#pr0k stats

From: lcek48 (LECK48) 7 Oct 2009 05:37
To: ALL1 of 17

So.. how do I upload the stats as I did in the past?

Keeping in mind the built in ftp upload in the stats program is rather basic and doesn't do ssh or anything like that.

From: Arglex1 7 Oct 2009 09:04
To: lcek48 (LECK48) 2 of 17
Use Putty's plink.exe. There are tons of pages for scripting it.
From: lcek48 (LECK48) 7 Oct 2009 14:56
To: Arglex1 3 of 17

Unfortunately the stats software won't let me use any other ftp client.. this is turning into a multiclick affair now which doesn't suit my laziness at all.

Oh well.

From: lcek48 (LECK48) 8 Oct 2009 04:06
To: Arglex1 4 of 17
What are the login details for the ftp anyway? I may as well figure out how to get this done.
From: Kune Dog (LIGTYMN) 8 Oct 2009 04:16
To: Arglex1 5 of 17
I'd like to try the rotator ftp too.
From: Arglex1 8 Oct 2009 08:42
To: ALL6 of 17

Ok guys, we don't allow ftp on any of our boxes. It is insecure and sftp works just as well. Sftp is file transfer over ssh.

This is what I can do:

If there is a specific folder that you put your files in, I can create a login and have that login's home as that folder. When you come in with ssh, that folder is automagically your home drive.

I would rather not create a login that has access to the root directory of this website. It just is not a good idea. I would rather that login is managed by flak.

So, in short, if there is a folder that you guys put stuff into, tell me the folder and I will create a login to access that folder over ssh.

Keep in mind, I have this server secured in a manner that if you fail a login 5 times in 10 seconds, IP tables will block your IP address from connecting. (this blocks brute force attacks).

If that is ok with you guys, I can also give you instructions and a client software to use to access the folders.

From: Groktar (FLAK) 8 Oct 2009 13:29
To: Arglex1 7 of 17
The stats folder should be /htdocs/stats, and the rotator folder should be /htdocs/images/rotate.
From: Kune Dog (LIGTYMN) 8 Oct 2009 14:09
To: Arglex1 8 of 17
quote: Arglex1

If there is a specific folder that you put your files in, I can create a login and have that login's home as that folder. When you come in with ssh, that folder is automagically your home drive.


That is how the old rotator ftp account worked; Filezilla claims to support sftp so everything looks good.


quote: Arglex1

Keep in mind, I have this server secured in a manner that if you fail a login 5 times in 10 seconds, IP tables will block your IP address from connecting. (this blocks brute force attacks).


Who all will be able to reset it?
From: lcek48 (LECK48) 8 Oct 2009 14:49
To: Arglex1 9 of 17
What flak said, I only need to be able to upload updated stats so that's all I need access to.
From: Groktar (FLAK) 8 Oct 2009 17:46
To: lcek48 (LECK48) 10 of 17

Actually, since I can change the dns nameserver entry, shouldn't it be possible for me to point something like stats.pr0kforums.com to a folder on my arvixe account?

That way Leck would be able to use whatever program he's using now to update.

From: lcek48 (LECK48) 9 Oct 2009 03:14
To: Groktar (FLAK) 11 of 17
That does indeed sound preferable, if it works then thanking you very muchly!
From: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 9 Oct 2009 03:35
To: lcek48 (LECK48) 12 of 17
From: lcek48 (LECK48) 9 Oct 2009 03:52
To: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 13 of 17
It'll be the end of the world as we know it if the stats page gets hacked.
From: Arglex1 9 Oct 2009 08:20
To: Groktar (FLAK) 14 of 17

That is doable.

Either way is fine by me.

I was going to set up a couple of users in a few minutes.

From: Kune Dog (LIGTYMN) 9 Oct 2009 14:26
To: Arglex1 15 of 17
It works! And I can see all 2486 pics! Plain FTP sucks!
From: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 9 Oct 2009 15:10
To: Kune Dog (LIGTYMN) 16 of 17
So secure FTP is better?
From: Kune Dog (LIGTYMN) 9 Oct 2009 15:17
To: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 17 of 17
Plain FTP would not display more than 2000 files in a folder. It's not a big deal for most people, but it's been a problem for the rotator content.