being patched will simply reconnect to the other one.


In the spirit of openness upon which FES is built, all of this configuration is publicly available on GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible (server configuration)
https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/cloudformation (geolocating DNS)


We also now have our own OpenBSD package repository, because I had to patch sic to support TLS to be able to use it for monitoring the health of the IRC network:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/amd64/

You can use this repo on your own OpenBSD systems with the public key from GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible/blob/master/roles/base/files/tfes-64-pkg.pub

Alternatively, our patch for the OpenBSD sic port is available here, and you can build it yourself:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/sic-1.2p1tfes0.patch
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #238 on: November 13, 2018, 01:13:33 AM »
For some more explanation about what is going on:

I plan to retire the current server over the next couple of years. I set it up in 2011 when I was a junior sysadmin and there are a lot of things which are not great about the way it's configured (although it works). For several reasons, IRC made the most sense to move off first.

Rather than being hosted on a single IRC server, we now have a properly distributed IRC network, composed of four servers located in London, Frankfurt, Chicago and Atlanta. We are using geolocation-based DNS to route users in Europe to London and Frankfurt, and users in North America to Chicago and Atlanta. Users in other continents may be routed to any of the four servers.

Primarily, this provides improved availability because we have redundant servers. If one server goes down, clients will reconnect to the other one in their vicinity. I plan to use this reliability improvement to use IRC as part of a monitoring system where alerts about problems with any part of FES are announced in an IRC channel.

As another advantage, I have just rolled out an automated patching script to all the IRC servers, so that the European servers will automatically patch and reboot during European nighttime, and the American servers during American nighttime. Because we have two servers in each continent, this will not cause an outage; anyone connected to the server being patched will simply reconnect to the other one.


In the spirit of openness upon which FES is built, all of this configuration is publicly available on GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible (server configuration)
https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/cloudformation (geolocating DNS)


We also now have our own OpenBSD package repository, because I had to patch sic to support TLS to be able to use it for monitoring the health of the IRC network:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/amd64/

You can use this repo on your own OpenBSD systems with the public key from GitHub:

https://github.com/TheFlatEarthSociety/ansible/blob/master/roles/base/files/tfes-64-pkg.pub

Alternatively, our patch for the OpenBSD sic port is available here, and you can build it yourself:

https://assets.tfes.org/openbsd/6.4/packages/sic-1.2p1tfes0.patch

This seems like an incredible amount of effort so that 6 guys can all sit in an online chatroom telling Saddam how dumb he is.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« Reply #239 on: November 13, 2018, 02:11:34 AM »
Thork hoping he is right.
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