Bothsharp's DB issues


Seems the CIDB domain went to SSL recently, and since then some browsers and most bots are unable to use it for the !items command ingame.

Judging from the use graph, it was done today, as previous days had like 400 calls each, and today it suddently went far under 100 …

… and i also noticed the aodev site is down too :frowning:

Do we have any input (& fix) on this ?
@Demoder :wink:

PS : this seems to be caused by the SSL version that isn’t supported in both socket nor curl connection modes of the bot ; i’ve tried to edit these with certificate file included when possible, but the best i had so far is : “Unknown SSL protocol error in connection” ; might have to test different modes available in PHP …


Hi! Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll look into this after work today.

Unfortunately, I can’t do anything about the aodevs website. You’ll have to contact vhab/vhaxx about that.


Interestingly, the Anarchy Arcanum mirror on aodevs is still available (I mostly use that part of the site :blush:):


It should be fixed now, in the sense that it doesn’t force https any more.
I wonder what TLS version and cipher suites the bots out there support tho.


Hello to you two, thanx for the inputs :slight_smile:

Demoder : yes i can confirm the CIDB access now works again ingame with the !items command, that rocks ! For the protocol versions used, i guess it depends what bot people use, but many are old ones with old PHP and so forth prolly TLS v0.9 or 1.0 max ; only the most recent Budas (v4 and beyond i guess) should support more recent protocols, hence i couldn’t even workout a fix (otherwise i’d have it posted around).

Saavicks : nice that arcanum’s still up, unfortunately many of the aodevs ressources, e.g. the forums, are now missing … prolly a few static pages might be found on web archives, i didn’t check.


I would suggest that we mirror all the important websites into a new one. + Add them as archive in AOvault maybe ?

What do you think about an type of website ?


i’m the host of the arcanum mirror, along with a few others that had went down at one point or another ( list is at ). as for the forums, i believe vhab had taken them down cause they went effectively dead for a very long time… no one posting anymore and such.

and i’m not aware of anything outside of the forums that was the main thing with aodevs. was there something specific you are looking for?


@Shaogens you’re the best :heart: I didn’t even know faunlore was mirrored too :blush: