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Lemmy.ml is blocking all requests from /kbin Instances (kbin.social)

I discovered yesterday evening that Lemmy.ml is blocking all inbound ActivityPub requests from /kbin instances. Specifically, a 403 'access denied' is returned when the user agent contains "kbinBot" anywhere in the string. This has been causing a cascade of failures with federation for many server owners, flooding the message...

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Lemmy.ml is blocking all requests from /kbin Instances (kbin.social)

I discovered yesterday evening that Lemmy.ml is blocking all inbound ActivityPub requests from /kbin instances. Specifically, a 403 'access denied' is returned when the user agent contains "kbinBot" anywhere in the string. This has been causing a cascade of failures with federation for many server owners, flooding the message...

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barista OP ,

Relevant issue for gracefully handling 403 errors is here

barista OP ,

Yes, folks have tried reaching out in their Matrix chat without luck so far.

barista OP ,

Relevant question on Lemmy.ml, in addition to prompting on Matrix is here: https://lemmy.ml/post/1563840

Kbin Cafe Updates - Federation, community spaces and more (kbin.cafe)

A few days ago, I advertised my small /kbin instance on a few magazines. For those that checked it out--thank you! I have a number of updates to share, and I thought I'd re-post here for those who may not be subscribed to our meta magazine or may not have seen the original post....

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Kbin Cafe Updates - Federation, community spaces and more (kbin.cafe)

A few days ago, I advertised my small /kbin instance on a few magazines. For those that checked it out--thank you! I have a number of updates to share, and I thought I'd re-post here for those who may not be subscribed to our meta magazine or may not have seen the original post....

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barista OP ,

There's https://fedidb.org/software/kbin, but this hardly helps users differentiate based on various instance characteristics like joinmastodon.org, for example (I have no experience with Lemmy's instance listing).

barista OP ,

Is this on the homepage, on the linked post, or everywhere? Definitely not expected behavior.

barista OP ,

Currently debugging this. I'm just using the default styles found in /kbin so I'll need to experiment a little. I'll follow up here.

barista OP ,

Thanks, I had to step away and was pleasantly surprised by this being debugged for me by the time I got back! 😊 I've pinged the Kbin space on Matrix to see if anyone has thoughts on how we can re-download these avatars. I may end up writing a custom script to handle this manually if there's no way to trigger a warmup on media cache.

barista OP ,

Unfortunately, as of right now, no. This may change in the future, but currently it's best to decide on a Kbin instance early on so you don't have too many posts and comments that will be left behind.

There's also the possibility of having multiple accounts, but that's cumbersome for a multitude of reasons.

barista OP ,

Regarding missing user avatars - there is an open pull request to replace these with a remote instance's logo, rather than the browser default for unlocated images: https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/pulls/334

Additionally, I've tweaked some things server-side and it looks like that's helped caching remote avatars (but there's still work to be done). Please keep me updated on any further issues.

barista OP ,

This is from another comment in the thread, copied here since it's relevant. Regarding missing user avatars - there is an open pull request to replace these with a remote instance's logo, rather than the browser default for unlocated images: https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/pulls/334

Additionally, I've tweaked some things server-side and it looks like that's helped caching remote avatars (but there's still work to be done).

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