Jump to content
Sal's RuneScape Forum

Bans and Rate Limiting


zooey

Recommended Posts

Hey, I already made a status update about this and spoke with Yuan, I’m aware he’s aware and Sal’s busy and probably married with children but I figured I’d post this here just for future reference for everyone 

People get banned (Micael Fatia recently, me just now, me in 2018, a few others) with a Cloudflare 1006 response which is a rate limiting challenge/managed challenge configuration, like “user 1 clicked a button too quickly, do X in response” and the X action is configured to be a flat ban from what I can tell.

I’m posting from my phone - I got banned on my home IPv4 address, but if I was on my phone, like Mic was, those have IPv6 addresses which are globally unique. Can’t do much then, your phone is perma-banned from sal’s, you need a new phone, or cloudflare has a massive outage/reset

My situation: I was uploading 180kb file of Adam for a status update and the site hung, so I closed out my browser and waited 30 seconds or so, opened a new window and tried to do the same action, then ban l

I 1000% get rate limiting, we do it at my job so we never get hit. I just think there might be a 1-hour-of-effort-fix somewhere in there if Sal’s still up to it. I totally get not being, 20 years into hosting a site

Edited by zooey
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

For reference, if it’s a computing issue e.g. you’re paying $50/mo for a single VM driving Sal’s and it couldn’t handle me trying to upload a file several times within the rate limiting rule, locked up and there’s no way to just block the request from the shard’s compute power — I’ll 100% chip in $25 a month or whatever to help out. I would love to do that, you’ve been doing a huge thing for forever (and I don’t think direct donations would garner any attention, unless?) and I’ve been learning distributed networking at scale for cheap.

I’m working on boring elliptic curve SSL crypto TLS1/1.3 (I guess) for my home network to open up my 80/443 ports. I’ve been relearning c and heap memory stuff hooking up a bunch of $2 esp8266s on my wifi - they’re just blasting udp packets about temperature and light levels, but I have this “cool” websocket protocol I’ve been working on that links up those arduinos and anyone on localserver via tcp socket

Edit: Honestly - I’ll spend my own time to help fix the rate limiting problem in any possible way - static screenshots of the cloudflare config and me debugging, asking my startup’s infrastructure guy, going through stackoverflow. I promise I have no ill will here, I know there was a lot going behind the scenes. It would be a great learning experience for me.

I don’t know how much ad revenue you get from old school but the oldschool game is still very active 10 years from launch and the old ~100k members come back sometimes. The wiki probably stole the limelight of guides, but it has no community. Bob has the “Sal’s Realm” discord running with a ~hundred daily active users. They run masses. Adam sucks, he does nothing. Please remove him.

My GitHub activity, we’re a Django/Redis/react shop running on AWS lambdas/ec2s/elasticsearch. I think sal’s is php/nginx? I admit I’m young but I would love to help if there’s an inkling there in Sal’s head. 
 

much love otherwise, sayonnayayara posting from my phone is painful

Edited by zooey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines and Privacy Policy.