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  SWR Forums Migrated
SWR Technical News I am very excited to announce the the SWR Forums have been migrated to Invision Community Suite and we are now live! While we have a ways to go to get our entire site migrated to that platform, if you click on the Forums link, or go to (http://forums.swrebellion.com) you will now be redirected to https://swrebellion.net/forums/. Please note that all topics, posts, user accounts and group memberships have also been migrated.

If you had an account over here that you have had trouble getting into, you should be able to sign in over there and reset your password. If your email address has changed, please hop into our Discord channel and ping the @STAFF group for assistance.

If you happen on a broken link, please DM me on Discord. We're working on a bug that is the result of the database conversion, so rather than clicking on a topic you see in the main forums index page, click on that specific forum it is in, then select the topic and it will open for you. A minor detail, but we hope to get it fixed shortly.

Posted by Stratus on Monday, November 22 2021 @ 22:05:18 UTC
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  Forum DB Conversion Scheduled
SWR Technical News It's happening! We have raised the funds necessary for our second milestone, this coming week Invision technicians will be converting our forums and member database to our new home. When this is completed, we will begin re-creating content/pages from this site to the new one, along with card files and downloads. Our site may be taken offline during this conversion. Thank you for your contributions so far! Our next milestone and fundraising will go towards the server and theme design for the new website/forums.
Posted by Stratus on Sunday, November 21 2021 @ 07:05:18 UTC
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  New Network Policies
SWR Technical News In order to satisfy various laws regarding the web in North America and Europe, we have established/updated and posted the following policies which will apply to all services and websites provided by the SWRebellion Network, StarWars-IRC NetworkGalaxyServer, Star Wars Gamers Association (non-registered/non-profit entity not affiliated with Disney/LucasFilm). (Star Wars(R) is a registered trademark of LucasFilm, Ltd.)

By accessing any website on our server and/or submitting content you agree to be bound by the following policies which are applicable to you and your use. 

Posted by Stratus on Saturday, April 25 2020 @ 06:54:28 UTC
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  Forums Online -Posting Enabled
SWR Technical News Hello all - I didn't think this was possible but logins are now working and forum posting is enabled. So far now other part of the site is functioning properly, particularly the admin center which controls everything so other than manually posting news in the database directly, I don't have much to go on. Hopefully our new site will be coming online soon.
Posted by Stratus on Wednesday, April 01 2015 @ 23:48:07 UTC
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  SWR in READ ONLY MODE & Other Site News
SWR Technical News This announcement is long overdue, and I am having to use a direct database Insert query to post this. For reasons we cannot fathom, the SWR website and database became non-functional after a server to server transfer when we upgraded servers. As a result, no one is able to login, post, create accounts, retrieve passwords, etc. The site is stuck in READ ONLY mode, due to problems we and three contracted phpNuke coders have been unable to fix. We apologize for the inconvenience. Good news is you should be able to access all the content still.

On to new news, we have founded the Star Wars Gamers Association, with which we will be unleashing a new website that focuses on the modern releases of Star Wars Games, as well as old and new games in the Star Wars genre. We will be migrating our existing forums and their content to our new website (and pray that nothing goes wrong during that migration). We have hired a team of professional web designers and coders to work on the new website. We are excited to be moving forward and preserve this community. We thank you for your patience with us and hope to see you back again once the new website launches. Until then May the Force be with you!

-Ryan, Stratus, Evaders99, EvilleJedi, Keshaun, and the SWRebellion Network Staff
Posted by Stratus on Monday, October 20 2014 @ 05:43:07 UTC
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  Webmaster's Mailing List
SWR Technical News Webmasters and domain owners,

If you are not yet on the SWR Server webmasters mailing list please send me an email or create a Helpdesk ticket for server news.
Posted by Stratus on Saturday, April 27 2013 @ 16:03:31 UTC
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  Server Recovery & Updates
SWR Technical News On April 17th, 2013, one of the hard drives on our RAID system failed, resulting in total connectivity loss. Working with the datacenter technicians, we were able to have the server brought up in rescue mode in which I backed up as much as was possible over command-line. Luckily, the datacenter technicians were able to swap out the bad hard drive and the RAID mirror was successfully established without loss of data. We apologize to the webmasters of the 31 domains we currently host for the inconvenience. The downtime resulted in the creation of a new Server Status news page hosted on a different server (so it will always be online, where our current Helpdesk site resides). You can check server status updates regardless of whether or not the server is offline at http://status.swrebellion.com/. You may also submit tickets to our helpdesk at http://help.swrebellion.com at any time.

The DNS servers which regulated swrebellion.com have been changed from the OpenSRS "Domains by SWRebellion" domain name servers (which control IP address and mail routing for our primary domain name) have moved to the RackSpace Cloud DNS servers, StableTransit.

For our customers who are hosted by us and have their own domain names, we encourage you to transfer your domain name to our own registrar, Domains by SWRebellion (http://domains.swrebellion.net). New domain names may also be registered there with competitive market pricing, and of course our personal customer service provided directly by myself, Evaders99, and EvilleJedi. This way we will be able to perform redirection to the status page when the server is down and automatically update your DNS server information when necessary.

 While transfer and registration of domain names through our registrar is highly recommended, it is not required. If you wish to continue hosting your domains with us, you must change your domain name servers through your current registrar to ns1.swrebellion.com and ns2.swrebellion.com. If you wish to use a different DNS server names such as navcomputer.net, eaglehosting.net, or eagledns.com, please let me know via the helpdesk and I will set these up for you. Additionally I can arrange for off-site hosting of your domain servers if required, as we have four different companies we contract with that make this service available to us for free.

If you wish to host email for your domain on our server, full featured options with webmail (AtMail or Horde), POP3/IMAP4, etc., are available. We can also assist you in setting up your domain with other mail server options hosted by Domains by SWRebellion, our domain registrar, Hotmail, Google Apps for Businesses, 1&1 email service, etc., some of which are fee-based and others are free. To inquire more please submit a Helpdesk ticket. If you have any questions, please submit them through your Hosting Sponsor (a member of our staff who set you up with web hosting), or submit a Helpdesk ticket. Thank you.

Jim Stratus
Technical Director

*We are looking for individuals who have skills in PHP or artistic and HTML coding capabilities to give some of our sites a facelift or fresh start including navcomputer.net, our Helpdesk site for SWR (using current graphics but editing the html around it to work), eaglehosting.net, eagledns.com, etc. Please submit a ticket through the helpdesk if you wish to volunteer your services in exchange for free webhosting on our dedicated server.

Posted by Stratus on Saturday, April 27 2013 @ 14:04:11 UTC
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  Server Move Completed
SWR Technical News This post is long overdue, but the server move has been completed. Recently an IP Address was deleted from our IP pool for some unknown reason and 24 of our hosted websites were sharing that IP. If your site, hosted by us, is or was down, please allow 24 hours for DNS changes to propogate as we have changed your IP address to one allotted to our pool. We are still working on updating other DNS entries that could not be changed automatically that must be done so manually.We have christened the new server as the Thrawn Server (with the Lando Server's retirement).

All hosting and ftp account passwords have been given a random password. If you have not received yours please contact admin at swrebellion dot com. 

We have joined forces with Luke from StarWars-iRC.net and have worked together to bring you a stable IRC network. For more information, visit http://www.starwars-irc.net. You may reach the IRC server with an IRC client at irc.starwars-irc.net or if your website is hosted by us, irc.<yourdomain>
Posted by Stratus on Monday, July 23 2012 @ 06:31:32 UTC
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  Server Move Planned - Temporary Stable Hosting Available to Clients During Trans
SWR Technical News We have a planned server migration / hardware upgrade coming up for the SWRebellion Network. We will eventually be retiring the Lando server and have the opportunity of christening a new server. We will keep all webmasters updated as best we can. This will likely be a three-month project with variable downtimes. We have partnered with Eagle Hosting to offer all clients with smaller websites 3 months (or however long our migration takes) of free cPanel hosting (different from our Plesk Hosting) on a Production Server. This is a limited time opportunity, and I highly recommend it until we are able to get up and running again, especially for those of you with smaller websites (traffic doesn't matter - only disk space does) as we have secured only a certain amount of total shared disk space for the migration period. For those of you interested in this opportunity, please
contact me immediately via email stratus at swrebellion dot net with your domain name and desired password. Please note you must already have a registered domain name and be a client of the SWRebellion Network to qualify. You may register a domain name for $15 at http://domains.swrebellion.com.

Please take advantage of this opportunity as it is of no cost to you. Only the domain will cost you if you don't have one or it is time to renew, you may keep your current domain registrar if you choose, though we recommend you transfer your domain to us at the address listed above.

Those of you with websites larger than 2 GB of disk space will need to remain on the Lando server until the transition to the new server (yet-to-be-named) takes place.

The move is long overdue and necessary, and we expect to have php 5.3 on the new server (what everyone has been asking for).
Posted by Stratus on Saturday, March 10 2012 @ 01:47:55 UTC
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  IRC Network Re-Launches
SWR Technical News I am pleased to announce the launch of the StarWars-IRC Network by SWRebellion, the official IRC Network of the SWRebellion Network.

It is currently accessible via the following addresses:

thrawn.starwars-irc.net (Irc.starwars-irc.net

Key Channels:

#eotir - Era of the Imperial Republic RPG OOC channel (www.eotir.com)
#linux - Network Linux Room
#starwars - Network Main Channel
#help - IRC Network Help Channel

New Staff:

Hope to see you there!
Posted by Stratus on Wednesday, August 03 2011 @ 19:37:05 UTC
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  Sorry, Server issues!
SWR Technical News Sorry for the server issues guys! Yes, we had a hardware failure. Fortunately we have all our backups, but it took a while to get a new server reimaged. We're still in the process of reinstalling and reconfiguring.

If things aren't working correctly - we know.

We'll get everything running ASAP
Posted by Evaders99 on Tuesday, June 28 2011 @ 01:08:30 UTC
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  SWR Helpdesk Launched
SWR Technical News
As you can imagine, we receive a large amount of inquiries each day regarding various issues pertaining to SWR, including spam. As the staff all tries to be helpful, it is much easier to do this in a coordinated effort rather than individual. We have therefore launched the SWR Helpdesk (http://support.swrebellion.com). All inquiries regarding this website, your account, the IRC Server, password issues, etc, should be directed through this or via email to helpdesk at swrebellion dot net. (IRC Server issues email help at blazeirc dot net.) The contact us form has been updated to reflect this change, and I have taken down the feedback form and replaced it with the helpdesk.

If anyone is interested in participating as an SWR Support Staff member to assist with issues on the website please contact me through the Helpdesk or email stratus at swrebellion dot com.

TO ALL webmasters hosted at SWRebellion: Please contact me as we will integrate you with the helpdesk for your particular website.

Posted by Stratus on Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 17:50:10 UTC
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  Spam Alert!
SWR Technical News Please note: we do not send "Account information" requested from swrebellion.com nor do we ask for them. The only emails you should receive are for user-requested actions, namely account registration, forums notifications, etc.

If you see suspicious emails asking for such account information, please just delete such messages. Do not click any provided links or provide any additional information.

Posted by Evaders99 on Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 02:24:59 UTC
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  Domain Registration Services Now Available!
SWR Technical News SWRebellion Network has partnered with Tucows to offer to our visitors, clients, and community members, domain registration and management services. If you would like to register a new domain, please visit http://domains.swrebellion.net/. If you have an existing domain with us you can manage it either at the site above (or if we created it for you) then you can manage it at https://manage.opensrs.net/. If you have special requests, such as hosting, custom DNS management, SSL certificate registration, etc, please contact me directly via ICQ at 79391473 or email admin at swrebellion dot com.

We also offer DNS management, domain and email forwarding, and private registration absolutely free!

Posted by Stratus on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 21:04:00 UTC
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  IRC Services DB Wiped
SWR Technical News I regret to inform you that the IRC Services Database has been wiped due to a server malfunction. We ask that you get on IRC as soon as possible and re-register your nicks and channels. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Posted by Stratus on Tuesday, June 09 2009 @ 19:53:11 UTC
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  SWRebellion Network Updates
SWR Technical News Hello everyone,

As you know we recently moved to our new server, and have upgraded a lot of our hardware, software, and even made new changes to all of our network websites, incorporating one login to access them all, and upgrades to our forums software. We would like to thank the hard efforts of Stratus and especially Evaders99 in his efforts for the site updates and long hours put into them.
We are pleased to announce that IRC server has also been upgraded with newer and more reliable software as well and invite you to participate on irc.blazeirc.net in #swrebellion channel discussions.Many of wondered of the status of SWCIC. Evaders99 is in the process of finishing the upgrades on that to work with our new upgrades, including forum software and others. It is estimated that it will be operational once again after Thanksgiving.

Jim Stratus invites you to join a text-based RPG, the Era of the Imperial Republic, an RPG that has been operating since summer of 2001, and until recently, has been closed to the public and invite-only. The RPG recently opened its doors to the public to all users who wish to join, and we are looking for more players. Register at http://nexus.imperialrepublic.org and find more info at www.imperialrepublic.org.

Remember that the SWRebellion Network operates based on support from the community through financial donations via paypal (paypal@swrebellion.com) and through technical and game contributions from our user-base community.We appreciate your patronage. Please come back soon.
Posted by Stratus on Monday, November 24 2008 @ 15:02:05 UTC
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  Welcome to the new server!
SWR Technical News So what's changed.. not too much for SWR. But it will allow us to continue to expand and host all our wonderful sites.

But what's new:
- the release of our Star Wars Mods site - for all your modifications and more. We want this to be a resource for all mods... we're looking for people to help update Eville's Starship Compendium
We've updated our List of ships for Rebellion, but there are certainly many other things we should put up there.
(Please use the Rebellion: namespace for articles and redirect to the SWMods site)

- the release of a revamped Petroglyph Fan Forums - for our Petroglyph game fans like Empire at War. You'll notice a new section of our forums, it's our PFF group integrated back into one forum. We will work on changes to consolidate the two forums.

Posted by Evaders99 on Tuesday, November 04 2008 @ 22:04:07 UTC
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  Migration Almost Done
SWR Technical News The migration of the SWRebellion website AND databases is almost complete. Just about 2.15GB more to go. Our website is huge :) Our database for this site alone is just under 1GB. The forums will be back online once the migration is completed and tested out by Evaders and the other staff members. In the meantime, please come chat with us on IRC. Use your favorite IRC client (xchat, icechat, kvirc, mirc, pidgin, trillian, or the java chat) and point it to iceberg.blazeirc.net. We have moved IRC Services and added an IRC daemon on the Luke server and it is working well. If you noticed downtime, its because we were migrating IRC stuff first to that server and it is now live. Come chat with us on #swrebellion in the meantime and feel free to ask us questions you may have there.
Posted by Stratus on Sunday, November 02 2008 @ 22:32:56 UTC
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  Migration Progressing Well
SWR Technical News I am pleased to announce that migration is progressing well. Files from domains have been successfully transfered to the new server, luke. We will begin using the luke server for most of our network's sites by the end of the week, while SWR and SWCIC will remain on the vader server for approximately an additional week or so. We still have to transfer most of the databases and a few other settings over to the new server, but it is running smoothly and has more than twice the specs so we are excited about it. This will probably be a temporary stay on luke, for an unknown amount of time until we move to our anticipated final destination on the lando server. ETA unknown. We appreciate your patience with us as we move to bigger and better servers as the network expands in order to be able to accomodate the needs of our network and community.

Webmasters who host domains on our network, be advised that you will want to change your DNS nameservers to ns3.swrebellion.net and ns4.swrebellion.net. For domains that are a main part of the SWR network and maintained by Evaders and myself through a GoDaddy account, DNS settings will be modified automatically by us when we are ready, though the nameservers will remain the same for the most part for network operation domains.
Posted by Stratus on Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 02:09:50 UTC
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  Migration in Progress
SWR Technical News Hey all,

Because of issues with our server software and lack of space, we are migrating the entire SWR Network to a new server, though probably temporarily, until Igor gets the new new server up and running. We apologize for any inconvenience. The migration process has begun. If you notice any downtime, this is why. IRC may also be down during part of this process.

Jim Stratus
Technical Director
SWRebellion Network
Posted by Stratus on Monday, October 27 2008 @ 17:00:14 UTC
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