derek at ihtfp.com
Tue May 2 16:44:01 EDT 2017
I feel like I'm being a go-between right now. Perhaps I should merge
these two conversation threads?
I asked him a bunch of these questions already:
> Right now we (GnuCash) didn't have a plan but we are discussing our
> options. I cannot answer for other users of OFXHome at all.
> Could you answer a few questions about the site:
> - How much bandwidth did it have/use?
Basically nothing. I never bothered measuring it. My serving account was
$10/month shared hosting.
> - What was the content? Was it static or quazi-static? Was it just MySQL
> + PHP or some other CMS?
That's basically it. MySQL + php + a message board. Nothing was static or
But the resources used so little that I didn't have a need to.
> - What else could you tell me about the requirements if we did decide to
t> ake it over from you? Or what resources would YOU need to resurrect it?
The requirements are pretty minimal. It was basically a web service, some
and some forms. There was no magic involved other than some hacky code for
OFX servers and looking at their SSL certificates. Getting it back up and
should be straightforward. The hardest part may be installing the right
work with the certificates.
The bad news is that it looks like any recent backups are not available.
what I have at home when I get home today. It's probably at least a year old.
On Tue, May 2, 2017 3:07 pm, GWB wrote:
> Is the owner of the domain willing to "point" the domain to a
> different IP address with his domain registrar? Or is he thinking he
> would transfer the domain lease to gnucash or some other project?
> Here's the first part of the "WHO IS" database search on OFXHOME.COM:
> Whois Server Version 2.0
> Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
> with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
> for detailed information.
> Domain Name: OFXHOME.COM
> Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
> Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
> Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
> Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
> Name Server: NS1.WIREDTREE.COM
> Name Server: NS2.WIREDTREE.COM
> Status: clientDeleteProhibited
> Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
> Status: clientTransferProhibited
> Status: clientUpdateProhibited
> Updated Date: 01-mar-2017
> Creation Date: 27-feb-2008
> Expiration Date: 27-feb-2018
>>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 02 May 2017 18:47:52 GMT <<<
> The rest of the info is in the database, contact, etc. So,
> conceivably, if the domain pointed to an (extra?) IP that's already
> one of the servers for gnucash.org, that might work. Then the
> question becomes how does the site work; is it similar to a git
> repository, or mercurial, or the gnucash download site at
> sourceforge? I don't know to run any of those, and I don't use ofx
> lookups for the bank (I download the ofx files from the institution).
> But I do know something about the domain leasing and the dns system
> (not too much, but probably enough). I use Moniker for domain
> leasing, and they've been very good at transferring and figuring out
> domains. I also use redundant domain resolvers (GoDaddy is quite good
> for that in North America).
> Let me know and I'll do some digging.
> On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Derek Atkins <derek at ihtfp.com> wrote:
>> tl;dr: ofxhome.com is down. I emailed the owner. He found out about it
>> today. We should decide what to do.
>> Long version:
>> I just heard back from him. Here's his response:
>> I just found out about this today. As you can guess I haven't been doing
>> much with
>> ofxhome.com recently other than keeping it on life support.
>> My host was medialayer and it turns out that its owner has passed away
>> service has shut down. I should have some old backups available.
>> Unfortunately I may
>> not be able to access anything recent. I'll continue looking into this.
>> Does the community have a plan in place? I'm happy to turn over
>> ofxhome.com to the
>> open source community. Or you can go in a different direction if you
>> ofxhome.com should be replaced (you won't hurt my feelings, it's old!).
>> So... what WOULD be the plan? I don't think we even considered a plan..
>> We could take it over, but we probably want it "hosted" as opposed to
>> "self-hosted".. I don't know what the platform is/was that he was
>> Comments? Suggestions?
>> On Tue, May 2, 2017 12:41 pm, Derek Atkins wrote:
>>> yes, we noticed this last night.
>>> I've emailed the domain owner to inquire.
>>> Paul Faulstich <psf at waltzingcat.com> writes:
>>>> It appears ofxhome.com has been down since about April 24. Not sure
>>>> or if, it will come back online. This breaks GnuCash's ability to look
>>>> bank information. :(
>>>> gnucash-user mailing list
>>>> gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>>>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
>>>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.
>>> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
>>> Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
>>> URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/ PP-ASEL-IA N1NWH
>>> warlord at MIT.EDU PGP key available
>>> gnucash-user mailing list
>>> gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
>>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.
>> Derek Atkins 617-623-3745
>> derek at ihtfp.com www.ihtfp.com
>> Computer and Internet Security Consultant
>> gnucash-user mailing list
>> gnucash-user at gnucash.org
>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.
Derek Atkins 617-623-3745
derek at ihtfp.com www.ihtfp.com
Computer and Internet Security Consultant
More information about the gnucash-devel