Hi all !
I'd like to remind everyone of you that *we* have to organize the MMP interwikit-bot *before* 15th May ! It just remains a couple of weeks now, so it's beginning to become an emergency…
If nothing's done at that date, DaB said he would "kill and disable every longrunning interwiki-bot that [he] find[s]." (see http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/toolserver-l/2012-April/004913.html)
MF-Warburg created https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/Interwiki_bot_MMP_planning nearly two months ago, but only Luckas Blade, Merlissimo and I had completed it… So we are 3 interested persons at the moment, but all from wikipedia-projects (respectively from ptwiki, dewiki and frwiki), whereas DaB wanted one from a non-wikipedia-project…
So two questions actually :
1) does the actual group (composed of Luckas Blade, Merlissimo and me) suit to you ?
2) is there anybody else interested in joining it ?
— Toto Azéro
I will give the SGE-update (see my mail from last time ) another try this
week and so I hereby announce downtime of the SGE-system on Thursday between
19:00 and 23:00 UTC. If the update is not successful on Thursday I will give
it another try at Friday between 19:00 and 23:00 UTC.
During the downtime no SGE-process will start on any server, while
processes/jobs that had started already will continue to run; jobs which are
queued at the beginning of the maintenance-window will start after the window
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
P.S: Just to be clear: There will be ONLY maintenance on the SGE, not on the
databases like last time.
Userpage: [[:w:de:User:DaB.]] — PGP: 2B255885
Hello. Although i update my pywikipedia file daily, the following phrase
appears when i run my bot on cmd or toolserver:
"WARNING: Family file wikipedia contains version number 1.19wmf1, but it
should be 1.20wmf1"
What does it mean and how can i solve it?
in parallel to DaBPunkts SGE update maintenance I will do some database host maintenance.
hyacinth which holds s3, s4, s6 and s7 will be rebooted and afterwards more space will be added to cassia which holds s2 and s5.
I will start my work at 8 pm UTC.
I have two clarification requests regarding the Toolserver rules
1. There's a new rule now in effect regarding interwiki bots. How will
this rule be enforced?
2. There's currently a rule requiring every bot user page to mention that
the bot runs on the Toolserver. I don't think this rule is followed very
closely (I don't think any of my bots mention where they're hosted at the
moment). I believe this rule originated due to a desire to avoid inadvertent
autoblock damage on the Toolserver's IP addresses if a bad bot were blocked.
But most wikis now whitelist the Toolserver's IP range using
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Autoblock_whitelist>. Is this rule
still necessary and/or in effect?
 Text: After 2. April 2012 the continuous running of langlink-bots (also
named interwikibots) is only allowed for the Multi-Maintainer-Project
 Text: You have to add a line at the bot-userpage, that the bot runs at
Ok, so i've checked status.toolserver.org and have found nothing going
on but some stuff has been breaking at random points today.
I've had a Cron job return:
Subject: Cron <deltaquad@willow> cronsub IPBEBot $HOME/IPBE/IPBE.py
/opt/local/bin/cronsub: 9793 Killed
I've had another return:
Subject: Cron <deltaquad@willow> cronsub UAABot $HOME/UAA/UAA.py
error: not enough memory to allocate 2404 bytes in init_packbuffer
Unable to run job: Error reading answer list from qmaster.
And then on a MMP (yes this is a customized message):
The x script has failed. The error message received was:
<b>A database error occured when attempting to process your request: </b><br />Failed to connect to database server !
Please check the database to resolve this issue and ensure that private data is removed on schedule.
Is it what we have running or is this a toolserver issue in general? and
should I file a bug?
(SysAdmins - Especially DaB. please don't take this as me being
critical, I just wanna help if I can identify any problems and file a
JIRA if needed ;) )
English Wikipedia Administrator
On a similar environment to the Toolserver that I've used in the past, I've had to log the start and end times of any non-trivial external vulnerability testing (i.e. running Netsparker against production servers). I'm guessing these were used to redact portions of the logs prior to security audits.
Anything we should be doing here to make life easy for the admins?
I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon. It's 1-3 June and
registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with
hotel/hostel, just mention it in the registration form.
This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical
community. We'll be hacking, designing, and socialising, primarily
talking about Gadgets, the switch to Lua, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.
Our goals for the event are to bring 100-150 people together, with
lots of people who have not attended such events before. User
scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile,
structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we
want you to come!
Thanks to Wikimedia Germany for hosting and coordinating this event.
(Venue still to be determined.)
Volunteer Development Coordinator
In my 404 log I often see various hacking and spamming attempts looking for known website weaknesses.
I would like to propose to totally block such IP addresses from accessing Toolserver.
What do you think about such approach?