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New Website Release

I have been given to understand that the deputies have retrieved all essential information from the Liferay CMS (as have I).

I am currently putting the last touches on the new website.

If I put in a bit of effort, I should be able to replace the current website with the new website on Sunday evening.

Bear in mind that, though the main functionality works, it's going to require some work still. Most of you might not notice anything shockingly different, but kudos if you do.

Regards,

Updated SSL Certificate

The SSL Certificate of Let's Encrypt has been renewed for another three months.

It's scheduled to expire on 8th of april 2019. You can check with the little "lock" icon in your browser address bar.

Hence also the little period the server was down, had to install it.

Regards,

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyears to all of you.

I am currently working on the architecture of the backend of the game, not directly on the game. Once that is finished I can give the game some love.

So there will be some changes.

All the love,

Upgrade postponed indefinitely.

Sorry guys. The upgrade has been postponed until further notice, perhaps indefinitely, while I look into other options.

It means that you can change the Wiki as much as you want again.

High regards,

Fair warning!

The upgrade of the database has taken place.

It means that all changes committed to the Wiki and the CMS from now on will be lost when the upgrade takes place.

If you don't like this, kindly delay any changes you wish to make until after the upgrade.

Thank you.

High regards,

Upgrade Failed

Failed to upgrade he Liferay CMS. Will try again.

High regards,

Upgrade on 14/12/2018

The Liferay CMS will be upgraded on Friday, the 14th of December, quite possibly from 20:00 onwards. During that time the entire game will be offline.

High regards,

The Karchan Wiki

The Liferay CMS needs to be upgraded to version 7.1, and I am currently preparing for this.

Unfortunately, things are not going very smoothly, and one of the problems we have is that the current Wiki Format used in our Wiki, called "MediaWiki", has been dropped from the available formats.

Therefore it is imperative that the old wiki pages and any new wiki pages you might be making will use the Wiki Format "Creole". You can change this per wiki page under the header "Configuration".

Rest assured that nothing of the Wiki will be lost during the upgrade (I'm making sure), but for pages in the old format, it will revert to "Plain text", which is quite ugly and you'll receive the message that the format is no longer supported.

Also unfortunately, it seems Creole does not support quite the range of possibilities that MediaWiki did.

High regards,

Server Troubles

The server, as you may have noticed, was behaving erratically today. That is because I was working on it.

So, I've got some good news, and some bad news.

The Bad News

I noticed an application was deployed in my application server that I did not put there. It is called Sarketsdr, and its purpose is to disclose the filesystem by deploying a Java/JavaScript/Web Filebrowser and starting shells to run commands.

So far I have not been able to find any information on it or how it got there. I have removed the offending application and closed the administration console of the application server for remote administration.

I know I've been running a slightly old application server. I will remedy this soon. I hope the current measures will at least buy me some time.

The Good News

The server seems to be up, and I have installed a new valid SSL security certificate from Let's Encrypt. You can use https://www.karchan.org again without the nasty warnings.

Matters are ongoing.

Regards,

Server Maintenance

There might be sporadic outages of the game, every morning while I fiddle with some things to upgrade the server and what not.

It concerns an upgrade of the Liferay CMS, which is a bit more complicated than I had anticipated.

Expect outages from anywhere between 08:00 and 10:00 AM game time.

Regards,

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