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First Month on the New Server (Updated)

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Tux Machines behind Varnish cache proxy

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Summary: Tux Machines growth and a note regarding SPAM prevention after a week or so of experiments

Here are the first four weeks' log sizes, plotted with LibreOffice and demonstrating week-to-week growth since the site's nameservers changed and the server moved to CoPilotCo. After 4 weeks all logs get deleted (logrotate) to ensure privacy through lack of data retention (except short term in case of DDOS).

SPAM has made it practically next to impossible (see updates) to allow people to register to comment without also restricting posts (forum, blog, news) by non-moderators. If you are running a blog or want to submit stories, then a new role is needed. We are still working on a solution that would help reduce SPAM, make it easier to quickly remove SPAM, and enable everyone legitimate to post without time barriers/CAPTCHA.

Varnish makes the logs size very limited; it is the same cache proxy shared with Techrights. It generates about 3 MB of logs per minute (Techrights logs are almost 3 times bigger than those of Tux Machines).

Update: We are now experimenting with some SPAM filters, hoping to restore write access to previously-abused (by spammers) areas of the site.

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