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post Dec 25 2016, 04:21 AM
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Hi everyone,

I think it is time to update all of you on what's happening behind the scenes, regarding this forum's administration. I have some good news for you to share: Speculatrix and me have finally gained access to the OESF's shell account on ibiblio. This means that we can now remove all the malware that has gathering here during the last years. I have done a preliminary search and cleanup, unfortunately there are still files though which can be only removed by the host's admins, I'll get in touch with them once I'll complete the list of all the malicious files. We have now a complete backup of both the forum's files and the database, I'm doing manual backups for now but I'll see if I can set an automatic rsync setup. Also, Speculatrix and me have been thinking of upgrading the Invision Power Board software to the latest version (we are using the 2.3.1 version, which was in September 2007; the current version is, in order to make it more secure to all the latest malware floating around, more about this later.

We can now put back online the Wiki, too; there's already a great replacement Wiki that has been recently setup by koan (thanks!), we can decide to keep it there or move it on this server. For now, in place of the old Wiki pages I have put a redirection link to the forum itself, so that it can be accessed by just typing oesf.org.
Regarding elsix, all the files are unfortunately stored on a different account on ibiblio, and for now we still don't have access to it. I'll keep hunting for the account details, also there are a couple of ex-maintainers which we can get in touch with.

That's it for now. What I'd really like for this forum is to continue to be a reference for both all the information regarding the Zaurus (and I believe it's the only remaining English forum devoted to it), and any other present and future device which shares the same philosophy as the Z.

Warm greetings and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

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post Dec 25 2016, 01:59 PM
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Excellent news, thank you to yourself and Speculatrix. In the mean time perhaps you can redirect ELSI to a holding page with a simple "coming soon" message ? I think for the wiki you have to find and install a new and secure version of the software so that could take some time.
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post Dec 28 2016, 02:51 PM
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Excellent news and update, Varti!

Thanks for all your persistence and efforts to get OESF running again and cleaned up.

And thanks to speculatrix and koan too.

Happy New Year to you all!

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post Jan 8 2017, 10:01 AM
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