JohnTheRipper
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JohnTheRipper

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Former MC administrator/owner of various servers, Nov 2010 to Nov 2012. Expert in attracting and stopping DDoS attacks. Nov 9, 2012

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    1. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Users, Y U NO play on my server?
      1. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Lol, same here man.
        Feb 2, 2012
    2. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      Yes I am drooling too!

      Guess what I found out too. U.S and Canadian residents don't have to pay VAT! That means the setup price and per month is 19% off...

      Seriously considering that 32 gigger...it would be $65ish a month.
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      3. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Whoops, I failed hard there. For some reason I thought that was OVH's datacenter and I though ti looked too good to be true!

        BTW I've been eyeballing some servers with the dual L5420s and I am not sure though. There seems to be some inconsistencies in the Passmark benchmarks, a single one only gets 3,561 yet dual get over double?...makes no sense.
        Feb 3, 2012
      4. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Benchmarks aren't perfect, they're averages.

        So far, the CPUs are great, but I'd always like more RAM, a semi-dedicated KVM, SSDs, gigabit, etc etc...

        If I could find someone under $65/month with better specs than my current ones, then I'd move in a heartbeat, but I'm afraid my only option in that price range is OVH, who I'm staying away from (until they open up their Canada DC and/or reveal the 2012 servers).
        Feb 3, 2012
      5. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Did you decide yet? :P
        Feb 4, 2012
    3. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      *drools at Hetzner's 32GB offer*
    4. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      And server's back up, fully this time, I fixed everything and even improved my startup scripts!
    5. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Well, I learned my lesson about stupid boot scripts.
    6. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      Hey you think ShootToMaim's hosting is legit? 2x i7 2.66GHz + 40GB RAM + 6x 120GB SSD + 50TB @ 5gbps

      Thinking of going with it.
      1. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        What do you think? :P
        Jan 29, 2012
    7. ShootToMaim
      ShootToMaim
      Friends?
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Why not :P
        Jan 29, 2012
    8. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Maybe tonight or tomorrow night.
      1. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        All I need to do is boot into single user mode, cd to /etc, edit (vi should still work) the rc.local file, and reboot into normal mode and fix it... I think I'll do it tonight. Days are too packed for me :(
        Jan 29, 2012
      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        I think the reason it's not fully booting is because I told the system to start Minecraft on boot (in rc.local), but it's waiting *forever* for the process to complete. Thus, if I boot into single user mode I should be able to mount the drive and use vim to get rid of the startup line, then reboot into normal mode and see if it works.
        Jan 29, 2012
    9. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      I give up.
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        OS reload is also $25. I'm fairly certain that if I just boot into single user mode and disable starting a few services it'll start working again.
        Jan 28, 2012
      3. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Good luck man! Let me know how it goes.

        Wish there was some way I could help. ;(
        Jan 28, 2012
      4. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Yeah :(

        I think their support is gone right now, no response, I guess they aren't working on weekend nights (although they were active during the day on saturday and on friday night)... Maybe I'll have to do this tomorrow night.

        I'm so tempted to continue with my "i give up" decision, but I think I'll attempt to see this through.
        Jan 28, 2012
    10. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Waiting for a KVM to be moved so that I can sort out this mess :(
      1. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        That's why I love Supermicro motherboards. KVM and IPMI built in to it!
        Jan 28, 2012
    11. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Server's no longer going strong, as it's down... I wonder what it is THIS time...
      1. Nathan C
        Jan 28, 2012
      2. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Whoops, crap it was down since yesterday?! D:
        Jan 28, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        yeah :(
        Jan 28, 2012
    12. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Server's going strong, the only issue now is that I have no players...
    13. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      No attacks so far, looking good! Now if only I had some more players...
    14. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Well, I need to wait until I get attacked again to see, but I think this will work.
      1. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Ok lemme just do the attacking test for you.

        Lol, jk..I don't have anything to attack with and what I do, I would not risk them being shutdown.
        Jan 21, 2012
      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        I have the tools, but I don't feel like it :P

        I used to do quite a bit of griefing and ddosing a few months ago.
        Jan 21, 2012
    15. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Another attack, another attempted fix. Oh the joy of running a server.
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        God fucking dammit.
        Jan 21, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Now trying mod_evasive...
        Jan 21, 2012
      4. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        LOL!
        Jan 21, 2012
    16. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      Server is down :O
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        DDoS attack, I just got a working ping, most likely from my hf post or from my mysterious followers. I'll investigate more.
        Jan 21, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Looks like I'm going to have to wait it out, it should be working fine once it's back up :).
        Jan 21, 2012
      4. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Back up, and I'm getting blazing fast pingrates to it :D
        Jan 21, 2012
    17. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Well, I figured out a way to partially defend against these SYN attacks... And I (mostly) fixed sendmail :)
    18. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Oh Joy... Being flooded by hundreds of IPs on port 80, and sendmail to anything but big email servers is not working.
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Oh, and did I mention that the July/August attacks were from a script kiddy group with a shell booter and too much free time on their hands? And that they exploited a hole in LogBlock to crash the server over and over again until I patched it, then they attempted to extort money to stop the attacks, and wouldn't let up with the attacks for the 2 months it was online.
        Jan 20, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Basically, I'm a magnet for DDoS attacks and bad luck.
        Jan 20, 2012
      4. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Good god...
        Jan 20, 2012
    19. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Oh great, sendmail is half-broken and I'm being flooded on port 80...
    20. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      [ http://a304.net ]: Map renders fixed, upgraded to 1.1... Next task: Forums.
    21. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      Time to move:
      Supermicro Motherboard with dedicated IPMI/iKVM
      Sandy Bridge Xeon E3-1230
      2x 1TB SATA 7.2K RPM HDDs
      16Gb ECC DDR3 RAM
      100 Mbit port
      32 TB per month

      :)
      1. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        OOOOOHHHHH, nicceee, that's some awesome hw. Who are you renting from? The only thing missing is gigabit and a SSD :P.
        Jan 19, 2012
    22. JohnTheRipper
      JohnTheRipper
      Server's back up, http://a304.net / a304.net (MC). Forums and Teamspeak are still down, we're still running MC 1.0 for now.
      1. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        D:

        Hopefully the emails send out from the forum now :D
        Jan 18, 2012
      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Actually, I managed to fix sendmail (without using postfix!) after a long saga involving SELinux and Sendmail and permissions and a mishap with a permissions script and iptables and more stuff , but the forum isn't exactly setup yet since I lost my database when I moved (I never bothered grabbing it).
        Jan 18, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        I'll either fix the forums or update to MC 1.1 next :)
        Jan 18, 2012
    23. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      Was your new server deployed?
      1. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Yes indeed, I've setup just about everything but advanced firewall rules, teamspeak, boot scripts, and the forums. I just need to make a new post in wordpress and I'm done. Minecraft is up, the only casualties were the iConomy DB.
        Jan 18, 2012
    24. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      What host has the dual l5420s with 8 gigs of RAM?
      1. Nathan C
        Jan 17, 2012
    25. KakusCraft
      KakusCraft
      hi, thanks for replying my thread.

      the VPS is not OpenVZ or Xen

      but it is KVM, can it work for minecraft ?
    26. JohnTheRipper
      1. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Dude, is that your post?

        When I was reading that, the first thing I thought of, was that it was your server. Who do you plan to move to now if it is your post?
        Jan 15, 2012
      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Kimsufi. I found someone on WHT with a already-provisioned KS-16G that they wanted to sell (with about 3 weeks remaining), so I offered him 32 Euros, and if all goes well, I'll buy it from him tomorrow (since OVH support doesn't work weekends).
        Jan 15, 2012
    27. Nathan C
      Nathan C
      What on earth is your avatar?
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      2. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        "Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons.
        Jan 6, 2012
      3. JohnTheRipper
        JohnTheRipper
        Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
        Jan 6, 2012
      4. Nathan C
        Nathan C
        Lmao.

        I've beaten both Portals and never knew that stuff. Man am I a noob.
        Jan 6, 2012
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    Former Administrator/Owner for various servers, from Nov '10 to Nov '12. Current MCF sectional moderator. DDoS magnet supreme.

    I do not currently run any Minecraft servers, and have no plans to do so in the future.