3.5 TB data, some 1.4 million files I think.
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>>47737087@neku | FUCK NIOON OASNDASDNOASDNIAKLSD
@neku | THE NAME DIDNT UPDATE ON MY SSH MANAGER AND I RAN A BUNCH OF NOT SO GOOD COMMANDS WHIAOSKJBDLJUASBKÖASD
@neku | askdjlöj32b14
WubTheCaptain | Hm?
@neku | I BUILT THE FUCKKING ARRAY ON THE POMF SERVER INSTEAD OF THE NEW ONE
@neku | HOLY FUCK NO
WubTheCaptain | >This page (https://pomf.se/) is currently offline. However, because the site uses CloudFlare's Always
@neku | ok I didnt format anything so this should be recoverable
wew lads right in the crumple zone
neku was experimenting with RAID on a new server at home but accidentally used a wrong command on the wrong server. He was supposed to rebuild the RAID at his home, not at Pomf.se.
No backups available. 120 EUR+ per month for server upkeep costs, that leaves a student already in debt with no money to purchase a 4 TB drive.
That server at his home was supposed to help with his financial situation since I offered to host it, but we can only hope to be able to restore the data.
if he doesn't have the resources to run the system properly, then he should just not run the system at all. I mean I guess it's a good thing he made it clear that nobody should use his site for anything important, but still.
$480 was acquired in donations last month for the new server, and that was only with begging for it. Regularly Pomf received some $10 per month from Flattr and maybe up to $50 per month from bank transfers in donations irregularly. Still not enough to cover the hosting costs.
I am supposed to start paying 160 EUR/month indefinitely for his 200 Mbps unmetered 1U colocation at Portlane, but let's see if neku can even recover the array first.
Pic related: Is Pomf Dead Yet?
With RAID10? Well good luck, may the light of Aether guide your way. Also don't you guys take donations? A single 4TB hdd shouldn't be a fucking problem.
neku is the only administrator at Pomf.se, he takes donations. Still, Pomf's financial status has never been good.
It was actually discussed that whole Pomf.se database and all files would be dumped to Internet Archive  after the colocation on 2015-06-03, which is about 5 weeks away from now.
neku never wanted to add ads because he wanted to provide the best possible file sharing service for free. Ads are hosting poison.
I also don't like ads at all.
>It was actually discussed that whole Pomf.se database and all files would be dumped to Internet Archive  after the colocation on 2015-06-03, which is about 5 weeks away from now.
Well, if that's not completely fucked, then.
Which is why I promised to host Pomf.se at Portlane. Why? Because Pomf.se has a political goal and I'm also an archivist.
I've also discussed that people may have more incentive to donate to a nonprofit organization that hosts Pomf.se instead of a private person running a filesharing website from Sweden.
Pomf was mostly used by 4channers and tech literate people. They all run ad blockers. And we would just complain and use another host without ads. Donations were pretty much his only option.
>since I doubt anyone will care enough to donate.
>tfw I've made more money in my life trough one mod made for Oblivion with a donation than my actual job.
>I've probably made 200 times more than I've made in my job trough commissions
Donating is good, pomf.se is just kind of niche so the amount of donations it receives is smaller.
There's some controversial content that could get easily censored somewhere else. Things like .torrent files for The Fappening that received DMCA notices for takedown, which were declined.
I believe the right to publish even controversial material and opinions is the right to freedom of expression.
All I've heard from the Steam Mods debacle is that mods don't pay well through donating. You're the first modder to say something like this. Maybe it was different back in the day with Oblivion?
Money and internet functioning being dependent upon it is the problem.
The goal is to shift away from this paradigm and make something else work.
Everything should be free and freedom for everyone.
I will never donate money to any cause, charity, or project regardless of how commendable or awesome.
Pomf devs are the best kind of people - They're not going anywhere.
>I fucked up big time, fiddled around with box at home and realized it was Pomf.se, if the RAID cannot be restored I'll just an hero
We have an official announcement now.
pomf should be whipped clean like twice a year anyway
this idea of permanent storage is silly
now I don't feel so bad about my literally countless duplicate uploads
Anything related to The Fappening, in example. The Volafile admin got some bad press in 2014.
The Fappening contained CP. It's cute to be an activist when either there's nothing on the line because no one cares about the laws or you're doing something western civilization generally agrees with, like disliking your country's politics, but actually dealing with the real threats that people do care about going after like CP/terrorism is tough, even if the person believes in "freedom of expression" through trading other people's hacked nudes and piracy of games/movies or whatever. The problem with hosting The Fappening is that you're going to open yourself up to real problems instead of the easymode ones everyone could stand for.
Oh, actually, I misread your original post as "activist" instead of "archivist". In any case, you're still going to open yourself up to these same threats regardless of what your intent is. Wouldn't recommend it.
Anything controversial or illegal is deleted within 5 minutes. It just means that all legitimate and clean files are viewed anyways. No privacy just a big loser checking all files one by one. Try a password protected rar with dummy data inside it'll probably be deleted too.
Do NOT use Volafile. It has turned into a shithole recently after its owner neglected it then decided to turn it into his personal play thing. The best users and mod have left and now we're just waiting until the owner decides he doesn't want to pay X euros a month to host a troll server.
It's not that laymen are dumb, it's just that you can't master everything unless you somehow modify your brain and install an additional storage medium in your brain where you could just upload information about some particular subject like physics and become a master at in 5 seconds.
I mean all files are viewed one by one in fear that one could cause trouble in Germany. They aren't reported by DMCA or users at all it's literally a no life watching all you do with the service. That kind of privacy is worst that any big website like dropbox or imgur.
Best way how? You can have private locked racks in a good datacenter if you have the money. Nobody is even going to ever touch your 1U server in a datacenter's shared rack anyway.
You better name one that isn't proprietary and is easy to use. Protip: You can't.
Why do people keep wanting distributed systems when they are a bitch to set up? Such a massive inefficient way of doing things from both a technical view and a organisational view as well.
>Everything should be free and freedom for everyone.
>How is a machine inside my bedroom more private than a machine in a datacenter where employees and intelligence officers are all over the place.
Jeez idk. I wouldn't do it if uptime and speed is important but it sure is physically more private.
You're still going to need hardware. That's not free.
Do you want to host it on your computer? Okay then, but you'll still need electricity, manual management and a reliable, high speed internet connection that can handle many more coming in and downloading things.
Do you want to be your own ISP? You're going to have to manually get a shovel and get to work because that's gonna take a while.
Do you want to connect through someone else's network to truly be a part of the internet? That's going to cost money too unless you plan to build brand new infrastructure everywhere yourself by hand. And then you're going to have to fly around to Africa occasionally to fix it.
Do you want to be your own energy company powering all that? I'm not even sure how you'd do that. I hope you've read some free books on it.
If hardware is too much to pay for then go out into the forest right now with a stick and a rock and construct a high end central processing unit. Maybe the owls will be able to help.
I mean, maybe you have a point about domains being strictly controlled, but they only cost a few dollars and then that's it. The other 99% of the money goes into things that are totally legitimate and you would be forced to pay for anyway one way or another. Usually with a reduced cost and an awful lot more labor+expertise.
>How does one mess that up?
Quite easily if you've got a whole bunch of shells open. Take it from someone who attempted to spoof a workstation IP by using ifconfig to grab it's MAC, and forgot that he was actually logged in to the server at the time. Cue all sorts of weird behaviour and some pissed off sysadmins.
First of all, as long as you own the hardware any outsider needs a search warrant to even touch the hardware without permission. This also applies to your bedroom, it's only as safe as your own door lock is.
Most motherboards with IPMI can be set to alert on physical intrusion, which can instruct the machine to do something like power down.
I don't see how someone's own house is any more physically private than a datacenter, in fact quite the opposite. Especially if you're not a neckbeard on /g/ without a social life.
>University of Washington
Says your image is from 2014. Also, only a 3/5 ISP.
>if you want to do anything, you have to either embrace all aspects of modern corporate rule unconditionally, or you have to make the universe from scratch yourself
The point was that 99% of the money goes into things that are actually valuable and can't be done half as well, if at all, by individuals.
I never said he had to do all of that, just that he would run into varying degrees of roadblocks if he tried to do any of it. Also, "free" is not equal to $500. Or $200.
@neku | mdadm: /dev/md/0 has been started with 3 drives (out of 4).
@neku | mdadm: /dev/md/1 has been started with 3 drives (out of 4).
@neku | mdadm: /dev/md/2 has been started with 3 drives (out of 4).
@neku | mdadm: /dev/md/3 has been started with 3 drives (out of 4).
@neku | pray
uguu.se now has 24 hour hosting instead of 1 hour hosting.
Pomf.se is up again. One drive is still down, don't ruin it.@neku | need to be able to start it to begin with, I ran the command "sudo mdadm --remove /dev/md0"
@neku | and after that all hell broke loose, so in theory it should be able to start now, however it might not be marked as boot or doesnt start the array on boot time
I'm a pleb.
On his contact page pomf.se/contact, there's a key file, on the site keybase.io
what can you do with that, and how does it help? tried looking around the website, but am too confused by my own stupidity to understand
With GnuPG, you can send him an encrypted email using that key. This is so that no third-parties (intelligency agencies) can read the email body contents.
He can also send you messages/files "signed" with the key, and you can verify that they haven't been tampered with in transit, and stuff. Go ahead and take a look at it. I wouldn't rely too heavily on keybase.io's in-browser encryption, though. It's better to run a real GPG program on your desktop instead.
>i got liberal on /b/ and it backfired
>i got mad at /b/ and it backfired
>i got fatter from all the pizza
sometimes this "anonymous" man is a pretty cool guy but he sure does talk a lot, mostly to himself!
I mostly use the cli version of GPG (which should already be installed), and occasionally Enigmail (which lets you do most of the operations using a GUI inside Thunderbird). I think a common stand-alone GUI is Seahorse.