Inkbunny

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Inkbunny
InkBunny logo.png
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 BA

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] and won Best Website at the 2017 Ursa Major Awards.[5]

Inkbunny has over 555,000 registered members (~27,500 visit in any given day), 1,570,000 submissions and 216,000 journals as of February 2020.[6] The site mascot is a pink rabbit.[7]

Philosophy and content[edit]

Inkbunny exists to help artists share and sell their work.[8] 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;[9] 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.[8] 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.[6] To avoid legal issues, humans and "essentially human" neko characters may not be depicted nude or in sexual situations.[10] 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).[10]

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,[11] 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[12]
  • 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,[13] with support for file sizes up to 36MB and 144 MegaPixels/16K UHD (e.g. 12000x12000, 18000x8000)[14]
  • Preloaded images and pre-rendered pages, speeding up access to adjacent content[15]
  • A self-managed content delivery network, targeted via geolocation, with per-user control over the server used[16]
  • Per-watch and account-wide notification filters, to customize receipt of notices on topics such as submissions, journals, streams, +favs, and watches[15]
  • Account renaming, including modification of all mentions using site syntax, and continued handling of previous names[15]
  • Encrypted private message and support tickets, limiting potential loss in the event of a security vulnerability[12][17]
  • Mention notifications, letting members know when they have been referenced by others[17]
  • API support for developers, easing automated access to most read-only functions and submission posting[18]
  • Streaming off-site and off-server database replication, to avoid data loss in the event of a disaster[19]

Hardware[edit]

Inkbunny leases its servers, and has combined them with VPS caches to create a private CDN for public content,[16][20][21] delivering ~25TB to users in December 2017.[22]

Inkbunny raised $10,400 in a December 2014 donation drive, securing three years of funding for its Netherlands servers.[23][24]

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 Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F; quad-core Xeon D-1521 2.4-2.7Ghz CPU; 16GB DDR4-2133 ECC RAM; 12TB RAID 5 (4 x 4TB HDD); 500MB CL SN720 NVMe SSD Unmetered 1Gbps out, 10Gbps in (500Mbps guaranteed)[25] Gravelines, France March 2020 Processes submissions; serves pages and private files; source for caches. 500MB NFS backup.
phagos EMEA & CIS / Staging / Backups[23] / DB replication[19] HP DL180 Gen6; 2 x quad-core Xeon E5620 2.4-2.66Ghz CPUs; 64GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 500GB RAID 10, 14.5TB RAID 5 (6 x 3TB HDD, .5GB BBU cache)[26] 30TB/month at 1Gbps Haarlem, Netherlands December 2019 Serves public files; hosts Inkbunny wiki. 12x LFF.
fornicatio Americas / Large files / Second-level cache[27] HP DL120 G6; dual-core Pentium G6950 2.8GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM; 3TB RAID 5 (4 x 1TB HDD) 15TB/month[28] at 1Gbps[29] 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[16] Dual-core Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8-3.6GHz vCPU; 4GB RAM; 50GB SSD (thumbnails & page-size files); 50GB HDD (originals) Unmetered 1Gbps Phoenix, Arizona, USA May 2015 Sponsored by Bad Dragon. Caches ~50,000 original-sized files.[30]
ardenter Midwest/Upland South USA & Western Canada[31] Dual-core Xeon E5-2620 v4 2.1-3.0GHz vCPU; 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM; 120GB SSD-accelerated SAN + 240GB disk 10TB/month at 200Mbps Chicago, Illinois, USA February 2018 Serves new originals and old page-sized files.
nimis Eastern Canada & East North Central/Northeast USA Quad-core Xeon E5-2697 v4 2.4-3.6GHz vCPU; 8GB DDR-2400 ECC RAM; 40GB SSD 4TB/month at 1Gbps Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada February 2017 Originals served by fornicatio.
laute Pacific Northwest & Northwest USA Quad-core Xeon E5-2650 v4 2.2-2.9GHz vCPU; 8GB ECC RAM; 80GB SSD[32] 4TB/month at 1Gbps Seattle, Washington, USA February 2017 Originals served by fornicatio. Some backgrounds served by Backblaze B2/Google Cloud.
superbia Southeastern USA[20] 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.
kenodoxia South & Southeast Asia[33] Dual-core Xeon 2.4GHz vCPU; 8GB RAM; 80GB SSD; 200GB HDD[34] 3TB/month at 100Mbps Singapore December 2019 Upstream and new originals for gula and invidia.
gula East Asia[20][35] Single-core Xeon Gold 6154 2.6-3.7GHz vCPU; 2GB RAM; 55GB SSD[36][37] 1TB/month out at 1Gbps Tokyo, Japan June 2015 Originals served by kenodoxia and luxuria.
invidia Oceania[16][35] Single-core Xeon E5-2690 v4 3.5GHz vCPU; 1GB RAM; 30GB SSD[36] 1TB/month at 100Mbps Sydney, NSW, Australia May 2015 Originals served by kenodoxia and avarice. Some backgrounds served by IBM Cloud.[38]
tristitia South America[20] 50%-core Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.6-3.4GHz; 786MB RAM; 40GB HDD w/SSD cache 1TB/month at 500Mbps São Paulo, Brazil July 2015 Original/screen-sized files served by tristitia1/2.
tristitia1/2 South America[39] 1/8th-HT core (+burst) EPYC 7551 2.0-3.0GHz; 1GB RAM; 50GB NVMe block store (each) 10TB/month at 1Gbps São Paulo, Brazil December 2019 Each serves half the screen and original-sized files. Backgrounds on Oracle Cloud object storage.
acedia Off-site backup / replication[40] 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.[19]
muninn Munin monitoring and alerts 1/5-core (+burst) 2.0-3.5Ghz Xeon Platinum 8173M; 0.6GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM; 30GB HDD 3GB/month out at 1Gbps Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA January 2020 1GB/month per region (Americas, Europe, Asia). Uses App Engine for 1GB/day graph viewing.

Each cache VPS can store the data typically requested from it over at least three days.[16] They run on mainline nginx, supporting HTTP/2.[41] Over 20 million pageviews were served in October 2019.[26]

Historical servers and other services

Prior Inkbunny hardware has included:

Inkbunny also maintains standalone code hosting, and off-site backups,[24][51] including streaming database replication.[19]

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. 2017 Ursa Major Award winners announced at FurDU 2018 - dronon, Flayrah (5 May 2018)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Statistics" - Inkbunny
  7. Inkbunny user profile
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Inkbunny Philosophy" - Inkbunny
  9. "Donations" - Inkbunny
  10. 10.0 10.1 Acceptable Content Policy - Inkbunny Wiki
  11. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn - GreenReaper, Flayrah (24 November 2010)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fully encrypted, all the time - Inkbunny (29 December 2010)
  13. Release 76 - Huge thumbs, 4K/QHD upgrades, gallery timeline & improved image processing - Inkbunny (25 February 2016)
  14. Inkbunny submission page (login required). Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Release 74 - Notification filters, user rename, shout/PM controls, prefetch, PNG icons & more! - Inkbunny (21 November 2015)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Cache network engaged - Bad Dragon sponsors U.S. cache node - Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Release 77 - Mo' mentions, mo' mobile… and more secure - Inkbunny (10 September 2016)
  18. API - Inkbunny Wiki
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Streaming database replication to Inkbunny's secondary server - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 February 2016)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Cache network extended to East Coast, Japan and Brazil - Inkbunny (9 July 2015)
  21. Two caches, both alike in symmetry… - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  22. "December got pretty intense: @Inkbunny soaked up ~37.5TB of outbound transfer; ~25TB to users, the rest for inter-cache transfers, backups, and DB replication. We used ~66% of our 53TB max capacity, excluding @bad_dragon's unmetered cache. One U.S. server hit 94% usage!" - GreenReaper, Twitter (8 January 2018)
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Putting your donations to work - Inkbunny (4 January 2015)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Inkbunny 2014 Donation Drive Q&A - Inkbunny (2 December 2014)
  25. "As for the server itself, the board's a bit smaller than before, but perfectly formed. Size doesn't matter, right? https://servethehome.com/supermicro-x10sdv-4c-tln2f-review-xeon-d-1520/ We've specified 1Gbps peak transfer (500Mbps guaranteed), but those Ethernet ports run at 10Gbps - so plenty of room for future upgrades!" - Inkbunny, Twitter (February 20, 2020)
  26. 26.0 26.1 "In October, all three of our dedicated servers hit their transfer limits… so it's a great time for an upgrade! We scoured the web for deals, securing a new Netherlands Cache with 3x transfer (30TB), 2.5x storage (15TB) and 2x RAM (64GB) - for just 70% of what we paid in 2018. The new server will launch in December and brings our dedicated transfer capacity to 55TB, plus 40TB provided by VPS caches around the world - hopefully enough to sate the 20 million monthly pageviews we've been getting." - Inkbunny, Twitter (November 9, 2019)
  27. Americas served 'til 2019 by dedicated cache - Inkbunny (25 December 2016)
  28. "Also, having seen an increase in demand, we're in discussion with our hosts to raise transfer on our main cache in Virginia to 15TB/month." - Inkbunny, Twitter (3 December 2018)
  29. "In December 2018, we upgraded our main Virginia cache to 15TB/month. For that much traffic, 100Mbps doesn't really cut it - especially serving those on fibre. How does 1Gbps sound?" - Inkbunny, Twitter (January 16, 2020)
  30. Comment to IB Downloader - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (10 May 2015)
  31. Midwest furs get local cache in Windy City - Inkbunny (13 August 2016)
  32. "Our Seattle cache has been doubled in size - to 80GB SSD" - Inkbunny, Twitter (February 20, 2020)
  33. "Can't wait for @LittleIslandFC, @FURUM_MY, @PAWAI_ID or @FurryPinas to get your furry fix, and not lucky enough to be at #FurFest; but far-off FA is only abit fast? No more waiting: our new Singapore cache is now online! Dual core, 8GB RAM & 80GB SSD, serving you 3TB/month. This'll also help members in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - and further west; India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Tibet and Myanmar. Closer to Sydney or Tokyo? Good news: those now pull from this cache, rather than go to Europe or the USA!" - Inkbunny, Twitter (December 5, 2019)
  34. "[... our Singapore cache proved so popular, 80GB SSD just wasn't enough; so we've added a 200GB HDD to store full-sized files for the enjoyment of IB users across Asia-Pacific!"] - Twitter, Inkbunny (March 4, 2020)
  35. 35.0 35.1 "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)
  36. 36.0 36.1 "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)
  37. A furry wave is sweeping over East Asia, and flooding our Tokyo server! So we've doubled its size - 2GB RAM, 55GB SSD, 2TB transfer, and a faster CPU."
  38. "Aussies and Kiwis know their luck doesn't stretch to the net - the tyranny of distance makes downloads a trial - so we've stocked @IBMCloud Sydney with our site backgrounds, freeing up space in our cache for your own work." - Inkbunny, Twitter (January 22, 2020)
  39. "As promised, a gift for members in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uraguay, Paraguay and Bolivia: we've quadrupled the amount of data we can store in São Paulo, and increased our traffic budget by 10x" - Inkbunny, Twitter (December 17, 2019)
  40. The Companion Cube that could! - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (16 January 2017)
  41. "Our cache network now supports the latest and greatest network protocol, HTTP/2" - Inkbunny, Twitter (22 September 2015)
  42. Back online with new server - and cash still needed - Starling, Inkbunny (28 May 2010)
  43. New Server and long downtime around 1st June - Starling, Inkbunny (27 May 2010)
  44. Our new server, thanks to the sponsors - Starling, Inkbunny (19 May 2011)
  45. IB Server Upgrade - Performance Graphs - Inkbunny (14 April 2013)
  46. New server online! - Inkbunny (27 August 2013)
  47. From 2TB to 3TB - how hard could it be? - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 January 2015)
  48. Comment on Inkbunny is growing up! SSD drives and more RAM - Starling, Inkbunny (13 April 2013)
  49. Delivering Inkbunny using the chips in your phone - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 October 2015)
  50. Speeding up the bunny: two caches sponsored by OVH - Inkbunny (15 April 2016)
  51. Comment on IB needs donations! The little dog is begging $.$, - Starling, Inkbunny (21 February 2013)

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Ursa Major Award winners for Best Anthropomorphic Website
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