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Stable Updates Published

Service Updates: Monitoring Update

The monitoring report now includes an additional check - Metrics . This check will only be visible when the VPS Metrics cannot be read. Such a failure indicates a critical issue with the server, typically severe overload, to the extent that even metrics cannot be checked.

Service Updates: RAM utilization adjustments

Due to a significant number of cases with high RAM utilization, we’ve implemented adjustments to decrease the usage, the most considerable changes are: decreased the max allowed memory for database, and more aggressive swapping. Those changes lead to a decrease in RAM utilization from 10% to 30% of total RAM. Unfortunately, they come with the cost of slightly decreased performance of the Matrix stack. If you’d like to have “performance-first” configuration instead, please, contact us

Service Updates: Order Form Update

With the implementation of the new monitoring system , an increasing number of customers are becoming aware of overloads on their servers. In most cases, these are the Small-sized servers with additional components installed. Unfortunately, the notes regarding the underpowered nature of these servers on the order form were insufficient. Consequently, many servers were overloaded from the start, leading to confusion among their owners when they received alerts regarding high CPU/RAM utilization. We apologize for any confusion caused and are taking steps to prevent such situations in the future.

Regrettably, for existing customers, the only recourse is to inform them of the situation, which the new monitoring service accomplishes effectively.

However, for new customers, we are implementing changes. Henceforth, the order form will automatically disable any resource-intensive components for the Small server size, accompanied by a clear explanation of why and what happened. It’s important to note that these disabled components are unusable on Small server sizes anyway, and their inclusion often results in unresponsive servers rather quickly. Additionally, certain components (e.g., Synapse Workers) will be disabled for Medium-sized servers as well due to the same reason.

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Servers Update In Progress (Security Fix)

  • Synapse 1.105.0 -> 1.105.1

Weakness in auth chain indexing allows DoS from remote room members through disk fill and high CPU usage.

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Stable Updates Published

  • #buscarron:etke.cc 1.4.0 -> 1.4.1
  • Firezone 0.7.35 -> 0.7.36
  • Google Messages bridge 0.3.0 -> 0.4.0
  • Hookshot 5.2.1 -> 5.3.0
  • Facebook & Instagram bridge 0.2.0 -> 0.3.0
  • Signal bridge 0.5.1 -> 0.6.0
  • Synapse 1.104.0 -> 1.105.0
  • Synapse Admin 0.8.7 -> 0.9.2
  • Uptime Kuma 1.23.11 -> 1.23.12
  • WhatsApp bridge 0.10.6 -> 0.10.7

Service Updates: Email Deliverability

We continue working on improving email deliverability from your matrix servers. With this update, a few bugs were fixed, including an incorrect sender address (it used base domain instead of subdomain). Starting from this update, all outgoing emails will be sent from server@matrix.your-server.com address by default. Sender address change does not affect servers with Email Service , SMTP Relay , or customized sender

Existing customers may request DKIM integration just by contacting us

Service Updates: New Monitoring Service

We continue working on improving stability and awareness of homeserver owners, and starting from this week we’ve replaced the monitoring service with a new one. The new service provides more detailed and precise alerts, and based on the ping command of the Scheduler. Documentation: etke.cc/services/monitoring

As part of this update, the following changes were made:

  • Added system metrics (CPU, RAM, Disk utilization)
  • Added details about the problematic items
  • Standardized alert time window (from 3am UTC to 4am UTC)
  • All alerts are sent within a single email / matrix message

You can run full monitoring check of your server at any moment by using the ping command of the Scheduler.

The new monitoring service is in testing phase, if you have any issues, please contact us

Service Updates: etke.cc SSH Keys Have Been Rotated

New keys have been published on the website (https://etke.cc/keys.txt ) and rotated on customers’ servers. This is automatic process, you don’t need to do anything

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Stable Updates Published

  • Container Socket Proxy 0.1.1 -> 0.1.2
  • Element 1.11.63 -> 1.11.64
  • Exim 4.97-r0-0 -> 4.97.1-r0-0
  • GoToSocial 0.14.0 -> 0.15.0
  • Peertube 6.0.3 -> 6.0.4
  • Sygnal 0.14.0 -> 0.14.1

Service Updates: Email Deliverability

We continue working on improving email deliverability from your matrix servers. With this update, any new order will have DKIM configured by default, and so new matrix servers will send signed emails by default.

Existing customers may request DKIM integration just by contacting us

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Stable Updates Published

  • Borg 1.2.7 -> 1.2.8
  • Borgmatic 1.8.6 -> 1.8.9
  • Funkwhale 1.4.0 new
  • Miniflux 2.1.1 -> 2.1.2
  • Peertube 6.0.3 new
  • Synapse 1.103.0 -> 1.104.0

Service Updates: Email Deliverability

We continue working on improving email deliverability from your matrix servers. With this update, the outgoing email queue was made persistent, so emails won’t be lost due to restarts or temporary downtimes.

Service Updates: Extras Updates

We’ve restructured the extras page, added missing quick start guides, and divided all items into sensible sections

Service Updates: List of Deprecated Components was updated

The list was extended with Facebook (mautrix-facebook) and Instagram (mautrix-instagram) bridges, as they were archived by their devs on March 2024, and superseded by Facebook (mautrix-meta) and Instagram (mautrix-meta) bridges.

Quick start guides of the deprecated bridges contain migration guides for your convenience

Service Updates: New Component - Funkwhale

A new component is available for order - Funkwhale is a self-hosted audio player and publication platform. It enables users to build libraries of existing content and publish their own. It uses the ActivityPub protocol to talk to other apps across the Fediverse. Users can share content between Funkwhale pods or with other Fediverse software.

Funkwhale is available for new and existing customers for +$5/month

Service Updates: New Component - Peertube

A new component is available for order - Peertube is a self-hosted video platform over Fediverse, similar to Funkwhale. And as with Funkwhale it allows building libraries of existing content from Fediverse and publish your own.

Additionally, Peertube supports S3-compatible storage, so you don’t need to worry about the disk space utilization

Peertube is available for new and existing customers for +$5/month

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Stable Updates Published

  • Element / app.etke.cc 1.11.61 -> 1.11.63
  • Grafana 10.4.0 -> 10.4.1
  • Jitsi 9364 -> 9364-1
  • KeyDB 6.3.4 new
  • Ntfy 2.9.0 -> 2.10.0
  • Radicale 3.1.9.0 -> 3.1.9.1
  • Redis 7.2.3 -> 7.2.4

Service Updates: LanguageTool is back

Previously, we’ve offered LanguageTool , but it was taken down for refactoring. It returns for the price of +$1/month, with optional extended list of supported n-grams and a quick start guide .

Service Updates: Redis has been replaced with KeyDB due to upcoming license changes

Starting from v7.4.x, Redis is no longer Open Source, and switch to source-available model, it was announced in their blog . As a result, we’ve decided to replace Redis with KeyDB - an Open Source drop-in replacement with additional features (like multi-threading). That change affects all customers with Synapse Workers, but you don’t need to do anything - it will be fully automatic. The only possible impact is longer downtime during the maintenance (only once, to apply the migration)

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Stable Updates Published

  • Element / app.etke.cc 1.11.60 -> 1.11.61
  • Etherpad 1.9.6 -> 2.0.1
  • Google Messages bridge 0.2.4 -> 0.3.0
  • Jitsi 9258 -> 9364
  • Facebook & Instagram bridge 0.1.0 -> 0.2.0
  • Prometheus 2.50.1 -> 2.51.0
  • Radicale 3.1.8.3 -> 3.1.9.0
  • Signal bridge 0.5.0 -> 0.5.1
  • Sygnal 0.13.0 -> 0.14.0
  • Synapse 1.102.0 -> 1.103.0
  • WhatsApp bridge 0.10.5 -> 0.10.6

during this week, there were issues with system packages updates. We apologize for the inconvenience, but can assure you that the issue did not affect Matrix servers, just blocked the update of the system packages for a short time. We’ve fixed all affected hosts already, and adjusted automation to properly handle such situations. However, if you will notice a failed maintenance, please, try to run it again to apply the fix

Service Updates: About Us

We’ve added the About Us page that contains information about the founders and some stats. It hasn’t even been four years 😄

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