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Not done!

Things are not done yet. Working.

Maintenance rescheduled until a later time.

Regards,

System Down for Maintenance Tonight

People of Karchan,

I plan on getting that logging and security thing I mentioned previously done today and releasing it this evening, 22:00 game time.

It will probably make it impossible to log in for some time and play the game.

Server Maintenance Done

ell, the server has a lot more room now to expand, so I am expecting less of the "oh noes, the game has crashed with an out of memory error!".

I did not get around to updating logging into the game, as it requires a bit more research and testing.

So, the game is back and available, if anyone's interested.

Scheduled Server Maintenance

The server requires some maintenance. I am planning on upgrading the server to more memory/diskspace/fatter pipes and stuff. It sems what with jenkins, liferay and glassfish, the current server specifications are a tad lacking in punch.

I am also planning on updating logging into the game, for security reasons.

Server maintenance is for now scheduled for Sunday, 22:00 game time. It is currently unknown how long this will take, but I will try and have the game up again as soon as possible.

Theme fixed

I've added the theme again, under a different name.

Seems to work for now.

Of course, as always, mention it when it screws up again.

Sorry about the downtime today

I am still new at this whole Liferay thing, and for some reason I am having severe problems getting the karchan theme to get inserted into Liferay properly.

I have made a workaround for now, by adding the javascript libraries directly to the webpage entries instead of in the karchan theme.

The karchan theme is not picked up, at the moment, so it defaults to classic, which does not help.

You should be able to access the game normally.

Let me know if anything is amiss.

Merry Christmas to All and to All A Good Night...

ello, People of Karchan,

Well, it has been a very interesting year and no mistake and I thank Karn that Karchan is still here.

May it continue to be, and be a place for you to hang out with everyone for many years to come.

Christmas treeTo you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.Holly

 

Karchan was Under Attack

esterday, I got an email from my Service Provider that my server was targetted specifically in a DDoS attack. To prevent it from effecting their other customers, all traffic to the server was (temporarily) blocked.

Now, things seem to have normalized again, slightly.

I did some checking and there have been a huge number of attempted logins into the server (not in the game, but to the server itself) from a wide variety of ip addresses. In fact, those attempts are still ongoing, about every few seconds.

To the best of my knowledge, since the new install and the change of software stack, the attempts have all failed.

This might be a last desperate effort from the people who inserted the Advertising IFrame when my server was still vulnerable, but who knows?

Regards,

Karchan Down

his morning, at about 01:58, Karchan went down. To be more specific, Glassfish, the application server, went down as it was short of Memory.

I have since restarted it, and provided it with an additional 400 megabytes of memory. It should run smoothly again.

However, there is a chance that there is a memory leak somewhere, slowly claiming all memory. When that happens, we will see the same behaviour.

Let me know when it does. I'll see about checking out where the memory leak is.

Regards,

 

Encryption

o anyone who is even vaguely interested in encryption and security and all that, the term HTTPS should have a familiar ring.

HTTPS is a protocol for secure communication over a computer network which is widely used on the Internet.

As of now, the Land of Karchan can be accessed using two site urls:

http://www.karchan.org

and

https://www.karchan.org

The last link is encrypted. Both site urls lead to the same game, so you can decide for yourself what you wish to use.

Regards,

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