Can I change the domain name of my Mastodon server?

Hugo GameiroFAQs, Mastodon

Unfortunately, no. The domain name of your Mastodon instance is an essential part of how it functions within the network, and it is impossible to change it without breaking federation. Let’s imagine you have an account @alice on a server and follow @bob on the server Whenever @bob makes a post, his server ( federates that post to … Read More

RE: Mastodon media storage

Hugo GameiroFAQs, Mastodon

To clarify, when you or another user in your server follows a remote user, from that moment on, all new posts from that remote user start to federate with your server. By federate, you can think of a copy of those posts are stored in the database. If you follow 1000 remote users and another user on your server follows … Read More

I had to block some external instances

Hugo GameiroAnnouncements, Mastodon, SysAdmin

There is a bug that in a very specific situation, instances running version 2.3.x (not sure if others) can get a stuck Sidekiq request to /users/___username___/collections/featured This causes an endless loop of that request and could bring my servers to an halt. So, I had to make the decision to block several instances that were causing a massive amount of … Read More