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schnoog
Hi folks,

yes, I'm still alive (if you want to call it so).

I'll take the opportunity to provide you with some information.

Topic 1: Splatterladder
10 years ago (OK, 9 years and 11 months) I was asked to save Splatterladder from going offline.
And as time goes by, several new versions of the operating system were released, php was updated, and hardware became much more powerful.
After some troubles with the hoster at that time (they implemented a SPI firewall which dropped answers to the server queries if more than ~30 players were online on a gameserver) SL was moved to a different hoster.
That was in 2003. Since then no hardware update occurred, and I spent dozen of hours patching software for an outdated operating system.
I'm currently preparing and testing a new server to move SL to.
Once the tests are completed, I'll move SL to the new server (expected downtime ~ 1 hour).

Topic 2: TeamSpeak server
As you know (and see on the main page), we are running a free TeamSpeak server which is used by several clans / groups.
Problem:
Our current license , a so called Non Profit License, will become invalid on June 15th 2021.
Unfortunately Teamspeak doesn't offer NPLs anymore.
Without a valid license only up to 32 slots on a single server are possible.
Increasing this number comes with an annual cost, starting with $55 for a 64 slot server.
TS replaced the NPLs with sponsorship. Unfortunately Splatterladder doesn't really fulfill the requirements for it.
Result:
Based on that fact, I'm sorry to have to inform you, that we'll stop providing the SL TeamSpeak server "soon".

Topic 3: Splattervoice Mumble Server Hosting
SV also runs on an (in principle) outdated operating system. Updating it is a pita.
Therefore I decided to take Splattervoice offline once the transfer of SL to the new server is completed.

Topic 4 , or call it 1a+2a:+3a
Since the NPL is bound to the IP address of the current server, I'm not able to use it on the new server.
Instead I'll install a Mumble server, and implement a viewer for it on the main page.
Clans / groups interested in an own Mumble server (or a dedicated channel in the main SL server) are welcome.


Cheers and happy fragging

Schnoog


















Wolf Enstein
QUOTE (schnoog @ Apr 7 2021, 02:22 PM) *
I'm currently preparing and testing a new server to move SL to.
Once the tests are completed, I'll move SL to the new server (expected downtime ~ 1 hour).


I hope it all goes well for you with the new server install.

QUOTE (schnoog @ Apr 7 2021, 02:22 PM) *
Topic 2: TeamSpeak server
Increasing this number comes with an annual cost, starting with $55 for a 64 slot server.
TS replaced the NPLs with sponsorship. Unfortunately Splatterladder doesn't really fulfill the requirements for it.
Result:
Based on that fact, I'm sorry to have to inform you, that we'll stop providing the SL TeamSpeak server "soon".


Can't the Clans that use SL Teamspeak pay a donation to keep the service running? I know we'd definitely contribute to it.
$mart
Thanks a lot for your work !
And do you know why facebook rejects each link to our beloved site ?
Meister Gandalf
Ich hab�s nicht ganz verstanden aber ich glaub es geht irgendwie weiter :)
Danke f�r die Info
Melde Interesse an :)
Estorado
ZITAT(schnoog @ Apr 7 2021, 03:22 PM) *
Hi folks,

yes, I'm still alive (if you want to call it so).

I'll take the opportunity to provide you with some information.


Hallo Schnoog,

freut mich sehr, dass es weiter geht! Die SL und die ganzen anderen Services (wolffiles etc.) war und ist einfach eine super Sache! Vielen vielen Dank für dein Engagement!

@Meister Gandalf: Die Ankündigung von Schnoog bringt für dich als Enduser eine Downtime der SL mit sich, da Schnoog den Provider wechselt sowie Einstellung von Teamspeak Server (das Lizenzmodell hat sich geändert) und der Mumble Server geht vorerst down, der wird neu gemacht sobald der Provider (somit neuere Hardware) gewechselt wurde.

Gruß,
estorado
schnoog
Hello again.

The downtime should be quite short (<2 hours) since everything is ready and the server still running (for over a month).
As soon as I'm able to reach proddi, I'll ask him to change the DNS entry.

@Gandalf: Euren Spessarträuber Mumble hab ich bereits aufgesetzt.Sobald die Domain auf den neuen Server zeigt werde ich Dir die entsprechenden Daten (mumbleview, admin etc) zusenden.


Greetz
Schnoog
Meister Gandalf
Dankeschön
And 4 the Rest: don‘t be afraid of mumble - same same but different :)
Wolf Enstein
QUOTE (Meister Gandalf @ Jun 7 2021, 07:24 AM) *
And 4 the Rest: don‘t be afraid of mumble - same same but different :)


There's no Splatterladder 'Mumble' server either, mate.
schnoog
Some SL Mumble server are still active
schnoog
Faster than hoped /expected

Yesterday I noticed that Splatterladder was down. The database was corrupted and I wasn't able to recover it completely on the machine.

Therefore SL was moved by me to the new server.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to contact Proddi (who is still the owner of the SL.com domain, he didn't answer my tries over several channels) to change the DNS setting (which IP is behind a domain).
Therefore I redirected Splatterladder.com to the new server which leads to an SSL certificate warning.

Splatterladder.eu now point to the new server and shouldn't raise any warnings.

Since I tried to contact proddi for 2 months without success, I don't know how long the .com - domain will remain working (the old server is currently only running teamspeak and is redirecting the domain, which isn't exactly a cheap adventure). I will keep on trying.

Therefore I ask you to use the EU domain instead of the COM domain to avoid warnings or missing images / styles

I still have several things to fix (I was able to import the most recent tracker data, but much else needs to be rebuilt manually which is quite time consuming).
The tracker is up and running.

If you have (or your hoster has) any kind of firewall or other script which blocks server queries, please ensure that the new IP 144.76.209.235 is not blocked.

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Schneller als erhofft / erwünscht.
Ich hab gestern bemerkt, dass die Splatterladder Homepage nicht mehr erreichbar war. Die Datenbank war nicht mehr konsistent und liess sich nicht mehr restaurieren.

Deshalb habe ich nun den Wechsel hin zum Neuen Server vollzogen.

Leider habe ich Proddi nicht erreichen können. Da er Besitzer der SL.com Domain ist, kann nur er die DNS Einstellungen ändern (welche IP steckt hinter einem Domain-Namen)
Deshalb konnte ich Splatterladder.com nur vom alten zum neuen Server "umleiten" was jedoch zu SSL Zertifikats-Warnungen führt.

Splatterladder.eu ist aktualisier und sollte ohne irgendwelche Warnungen funktionieren.

Da ich Proddi nun seit 2 Monaten nicht erreichen kann, weiss ich nicht wie lange die COM domain noch funktionieren wird (der Server auf den die Domain zeigt fungiert nur als Umleitung, was nicht gerade billig ist).
Werde weiterhin versuchen ihn zu erreichen.

Deshalb möchte ich Euch bitten, zukünftig die Splatterladder.eu domain anstatt der Com Version zu verwenden um Fehler und Warnungen zu vermeiden.

Ich muss noch einige Sache reparieren (ich war im Stande die aktuellen Tracker-Daten wiederherzustellen, aber vieles anderes erfordert zeitaufwändige Handarbeit).
Der Track läuft.

Solltet Ihr (oder Euer Gameserver-Hoster) eine Firewall oder ein Skript haben, dass Server-Abfragen unterbindet, so möchte ich Euch bitten dafür zu sorgen, dass die neue SL-IP 144.76.209.235 nicht geblockt ist.



Cheers
Schnoog


daredevil
Thanks for the info mate on the IP. I understand all this crashes are not easy to fix and how much time it consumes from personal life... So thank you for your hard work and whoever is involved with you.

macbeth
cant post more than posted DD

seems atm is buggy since yesterday afternoon

thanks You so much Volker
schnoog
Thanks for the information.
Just restarted the tracker.

macbeth
QUOTE (schnoog @ Jun 27 2021, 01:56 PM) *
Thanks for the information.
Just restarted the tracker.


yes is fine now, cheers.gif
schnoog
You should have received an email cheers.gif
macbeth
no email and the tracker is buggy again sadd.gif
schnoog
Kate, unfortunately the Forum tells me that you have disables receiving PMs.

Sent you a private message on wolffiles cheers.gif
macbeth
i send you pms also respect.gif
schnoog
Got the one from you here on the forum (but wasn't able to answer since it states you have blocked incoming PMs).

@All: I'm in contact with Teamspeak, maybe we'll be able to continue TS hosting (at the moment 50:50 I would say)
macbeth
will look to mine pms settings, fixed ,mine bad hammer.gif
depp.gif
Wolf Enstein
QUOTE (schnoog @ Jun 28 2021, 04:45 PM) *
@All: I'm in contact with Teamspeak, maybe we'll be able to continue TS hosting (at the moment 50:50 I would say)


Good news, I hope you're successful, we really hate 'Discord'.
schnoog
Have you ever tried Mumble?
macbeth
myself i still use discord cuz i can contact our site and servers hoster plus times to times i chat with other clans friends and at discord you have mappers and modders ETL, ETJUMP, NITMOD…
ETc|Jay
i just noticed, the server banners are not working anymore.
ETc|Jay
Another thing is, when i go to a topic over the "Recent forum posts" box and want to post a fast reply, its forcing me to login allways. So its not possible to post something. When i go trough the forum and want to post something over fast reply, it works.

Edit: well, its not saving the login. Allways when i revisit forum, then iam logged out.
macbeth
i have the same problem with my windows computer but not with my ipad tablet

schnoog
Jay, hopefully Proddi will change the Domain settings for the com domain soon. Then I will be able to adjust the local settings to get rid of the problems.

In the meantime please use the EU -domain https://forum.splatterladder.eu/


Cheers
Volker
ETc|Jay
ZITAT(schnoog @ Jul 7 2021, 09:43 AM) *
Jay, hopefully Proddi will change the Domain settings for the com domain soon. Then I will be able to adjust the local settings to get rid of the problems.

In the meantime please use the EU -domain https://forum.splatterladder.eu/


Cheers
Volker



Iam using the eu domain for many days now and have the problems with login and the banners.

The user-avatars at forum are not working either, if they are uploaded at forum. Looks like a http and https problem.
I uploaded my avatar now somewhere else with a https link and its back working.
schnoog
Hi all,

after I was able to contact Proddi, the Com domain is now configured correctly and points to the new server IP.

TeamSpeak servers are up. The current license is valid until December and will most likely be renewed.

TS Viewer on the main page needs to be implemented again and also some (dozen) configurations changed to reflect the change of the COM domain.

Happy fragging
Schnoog
Wolf Enstein
Thanks again, Schnoog, I'll tell the lads.
macbeth
Thanks You Volker
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