Cloudflare: "Terminating Service for 8Chan" -

AnOminous

Really?
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What if Watkins was secretly trying to get kicked off of as many domains as possible to help his case? it would make sense then why he is using netsol, because he knows that they'll take him down and he can add one more hosting service to the list.
This is why I am increasingly suspicious of the behavior of Watkins. It's so obvious he's deliberately choosing shit he'll get kicked off instantly.
 

3119967d0c

رنج آمریکایی ها
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So MAGAimg seems to be back up and working now (not too strange, the owner promised that he would have it back up quickly).

What is strange is that it's back up behind a Cloudflare IP/nameserver. I thought Cloudflare booted them off?
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No comment on this from the owner yet, but it may be CF rolled back their decision to avoid negative attention.

With the numbers he's claiming, if he wasn't on one of their higher end plans he might have been costing them quite a bit of money.
 

Yotsubaaa

Hope always wins!
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Update! Fredrick's been looking into the whole Watkins vs. 2channel/Nishimura thingo. Not sure that's as interesting to us as it is to Fredrick apparently. But whatever keeps him off the streets, I guess. Also, there's this:
burnitalldown.png

(https://archive.li/rcNV2)

Why, Fredrick?

But, more topically: guess who else is apparently back up on Cloudflare? 8kun! (Maybe!)
blogwheels.png

(https://archive.li/423dq)

Oh yeah, Hotwheels kopipe has a new blog I guess:
Didn't have any luck archiving it with archive.li for some reason, so @copypaste-ing a local copy here.
8chan is Still Using CloudFlare

kopipe (25)
in cloudflare • 19 minutes ago

TL;DR: 8kun (8chan) will not load unless clients pass CloudFlare's firewalls.

When Jim Watkins and son proudly claimed to the world and their users that they were going to be replacing CloudFlare's multimillion dollar network just for their 8chan website, I was skeptical. Many of their users, however, believed it; after all, they had not the necessary experience to realize what was being promised.

Since then, they've dropped the «8chan» name, instead preferring to be called «8kun». I see no logical reason to begin doing so—the software is the same, the owners are the same, and the rules are the same. Some, such as Ron Watkins to the Wall Street Journal, would say that a lack of /pol/ makes 8chan no longer 8chan. That seems dubious at best to me. As can be seen in this archive, among other places, and on 8chan itself when it is up, board creation was and is as of this writing still very much on the table; as the rules have hardly changed, to expect that a /pol/ or /pol/-like board will not reappear as soon as the world stops paying attention is a dubious proposition, and one I do not accept.

Let's however analyze the network. How are they doing it, these intrepid entrepreneurs, out-competing CloudFlare, which jettisoned them? In which datacenters have they bought servers, which networking cables have they installed, which satellites have they launched?

Let's stop kidding ourselves, Nick Lim has done none of that. After being kicked from network after network, and then registrar after registrar, rather impressively, they have for now found an ISP that will allow their crusty ship to drop anchor and use its port. But they worry, oh you see. CloudFlare was so convenient! It had an excellent firewall, and stopped many attacks. If only they could find a way to use its network on the sly!

They've found a way. Observe:
ants_terminal.png

[Yots: Yeah, that's actually the resolution that Fredrick uploaded this picture at.]

What are we looking at here? I too was in doubt. We are looking at the output of an nginx module known as testcookie, except configured to use client-side AES.

We don't need to worry so much about this; it's pretty much irrelevant. It's a small roadblock in the way of would be miscreants. Perhaps it can even stop a few who don't care enough to drive around it, and instead turn around. What's really interesting is the URL https://vanwatech.com/aes.js, which computes the AES needed to get 8kun to load.

Oh, computer! Tell me about VANWATECH.COM.
Code:
[fred@pc ~]$ whois vanwatech.com #?
   Domain Name: VANWATECH.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2396981845_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.google.com
Registrar URL: http://domains.google
Updated Date: 2019-05-31T05:40:51Z
Creation Date: 2019-05-31T04:01:37Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-05-31T04:01:37Z
Registrar: Google LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 895
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: registrar-abuse@google.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8772376466
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Name Server: LISA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: MARK.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
CloudFlare nameservers? Well, perhaps he's just using their free DNS, let's not jump to concl—
Code:
[fred@pc ~]$ dig A vanwatech.com +noall +answer # dig, you really doth protest too much
vanwatech.com.      299 IN  A   104.27.148.220
vanwatech.com. 299 IN A 104.27.149.220
And of course 104.16.0.0/12 is CLOUDFLARENET, meaning, CloudFlare owns these IPs.

So what does it all mean? Well, to load 8kun your computer needs to pass an AES challenge. That challenge can only be passed if your computer knows where to get the script which says how to compute it, aes.js, from. aes.js is hosted on VANWATECH.COM. VANWATECH.COM is hosted on CloudFlare. In sum, CloudFlare is defending 8chan today, 18th November 2019.

I call on CloudFlare to kick them off. They sent a strong message when they kicked 8chan off, and hopefully they won't allow them back in through this backdoor. VanwaTech's anti-DDoS service is nothing but some open source nginx module and CloudFlare's firewall.
 

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ayylmao
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Gross... but also funny because it's standing lol.

Just so you know, his ability to walk was supposed to be left ambiguous. I had asked that he hand Hiroyuki's character the paper from a park bench, but I think that request got lost in translation. (The artist is not a native English speaker. Truly, the market for furry artwork is global, like all markets in 2019.) So, most likely future drawings, if there are any, will retcon that. I haven't decided yet.

This is a very important post
 

Radioactive Man

up and atom
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So... your eyes really are green?
This is a very important post
You know what? I think maybe it is.

I never actually stopped to think that might be a consideration... now I have more questions than ever. Of all the things you could've responded to in this thread.. clearly this is some deep philosophical shit.

Glad to see you're concentrating on the important stuff there.. 🤔

 
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ayylmao
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So... your eyes really are green?

You know what? I think maybe it is.

I never actually stopped to think that might be a consideration... now I have more questions than ever. Of all the things you could've responded to in this thread.. clearly this is some deep philosophical shit.

Glad to see you're concentrating on the important stuff there.. 🤔
I was likewise surprised at how difficult it was to create a fursona, or mascot, or furry character; whatever we want to call it. Obviously I had had exposure to the concept since I was very young, but never really was interested in making one, or in furry art in general. This changed when I decided I needed a new Twitter icon, but didn't want to just replace (´・ω・`) with a simple photo of myself. A friend of mine suggested a fursona, at first as a joke; but they are a furry, and soon we began seriously discussing the idea.

It appealed to me for a lot of reasons, but I also knew exactly what I was doing. Imageboard users, in general, hate furries. As an object of channer hate, it seemed only natural I take on more (harmless) attributes that draw their ire.

So we began our discussion. But I soon realized something fundamental about furries: the delta between the fursona and their true persona is very psychologically revealing. In many ways, we can say that the other side of the delta is an idealized body which their soul desires if it could have any body without work. Thus, you see many obese furries with muscular fursonas; they make little to no attempt to achieve such physique in reality, yet their idealized form has one.

My eyes are really green, but not as brightly as the mascot's, obviously. Truly, I found fursona creation vexing, if you want an autistic way to force introspection, perhaps give it a try! (Or just get some CBT.)

The species was chosen as I believe raccoons represent the ideal hackers of the world, finding their way around problems, finding their way into places that they're not supposed to be, and discovering things they're not supposed to know. They have high intelligence and dexterity, having hands, and are also somewhat sociable, but not to an extreme. Also, I found a funny meme of a raccoon sitting in a chair, so that pretty much sealed the deal.

Lastly the body type. Clearly it would be absurd for him to be very tall, but we could get away with a bit more height, so 4'1". And weight? Well, to make him very thin would make that an aspiration at some level, would it not? But that's not something I aspire to; in reality, being fat hides deformities and makes me look older; in the world of the raccoons, being fat means they live a well optimized live if you ask me. A thin raccoon probably isn't the smartest, the fat ones know all the tricks.

And that was it really. My friend advised me to go on FA and find someone with open commissions with an art style I liked; I did so and paid with Fiverr credits I got sent as a gift last year. Yes, they also draw some weird porn, but who in the world of furry art doesn't? That's where the big bucks are, is it not? So I can't fault the artist, can I?

The philosophy of fursonas is enough for several term papers, but I'll stop there. (I know my image for Hiroyuki is top cringe, I tried every other way I could think of of getting his attention, and as you all know, the respect of people like @HOMO FOR LIFE is not really important to me, so making such an image on the off chance it will work was well worth it.)
 

Yotsubaaa

Hope always wins!
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So we began our discussion. But I soon realized something fundamental about furries: the delta between the fursona and their true persona is very psychologically revealing. In many ways, we can say that the other side of the delta is an idealized body which their soul desires if it could have any body without work. Thus, you see many obese furries with muscular fursonas; they make little to no attempt to achieve such physique in reality, yet their idealized form has one.
I guess furries are kind of like trannies in that way.

Anyway, I'm intrigued by whatever you have planned for Bitchute in your upcoming article, Fredrick.
bitchute.png

(https://archive.li/N1bvI)
 

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ayylmao
kiwifarms.net
Hope you'll get to see it soon, I've got several publications interested. BitChute commented for the story as well.

As usual, if I can't get anyone to publish it, I'll just self-publish on Steemit, so it will see the light of day one way or another.
 

Thank Fuck For Evil Otto

He lived the life of a black man, authentically.
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I was likewise surprised at how difficult it was to create a fursona, or mascot, or furry character; whatever we want to call it. Obviously I had had exposure to the concept since I was very young, but never really was interested in making one, or in furry art in general. This changed when I decided I needed a new Twitter icon, but didn't want to just replace (´・ω・`) with a simple photo of myself. A friend of mine suggested a fursona, at first as a joke; but they are a furry, and soon we began seriously discussing the idea.

It appealed to me for a lot of reasons, but I also knew exactly what I was doing. Imageboard users, in general, hate furries. As an object of channer hate, it seemed only natural I take on more (harmless) attributes that draw their ire.

So we began our discussion. But I soon realized something fundamental about furries: the delta between the fursona and their true persona is very psychologically revealing. In many ways, we can say that the other side of the delta is an idealized body which their soul desires if it could have any body without work. Thus, you see many obese furries with muscular fursonas; they make little to no attempt to achieve such physique in reality, yet their idealized form has one.

My eyes are really green, but not as brightly as the mascot's, obviously. Truly, I found fursona creation vexing, if you want an autistic way to force introspection, perhaps give it a try! (Or just get some CBT.)

The species was chosen as I believe raccoons represent the ideal hackers of the world, finding their way around problems, finding their way into places that they're not supposed to be, and discovering things they're not supposed to know. They have high intelligence and dexterity, having hands, and are also somewhat sociable, but not to an extreme. Also, I found a funny meme of a raccoon sitting in a chair, so that pretty much sealed the deal.

Lastly the body type. Clearly it would be absurd for him to be very tall, but we could get away with a bit more height, so 4'1". And weight? Well, to make him very thin would make that an aspiration at some level, would it not? But that's not something I aspire to; in reality, being fat hides deformities and makes me look older; in the world of the raccoons, being fat means they live a well optimized live if you ask me. A thin raccoon probably isn't the smartest, the fat ones know all the tricks.

And that was it really. My friend advised me to go on FA and find someone with open commissions with an art style I liked; I did so and paid with Fiverr credits I got sent as a gift last year. Yes, they also draw some weird porn, but who in the world of furry art doesn't? That's where the big bucks are, is it not? So I can't fault the artist, can I?

The philosophy of fursonas is enough for several term papers, but I'll stop there. (I know my image for Hiroyuki is top cringe, I tried every other way I could think of of getting his attention, and as you all know, the respect of people like @HOMO FOR LIFE is not really important to me, so making such an image on the off chance it will work was well worth it.)
In the future I would appreciate that if you're going to post insane copypasta that you remove paragraph breaks. Thanks.
 

Spooky Bones

hahahahaha how the fuck is bonespooking real nigga
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Hotwheels, I see you, faggot.

It won't work though. Cutting out the middleman was an innovative move but ultimately it's no more effective than turning troon, and shield trolls only ever dig their own grave. Phil turned troon after he got exposed trollshielding with Chris. Hotwheels is practically doing it all at once. It's been remarked he might as well have turned troon in becoming a furfag. It is actually a more innovative tactic than that. He's the first man in history to attempt a risky trollshield maneuver without a lolcow by trollshielding his own self.
 

Orange Rhymer

kiwifarms.net
I guess furries are kind of like trannies in that way.

Anyway, I'm intrigued by whatever you have planned for Bitchute in your upcoming article, Fredrick.
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(https://archive.li/N1bvI)
Stop validating his ego. He doesn't represent anything.
Just a dying cripple living on US bux in a third world country.
 
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