this weekend i made a library for working with activitypub servers :blobcatsurprised:

it expands on work i did to try and answer the question "how many dead servers am i connected to?"

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@garbados dead fedi servers make up so much garbage in sidekiq


@adasauce i was astounded to learn there's no garbage collection process for dealing with them

@adasauce someone's gonna buy an obscure domain name that happened to belong to a masto instance years ago and find themselves bombarded by the federated timeline's collective traffic, a force tantamount to a distributed attack.

@garbados i started issuing domain blocks for a while as a stopgap, but it was a huge pain and started adding a bunch of load going through and deleting local content and media.

gave up after a while

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