I seriously don't get what's this new wave of witch-hunting on BG as of late...
I seriously don't get what's this new wave of witch-hunting on BG as of late...
Ishould not be posting this because it way off topic but
as a mater of fact you could ddos Microsoft with out much issue but then you will get sued in to the ground because MS has lots of lawyers
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while i prefer windower over ashista
because of (my opinions):
being more user friendly
having a more fleshed out spellcast replacement (i.e. gearswap)
having several addons that are nice to have (i.e. Mobcompass, gearswap,etc.)
i do have to admit that ashista does have more that thay will allow you to do with it(officially)
the actual server: YES
the domain name server: NO
ill tell you what he is doing he pinging the crap out of the domain name server(i wont tell you the specifics)
this is because everybody uses domain name's not the actual address
The domain resolves just fine, cut the bullshit. DDoS protection is trivial and free, and hosting ffevo should cost virtually nothing. RZN made it clear he was a scammer a long time ago (does nobody remember the fface ad horseshit?), he's always pretended hosting cost 20x what is really does.
atom0s: why is ashita involved with ffevo/rzn anyways? Didn't you have to toss all his code because it was crap? Why not register a domain and move ashita to its own server?
with a bat file its easy but with out the site owners consent i wont prove it
Yeah, you go right ahead and DDoS microsoft with your batch script. I expect their stock price to drop when people hear such a l33t h4x0r is after them.
first ddos is not considered a hack its just sending packet after packet to a specific domain name or ip thus overwhelming the host server causing it to not be able to listen to any other incoming traffic which is so simple its been done since the days of ARPANET
So RZN developers some utility to help people cheat at a game then asks for donations for hosting. Apparently his hosting should only cost $200 a year, based on some sock named "stealinghostingmoney" who totally isn't involved in any of this other than by stumbling across this thread. So RZN is making a cool $1800 a year scamming people by having a donations link on his webpage that is totally for server costs and not at all as a way of saying "thanks for developing this thing that helps me cheat at his game that no one should be playing anyway".
RZN put some bullshit donation popups whenever you loaded something that used FFACE. What a fucking lowlife. That is unacceptable and I should be able to cheat in piece without having to worry about closing popups. He even disabled features? What a fucking joker. At least when Aikar, Respected and Trusted Developer for the Great White Windower, Paragon of Purity and Excellence, One Who Would Never Have Private Plugins that Did Shady Shit, asked for donations on his Spellcast page I didn't have to suffer through actually seeing it except when I had to go to the webpage to figure out the mess of XML that they had developed. I hope to god whoever this DDoSer his keeps it up until RZN has to pay for the, based on my reading of this thread, completely free and super simple DDoS mitigation. Why the fuck does anyone get DDoSed? Can't believe these companies wouldn't just all opt-in to this awesome free feature.
$1800 a year to deal with some whiny, self-entitled brats who complain every time an update breaks their farmbot or make-me-run-faster or whatever the fuck. The Windower developers are getting fucked on this deal. Looks like they're dealing with all those self-entitled knobs for free.
Maybe we should demand to see his hosting bill and tell us who hosts it. I don't want to accidentally start paying too much for a host that doesn't even have simple DDoS safeguard (or I want to tell people my hosting costs 20x more than it does and take the difference). My host doesn't offer any DDoS protection. They offer unlimited shitty hosting for pennies a day.
Oh man you made an edit to bold. That's at least a plus six to cunning. I'm going to have to upgrade your alright to a pretty ok (I think that's better; I don't really have a scale).
Yes, DDoS protection is retarded easy and cheap (even free): https://www.cloudflare.com/under-attack
It is possible to think aikar and rzn are both turds. Did you just pick someone at random for your lame false dilemma?
just so you know ffevo is hosted by www.wholesaleinternet.net and thay do not have ddos protection and ill bet he is using the $139.00 a month plan because of all the stuff thats hosted on his server
and thats $1,668 per year
<Do you provide DDOS protection? >
We do not provide DDoS protection service and will null route any IP that receives such an attack. We usually terminate service if the attack reoccurs within or continues for more than 24 hours.
you do not realize how much is kept on ffevo's server
every app ever created and shared on the ffevo forums (at lest the latest versions that the dev did not remove)
an irc server
a code data base(for ashita)
i privet wiki for Ashista
code that each coder has allowed ffevo to hold incase of the devs comp damage
elitemmo and all there code info
etc.(things i dont know about)
(And before you wonder about my credentials, I work with digital distribution on a tremendous scale.)
My question, to all of the people whining: How much of the $2k/year are you personally responsible for? It's a donation, not a fee. I've probably donated over $500 to ffevo since I joined the community. I don't believe that hosting costs the entirety of the money raised for it, nor would I be terribly surprised if it cost less than 25%. It doesn't change my motivation to donate: RZN has put a significant amount of time into establishing both FFACE/Ashita and the community/website. If you want to calculate the hours he's spent on it, less what hosting actually cost him, I would be shocked if he even came out with minimum wage for his efforts. Fortunately, none of this really matters, because if you disagree you have an easy option: Don't donate. You can still get your FFACE fix every month if you ignore the little donation panel. You don't even have to come back to the site until next time a structure shifts.
The only people who've got any realistic basis for complaint are those who have donated under the impression that the money was going solely to servers. If you don't fall in that category, you're either jealous that he's making what you perceive to be a lot of money(it's not) or upset that the site is down when you want it.
My only complaint with the donation system is that it doesn't clearly explain the division of labor or cost of hosting. I would be fully in favor of a change that allowed the main panel to direct donations to your choice of atom0s/RZN/hosting with an accurate hosting cost.. atom0s seems to be mostly overlooked, when he does a ton of work adding to and maintaining Ashita, answering everyone's questions(even the obvious ones that are all over the site) in the channel, and has even stepped in for FFACE updates when RZN is busy or unavailable.
None of this makes w1z's new bot any less terrible, his DDoSing more ethical, or Ashita a less capable program. Just a whole lot of jealous whining.
Granted i havent explored the whole site before it went down, most donations requests i have seen have been "If you enjoy the upkeep of these apps please consider donating." I dont recall any specific request statin server costs (unfortunately i cant go look for them now) A few of them dont even play the game anymore like a few of the windowers people. (NOTE: I havent donated anything). Maybe the Server costs requests pop up once a year if other donations come up short and i just havent caught them, i dunno.
When it comes to how they've demonstrated that you're not exactly the brightest bulb in the box, there's Tidane's beautiful sarcasm—truthfully, painting Aikar as an unquestionable do-gooder was a stroke of genius—but then there's dlsmd outright telling you the sorts of things that FFEvo hosts and serves, and what kind of plans would accommodate for that. Your responding by saying "it's just forums" demonstrates that you don't know dick.