I had to block some external instances on Masto.host shared hosting.
Here is why and how that can be reverted: https://masto.host/i-had-to-block-some-external-instances/
This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.
If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.
@mastohost I'm trying to read the about (just for pure curiosity) but it seems I can't connect to the host; Firefox complains about connection timing out.
Is the server overloaded or am I behind some blocked IP? (I don't run any instances, so I'm not sure what's going on...)
it's being resolved to
[13:18:23] julio.biason@dts-bhs-ovh007s:~$ host masto.host
masto.host has address 126.96.36.199
DuckDuckGo says my IP is
Your IP address is 188.8.131.52 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
@juliobiason somehow your IP was in CSF on the server where I host Mast.host, could you please check it is working now.
@juliobiason awesome, I had played with rules of CSF because these last days Claro.com.br was sending a lot of login attempts and somehow think I blocked the all requests coming from Brazil to that server :P
Sorry about that, it has nothing to do with the block being discussed, different servers, different situation.
@mastohost Hey, don't worry. Those things happen.
And our internet providers (Claro is a mobile one) aren't the greatest about security and "being a good internet citizen".
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!