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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,

Server backup

Purposefully brought the Glassfish server down, so I could make a comprehensive backup.

It should be back up.

I hear from people that the server is sometimes slow or not entirely stable. Investigations are continuing. Let me know if anything is amiss.

Regards,

Server went down

On the 7th of August, at approximately 18:20 game time, a message in my system log made mention of "detected stalls on CPU 0". That was the last message in my log, and the entire server became unresponsive.

Deputies mailed me forthwidth, but I was unable to attend the problem until the next day.

My apologies about that.

The game is back up, nothing a reboot couldn't handle. And I took the opportunity to update the system.

Let me know if anything is amiss.

Regards,

Adventure Awaits!

To celebrate the opening of a new area, i've devised a plot to introduce it as well as give future RP hooks to keep interest going. As of right now, sign up for this plot and information regarding it, is available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10EmLX5Op6D8JmCB7FFhwwDELZAsn5qhWTENwx2ALbmk/edit?usp=sharing

Extended maintenance Wednesday

Maintenance window coming Wednesday will be extended, so I can install updates and stuff.

Regards,

Game was down due to emergency maintenance

Due to vulnerabilities caused by hardware bugs in processors, my VPS kernel needed to be patched and my VPS would need to be restarted by my service provider.

As it was urgent, the email notifying me came basically at the same moment as the reboot.

I have restarted all my services, and the game should be back.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

You can find out more at https://meltdownattack.com/

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyears to all of you.

As usual, I find myself with little time to spend here. It's gotten worse since I rediscovered World of Warcraft.

At least I hope you like the new banner I added for Christmas.

All the love,

Weekly maintenance ended

Wweekly maintenance ended. Snapshot made.

Regards.

Weekly maintenance started

Weekly maintenance started.

Regards.

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