Some nice SYN flood attacks

 For the last week or so, my server(s) externally have been slow as hell. Now, me being not so investigative didn't check my routers logs. Well, let's just say someone was DDoS'ing me. Oh no, not the web servers. Just the tracker (Torrentino's tracker). Not someone, but a crapload of IP's. Still, making it virtually impossible to access the webserver. So naturally, me being a dumbass didn't have iptables all. Long story short, fixed it up with some iptables rules and blocking the offending IP's. The router is reporting that it's dropping the [bad!] packets, but I'm not so sure on that.


I'm that much of a dumbass. Mentioned in my previous previous post, I [might?] be receiving two new servers. One of which, come to think of it, would make a nice Smoothwall firewall making me sleep easier. It's 13:56 as I write this; I haven't slept in 27 hours. Picked up some cable ties err cable wraping thingies and organized everything so atleast it's clean to some extent.



Ugh, I need sleep. In about 2-2.8 hours, I made a cool little script. Reminds me of in a way. In short, it keeps you updated on your favourite artists/bands albums. For example, you could subscribe to Frozen Ghost's RSS feed, and every time a new album would be released it would update. I'm sure there is already a site like this; maybe not. I'm open to suggestions. I ended up naming it 'doobleg' :P I'll show it to everyone when I'm ready ;)


So, in the most part, I took care of the DDoS attempt, but site seems a tad slow. I'll work on it wiwum (when I wake up next (should be wiwun, but wiwum sounds better)).


It's finally Friday, been waiting all week. I now have four spare processors, dual Xeon socket 604 processors. It'd be great if I could use them.... Also have some RAM too, 4GB's in total!

Torrentino has been running fine so far, server load has been low. PunBB uses a small amount of CPU usage, Torrentino itself (the system) uses next to nothing. One server for the front end + PHP, another for static content (CSS, images, etc.). I could have another server just for PHP processing, if needed. Well, atleast I'll have the hardware to expand ;)

I implemented sub cat's (categories) into Torrentino the other day, hopefullying making it more organizable (?). Next thing I'll have to tackle is being able to sort torrents (seeds, leechs, size) which doesn't seem too hard. Also looking for a new design, as this one sucks.


Mininova has started filtering content on some selected torrents. A way to get around it is:

  • Make your files a .rar, .zip. tar.gz whatever and password protect it.
  • Put it in a folder
  • Create an image with the password to the archive (not text file!)

Anyway, any comments on Torrentino or my work in general, is appreciated! Thanks!

New server

Bought some stuff from the Canonical store recently, supposedly it'll take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks. Awesome.

I took down all my local servers and building one larger one. For the last 8 hours or so, I've been trying to get it to work but no luck. Alright, check this out: Install Debian on HDD. Try to boot => instant restart. Back to the BIOS.
Like WTF?




We've experienced some downtime last night and this morning but we're back up and its all good.


 I thought of a new project the other day. In a nutshell, it is similar to Twitter but is used for development, beit web, software or whatever. So, for example say you have 5 other team members across the world. They would all have an account on the site. They could post what they are doing, ask for help, etc.. so other team members could respond. Post a comment if you have any ideas :D


 Anyway, today's Sunday, so I might go ahead and relax.

Web, log and mail server.

Thought I'd take it upon myself to create a mail server on 'roppie' (me server). It's now a log server also, I even got my router to send logs to it too. Interesting it is though, I have 'jlap' sending all its logs to roppie too. 'roppie' also runs a minimal web server (lighttpd + mysql, same as jlap) but also serves the logs out on HTTP so I can view them anywhere.

  I've been using SFTP on roppie since FTP didn't work for a loooong time. I tried to FTP to it today...and well....proftpd wasn't installed in the first place. So now I have that up and running so its all good.

  A switch would be nice for my network, something under 100$ (which I found one on Staples) and it would probably increase my network performace :D
  According to my router, I'm only getting 10Mbps half duplex from my modem/ISP. Which sucks.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with myself for what I did. I set up two servers, tweaked them and....are actually...running smoothly.



I've been busy with things lately but now since basketball season is over, I'm sure I'll be more productive. Anyway, I'll try to work on Server Stat(demo) a bit today then probably release it. It's about time I get my dead server up and running, I've just been procrastinating. Anyway, I'm gonna do a little maintenance on my servers, then go work on something. Oh, by the way, does anyone want the MailX script I made? It lets you mail other members, sorta like a private messaging system. There is also a iWebKit version of it too. Comments are appreciated :D

Log server/firewall

Flippy, my webserver which died back in December/November-ish has been sitting my desk, lifeless. So, I decided to turn it into a log server and firewall (running Debian, of course). I'll post some pics and specs later on. I was looking into getting a switch (over a hub, which I have now). I think it would greatly improve my network performance (A D-Link DES-1024D 24 port 10/100). Anyway, I haven't made any money with AdSense or PayPal donations, so that sorta sucks....

Refernece Wiki

I modified one of my own wiki scripts to conform with iWebKit to make a reference wiki. I was inspired by a PHP reference app in the AppStore so I decided to make my own (sorta). In short, you search for a function and view the correct syntax, etc... Sorta pointless but time consuming Our team might go to the Provincials which is in March sometime Anyway, Friday tomorrow w00t! And the plot thickens....

Lighttpd on my server, Apache free.

Well, since my server was down for about a week and a half I decided to fix it. Apparently, apache2.conf and httpd.conf were both blank...wonderful. Fixed that, did the same thing; files went blank. Whatever, installed & configured Lighttpd and now its running smoother than ever. Using less RAM than before too. Configuring it with PHP was a breeze, now PHPMyAdmin works now too. 4 more days till Hell freezes over. Got some more stuff to do, then bed. I haven't coded at all lately, too...tired. Torrentino is idling away, there is one major-ish bug I need to fix, but yeah. Theres a couple other projects I'd also like to finish to over the break, like WorkSimple and Web Host.