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Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby ThatGuySam on Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:15 pm

Well done Phobik for finally getting PTT2 up again :tankerhappy1: :thumbup:
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby THE V on Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Hey Phoby- Did they at least give you a major amount of free hosting due to their incompetence?

Great to see this site back up

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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby LGM on Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:59 am

Well, here it is again! Good to see the forums back up. Onward, ho!
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Cloud on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:08 pm

The company this website is hosted at did not reimburse us, though they should. We literally lost everything. Thankfully there was a lone back up made about 4 months ago. The back up was made prior to a lot of changes thus pho had to spend countless hours recoding and what not. Pho has made steps to insure that this doesn't happen again as we have automatic back ups daily. Thanks for taking the time out of your summer vacation to fix this baby up.
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Taylor on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:37 pm

Wow, that sounds like a close call! Glad to see the website back :)
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Speedo on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:53 pm

Are you allowed to reveal why or how this happened? I'm sure a lot of us are curious.
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Mr Phobik on Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:41 am

Speedo wrote:Are you allowed to reveal why or how this happened? I'm sure a lot of us are curious.


Long story short, an exploit was released for SolusVM (a very popular control panel for companies that provide servers) which allowed an attacker to perform any command on all nodes. This was a zero-day exploit so shortly after it was released, many companies that use this control panel were hacked.

The company I host the majority of my servers with (including PTT2) was also hacked.
“Around 3am Eastern Standard Time (EST) today, there was a security breach, due to a vulnerability in SolusVM that allowed a command line to be run to dump the SolusVM client database and attempt to delete all data from our nodes. Our staff is working tirelessly to get everything back online, along working with SolusVM to address the root issue and no furthur impact is expected.”


Unfortunately, the hackers were successful in deleting all data and dumping the database. This resulted in all servers being wiped. I did not have automated daily backups running for the forums, so the latest backup I had was of around 4 months ago.

I've now set up things differently, and have daily backups of the forums/database. If anything ever happens again, it won't be much of a problem to restore the forums.
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Baba on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:59 am

Let me add my voice to the many thank you's for the effort to get ptt2 back up and keeping it going!
For some reason my old username/password didnt work otherwise I would have chimed in earlier.
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Dazzle on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:54 pm

Superb recovery from a bad situation, great effort recoding the old backup to get the site back up. We all appreciate the work you have done to keep PTT forums alive, good job :monkey: :tankerguns:
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Re: Well done Mr Phobik !

Postby Mr Phobik on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:17 pm

On a side note, I've restored the PTT1 archives which can be accessed by clicking on the 'PTT1 Archives' link under the site logo.
Master server statuses are also available for both GarageGames and my master server. :thumbup:
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