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    IRC Downtime - 06/21/2012

    20th/21st June IRC Downtime

    6/17/2012
    The SWGEmu Team


    IRC Network Downtime


    IRC was down for a few minutes because of rumors of a security issue. These ended up being false.


    ~ The SWGEmu Site Services
    Last edited by Kyle; 06-24-2012 at 02:29 AM. Reason: Updated

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    The ircd configuration file for Unreal IRCD:

    ...

    /* Cloak keys should be the same at all servers on the network.
    * They are used for generating masked hosts and should be kept secret.
    * The keys should be 3 random strings of 5-100 characters
    * (10-20 chars is just fine) and must consist of lowcase (a-z),
    * upcase (A-Z) and digits (0-9) [see first key example].
    * HINT: On *NIX, you can run './unreal gencloak' in your shell to let
    * Unreal generate 3 random strings for you.
    */
    cloak-keys {
    "aoAr1HnR6gl3sJ7hVz4Zb7x4YwpW";
    "and another one";
    "and another one";
    };

    ...

    My guess was that these were left default, making it easy to un-hash the IPs. Just a guess though. Regardless using the command it suggests "./unreal gencloak" should get it running again, assuming the keys weren't compromised another way.
    Last edited by eblan; 06-21-2012 at 06:35 AM.

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    IRC back up, passwords rehashed, banning troublemakers.
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    Are the servers going to be down for an extended period of time? minutes? hours?

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    Game servers have nothing to do with IRC, TheAnswer is probably sleeping as he was up working (on the servers) very very late into his morning's hours.
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    Oh... the post seemed to correspond with the server shutdown. Okay, thanks for the update.

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    OK, I'm pleased I saw this thread.

    I woke up, switched on the PC and saw the servers were down.

    So did it properly, instead of posting here asking what's up I went to IRC. Only to find it silent and whenever I post I get a 'you need voice' and have no idea what the hell that means (still new to IRC).

    Oh well perhaps I need to do RL stuff for a bit then.

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    That just means the channel was muted. But IRC is back up now.

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    Crappy hackers!

    I hope Theanswer has set his alarm clock.

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    There was no hack involved here. None of our services were compromized.
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