Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

Hey uhh
does anyone know what happened to the.monsterpit.net?
It looks like the domain is down, and I think they removed their ko-fi page?

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4

oh no i think i had friends there ;3;

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@Zest yeah quite a few hangout folks are on there this isn't good.

vr mention 

@shadow8t4 @Zest

at least VRChat is a way to reach them, and find new ways to connect?

re: vr mention 

@kistaro @Zest that's fair, but this is really a bigger issue than "we aren't gonna be able to see VR chat friends outside of VR chat"....

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 I thought TMP want down a looong time ago

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@Sir_Boops they have been up as of yesterday.

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 o,,,

Look at me so far out of the loop its wrapped all the way around lmao

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@Sir_Boops they went down temporarily due to funding issues a while back, and the admin I think was stepping down at some point, but there wasn't a confirmed "this instance is shutting down for good" post or announcement made.

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 You aren't seeing things, I'm hoping the worst didn't happen and we were just left pick up without backing up our follows.

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@Lotherme yeah it's concerning. That's why I'm trying to get answers. :c

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 I'm actually as confused as you are, and heck, I'm even a mod there, I usually get the info first!

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 it’s frustrating because this seems to have happened a few times over the past week and no where to find updates from admin? Idk

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@Metaph the instance has gone down before due to funding issues, and it basically happened like this last time too. It's fucking infuriating.

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 So I did some digging and everything's just gone. Every single domain related to monsterpit is responding with nxdomain. On top of that, the IP of every domain I could find isn't responding to pings. Between the recent tech issues and multiple old posts complaining about ruby and ap, it's not looking good :(

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@izalia yeah other users are reporting the same thing. There's a theory that the server everything was on went down for some reason.

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 possibly, but it still doesn't explain why the domains are just gone. The dns server is definitely up and responding, but it's not returning any IPs

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@izalia if the server is down and all the domains connect to the same server for requests DNS would still try to resolve but it would fail trying to contact the endpoint server.

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 fuck, again? monstpit users keep getting the short end of the stick :(

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@LazyTechsupport unfortunately it seems all their services are down. There are a lot of questions. It doesn't look great right now.

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 That's definitely the choice of the owners/admins and the lack of warning is 1000% on them and blows chunks, but i really can't help but put quite a bit of blame on the masto devteam for making and keeping the software so user-hostile to host and maintain that it keeps burning people out to this extent

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 it doesn't look good. DNS records were wiped, and the whois for the domain shows it wasn't to expire for another year and three months

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@elfi jeez.... Yeah this really does look like they just nuked everything all of a sudden altogether.

re: Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 okay it's worse. Monsterware.dev is also gone, and with it monsterfork's repository

Please boost, asking about the.monsterpit.net 

@shadow8t4 there is a very slim chance this could just be a clumsy migration as the domain itself is still registered and there are some lingering non-A records on their nameservers, but...

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