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Re: yo

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 8 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: AnonUser"

yo

standalone rslight nntp server

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

I've split the nntp server from rslight so that it can run without the web interface. This is all done with config option, no code changes. I wanted to be able to run just the news server, which is working fine, but I didn't want to have

yo

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

yo

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rocksolid.programming

Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

another one: https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2021/protecting--the-conversation-following-the-riots-in-washington--.html "Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many insta

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rocksolid.programming

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

some nice read on the subject (thank you, sciencehub): (too heavy to attach, so uploaded): http://ana5icnp3au4qy5i.onion/?p4Yd6zThm2MAzCAPmLaBrLNu3YK "The disinformation landscape and the lockdown of social platforms" by Shawn Walker Dan

Re: pgp would be nice

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Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: trw"

Somebody went through the whole process already and created something nice: https://medium.com/@tamanning/nomadic-identity-brought-to-you-by-hubzilla-67eadce13c3b One more reason for me to look at the fediverse, and maybe a killer featur

Re: The next bridge

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Of course not, why would we drop something that is working nicely ?

Re: the next bridge

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Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: retro.guy"

Usenet is federated, but I don't think that it will be used by most for this reason. Most usenet users are probably google groups users who most likely don't know that the data is spread around and shared. Connecting with these newer mod

Re: The next bridge

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Some more resources I found: https://fediverse.party/en/miscellaneous https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/pub/guide-for-new-activitypub-implementers https://writefreely.org/start https://codeberg.org/zot/zap.git https://github.com/emilebos

Re: the next bridge

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

case in point: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/10/apple-suspends-parler-from-app-store Federated services is the way to go when big corps is shutting you down.

Re: The next bridge

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: retro.guy"

Damn youngsters :)

Re: The next bridge

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Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

I'm reading, if you want to read it all, that will take some time alone....plus you have to have a rough understanding of the wp frame work too. i think the easiest way to understand the thing for me would be to make a full installation an

Re: the next bridge

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

I've downloaded the plugin and am reading through the code. This might be the best place to start, but it'll take a while to understand what I'm reading, lol. Meanwhile, I'm looking around for something simpler (not OOP) as a guide.

Re: the next bridge

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

I believe wordpress is written entirely in php. If there is a plugin for it to make it into an activity-pub, that should make it easy to implement the protocol for rslight, fudforum or vichan. Well "easy"....it would be a lot of work for

Re: The next bridge

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

It looks like activity streams standard is what is used. I'm not sure, it's new to me but I think so: https://www.w3.org/TR/activitystreams-core/ If it can be implemented without adding yet another language requirement (I'd rather stick

The next bridge

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

The next bridge that we build should go from nntp to one of the those: https://the-federation.info/ Would be awesome to have rocksolid in the fediverse. And with all the code existing already for servers, (including a wordpress plugin, app

and....solved

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Yes...especially the last point...:-) I might still use rslight as a backup, but at least I got inn running again.... cheers trw

Re: it is not the inodes

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

You can, but I put them in /usr/local/APPLICATION-version and then symlink the current version directory to /usr/local/APPLICATION and write wrapper scripts in /usr/local/bin calling the application with all the correct variables defined.

Re: it is not the inodes

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

I fully agree, I always prefer to install software from the repo as in the past I learned (as many probably have) that installing independent software can make a mess of the system. The op probably feels a bit more comfortable since they

Re: None

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

You could mount --bind the directory to some place with more room, or symlink

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rocksolid.programming

Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

I agree this could be useful. Could be done with signatures as well, or secret keys (server addresses).

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rocksolid.programming

Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

on my machine the history file is 382 Mb. if inn would attempt to make a copy of this file, that would explain how it runs out of space. if this was the case, I have to make a new installation...damn...but at least the reason would be cl

Re: it is not the inodes

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

It wouldn't for me, because it's not even present in the Debian packages as far as I can see. Installing software which is not in my standard distribution involves even more work, and there is no guarantee of some support nor that it is

Re: bbx alpha version

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: retro.guy"

it seems the space problem is on /dev/sda1. I just checked /var/lib/news on one of my servers and the dir is using 1.7G. Just the history file is 1.1G Retro Guy

Re: pgp would be nice

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

Either way and the user must trust the code of course. If it's a matter of trust, maybe javascript is the easiest way. If you allow the js, you can sign, if you don't it's just a feature you don't use. Currently, rslight uses javascript

Re: it is not the inodes

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Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

It is the program and the admin together that produce a stable (or in my case unstable) result. Using rslight just might be more fitting for my skills. :-)

Re: it is not the inodes

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

INN2 is running stable for the last 20 years or so. Administrating a UNIX server is sometimes complex.

it is not the inodes

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Maybe I will just install rslight and use it as a news server, seems to be less complicated and more stable than inn2 to me.

Re: bbx alpha version

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: Retro Guy"

That's most likely exactly the hd space problem. Here's a clip from a while back in rocksolid.nodes: i2pn2 has been running out of inodes, while bytes availble is high (many GBs) This is due to the small size of news articles just wastin

Re: bbx alpha version

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Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

I would look at /var/lib/news/active and remove any newsgroups you don't want (you need to ctlinnd pause STUFF and then ctlinnd go STUFF or stop inn2 altogether to change files). Then I would check expirectl, the retention delay. Then

Re: bbx alpha version

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

want, because it might end up in the junk pseudo-newsgroup. ok, thanks, I did not know that. What is the way to make an overall cleaning to all the obsolete groups and articles (if there is a way) ? Or maybe I could just start over on a n

Re: bbx alpha version

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: Marc SCHAEFER"

And the number of inodes (df -i) ? The basic INN2 storage model is one file per article. Also, you may want to ask your NNTP peers not to send you what you don't want, because it might end up in the junk pseudo-newsgroup.

Re: bbx alpha version

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Might have to do with this entry in /var/log/news/expire.log: expireover start Tue Dec 29 04:33:54 UTC 2020: ( -z/var/log/news/expire.rm -Z/var/log/news/expire.lowmark) Article lines processed 28740 Articles dropped

Re: bbx alpha version

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

Yes, I know this one. It is like it says, the news server does not answer, and I don't know why. When I log in with telnet and do "mode reader", I get: 403 Expiring process 7990 Then after service inn2 restart it works again. I have no c

Re: bbx alpha version

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: retro.guy"

Getting an error on bbx right now. I tried clicking several messages, both from the overboard and from a group: "the news server does not answer to this request, and the resource is not cached locally. this could mean that the requested r

Re: bbx has overboard now

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: trw"

And the registration captcha is now also accessible with the alt text of the image (for textbrowsers and the like).

Re: pgp would be nice

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

I can see two basic ways: 1) either the nodes offer a piece of js that does the signing (possibly using a local config file) and attaches a file with the signed message automatically when posting. 2) we write a little client to do that (

Re: pgp would be nice

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: retro.guy"

Yes, I sign control messages with pgp. I use a python script to make it reasonably simple: https://github.com/Julien-Elie/usenet-signcontrol I agree that pgp signing could work well for communication between nodes. I'm still thinking abo

Re: pgp would be nice

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: trw"

bumping this thread I just realized when I researched a bit around the official news group listings (here: http://usenet.trigofacile.com/hierarchies/ ), that you already do pgp signing of the control messages for your news server. Wouldn'

bbx has overboard now

rocksolid.programming

Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: trw"

a very simple one: just all of the group views on one screen, one after another. but at least it's all at one glance now, and it was only 6 lines code :-). cheers trw

Re: Mapping rocksolid

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Anonymous"

https://www.novabbs.com/computers/article-flat.php?idU0&group=news.software.nntp#550 Looks like with control-archive 1.9.0 being released, rocksolid has been added to the active file at isc.org: Hierarchy updates: * Remove the d

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