This is Tornevall Networks main portal

Welcome to the primary portal of Tornevall Networks. This is where information are posted - and the forum can be found. If you're looking for our API configuration portal, take a look at the TorneAUTHv4 site.

What’s going on?

Tornevall Maintenance and DNS updates

As our hosting conditions is about to radically change, the decision has been made to push away some of our DNS services. The services moved to Linode can not be used as recursive services. We’ve also completely removed the “microweb”-services, since they are practically empty and no longer necessary.

This is what’s happened during this weekend:

NS3.TORNEVALL.NET

  • Relocated to Linode DNS.
  • Removed service in JP

Removed

139.162.124.220
2400:8902::f03c:91ff:fe87:3989

Linode replacement

162.159.27.72
2400:cb00:2049:1::a29f:1a63

NS4.TORNEVALL.NET

  • Relocated to Linode DNS
  • Removed service in NL

Removed

141.138.204.6
2a02:348:83:cc06::1

Linode replacement

162.159.27.72
2400:cb00:2049:1::a29f:1a63

Deprecating APIv3 for APIv4 – Rebooting the API

Tornevall Networks has plans to deprecate v3.x of the current TorneAPI-package. One of many reasons is that many functions are still bound to the netcurl 6.0-series – one other reason is an upcoming RSS-interface. There are also efficiency issues within the API that has been a problem. Not publicly but for internal perfomance. The first plan was to go APIv4, but instead there could be a major change – a reboot. Version 3 will remain in place, to handle DNS requests until there’s a new stable.

With this deprecation change, the DNSBL will got itself a major issue: Removals are now forced. This also means that a full removal procedure will be sent to the DNS even if the requested IP address is not confirmed listed.

Do not send delisting requests as comments

Tornevall Networks are closing most of the comment functions at TorneAUTH and this page, as the comment fields mostly are used as spam. Usually the comment fields has been acting honeypots for stupid bots, but it generates more problems than it helps. Amongst 2000+ spam comments, there’s a few that is requesting delists. It is, and has never been recommended, to use comments as a helpdesk. So instead, if you’re here for delisting – go directly to https://www.tornevall.com/removal/ or send a proper mail to via the contact forms instead.

Thanks.

The portal forum is moving out

The current forum, a vBulletin license is about to get obsolete. We started this forum for several years ago. In facto, the forum has been kept alive approximately since tornevall.net was registered as a domain in may 2000. The most active period of the forum has been registered between that date and 2007. When people got aware of Facebook a few years later (around 2007) the big masses jumped on that train which made many of the smaller actors out of job. And users. This also hit Tornevall Networks old forum variant, that hardly follows the technical development anymore. So it’s time to rethink how it’s done further on.

I think the worst hit came when Jelsoft changed crew and tried to rebuild the platform to match social medias. This failed, and the prior “customer stock” became very disappointed with how things happened.

This is why the portal and forum itself will move out from the primary domain. It will not be removed, just archived somewhere else, leaving new fresh space for better ideas.

The archive will be created at https://archive.tornevall.net.

Opening up for tunnels

As Tornevall Networks isn’t considered “operations safe” (by means, Tornevall Networks can never guarantee your uptime). However, since there are plenty of tunneling options it is possible to actually apply to smaller networks (depending on the network size). There are also virtualizations availabel, but the IPv4 networks are much more limited so we usually don’t create virtual environments (besides there’s neither automation nor billing systems available, since there’s no company in bottom of this service).

Most of the network ranges allows open SMTP since many services has those sections closed. Mostly because of abuse actually; so Tornevall Networks services for SMTP is regular which means bulk or spamservices are not allowed. Detected abuse will have your service shutdown instantly.

For more information about the tunneling options, take a look at https://docs.tornevall.net/x/EYCD

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