FreeVPS.club now offers VPS through our sponsors!
#31
For those who are still saying that that i did it, Just to let you know.
I didn't took it down! I didn't took it down.

Regards,
Sami.
       My Post Count:
[Image: img.php?userid=20087&vps2]

Hello! If you are free, Please take a minute and visit my new hosting company : Click here to Redirect.
Thank you Hostigation and FreeVPS for the VPS Servers.


#32
(2017-08-02, 9:10:26 am)Ignis Wrote: @coreyman

What you seemed to understand before the reboot of the site: don't take unnecessary chances. However, since you took precautions with backups and such, I guess it's not a big issue.

Yea I also put freevps.club on its own virtual machine instead of sharing with all my other sites for privacy and security, good thing I did.
#33
@coreyman  I'm a little bit confused here.  Why would so many people need root access to manage the Forum?  Can't you just give them Admin status for the Forum Admin Panel?  Ditto creating, suspending and modifying VPS details.  One can easily do that with an Admin Panel without the need to give everyone root access.  I'd say you and HR would be enough for root access and other modifications could easily be accomplished in Admin Panels- both for Forum Admin Panel modifications and also for creating, modifying and suspending VPSs in a VPS Administration Panel.

I agree completely with @dudex.  The more Admin that are given root access to the server the higher the risk and unfortunately it is your risk to carry when you delegate your power.  There are so many things that can go wrong particularly when some of the Admin don't have your and HR's level of IT maturity, qualifications and experience and may do things differently.  They may be under the influence or something and when they access the system on a phone or from an insecure WiFi environment do something without thinking or provide access inadvertently to others who can do the harm.  

Multiple admin access creates a definite security risk.  Ideally only one person should be working at the root level so that if anything gets screwed up (which is VERY easy to happen when you're fiddling around at the root level or doing upgrades or changes), he's the best one to fix it and the only one other than the owner to take responsibility.
#34
Honestly I'm not really sure about how my name got pulled into this mess but I have never been administrating FDC/FVC. I was junior moderator for one forum category for a while and also resigned from that position later when I started my job.
#35
I'm also not sure why people seem to think soooo many people had root access. There were less than a handful of administrators, and abdul sami was the only one to ever have access as root. If any of the other admins asked I would have given it, but they weren't comfortable with it.
#36
(2017-08-02, 5:16:28 pm)Hidden Refuge Wrote: Honestly I'm not really sure about how my name got pulled into this mess but I have never been administrating FDC/FVC. I was junior moderator for one forum category for a while and also resigned from that position later when I started my job.

I interpreted what coreyman said to mean that back when you were an administrator here (freevps.us) you had root access (or some kind of elevated privilege) to the server or virtual machine hosting this site.
#37
(2017-08-02, 11:57:43 pm)coreyman Wrote: I'm also not sure why people seem to think soooo many people had root access. There were less than a handful of administrators, and abdul sami was the only one to ever have access as root. If any of the other admins asked I would have given it, but they weren't comfortable with it.

Thanks for correcting the details.  If you look at the post where you opened the subject, it did look as though a few Admin had root access:

(2017-08-01, 9:20:34 am)coreyman Wrote: ******** was gone for an extended period of time with no word, so he was removed from administrative duty. He came on our slack channel asking why he was removed from adminship, and when he didn't receive a response 30 minutes later the site was down.

All administrators were able to have full root access to the server to fix things, ******** was the only one to ever log in and do anything.

http://imgur.com/a/*****
#38
(2017-08-02, 5:08:45 pm)deanhills Wrote: Multiple admin access creates a definite security risk.  Ideally only one person should be working at the root level so that if anything gets screwed up (which is VERY easy to happen when you're fiddling around at the root level or doing upgrades or changes), he's the best one to fix it and the only one other than the owner to take responsibility.


IMO, only one person working at the root level is also risky.

Who knows when will that person be suddenly unable to work for the project. Could be extremely busy for real life, or home computer crash, or suddenly knocked down by a car, or any kind of accident. Life is unpredicable.

I think the risk coreyman had was still manageable, especially that he did backup his website.

Of course he could better change the root password first before he kicked out an admin. Perhaps he still trusted the guy when he kicked him out.
#39
(2017-08-02, 10:50:56 am)Abdul Sami Wrote: For those who are still saying that that i did it, Just to let you know.
I didn't took it down! I didn't took it down.

Regards,
Sami.
I still no where see any evidence that you are not the culprit..
[Image: statimg.php]

[Image: img.php?userid=17802]

My Repo: Flow Theme - Flat Theme - Password Generator - Obsidian Theme
Spoiler: show
VPS2
SPEED TEST

[Image: 4571275887.png]

VPS9
SPEED TEST

[Image: 5393259505.png]
backup - http://puu.sh/oCtEe/db3314e03d.gif
For using the above Postcounter simply copy its link and replace the userid with your once.
if you have /30 posts count slot then just add &vps2 at the last of your postcounter url.




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Switch to mobile version

Sponsors: Ftpit - ZXPlay - GalaxyHostPlus - Verelox- HostUS - Host4Fun - Evolution-Host - NodeBlade - HostDare - VPSMost


BitCoin donations: 1DQxbstaTb5SWk6QC2gFeQUTFR64JX4cEo