I am Jaehaerys, the 666th of My Name, King of the Holy Kebabs, Lord of the Kebabian Empire and Protector of the Flamingo Realm. additionaly known as Kebabis the Mannis, Breaker of Gyros Chains, Purger of Shoarma and High Priest of the Supreme Flamingo Divinity.

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Server Project History[edit | edit source]

This part of my profile page is in progress, it might take quite sometime before the shape will become finalized, some dates may not be fully correct (due to these servers being long past)

Phase I - Of Elder Days - Sep 2013 to July 2016

  • Keepercraft Official, dubbed KPC - Sep 2013 to Dec 2014 | The foundations were laid here, started off as a vanilla server and joined the LOTR Community network during Public Beta 10, growing slowly until the fellow owner decided to quit, the community partnered up with Tim (GeneralCookie), a friend I found on Immortalis, whom replaced the former owner's spot, and made Ages of Arda with the newly founded stafff team.
  • Ages of Arda: Official, dubbed AOA - Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 | The most successful server of the early Elder Days and it's growth was also thanks to the shutdown of Immortalis (Despite that the shutdown of Immortalis came as heavy news to us, as we had played there for a long time as well..) At some point an internal conflict started which ultimately led Ages of Arda to kick us out and merge with Legendary Kingdoms to form the Middle-Earth Network, this network grew for a small moment but declined quickly after the split as the majority of the community followed my team of exiles into the creation of AOME.
    • Despite that we maintained AOA, The Golden Age of Servers was a time where nearly all the people also played on The One Ring and Immortalis, during their good days, despite potentially administering a server themselves. Immortalis faded away after shutdown, resulting in the foundation of Isildur's Bane, which thrived for many years, until it decided to abandon plugins (Cauldron/KCauldron/Thermos) and became a Forge-only server, after which another playerbase migration begun. As for The One Ring, this server thrived for many years as well, but multiple internal conflicts over the years seemed to have changed the server alot (as one should expect), TOR nowadays reflects an image that does not come near to what it once was, except from a server carrying it's namesake. Yet these memories shall be preserved by those who played in the Elder Days.
    • AOA is not to be confused with multiple servers that have been named Age of Arda (servers by Laerorndir and SownAthlete) including the recent two Age of Arda's on the server list, or the former Ascension of Arda server.
  • Ages of Middle-Earth, dubbed AOME - Jan 2016 to Feb 2016 | Born out of the people that follow the Exiled team, was short-lived due to MCProHosting terminating our server files, however. AOME survived roughly a month, then we were without server for a while, until we set the foundations for a new idea: MEK
    • AOME is not to be confused with Adventures of Middle-Earth
  • Middle-Earth Kingdoms: Official, dubbed MEK - Feb 2016 to July 2016 | Most successful server of the late Elder Days and Phase I but the one with a tragic ending. Concludes Phase I
    • The Golden Age of Servers ended begin 2016 / July 2016, opinions differ on when the "Golden Age" truly ended however.

Phase II - Of Days Reborn - Oct 2016 to Nov 2017

Disclaimer: I do not remember the exact dates of the servers in this phase very well (it's why I marked all the servers as one month lifetime lmao, sorry, I wish I'd remember (big oof for me) Alot of shit happened in this phase and it wasn't exactly effective to store it all in memory.

Of Days Reborn was a name chosen being being intended as a mock name, similar to how we people used to say "the Golden Age" when we referred to a specific timeline in our history ("Black Pages of History" such as slavery). The Days Reborn was one of the most chaotic periods, hence why there's a heck more renames marking different points of progression versus the phase that came after, a phase with only AOK as server.

  • Kingdoms of Endóre, dubbed KOE - Sep 2016 to Oct 2016 | Succeeded by M-E: ROC
  • Middle-Earth: Rise of Conquest, dubbed ROC - Oct 2016 to Nov 2016 | Succeeded by KOME
  • Kingdoms of Middle-Earth, dubbed KOME - Nov 2016 to Jan 2017 | Growth and expansion, extended version became KOME&B
  • Kingdoms of Middle-Earth and Beyond, dubbed KOME as well - Jan 2017 to March 2017 | Succeeded by AROK
  • A Rise of Kingdoms, dubbed AROK - March 2017 to Oct 2017 (assumed, is probably wrong, don't remember well soz) | Officially ends Phase II
  • Kingdoms of Conquest, dubbed KOC - Oct 2017 to Nov 2017 | Retrying but failed attempt, is not officially a part of Phase II as the server idea was never finalized and abandoned prior to launch.

Phase III - Of Faded Splendor - March 2018 to Dec 2018

  • Ascension of Kingdoms, dubbed AOK - March 2018 to Dec 2018 | The only successful and existing server of Phase III, Became the largest achievement since Middle-Earth Kingdom, but again was marked with the same fate (internal conflict => tragic ending)
    • Fun fact: AOK was the first server in the phase where I stopped doing many renames, The reason for the renames was mainly that each rename meant that progress was made after mistakes and/or conflicts, yeah that does mean that the Days Reborn were heck messy, but we learn alot from those too, so that was alright. as for AOK it was good but later on mainly a big mess, and we learned little of it beside of the great roleplay we had (if not the greatest I'll ever remember)
    • CPU - Intel® Core™ i7-6700K (w/ 4c/8t 4,0Ghz/turbo 4,2Ghz) | RAM - DDR4 2400Mhz ECC | Storage - Enterprise SATA SSD

Phase IV - Of A Silent Peace - Oct 2019 to Nov 2019

  • Reigning Kingdoms, dubbed RKO - Oct 2019 - Nov 2019 | A private build server, nothing much else really.

Phase V - Of The False Spring - March 2020 to February 2021

  • Reign of Eros: Reforged, dubbed ROE - April 2020 - Dec 2020 | Originally founded in March 2020 by Slade and Aerys, taken over in April as Slade could no longer maintain the server financially and administrative wise. Actually ended in February 2021 but was marked End-of-life end 2020.
    • Was a success from April to July, then deteriorated after the conclusion of an internal conflict, with growing discontent among the community forced us to banish several builders, however this marked the beginning of new dark days, and when an old friend from Elder Days (followed us since Ages of Arda) backstabbed the remnant role-playing team, this ultimately made old friends leave.
    • In September we tried to start anew and this succeeded during that month and October as a seasoned crew from AncarCraft led by Lord Tankrid joined our server and powered our playerbase, several of them joined our building team and made great things, but alas they could not prevent the things set in motion from July, thus we failed to show the full potential of our server to them, and during the end of December the decision was made that the server had it's time and should shut down.
    • COVID-19 did not help here as the remnant had no inspiration left and their bitterness from the backstabbing by said person made them leave, and we separated our roads for good. The server has been marked EOL (End-of-life) and will be cease to exist forthwith.
    • Names of the banished builders and backstabbing friend are not displayed as per Art. 10 of the Constitutional Rights.
    • CPU - AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X (w/ 8c/16t 3,6Ghz/turbo 4,4Ghz) | RAM - DDR4 2666Mhz ECC | Storage - M.2 NVMe SSD in RAID-1

Privacy, Security and open-source software.[edit | edit source]

  • Let's Encrypt, Let's Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) that has provided X.509 certificates for SSL/TLS for over 240 million websites.
    • Let's Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days, during which renewal can take place at any time. The offer is accompanied by an automated process designed to overcome manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates for secure websites. The project claims its goal is to make encrypted connections to World Wide Web servers ubiquitous. By eliminating payment, web server configuration, validation email management and certificate renewal tasks, it is meant to significantly lower the complexity of setting up and maintaining TLS encryption.
  • WireGuard®, WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern open-source VPN protocol that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It is fully integrated within the kernel of Linux Distro's
    • WG is a UDP based VPN protocol, as such it is not recommended for usage with restrictive networks and bypassing firewalls.
    • The protocol functions similar to IKEv2/IPsec (Internet Key Exchange v2) in terms of mobility, you can easily swap between WiFi and Cellular networks without losing the VPN connection, this will not work with OpenVPN for instance.
  • OpenVPN, OpenVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) system that implements techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
    • It implements both client and server applications.OpenVPN allows peers to authenticate each other using pre-shared secret keys, certificates or username/password. When used in a multiclient-server configuration, it allows the server to release an authentication certificate for every client, using signatures and certificate authority.
    • It uses the OpenSSL encryption library extensively, as well as the TLS protocol, and contains many security and control features. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls.
    • OpenVPN has been ported and embedded to several systems. For example, DD-WRT has the OpenVPN server function. SoftEther VPN, a multi-protocol VPN server, also has an implementation of OpenVPN protocol.
    • It was written by James Yonan and is free software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). Additionally, commercial licenses are available.
  • Nextcloud, Nextcloud is a suite of free and open-source client-server software for creating your own file hosting services on a private server you control. The only limits on storage and bandwidth are the limits on the server provider you choose.
  • ProtonMail, ProtonMail is an email service with a focus on privacy, encryption, security, and ease of use. They have been in operation since 2013. ProtonMail is based in Genève, Switzerland and thus falls under Swiss jurisdiction, which is known for being stricter with regards to privacy.
    • ProtonMail's TOR address can be found here
  • SoftEther, SoftEther VPN is free open-source, cross-platform, multi-protocol VPN client and VPN server software, developed as part of Daiyuu Nobori's master's thesis research at the University of Tsukuba.
    • SoftEther's protocol (Often dubbed as SSL-VPN or HTTPS-VPN) is very useful for getting around blockades applied by restrictive networks due to the fact it uses TCP port 443 (used by https://, which is never blocked by networks) The protocol itself will use TCP/UDP hybrid by standard but can be configured to use only TCP (If the network throttles/blocks UDP)
  • GnuPG, The GNU Privacy Guard is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC 4880 (also known as PGP). GnuPG allows you to encrypt and sign your data and communications; it features a versatile key management system, along with access modules for all kinds of public key directories.
    • Since its introduction in 1997, GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
  • OpenSSL, OpenSSL is a software library for applications that secure communications over computer networks against eavesdropping or need to identify the party at the other end. It is widely used by Internet servers, including the majority of HTTPS websites.
  • VeraCrypt, VeraCrypt is a source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (in Windows) the entire storage device with pre-boot authentication.
    • The software is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt project. It was initially released on 22 June 2013 and produced its latest release (version 1.24) on 6 October 2019. Many security improvements have been implemented and issues raised by TrueCrypt code audits have been fixed. VeraCrypt includes optimized implementations of cryptographic hash functions and ciphers which boost performance on modern CPUs.
  • Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos. It can also be used to make one-to-one and group voice and video calls, and the Android version can optionally function as an SMS app.
    • Signal uses standard cellular telephone numbers as identifiers and secures all communications to other Signal users with end-to-end encryption. The apps include mechanisms by which users can independently verify the identity of their contacts and the integrity of the data channel. Signal's software is free and open-source. Its clients are published under the GPLv3 license, while the server code is published under the AGPLv3 license.
    • The official Android app generally uses the proprietary Google Play Services (installed on most Android devices) for functions such as push notifications. Signal also has an official client app for iOS and a web app on desktops.
    • Very recently the amount of downloads from the Google Play Store has increased by an approx. 40 million after WhatsApp published a new notification in-app which required you to agree in order to keep using the application, the agreement would allow Facebook to legally use data within WhatsApp for it's other services and sell it.
  • Riseup is a volunteer-run collective providing secure email, email lists, a VPN service, online chat, and other online services. This organization was launched by activists in Seattle with borrowed equipment and a few users in 1999 or 2000, and quickly grew to millions of accounts.
    • As of 2013, Riseup features 6 million subscribers spread across 14,000 lists. Their projects have included the Stop Watching Us campaign against global surveillance disclosures revealed by Edward Snowden.
    • Riseup provides products to facilitate secure communications, including use of strong encryption, anonymizing services, and minimal data retention, which aimed at individuals and non-profit and activist groups. Riseup's two most popular features are secure, privacy-focused email and mailing list management services.
    • The email service is available through IMAP, POP3, and a web interface. The web interface is a variant of Roundcube or SquirrelMail.
    • Riseup VPN does not log the user's IP address, unlike most other VPNs. In 2012, discussing an attack against a Microsoft-developed authentication scheme that makes it trivial to break the encryption used by hundreds of anonymity and security services, Moxie Marlinspike, who unveiled the attack, said VPN services offered by riseup.net, for example, selected a 21-character password on behalf of the user that used a combination of 96 different numbers, symbols, and upper- and lower-case letters to withstand such attacks.
    • Riseup's website can be accessed by it's onion address as well in TOR browser
  • Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) is a coalition comprised by companies who aim the reach a fairer deal for the inclusion of their apps into the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The organization is seated in Washington, D.C.The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) is a coalition comprised by companies who aim the reach a fairer deal for the inclusion of their apps into the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The organization is seated in Washington, D.C.
    • On 24 September 2020, Epic Games joined forces with thirteen other prominent companies like the music streaming platform Spotify, Match Group who owns the online dating app Tinder, the encrypted mail service ProtonMail and the crypto currency website Blockchain amongst others to establish the Coalition for App Fairness.
    • The coalition criticizes the fact that for now the app stores of both Apple and Google charge their clients a 30% fee on any purchases made over their stores. Apple and Google defended themselves by arguing that the 30% transaction fee is a standard in the industry while the Coalition for App Fairness states that there is no other transaction fee which is even close to the 30%.
    • In October 2020, it was reported that the coalition grew from 13 to 40 members since its foundation and received more than 400 applications for membership.
  • The Onion Router (TOR) is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication by directing Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays in order to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult to trace the Internet activity to the user: this includes "visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms". Tor's intended use is to protect the personal privacy of its users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities unmonitored.

Miscellaneous things[edit | edit source]

  • Mantaro Bot, Mantaro is a simple but powerful Discord bot used to enhance your Discord experience. It includes many fun and useful features such as moderation, music, games and currency. It’s currently in over 545,000 servers serving over 45 million users! Add Mantaro here
  • Vortex is a bot designed to keep your server safe and your staff team organized. Its moderation and logging suite keep track of your members and keep your moderators accountable. Its auto-moderator capabilities also allow it to filter out certain types of behavior without need for human intervention, lightening the load on the staff team. Finally, Vortex is designed to be fast and easy to use. Add Vortex here
  • DiscordSRV is the most powerful, configurable, open-source Discord to Minecraft bridging plugin available.
  • Minepacks is a free and reliable backpack plugin for minecraft server running bukkit or spigot.
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