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Move IABot Management Interface to Cloud VPS
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The web app component of InternetArchiveBot is severely limited by Toolforge and would be better served on its own VM.

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This ticket was prompted by this discussion on how IABot is unable to process articles above a certain (relatively low) size limit. Per Harej, it is not possible to increase the size limit without making this transition.

Code moved over to new VM; new web server needs to be set up and then redirect flask app needs to be made.

The new web server has been set up and now loads, but:

  • New OAuth grants need to be obtained for the new domain
  • nginx needs to be configured to use more threads
  • All requests need to be HTTP/2

This should be a usable file for a Flask app that forwards traffic from to

from flask import Flask, redirect, request, url_for

app = Flask(__name__)


@app.route('/', defaults={'path': ''})
def redirect_to_new_domain(path):
    new_url = f"{BASE_URL}/{path}"
    if request.args:
        new_url = f"{new_url}?{request.query_string.decode('utf-8')}"

    return redirect(new_url, code=301)

if __name__ == '__main__':