Proxy, anti-captcha, archive, and other things... (11)

1 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-06-28 09:11 ID:/3+6W5KD [Del]

This board is testing a few new patches. I'd appreciate if people bang on it out a bit before I move the code to /mai/ for further testing:

This thread should give some more information on what most the testing is about (open proxy detection). Please read the first two posts to know what to expect:

The ignoring of captcha is now integrated into the ban interface. Anyone posting with specific tripcodes is exempt from having to enter the captcha. Give it a try with and without. Right now the four tripcodes at the top of this thread are exempt:

Archive only comes into play with images once posts are bumped off the end of the board. Images aren't deleted, but left where they are. Right now the limit is 50 posts before posts expire.

If there are any issues, post here.

2 Name: Anonymous 2005-06-28 09:50 ID:Heaven [Del]

I don't get it.

3 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-06-28 18:43 ID:eZ+UJSB8 [Del]

You don't have to. Post like you normally would, and see if there are any issues.

4 Post deleted by user.

5 Name: Squeeks!ZWaiC5yPUM 2005-06-29 09:29 ID:Heaven [Del]

I thought this would be interesting as I have a webserver and I also have a transparent proxy (well, my ISP does).

So I tried to post a reply. The results?
Safari: Times out. Just sits there, does little. I left it for about 2 minutes before I realised that it aint going nowhere.
Firefox on win32: SQL Connection failure first time around. Second time around worked.

Now dmpk2k, to proove your setup works, if you have my IP beginning with 220.* or 60., you're correct. If you get a 203. and its name resolves to something like (or something like that, I can't remember), that's TPG's proxy, and well, I can't avoid that. It also operates on TCP 3128, a port that in my house is blocked.

6 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-06-29 18:09 ID:A1jEjNk2 [Del]

Regrettably the lists have been cleaned since then. I've now set the aging to seven days instead of one hour. Could you try again?

7 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-11 07:05 ID:Rq09rnVX [Del]

Hi ho, time for more testing:

This is a final test for a few of patches that have been floating around for a while. Among them:

  • decent archiving
  • no captchas for arbitrary posters
  • decent proxy detection
  • load balancing across multiple hosts (I'm not certain what else to call it)

The last one in particular still needs testing, so please post some images, and complain here if things don't work properly.

8 Name: anon!21anon4H3U 2005-09-11 14:47 ID:Heaven [Del]

>load balancing across multiple hosts (I'm not certain what else to call it)

distributed hosting?

9 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-11 20:07 ID:vYsETrAR [Del]

I considered that, but only full images are farmed out. The board itself resides only on one host.

It's more accurate than "load balancing" though, although the macro effect is that too.

10 Name: Anonymous 2005-09-11 21:02 ID:++2R5Cnw [Del]

Question: The mirrors i see. Who is hosting those files? Home users? Or pay-for hosting? How does one become a mirror?

11 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-11 23:02 ID:8bkBjv4L [Del]

Reliable hosting that's of a decent speed. For pay or from home, it doesn't matter. What matters is they have decent uptime and hopefully a domain name.

Of course, a host don't need to be reliable, but then no board admin will want to use that host.

If you want to become a mirror, you'll need to download, change the password in, then alert the board admin with the URL, password, and bandwidth you're willing to allocate. You only need; loader.html is just there for convenience sake.

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