Short downtimes

Jan 30 2007, 07:49 PM


Some bad news.

Over the past 2 days or so, the server has been hit with 3 short Denial of Service attacks. You can read more about it there. They haven't lasted more than 20 minutes or so, but this is still a while and I felt I needed to post about it.

You might have noticed the site loading slow, or you get a "too many connections" errors, or other various errors on loadup -- that's the purpose of this news post, to address that issue.

This is not an attack on the bandwidth -- but rather the server CPU resources. A flood of the HTTP server with lots and lots of connections to use up everything, rendering pages unavailable.

I am monitoring things and I hope to pinpoint who is doing it, and what can be done to stop it. I will probably be installing a new firewall software which will hopefully mitigate it. I already had setup software and the router settings to prevent attacks, but they are not working in this case.

As a note, these attacks are not dangerous in a sense that they cause data loss. It does not harm the system or any of the files, all of that stays safe. The problem is that they prevent me from getting the site, and other services to you.

Thanks for your time and patience, and apologies for any inconveniences.

Mods installed and things fixed since last update.

Jan 20 2007, 02:02 PM


It's been a while since I last posted an update on what mods have been installed so I thought I'd make this thread.

Since my last thread "reps and lottos" the following modifications have been installed:

  • Browser icons mod
  • Optimized Search
  • Resize images
  • Global announcements
  • Global bar manager
  • Quick Edit - uses AJAX to edit a post
  • Signature box moved in profile
  • WordCount required for award in Ibstore
  • Profile Music option
  • Minimum Post Length
There have also been various bugfixes to JFB over time including:
  • Double post mod bug
  • BBCode filtering bug
  • Store edit monies bug in ACP
  • Members page bug
  • Reputation system image bug
  • Shop username change bug
  • Various others
That's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates.

QA 3.0.19

Jan 18 2007, 12:26 AM

PHP-Quick-Arcade 3.0.19 is here.

This release addresses the problem with the new IbProArcade for IPB 2.2.x game usage. Newer games were unable to be used on previous additions, this version covers that.

Also all of this has been updated in the main zip:

- removed the debugger.

- tar function enhanced by Sean, less tar file errors.

- updated the installer, no more BETA 1 and added the new folders.

If you are arcade downloaded copy user:

Download the new zip off the main site.

Overwrite these files:



With the new ones from the zip. Then create a folder called gamedata in /arcade/ and CHMOD it 777 or 755.

Are you running a modified arcade? All specific edits to do the update have been posted here, please see this for each and every edit you must make to update:

If you are arcade service user:

You do not need to do anything, it is all updated for you by me. You will however notice that you are able to add the newer games by ibproarcade. They're now playable and addable whereas they were not before, the games failed to submit.

Additionally, I have done away with the url - it is not in all areas. The old cjb urls will continue to work, but is now the standard URL for the arcades.


Happy New Year

Jan 1 2007, 12:15 AM

Happy new year everybody.

May 2007 be the start of a great new year for everyone. biggrin.gif