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    I'm going to be changing our DNS over to cloudflare, a cloud CDN that caches the files, which will make load times instant, and cause the site/forums not to use up much resources on the server as well as act as a proxy to reduce or completely eliminate hack attempts, spammers, etc.

    Not sure how effective it will be. Won't know until we try it out. I've tested it out with another one of my sites and the site is very fast.

    I'm also going to be making a lot of other changes to the site/forums to make things run even faster and have an even smaller memory footprint.

    Also going to be upgrading the forums files/database.

    The site may go down for some time while the DNS resolves. Could take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. Most of the time it gets resolved within either a few hours or a day.
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    Speed: 3.2 GHz
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    Generation: 10th
    Brand: Core i7 3rd Gen
    Cores: 12
    Rank: 100th percentile
    Your CPU ranks in the 100th percentile.
    Out of 3,088,637 Intel processor tests, your processor is more powerful than 3,082,798.


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    I've changed us over, DNS might be up/down for the next day or so (Or not, as I changed or TTL to update every 5 minutes rather than every 24 to 48 hours). Still, even though our DNS servers updated after 5 minutes, it still has to go through your indvividual ISP DNS caches which all have different lengths of times they flush their DNS caches.

    I have security turned to medium, which means anyone who has been involved in hacking/spamming or suspicious activity will be actively blocked from the server or asked to input a security code.

    I could put it a notch higher, but I'm going to see how this goes first.

    Load times should be nearly instant, all or most bots should be eliminated. Let me know your individual experiences. I need to know if the security is blocking legitimate users.

    Also let me know if any of you are being asked security codes before having access to the site/forums or anything annoying like that.

    I could turn the security up higher if need be, or lower if need be although lower would not be a good idea unless we had to.

    I'm turning off the security program I had installed on the server as of now to test to see how good the cloudflares security withstands against the bot attacks. If we get a flood of bots on the server, let me know. It's possible it could take a day or two for cloudflares security to kick in due to DNS propagation so let me know if it happens, just be aware it could take a bit of time before they begin to be actively blocked.

    It's also possible it could be in effect as I write this. Difficult to tell yet.
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    Rank: 100th percentile
    Your CPU ranks in the 100th percentile.
    Out of 3,088,637 Intel processor tests, your processor is more powerful than 3,082,798.


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    For some reason I can't access TS even though others are on it...

    Trying to resolve HostName on uafclan.com
    Trying to connect to Server on uafclan.com
    Failed to connect to server

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    Something changed with the connection info, I cant get on either, but Elite is on just fine.
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    He says the information is exactly the same.... I typed it in myself and all that, but nothing.

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    Hmm. Try clearing your cookies/temp files in all browsers, and opening the dos window and typing in:

    ipconfig release
    Then type: ipconfig /renew
    Then type ipconfig /flushdns

    If that doesn't work, try using the ip rather than uafclan.com. The domain is still propagating (Resolving) so for some people it will work right away, for some not. For some, some functions may work while others not.

    I'll need to know for sure though if TS is not working for everyone a day or two from now. Then I'll know it's not caused by DNS propagation, but cloudflare security settings or configuration changes.

    The IP is: 192.254.199.199:9987
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    Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Manufacturer: Intel
    Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Category: Extreme
    Generation: 10th
    Brand: Core i7 3rd Gen
    Cores: 12
    Rank: 100th percentile
    Your CPU ranks in the 100th percentile.
    Out of 3,088,637 Intel processor tests, your processor is more powerful than 3,082,798.


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    Admins you will be happy to know that I've debugged the issue with the admin panel start page refreshing in an infinite loop. The issue is now fixed. Let me know if there are any other bugs.

    I've also completely disabled our old security system and put the new cloud proxy security level to high. We get so many bots, I figured it would be best.

    Let me know if anyone has any problems viewing the forums now. The old security system was clashing with the new one, so I took the PHP hooks from the old one out of our site's PHP files.

    I'm thinking that should solve the issue where some people were not able to see the site. I'll need everyone to keep me updated on any issues that come up. You may also use the loverly new feedback and support system if you like --- >
    Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Manufacturer: Intel
    Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Category: Extreme
    Generation: 10th
    Brand: Core i7 3rd Gen
    Cores: 12
    Rank: 100th percentile
    Your CPU ranks in the 100th percentile.
    Out of 3,088,637 Intel processor tests, your processor is more powerful than 3,082,798.


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    If you'll notice uafclan.com does not work to login to TS any longer.

    To login to TS you have two options now:

    1. The IP address
    2. tunnel.uafclan.com

    *Added tunnel so that should work now*
    Last edited by Wolfcry044; August 16th, 2013 at 03:11 PM.
    Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Manufacturer: Intel
    Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Category: Extreme
    Generation: 10th
    Brand: Core i7 3rd Gen
    Cores: 12
    Rank: 100th percentile
    Your CPU ranks in the 100th percentile.
    Out of 3,088,637 Intel processor tests, your processor is more powerful than 3,082,798.


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