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IRC communities migrating to Libera.Chat

A lot of worrying news about the Freenode IRC network has been unfolding during the last week, and events today seem to have pushed a lot of big communities like Ubuntu and Gentoo to move from Freenode to other IRC … Continue reading

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Server overview 2021

I haven’t really talked about the backend infrastructure for Blinkenshell in a long time, so I thought I would give an update on the servers/VMs that are currently running as of now. Most people probably think it’s just a shell … Continue reading

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KVM storage live migration

One of the features I’ve been most excited about with this new server setup is KVM live migration using virsh migrate with copy-storage-all. This is like a regular VM live migration, but you can do it even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Fail2ban routing actions

I said I should be doing some more technical posts so here we go! Blinkenshell runs the SSH server on a non-standard port (mainly port 2222, but also port 443 for people trying to avoid some firewalls), and the reason … Continue reading

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New server up and running

I’m happy to report that the big maintenance window yesterday was successful and we are now running live on the new server hardware! I’ve spent a lot of time earlier this week doing final preparations and planning the exact steps … Continue reading

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Server updates 2021

Some of you might have caught a teaser picture I pasted on IRC a couple of weeks back of some server internals. This is actually what’s going to become the new main server for Blinkenshell in 2021! The current server … Continue reading

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HTTPS for User Websites

User websites has been a part of Blinkenshell since the very early days, and the format has stayed pretty much the same. However, the web has evolved a lot and nowadays many visitors expect HTTPS by default. Because of this … Continue reading

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Server maintenance 14th January

The server maintenance of Triton (SSH) is done for now. If you want updates about when we’ll have update (and when it’s done) make sure to follow Blinkenshell on Twitter and hang around in the IRC-channel. As you might have guessed … Continue reading

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More changes to the vouching system

I’ve evaluated the changes to the vouching system in the signup system that was made a few months back and I’m mostly happy with the changes, but as you might have guessed from the title there are a few things … Continue reading

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