Because I am getting too many strange signups in the last 24 hours and most people don't read the Terms of Service, I added a Temporary Notice to Masto.host Pricing page: masto.host/pricing/

"If you are looking for an alternative to Parler, this is not it. Please look elsewhere. Thanks."

I hope that's clear enough :)

Changes to the SMTP finished.

Please let me know if you notice any problems with email deliverability. Thanks 🐘

Hopefully this will be the last maintenance service of 2020 :)

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I will be changing the SMTP service (what is used to send all emails on the platform, unless you specified to use your own SMTP) from MailGun US to MailGun EU and this will require a restart on all services.

This will cause ~15 seconds of downtime.

Any questions please let me know.

Upgrade finished. Every Mastodon server on Masto.host is now running v3.3.0 🎉

Please let me know if you run into any issues. Thanks 🐘

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I will be starting the installation of v3.3.0 for every Mastodon server on Masto.host.

This is a big one 🤞

The downtime depends on the size of your database but I expect that for most instances it should around 1 minute.

You can read the change log here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

"What am I doing on the 25th of December?" you might ask. I am fixing a bug.

There is a small configuration that I forgot to change during the migration to the new CDN and that is causing problems with Mastodon audio player.

I will be doing a restart to fix this. You should expect less than 30 seconds of downtime.

Thanks 🐘

Upgrade finished! Every Mastodon server on Masto.host is now running v3.2.2

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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I will be starting the upgrade to v3.2.2 on all Mastodon servers on Masto.host

There should be less than 30 seconds of downtime.

You can see changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Notice that the changes that I applied on v3.2.1 will also be enabled:
mastodon.social/@mastohost/105

Any questions please let me know.

Migration to the CDN finished. Everyone on Masto.host is now getting media files via the new CDN.

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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I have decided to change the media files CDN for Masto.host. I will start making that change now and this will involve a restart (~30 seconds of downtime).

You can read the details here: masto.host/new-cdn-for-media-f

The patched has been applied to all Mastodon servers on Masto.host

Please let me know if you notice any registration issues or have any questions.

Also, if you were getting regular spam registrations and would like to report if after this patch you notice any change or not, please do.

Thanks 🐘

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In an attempt to reduce registration spam that has lately been affecting some Mastodon servers on Masto.host I will be applying a custom patch to Mastodon v3.2.1.

This will require a restart of instances hosted on Masto.host and cause ~30 seconds of downtime.

You can read the details here: masto.host/testing-custom-code

Do let me know if you notice any registration problems with this patch and if you were getting regular spam registrations see if there is any reduction in the next days.

I have made some changes to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You can read about these, here: masto.host/new-changes-to-the-

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Just to confirm that the issue is fully fixed and everything has been back to normal for the past 3 hours.

Please let me know if you notice any problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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The root cause of the problem is still not solved but for the past 5 minutes it has been working without a problem, slower but coming back.
I will keep monitoring the situation and update it here.

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There is currently a problem with the Object Storage from OVH that is used to serve media files for Masto.host and this is affecting both loading uploading of media.

They are already working on it: travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id

Sorry about this. Hopefully they fix the issue soon. I will post here when I know more.

The upgrade is installed. All Mastodon servers on Masto.host are now running v3.2.1

Any issues please let me know. Thanks 🐘

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I will be starting the upgrade for all Mastodon servers on Masto.host to v3.2.1

There should be less than 30 seconds of downtime during the process.

You can see the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Maintenance finished and all systems are back to normal. Any issues please let me know. Thanks 🐘

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At 6:00 UTC tomorrow (in about 6 hours) there will be an interruption of service to do some maintenance to a server rack.

This interruption should affect around 20% of the Mastodon servers hosted on Masto.host and is estimated that the downtime will be ~15 minutes.

You may follow the progress here: travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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