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09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:48:08
here is what is points to now
lynxchan is installed, then i installed nginx to make a reverse proxy to force ssl. I take it i have to manually edit a lynxchan file to point it to the 443 ssl port?
09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:57:17
im trying to edit general.json to make it go to port 80, nothing is working lynxchan wont start keep getting errors
09/17/2018 (Mon) 21:01:30
I need to know which errors are you getting. And if you gonna have nginx handle ssl, you don't need to have lynxchan to handle it at all. Also, why are you setting lynxchan to port 80 if you have nginx? You should have nginx receiving on port 80 and 443 and then redirecting to an alternate port used by lynxchan.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 21:37:23
ok thanks... disregard thread...i will do it the easy way...destroy server and not worry about it for now lol
emails still broke
09/17/2018 (Mon) 18:36:03
LynxChan 2.0.11 -- the 40 dollar a month digital ocean dedicated hyperthread server - fresh ubuntu 18 install, then set up lynxchan- email's still do not work. It will not send a confirmation email. did sudo reboot, attempted several times, no email sent.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:00:29
Did you open the port and is sure DO is allowing it? When I used DO they wanted a shitload of info to allow me to send e-mails.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:33:53
not sure how to do what ur asking
09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:39:47
oah, shit... so D.O does block the emails? So on lynxchan with D.O one can not enable users to make their own boards because email don't work???
09/17/2018 (Mon) 21:00:14
You can enable. They just won't be able to receive e-mails for reports or password resets.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 16:15:32
I renamed the fe directory, and replaced it with a fe i downloaded. the new fe works, but now it wont let me log in, i seem to be locked out. Is there a way to see my login info in a file so i can get into my main acct? i tryed login / pass and that didnt work
09/17/2018 (Mon) 16:25:50
it wont let me recover password, it says i didnt confirm email. I just installed it with the new ver, too. im pretty sure something is still wrong with the login / email recovery sys
09/17/2018 (Mon) 16:29:51
i did a fresh install. it still wont send me emails. digital ocean minimal ubuntu 18 install. im not sure how to check email settings without apache or php set up
09/17/2018 (Mon) 16:43:54
disregard thread, i will just destroy the server and start again. I wonder if the 5 dollar digital ocean bare install just does not have email set up properly to prevent spamming or something?
09/17/2018 (Mon) 09:45:35
how to hide this?
09/17/2018 (Mon) 15:18:30
Hide what? the whole posting form?
09/17/2018 (Mon) 14:42:25
So i really like LynxChan, i dumped my c panel hosting account. The cheapest digital ocean dedicated vcpu with hyperthreading is 40 bux a month, 4g ram and 2 cpu's. They have shared vcpu's the cheapest is 5 a month, 1cpu and 1g ram. Serious question, in general terms, how much of a server does one need? I take it the 5 bucks a month server wouldnt be wise in case the site gets lots of traffic. I kno, every asshole thinks they get lots of traffic but that is rare...still, what type of ram/cpu could handle a LynxChan site that would get lots of traffic? I only know how to install Lynx on ubuntu 18 by the way. I know centos is reccomended, i could learn if i had to how to use that. I know its a general question, but how much ram / cpu would be able to handle a lot of boards and a lot of traffic? 5 bucks a month to 100 bucks a month plans, i really dont know how much of a server is adequate in case the site got popular.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 15:18:08
I dunno, mewch has like one core and either 2 or 4 gb ram and handles a shitload of requests.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 03:21:26
I see there is a new fix in git... how exactly do we update it? Just replace the one file?
09/17/2018 (Mon) 03:49:03
if you are on the stable branch that received the change, just do a git pull and restart the engine.
otherwise you can use git checkout on the specific commit.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 04:42:05
what is verbose
09/17/2018 (Mon) 00:57:28
what are these options 4 anyone know? They are found in the gui. Thanks.
Verbose APIs mode
Verbose gridfs mode
Verbose message queue mode
Verbose miscellaneous mode
Verbose generator mode
Verbose cache mode
Full verbose mode
09/17/2018 (Mon) 01:14:42
verbose apis print out json and form apis IO.
verbose gridfs print out serving files from gridfs.
verbose message queue prints out data related to the cache rebuild queue.
verbose miscenalleous prints out some stuff that happens on the engine.
verbose generator prints out what pages are being generated.
verbose cache prints out what is going on the caching layer.
full activates all of the others.
09/17/2018 (Mon) 01:41:15
09/16/2018 (Sun) 01:01:51
i got it working, but the moment i log out of ssh, the board shuts down. How does one keep the command lynxchan running when one shuts down the ssh terminal?
09/16/2018 (Sun) 02:59:18
Using a service.
The root-setup script allows you to install a service script for systemd, upstart or openrc.
All they do is to keep the process running under the user "node".
09/16/2018 (Sun) 03:37:30
Thanks 4 the info! I got it working tho! Yeah, i just put an "&" after typing lynxchan and it works, too so i can close the console. I guess there are a few ways to do it.
ALSO, wtf. I am on digital ocean, and i did a fresh ubuntu install. I have a SMALL TEXT FILE i made with the commands i learned from mewch youtube video how to install lynxchan. So what's my prob? WELL, if some asshole made a simple text file with the commands to run in order and specifies exactly what build on difitalocean one should have, ANYONE could make a lynxchan board in like 10 minutes, no joke. But instead, people want to be ass fuk's about it. That is actually absurd.
Anyway, im glad i finally learned how to set up lynxchan!
09/16/2018 (Sun) 04:15:32
Yeah, all that is required to work is to keep the process running. But using & makes it harder to maintain the service. For example, how do you restart? Where is the log? What happens if it crashes for some reason?
09/16/2018 (Sun) 23:55:57
I ended up using pm2. Anyone use that before? To install you run npm install -g pm2 and then you pm2 start lynxchan or pm2 stop lynxchan , it seems to work very well. Prolly better than the & symbol, like you say.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 13:48:51
Where is the setting to change the file button to the square drag and drop type? Also how about a feature to disable input fields? Like thr email field is extra.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:06:32
>Where is the setting to change the file button to the square drag and drop type?
That is not a setting, it's css.
>Also how about a feature to disable input fields? Like thr email field is extra.
I don't see a need for it, and the e-mail field is used for sage.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:41:55
i guess, but its kinda rigid thinking by refusing to customize boards. Vichan / npfchan has the ability to hide input fields, hell, even the just recent changes to tinyib let one hide any of the fields. i got so i liked just a simple input area, message and file and a send. If one wants to enter a name or email in that bad they can do it in the message field- it made the board look better, was way easier for the poster to enter data. Having a few options allows people to customize the board and become attached to it- having a rigid board without any customization at all makes it easier for exploits to develop.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 17:46:59
Then just remove the fields on your front-end. The back-end won't care.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 23:48:09
to 429 Right, i will do that in time. I did that sort of thing with tinyib and vichan all the time. Good advice tho, thanks.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:15:17
Digital ocean has what, like 5 different options of minimal os server to install? So about a 20 line text file with then commands to install dependancies then use git to clone lynxchan then run setup files. One could do the same for other companies like linode. Just a simple text file with the commands to install lynxchan on each particular minimal install os. BAM! Anyone could install lynxchan in about 10 minutes that way.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:23:17
There's already a script for that, it's the setup and root-setup ones.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:29:26
not really, the setup scripts don't set up the dependencies at all. Moreover, like each different version of ubuntu actually has slightly different commands to set up some things like the mongo db. here is an example of the text file i made myself to set up lynxchan on ubuntu 18 bionic version. you find NONE of it in the lynxchan setup files of course because its different depending on the os.
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
1) curl -sL
2) sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
3) sudo bash nodesource_setup.sh
4) apt-get install nodejs
npm install bcrypt
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09/16/2018 (Sun) 17:48:15
Those things are really outside the scope of the engine.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 20:40:47
out of the scope of the engine? I'm not talking about an engine. Im talking about making a few simple text files, one for each os, and each version of the os. With about 6 or 7 simple 20 or 30 lines of text to cut and paste in the ssh terminal, anyone would be able to start a lynxchan board in about 10 minutes. BAM. Copy the lines in order, paste into ssh terminal. Everyone is new to node js at one time, and that would make it crazy easy for anyone new to start a board. Just saying.
09/16/2018 (Sun) 21:58:47
I really don't feel like getting into what kind of hosting services and distros people use.
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