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By Fayaz, history, 2 years ago, In English

So I was just surfing the web (as one usually does) and I came across this site -> https://codeforc.es/ . The site is basically a carbon copy of this one and I was wondering whether it was officially owned by codeforces or is possibly something more sinister.

 
 
 
 
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2 years ago, # |
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Its a mirror for chinese users from another user of CF.

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    Well, in fact it's a mirror for Chinese users.

    It's really helpful for many Chinese users to view Codeforces fluently.

    And thanks Menci for building this.

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      Yeah, saw his comment. Its really good to see someone doing it for their own community.

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It is some kind of fishing. Do not enter your password there. If you did, ASAP change the password. Now it is blocked.

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    21 month(s) ago, # ^ |
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    I mean XD as if you were ever encoding passwords during registration.

    Password is sent as plain-text and probably stored on the server without encryption. Why bother pretending like you're doing something more secure than a phishing website.

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      3 months ago, # ^ |
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      You should use HTTPS.

      There is no way to keep the password secure without some unsymmetric encryption. And it' s stupid to implement a custom (and maybe buggy) unsymmetric encryption, while there is SSL/TLS existing.

      And for password storage, any rational website is using some hash algorithm with a salt. I don't think Mike so stupid to store some plain password.

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Even if it is a phishing site, you have to admit the url is way cooler than plain old codeforces.com

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Well, this domain is owned by me and I set up the mirror for China users, for whose network route may be very bad to CF's server in SGU. I blocked some external scripts such as FB's which China users can hardly load successfully. I didn't set up anything about stealing the password and I promise I won't. I'll try to keep this site up (But I may block connections from non-China later).

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    I used this for about one month, this is really a great mirror for chinese user

    but I often wondering is it legal to use such a domain...

    codeforc.es ? I also believe this is a fishing website

    until I know this is Menci's domain

    thanks for Menci build this anyway

    and MikeMirzayanov please do not block it >_<

    I think many chinese user need this to participate #523 tonight.

    Menci idol kawaii

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    I also used this for more than 1 month. I know this is Menci's domain about 1 month ago. Menci is really a reliable person.I trust him.

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    This is great but still you should have asked MikeMirzayanov permission before doing it.

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    Why do you block it for non-China? :(

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    How did you set up a mirror? Do you need some special priviliges to do it or can anyone do it? How does that mirror connect to original codeforces Server? Is there an API?

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thanks Menci for building this. it's really useful for many Chinese users.

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I am from China, and it uses me about 1 minutes to access codeforces.com, but only 5 seconds using codeforc.es.

Anyway, thanks Menci for setting up such a fantastic mirror.

ps: Menci is a well-known OIer(ACMer?) from China, and he's a reliable person who I trust.

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Menci is very well-known and trusted in China. He built one of the most famous online judge in China: LibreOJ. I, as well as most Chinese users, trust him and do not believe that he is going to use this site for fishing. Please, MikeMirzayanov, do not block this site.

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    now it isn't blocked, but it keeps on crashing during a contest, different errors keep on flashing on my screen such as "500 internal server error", "502 bad gateway", "cannot access codeforc.es", and things like that.

    [EDIT] I trust Menci like most of us here.

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If Codeforces build a sever for Chinese users, we won't use it. But It's to long for Chinese users to visit Codeforces per time(more than 20 seconds sometimes). So although it mignt be a fishing website, we still use it.

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    Did you try this option?

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      It seems not working. Either a bug in Codeforces or a bug in my browser.

      When I press "save changes" it just remains unchecked.

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I am a Chinese user and I uses this domain. Please do not block it. Also, I found a similiar mirror site: codeforces.ml