Upgrade to the webserver

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  • Earlier this week I was informed that the support for a specific part of the server software (required to keep things running) is ending in just a few weeks.

    I had the choice between upgrading to a newer version or paying monthly for legacy support.


    Obviously upgrading is the better choice... especially since it would be much more secure and also faster than our old environment that was hosting the SWAT Portal. The speed benefit is about 10% while processing the website (excluding the static data -> images, vids, etc.) compared to before the upgrade.

    Unfortunately Lancersreactor is hosted on exactly the same server and also had to go through that upgrade. As it turned out Lancersreactor was 100% incompatible since it still was based on an old Forum/Portal version. That is why the website was offline a few days.

    After various tries to make it compatible somehow I eventually came to the point where I simply decided to re-build Lancersreactor based on modern software. I am still at rebuilding the data but it seems like I am making good progress. What I wont be able to rebuild instantly are the downloads. I might redirect to the SWAT Portal filebase until I have a bit more time to work on this stuff (maybe in January).


    I think that it is important to keep lancersreactor running as a source of knowledge and a website old players might remember and return to. With +180.000 registered members it always is worth keeping such a website up and running. The upgrade done now also will improve the overall performance and security on the web server, which isn't too bad considering that in the past weeks somebody tried to DDoS us multiple times (most likely utilizing lancersreactor due to its outdated software).

    The risk of further attacks is minimal now. These attacks started when being active on a specific new Discord server and stopped when leaving that server again after asking for the removal of all links to the SWAT Portal and Lancersreactor. I am not neccessarily happy about how all this turned out but I am also not in a situation where I have any regrets.

    Sometimes clear decisions for or against something are the best approach.

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  • Hmm, it seems I forget password for lancersreactor and used function for reset old one. ... however it doesn't recognize my email adress for some reason. I asked for password reset for "Martind Forlon (SA_Forlon)" and I do not have email on any of my email adress.


    Is this feature working?



    EDIT: I found which one email I have used, but I do not have there requested password reset ... will wait, maybe it is delayed. I only fear little that it could be blocked by mail provider.


    EDIT2: it uses old http?

  • maybe in the junk mail

    if not working I probably can reset it manually


    yes, lancersreactor uses http and not https

    I only own one SSL certificate and doubt that it makes much sense purchasing a 2nd one for TLR

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    Only dead fish swim with the stream.
    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
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  • I have question about images posting on lancer, are they globally disabled or it is something in user settings?

  • apparently a setting problem

    fixed it

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    Only dead fish swim with the stream.
    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

  • Ok, TLR has downloads again. I managed to get it up and running a bit faster.


    I intend to do a full scale backup of the entire webserver this weekend. That means if you experience performance problems during that time... thats normal.

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    Only dead fish swim with the stream.
    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

  • :P Hello, mate


    I haven't been to your site since the last year due to i had a lot of work on my mod, and

    of cource a lot of other private and government business.

    I have to say it is made much more comfortable for common visitors, and as i can see the site structure

    is better and stiffer.


    Hey, and check the new version of The Empire World :devil: -> posted in section "Filebase"

    Your Friend - National Security General Santiago Llorens

  • are you going to hijack every thread in order to point to your mod?

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    Only dead fish swim with the stream.
    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

  • No, only this 5-6 post about the Mod so far. People have to try it if they'd like, for what I work so hard with my team 20 years?

    Otherwise i am happy enough to play it with them, but it is an option for the community here to try something different. Crosfire Mod is

    exellent enough and i have played it for years, and in my mod the structure is different, so just an option :)

  • Iif you want people to play your mod you need to present it correctly in its own thread. If people like what they see, they might try out your mod.

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    Only dead fish swim with the stream.
    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!