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Inkbunny
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Author(s) Owner/Lead admin: GreenReaper[1]
Website
Status Active
Launch date 9 March 2010 – 12 June 2010 (closed beta length)
Genre Furry art community
Rating(s)
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Inkbunny mascot, drawn by Roarey Raccoon

Inkbunny is a community art site catering to adult furry fans. It went live on June 12, 2010[3] after a three month beta.[4]

Inkbunny has over 390,000 registered members (~22,000 visit in any given day), 1,100,000 submissions and 176,000 journals as of September 2017.[5] The site mascot is a pink rabbit.[6]

Philosophy and content[edit]

Inkbunny exists to help artists share and sell their work.[7] The site once took a commission on the sale and distribution of high-resolution digital downloads and prints, but now donations and merchandise are its sole sources of income;[8] no fees are charged to join, display work, engage in business or accept donations on the site.

Inkbunny welcomes furries with various interests, fetishes, and 'philias. To facilitate positive interactions, members can moderate their submissions and journals, ban disruptive users from commenting and contacting them, and block work by keyword, rating or artist.[7] This is the origin of the site software's name, Harmony.

While Inkbunny only admits adult members, half of all hosted work is general-rated.[5] To avoid legal issues, humans and "essentially human" neko characters may not be depicted nude or in sexual situations.[9] Derivative works are prohibited without explicit permission and material changes, and photography is limited to backgrounds and the display of artwork (including limited fursuit photos).[9]

Several of Inkbunny's founding staff and testers were involved with Softpaw, a cub porn magazine; the proportion of such content spiked after FA banned it and recommended Inkbunny as an alternative host,[10] but as of May 2014 only 9% of the site's submissions were tagged "cub", including general-audience works.

Features[edit]

See also: Comparison of furry art sites

Inkbunny introduced features which were previously unavailable on most competing furry art archives, including:

  • Keyword- and artist-based submission blocking, including blocks based on a combination of rating and keyword (e.g. sexually-adult My Little Pony work)
  • Multi-file submissions, intended for multi-page comics, but also used for alternate versions, sketches accompanying a finished work, and sketch-dumps
  • Pools, ordered sets of submissions related by theme or work; like folders, but one submission can be in many pools
  • Keyword suggestions from users, with the goal of improving the site's search and blocking features
  • Always-on HTTPS to avoid wireless traffic sniffing at conventions, and IP Ranges to control account access[11]
  • Bulk upload via ZIP files, to both multiple submissions and individual multi-file submissions
  • Stream announcements, separate from artistic submissions and journals, and character sheets as a subset of submissions
  • High-definition images displayed on-page, with support for file sizes up to 36MB and 36 MegaPixels (e.g. 6000x6000, 9000x4000)[12]
  • Preloaded images and pre-rendered pages, speeding up access to adjacent content[13]
  • A self-managed content delivery network, targeted via geolocation, with per-user control over the server used[14]
  • Per-watch and account-wide notification filters, to customize receipt of notices on topics such as submissions, journals, streams, +favs, and watches[13]
  • Account renaming, including modification of all mentions using site syntax, and continued handling of previous names[13]
  • Encrypted private message and support tickets, limiting potential loss in the event of a security vulnerability[11][15]
  • Mention notifications, letting members know when they have been referenced by others[15]
  • API support for developers, easing automated access to most read-only functions and submission posting[16]
  • Streaming off-site and off-server database replication, to avoid data loss in the event of a disaster[17]

Hardware[edit]

Inkbunny leases its servers, and has combined them with VPS caches - some provided by sponsors - to create a private CDN for public content.[14][18][19]

Inkbunny raised $10,400 in a December 2014 donation drive, securing three years of funding for its Netherlands servers.[20][21]

Inkbunny's servers are named after the seven deadly sins (including historical and linguistic variants):

Name Purpose / Area Hardware Network Location Launched Notes
avarice Web server / Database Huawei RH2288 V3 with two 12-core Xeon E5-2650 v4 2.2-2.9GHz CPUs; 64GB DDR4-2133 ECC RAM; 6TB HDD RAID 5 (4 x 2TB, 1GB cache w/BBU); 240MB SSD RAID 1 10TB/month at 1Gbps Haarlem, Netherlands September 2017 Processes all submissions; serves all pages and private files; source for VPS caches.
phagos EMEA & CIS / Staging / Backups[20] / DB replication[17] HP DL120 G7 with a quad-core Xeon E3-1270 3.4-3.8GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 3TB RAID 5 (4 x 1TB HDD) 100TB/month at 1Gbps Haarlem, Netherlands January 2015 Serves public files; hosts the Inkbunny wiki.
fornicatio Americas / Large files / Second-level cache[22] HP DL120 G6 with a dual-core Pentium G6950 2.8GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 3TB RAID 5 (4 x 1TB HDD) 10TB/month at 100Mbps Manassas, Virginia, USA December 2016 Primary upstream for caches in the Americas. Serves large files to users of smaller caches.
avaritia West South Central USA, Kansas & Mexico (Guadalajara/Torreón to Campeche) Quad-core Xeon E5-2640 v3 2.6-3.4GHz vCPU; 8GB RAM; 80GB SSD 8TB/month at 1Gbps Dallas, Texas, USA October 2017 Serves Denver, El Paso, Kansas City, Memphis and Mobile.
luxuria Western USA & Northwestern Mexico[14] Dual-core Xeon E3-1270 v3 3.5-3.9GHz vCPU; 4GB RAM; 50GB SSD (thumbnails & page-size files); 50GB HDD (originals) Unmetered 1Gbps via multiple providers Phoenix, Arizona, USA May 2015 Sponsored by Bad Dragon. Caches ~50,000 original-sized files.[23]
praepropere Midwest/Upland South USA & Western Canada[24] Dual-core Xeon E5-2620 v4 2.1-3.0GHz vCPU; 2GB DDR4 ECC RAM; 40GB SSD-accelerated SAN 4TB/month at 200Mbps Chicago, Illinois, USA August 2016 Originals served by fornicatio.
nimis Eastern Canada & East North Central/Northeast USA Quad-core Xeon E5-1660 v3 3.0-3.5GHz vCPU; 8GB ECC RAM; 40GB SSD 4TB/month at 1Gbps Seattle, Washington, USA February 2017 Originals served by fornicatio.
laute Pacific Northwest & Northwest USA Quad-core Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.2-3.1GHz vCPU; 8GB ECC RAM; 40GB SSD 4TB/month at 1Gbps Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada February 2017 Originals served by fornicatio.
superbia Southeastern USA[18] Single-core Xeon 2.4GHz vCPU; 1GB RAM; 40GB SSD-cached RAID 10 HDD 4TB/month at 1Gbps Manassas, Virginia, USA June 2015 Serves ~125GB/day of page-size files/thumbs for 10¢. Originals served by fornicatio.
gula East Asia[18][25] Single-core Xeon 2.4GHz vCPU; 1GB RAM; 25GB SSD[26] 2TB/month at 1Gbps Tokyo, Japan June 2015 Originals served by phagos.
invidia Oceania[14][25] Single-core Xeon 2.4GHz vCPU; 1GB RAM; 25GB SSD[26] 2TB/month at 1Gbps Sydney, NSW, Australia May 2015 Originals served by phagos.
tristitia South America[18] 50%-core Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.6-3.4GHz; 786MB RAM; 40GB HDD w/SSD cache 500GB/month at 50Mbps São Paulo, Brazil July 2015 Originals served by fornicatio.
acedia Off-site backup / replication[27] HP Gen8 MicroServer with a dual-core 2.3Ghz Celeron G1610T; 12GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 4TB HDD Unmetered 150Mbps down London, England, UK January 2017 Cascading replication from phagos.[17]

Each cache VPS can store the data typically requested from it over at least three days.[14] They run on mainline nginx, supporting HTTP/2.[28]

Historical servers and other services

Prior Inkbunny hardware has included:

Inkbunny also maintains standalone code hosting, and off-site backups,[21][38] including streaming database replication.[17]

References[edit]

  1. Site ownership change - Starling, Inkbunny (19 November 2013)
  2. "Admins and Mods" - Inkbunny
  3. Inkbunny Beta goes LIVE - Inkbunny (12 June 2010)
  4. 2,000+ new members in 24hrs, Site Speed, Rules - Inkbunny (14 June 2014)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Statistics" - Inkbunny
  6. Inkbunny user profile
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Inkbunny Philosophy" - Inkbunny
  8. "Donations" - Inkbunny
  9. 9.0 9.1 Acceptable Content Policy - Inkbunny Wiki
  10. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn - GreenReaper, Flayrah (24 November 2010)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fully encrypted, all the time - Inkbunny (29 December 2010)
  12. Release 76 - Huge thumbs, 4K/QHD upgrades, gallery timeline & improved image processing - Inkbunny (25 February 2016)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Release 74 - Notification filters, user rename, shout/PM controls, prefetch, PNG icons & more! - Inkbunny (21 November 2015)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Cache network engaged - Bad Dragon sponsors U.S. cache node - Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Release 77 - Mo' mentions, mo' mobile… and more secure - Inkbunny (10 September 2016)
  16. API - Inkbunny Wiki
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Streaming database replication to Inkbunny's secondary server - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 February 2016)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Cache network extended to East Coast, Japan and Brazil - Inkbunny (9 July 2015)
  19. Two caches, both alike in symmetry… - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  20. 20.0 20.1 Putting your donations to work - Inkbunny (4 January 2015)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Inkbunny 2014 Donation Drive Q&A - Inkbunny (2 December 2014)
  22. Americas served 'til 2019 by dedicated cache - Inkbunny (25 December 2016)
  23. Comment to IB Downloader - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (10 May 2015)
  24. Midwest furs get local cache in Windy City - Inkbunny (13 August 2016)
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Our Tokyo and Sydney caches have been upgraded to 2TB/month transfer, and Tokyo can now store 250GB. Help us fill it up!" - Inkbunny, Twitter (30 March 2016)
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Make room, make room! Caches in Sydney and Tokyo have been upgraded to 25GB, increasing the chance of an image being there when you need it." - Inkbunny, Twitter (1 June 2017)
  27. The Companion Cube that could! - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (16 January 2017)
  28. "Our cache network now supports the latest and greatest network protocol, HTTP/2" - Inkbunny, Twitter (22 September 2015)
  29. Back online with new server - and cash still needed - Starling, Inkbunny (28 May 2010)
  30. New Server and long downtime around 1st June - Starling, Inkbunny (27 May 2010)
  31. Our new server, thanks to the sponsors - Starling, Inkbunny (19 May 2011)
  32. IB Server Upgrade - Performance Graphs - Inkbunny (14 April 2013)
  33. New server online! - Inkbunny (27 August 2013)
  34. From 2TB to 3TB - how hard could it be? - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 January 2015)
  35. Comment on Inkbunny is growing up! SSD drives and more RAM - Starling, Inkbunny (13 April 2013)
  36. Delivering Inkbunny using the chips in your phone - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 October 2015)
  37. Speeding up the bunny: two caches sponsored by OVH - Inkbunny (15 April 2016)
  38. Comment on IB needs donations! The little dog is begging $.$, - Starling, Inkbunny (21 February 2013)

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