I'm sure some of you noticed that last night (GMT) there was a
somewhat huge abuse of my pastebot, which is located at
http://tools.wikimedia.de/~swhitton/pastebin. Thanks to the ops who
dealt with it, and sorry for the trouble.
Originally the bot displayed the IP address of posters so that it
could be dealt with and I think it has some kind of banning interface
via PM. However, I was asked to remove this for privacy concerns and I
agree that this is an issue, so I commented out the code (I don't
speak perl, which it is written in). What do people think about
re-adding IP addresses, with a warning on the pastebin form page?
Greetings. Sometime today toolserver was making about 10,000 DNS
requests per second. This was a little too fast and resulted in
something of a DOS attack on our upstream resolver. :)
If you caused this, please send me an email. You're not in trouble,
but I'd like us to avoid this happening again.
It seems that sendmail/postfix/whatever is somehow broken.
I have several cron jobs that should report their stdout via email, but none
have arrived. Neither has some other daily "spam" I should receive.
I tried to send mails manually (using both mail and mutt) - the gave no
error, but no mails arrived either.
Could someone please take a look?
Also, are these mails stuck in some queue and are yet to be sent or are they
Thanks & Best Regards,
I want to report the arbitrary clusterwise occurance of unexpected
mysql error messages:
> 2003: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'zedler.ts-local' (115)
> 2013: Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 111
I get either of these two, the 2nd more often than the 1st.
This happens over lengthy periods of time, rendering tools unusable.
When I want to file a bug for these errors, I get:
> Internal Server Error (500)
> The server encountered an internal error and is unable to complete your request at this time. If the problem persists, > please contact the owner of the tool you are trying to use and inform them of this error, quoting the following > information:
> Request host: tools.wikimedia.de
> Request path: GET /cgi-bin/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi
> HTTP server at tools.wikimedia.de - zedler-admins [at] wikimedia [dot] org
When I make shell connects to zedler, sometimes, I see blank
screens for extended periods of time, such as 10 minutes,
before I am logged in. That is happening since few day.
Greetings - Purodha
Due to the limitations of JSP, and the fact I cannot figure out how to use
it, I have written my own Java plugin-based webserver. I am wondering what
the rules are on binding to ports, what ports/port ranges are allowed to be
bound to, and where/if I have to get permission?
I can provide the webserver code etc if necessary, and it will be in my
homedir, however I have tested thoroughly and there is no advanced code or
features that could damage anything. Only filesystem access is read-only (by
the webserver, a specific tool might output a log etc), and it obeys all
filesystem-level security settings automatically.
I have asked a few times on IRC, but it appears no-one is there to answer,
so I have decided to ask here.
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> be_x_oldwiki_p and hakwiki_p do allready exits at cluster s3. I added the
> wikis (which are both closed) at toolserver.wiki.
closed? I can edit both of them, and at least be-x-old had quite
some editing activity during the last days, but I did not check
The Domain for be-x-old is: http://be-x-old.wikipedia.org/
> Please use the bugzilla in the future for this kind of question.
Greetings - Purodha.
I cannot find the replicated data for the old Bjelaruskaja
Wikipedia, project code is "be-x-old", so it should be in data
base "be_x_oldwiki_p" which is not listed in the toolserver data
Greetings - Purodha.