Is anyone else seeing large numbers of random-character usernames registering/attempting to register to mastodon recently? I've got approvals on, but I'm not really happy with the amount of mail that's now being sent from my server....

Anyone that's upgraded to mastodon 3.0.0rc2, does your about page still show the version as rc1, or have I done goofed somewhere?

Hello World!

I've recently set up my own self hosted VoIP server with FreePBX, and I want to enable connectivity to the outside world for some users, without them requiring a VPN. Does anyone have any handy hints on how to do so? I don't necessarily need the WebUI, just getting calls in/out will work for now!

Replies wanted, boosts very welcome.

Happy Sysadmin day to all you hard working people keeping the lights blinking and the packets moving!

Ah. It wasn't a failed migration between datastores.

Apparently, if you take a snapshot with an ISO connected (stored on another data store), even if you unmount the ISO later on, it marks the other data store as in-use by that VM.

Only way to remove that link is to delete any snapshots of that VM with the ISO connected.

Thanks !

Apparently, having ISO files connected to your VM's may cause inconsistencies when migrating them across datastores.

Now I have to migrate them back and forth AGAIN!

Thanks !

Whitespashe is now running Mastodon 2.9.0rc2! Lets take a look at these new features!

Thanks to some google-fu, the is now running on a distributed virtual switch!

Storage access should be much quicker now, with more resiliency becoming possible as I add new hosts!

All in all, a pretty happy ending for a Sunday!

So, I've managed to fix our media library randomly losing its mount point.
Autofs to the rescue. With any luck, the mount will go up/down according to need. It'll be a bit more resilient of disconnect/reconnects too!

So, for the last two days, my entire home-labbed infrastructure has been on the fritz.

I have a consumer QNAP providing storage for all my VM's and it's just not fast enough to keep up! I'm reliant on heavy caching on an SSD to offset the worst of the lag.

Also, heat is becoming a real issue, I think it's reset itself a couple of times after reaching it's max.

Luckily, I've got a Dell R710 waiting to become a NAS, I've just gotta fill it with drives!

I am happy to announce that our instance is up! And running! It's currently invite-only whilst we test it out.

Q. Is it stable?
A. Mostly!

Q. Does it stream audio?
A. Almost all of the time!

Q. Does it federate?
A. I believe so!

All I need to do now is sort out the other things, like backups.

So, if you're on a funkwhale instance, please check out !

Disclaimer: Publicly available libraries coming real heckin' Soonβ„’!

Aaand with that, whitespashe is running Mastodon 2.8.3! Just waiting for elasticsearch to sync up!

Why's does use by default?!?! It makes it almost entirely impossible to have both a vlan AND jumbo frames enabled.

Definitely thinking of changing my service hosts to centos. 🀬

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