• 01 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #63 08:09 PM, 01 Oct 2022
    Just in time.

    Special shoutout to Telegram for letting us keep this channel over the last month. I don't know how it happened but I'm grateful there's been a way to keep in touch.
  • 04 October 2022 (2 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #64 08:44 AM, 04 Oct 2022
    I've received word about my Google Voice number. Google leased the number from a telecom company called Bandwidth (bandwidth.com) who was the party responsible for disconnecting the number. I am probably going to file an FCC complaint regarding them as well.

    I'm only posting this in the TG to name and shame. Hopefully, if you're ever in a business position to deny them a contract, you'll avoid them.
  • @kiwifarms #65 05:09 PM, 04 Oct 2022
    A head's up related to featured content on the site.

    Caroline Farrow is a high-profile Catholic feminist activist in the UK who is currently the target of litigation from female-identifying psychos. The police in the UK received a complaint that she was potentially behind posts on the forum made by users other than her verified account (she posts as 'Caroline Farrow', so her identity is not a mystery). This complaint has likely been made by the same psychos harassing her in court.

    Caroline's situation is a bit unique because she's one of a few people who choose to post with their real name and have a direct association with the forum. She's found it a useful place to find archives both for her legal issues and for exposing predators in her country.

    This is harassment utilizing the police, not unlike the police visits that certain individuals with NPD and male pattern baldness have been malding about, Despite this coincidence, the press are celebrating it already.

    This is a general reminder you should consider using a VPN or Tor when posting if you are from a speech-hostile nation such as the United Kingdom. I cannot suggest any VPN in particular and it's important you understand what a VPN can and cannot do.

    This webpage has more information about VPNs:

    This webpage has information about Tor:

    Our Tor URL remains here:

    I've considered blocking access to the forum from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand to force users to use privacy protection tools, but I've decided against it because I don't want to make site content less available.
  • 09 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #66 06:42 AM, 09 Oct 2022
    There's a network level DDoS attack against our frontends which is why the site's down. They've been trying to spam complaints at 6 different hosts and that didn't work, so now they're hitting each one with massive DDoS attacks to try get IPs blackholed. That one's been more effective, so I'm having to look at hosting options with stronger DDoS protection. One of the companies said it was 100Gbps+, which is pretty high.

    I'm going to set some more frontends up. I am also testing a different anti-bot page soon.

    [10:58am UTC]: The site's down because of the blackholing issue. I've got new servers in the deployment pipeline.
  • 11 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #67 11:52 AM, 11 Oct 2022
    A security issue in XenForo was announced. The patch they've supplied has already been applied.

    Apparently, XenForo not having any sanity checks on media attachments has created XSS injection risks. I wonder what could have happened recently to make them start taking this seriously?
  • 23 October 2022 (3 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #68 06:34 AM, 23 Oct 2022
    Hello! You might notice the site is down. This is because Zayo, the ISP that I have been trying to get online since December, was serving requests for less than 12 hours before succumbing to a few angry emails. They claim that 1776 Hosting violated their AUP by hosting the Kiwi Farms. A copy of their AUP is attached. You can read through it, the entire thing is a single page, and we did not violate it.

    The site can still come back but it might take a day just because this happened on a Saturday night (as 1am GMT on Sunday seems to be when everything happens). Simply getting the Kiwi Farms back online is not my main concern though.

    Zayo is an Internet service provider. They are a big company with presence across the world. If Zayo is arbitrarily blocking entire networks because of individual sites, and they are doing so with no recourse, the Internet is doomed. We are watching in real time as the very foundations of our interconnected world buckle and fold.

    I am reaching out to see if this decision can be reversed. I am going to ask that network engineers do the same. If you are in the industry and are concerned that this ISP you do business with behaves like this, contact your account manager immediately and say so.

    As we are a US legal service, I believe we should enjoy a direct connection to the Internet. The complex routing I do is stupid and only needed due of a few complainers harassing the right people. Unless the good guys also band together and provide countering pressure, it will remain easy for these crybullies to isolate individuals like this at any given time.

    See you soon.

    Zayo's AUP: <https://files.catbox.moe/jdw6ej.pdf>
  • @kiwifarms #69 06:52 AM, 23 Oct 2022
    On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM Blake Willis <blake.willis@zayo.com> wrote:
    If I may suggest a course of action:
    ASAP, someone with official social media access should follow up on @lizthegrey's post that we're investigating the matter internally.
    in parallel, they should be informed of AUP violations & their services disconnected thereafter.
    This is the DIA in question BTW: https://zayo.my.salesforce.com/a1X4z000006ZnKk
    Thanks again for your attention.



    On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM Blake Willis <blake.willis@zayo.com> wrote:
    Greetings folks,

    Zayo seems to have sold IP Transit & DDoS protection to Kiwi Farms. This is who they are & what they do:

    Several of my industry colleagues have escalated this to me tonight, as I pack my suitcase to fly to Belgrade early tomorrow morning for next week's RIPE meeting, where this issue will certainly come up...

    Cloudflare finally terminated their services last month for AUP violations, so at the moment Zayo is their primary Internet service provider. The account in question is "1776 Solutions" run by Joshua Moon: https://zayo.my.salesforce.com/0014z00001d9yWC?srPos=0&srKp=001

    This is generating a large amount of negative attention for us in social media:

    As well as copious abuse tickets e.g.

    For both AUP violations as well as increased risk to Zayo's own infrastructure (both cybersecurity as well as potential volumetric DDoS attacks against Kiki Farms & our own infrastructure), this customer should be informed of AUP violations & terminated immediately.

    Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. I'm happy to clarify further if needed.


    Blake Willis
    Network Architecture & Interconnection
    Zayo Europe (AS6461 & AS8218)
  • @kiwifarms #70 06:53 AM, 23 Oct 2022
    This guy spun 2 two abuse tickets and one tweet chain from his personal friend as an imminent threat. 20 year veteran of the company. That's the true value of being a former Google employee: knowing people who can just press buttons to shut things off.
  • 24 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #71 02:43 PM, 24 Oct 2022
    These are the people who rule over you and get to decide what you are and are not adult enough to read on the Internet.

    P.S. I'm working on something special that will piss a lot of people off. Not likely to be done today, but this has not been an unproductive Monday.
  • 25 October 2022 (2 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #72 02:06 PM, 25 Oct 2022
    I am doing two things right now:

    1. I am looking at strengthening our network for the return to clearnet.
    2. I am going to replicate the backend so that we can never be knocked off Tor again. This is something I can do on my own. I should have done it sooner but I thought I had more time.

    The reality of a Tier 1 provider like Zayo censoring the Internet is very dire and I hope you will pay attention.

    In the world of ISPs, there are very few real players. There are 15 tier 1 networks in existence. There are many more ISPs, but they generally all connect to a Tier 1 network.

    Additionally, there are even fewer ISPs which provide DDoS protection. These companies (Path, Telia, Voxility, Zayo) are more politically charged than a normal ISP. Without them, should you manage to peer, you are not on the Internet if you cannot handle DDoS attacks yourself. DDoS mitigation has never been made a core part of the Internet, and I believe that weakness is deliberately encouraged by governments, as the US government routinely utilizes DDoS attacks to censor networks like Tor.

    A DDoS attack can be between 1Gbps and 100Gbps or higher. A 10Gbps line is about $700/mo. This scales pretty linearly, with some bulk discounts. Not all routers can handle 10Gbps, and few routers can handle 100Gbps. Those are also thousands of dollars each. Then you actually have to find a way to scrub the attack bandwidth.

    Meanwhile, we are not allowed to conduct ordinary business. Without reason and without appeal, I cannot process credit cards. We would easily make five times what do now if I could simply charge people for services like any other website. That is not possible because of the financial censorship, and as a result I am very limited in what I can realistically afford to do.

    So, ultimately, we are reliant on a few companies to continue tolerating us and one of the best ways to be tolerated is to have an established business relationship. If you've been at one datacenter talking to the same people for 20 years, as is often the case in the industry, they are likely to handle things diplomatically. If you are dropped in their lap last weekend like a pot of boiling water, they are unlikely to.

    Even the companies that do want to help are often underneath companies that do not want to help. The datacenter Worldstream in the Netherlands has blocked us, and thus any company that operates out of Worldstream cannot support us.

    I do like my website, and after spending time on other communities I know that nothing will ever replace it if the circus of sex pests and psychologically disturbed slacktivists have their way.

    I also am very sad to see these state of affairs. Without breaking the law, without piracy, and without incident (like Tarrant and Jan 6 with 8chan), we have been censored at some of the highest reaches of the Internet. A handful of very mentally ill people sending nasty emails, threatening the families of datacenter employees, and calling in favors with friends in high places have very effectively snapped the neck of the interconnected world.

    Every year the diversity of websites online shrinks, and the centralization of services grow. Those who should want to fight a tech oligarchy instead cheer it on and help consolidate its power. I am helplessly watching the Internet, and the freedom it has brought our entire species, die a slow death. It hurts. The Internet is being murdered by shortsighted parasites, and they will never realize how big a mistake it is until there's no going back.
  • @kiwifarms #73 04:34 PM, 25 Oct 2022
    Voxility has blackholed the IP serving the 503 error page for the Kiwi Farms explaining how large ISPs are censoring the Internet. This was done at direct request of Liz Fong-Jones and without any explanation.
  • 28 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #74 12:51 AM, 28 Oct 2022
    Small update: I've gotten access to the devices after losing Internet via Zayo. I'm getting copies of everything now. Tomorrow I'll begin my work rebuilding the site from scratch again.

    There's a battleplan ready to go. The site will no longer be centralized on a single server. I intended to do that a while ago but I've never had an opportunity, so I'm doing it now. This means that even if one host physically unplugs all our shit we will still have others. I intend to get Tor working first, and its availability will be higher with our new setup, but the clearnet will come up soon too.

    As for the Clearnet, a bunch of people have decided to help out and I have a strategy for keeping it up. It will take a lot for it to go down again completely.

    In 2021, I wrote an article called "Where the Sidewalk Ends" explaining what problems I expected in the future. It's funny to read in retrospect.

    As far as I'm concerned, this is it. The question of "can a bunch of trannies and journos cry their way into completely censoring something from the Internet" will be answered by the end of the year.
  • 29 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #75 10:49 PM, 29 Oct 2022
    This will likely be the final status update before the site is brought back up online. I am expecting it to be online by tomorrow, unless there is a significant delay. I have once again rebuilt everything from scratch.

    The ~7 TB of content have been offloaded to a new device.
    New backend servers have been set up in different countries.
    Forward nodes to the backends have been setup.
    The databases for these servers are clustered and the Kiwi Farms content is being imported. This is what I'm waiting on now. There are hundreds of millions of rows and with the cluster importing it is slower than it may be ordinarily.

    When the database is restored, I will need to start testing the installation. There's two completely new things I am configuring for the first time (the clustered backend and file storage). So, it will take extra time to set that up.

    My main concern is how long it's taking to populate the databases. It's importing records at almost a thousand a second, but the table for recording post reactions is a hundred million rows by itself. It's a huge amount of data and I'm really hoping that the operations on that table are significantly faster. If it's going to take 40 hours just to push that shit I'm going to be pissed, and I hope to god the cluster actually works after it's done.

    I've set up a side database and I'm importing without clustering to see how long that takes. If it's significantly faster (i.e. 4 hours instead of 40), I will simply disable the cluster, re-import, then re-enable clustering.

    As far as the prospects go, because of how highly interconnected the new setup will be, several fiber ISPs will have to drop us. Companies like Google demand extraordinarily high availability, so there are tools for dealing with massive network outages. These are usually to handle serious problems like bombs going off and infrastructure being hit by natural disasters, but we're going to use them to deal with tsunamis of tranny tears.

    I'm truly done with these fucking people and their bullshit. I am pulling out all stops and I will get this shitheap chugging for Halloween. If it goes down after that, I have done literally everything a single retard can do to keep a website online.

    Edit: Nothing in this is confidential, stop being cringe.
  • 30 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #76 05:19 PM, 30 Oct 2022
    Tor is now available. There's some holdover issues with singing in that some users are experiencing, but for read-only viewing it's up for everyone.

    Don't worry though, Clearnet is not far behind. There's some more stuff I want to test first.

    While I have your attention, you should consider reading an article written by two women for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit started in the 1990s to secure digital rights. They are the only charity I can think of which has not deviated far from its original philosophies.

    They wrote about Cloudflare's mob appeasement, and recently tweeted about it. The comments are genuinely disgusting, with multiple blue checkmarks and people-of-gender calling the veteran pro-1A / pro-fair use copyright attorney a "Nazi collaborator" for daring to suggest ISPs should act as common carriers - while simultaneously denouncing the forum and basically doing everything they can to suck LGBTQIAP+ ass.

    Mob appeasement never works and I really hope retard fatigue is setting in.

    The Internet Is Not Facebook: Why Infrastructure Providers Should Stay Out of Content Policing

    Cloudflare’s recent headline-making decision to refuse its services to KiwiFarms—a site notorious for allowing its users to wage harassment campaigns against trans people—is likely to lead to more

  • 31 October 2022 (1 messages)
  • @kiwifarms #77 01:08 PM, 31 Oct 2022
    Tor has been performing poorly because of an ongoing DDoS attack. They were exploiting the mitigation tool directly, but now they cannot. They've adjusted their attack to bottleneck Tor itself, which can be resolved by simply adding more servers to the network. However, it's not effective enough to do that right now. Pages are loading very fast.

    I am expecting to get Clearnet up today.

    Edit: They've upped the attack to simply try and saturate as much as possible. This could be resolved with more horizontal scaling (i.e. more computer) but I'm more concerned about Clearnet at the moment.