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ex.ua was the 11th largest website in Ukraine. It allowed you to create user accounts then store files of almost any size under that account.

The notice on the front page of the website appeared on the 18th of November 2016. Public access was disabled on the 1st of December, but the API has not been turned of yet. The website shut down the 31st of December 2016. [1]

On December 13th, archiving efforts have been aborted, due to the site amounting to little more than petabytes' worth of "megapiracy"

Announcement

The notice in Russian is taken from the front page and can be read on the left. The English translation by Google Translate is found on the right.

Russian English
Уважаемые пользователи EX.UA.

Решение портала о прекращении деятельности всколыхнуло интернет сообщество и подняло волну обсуждений. На почту ресурса поступает огромное количество вопросов. Еще больше их было задано в блогах, чатах и публикациях. Часть всякого рода домыслов было озвучено "доброжелателями". Кто следил за "эфиром", отметили особое внимание к данной теме некоторых карманных СМИ. Игнорировать эти вопросы некорректно по отношению к сообществу EX.UA. Поэтому мы дадим ответы на самые задаваемые вопросы.

Возобновит ли ресурс работу в связи с вето законопроекта 3081д? Предположим, что решение ветирования законопроекта основано на здравом анализе неоднозначного закона. Ресурс никогда не имел целью влиять на позицию Президента. Единственным критерием принятия решений о закрытии ресурса всегда были интересы пользователей. Однако, сама проблема никуда не делась. Неадекватное лобби, публичные заявления и пресс-конференции продолжают нагнетать истерию вокруг вопроса защиты авторских прав. Защищая собственный бизнес, люди склонны игнорировать перемены вокруг, технический прогресс и существующую действительность. Ресурс всегда был готов к конструктивному диалогу с правообладателями. В этом вопросе ничего не изменилось. Как и не изменилось нынешнее решение о прекращении работы.

Правда ли, что ресурс начнет работу под другим доменом или на другой территории? EX.UA и до этого не был замечен в нарушении своих обещаний, нет планов ничего менять и сейчас. Публично сделанное объявление остается в силе.

Будет ли доступен популярная опция: EX-файлы (анонимный обмен файлами)? Да. Над новым решением ведется работа. Это будет отдельная платформа со множеством дополнительных функций и улучшенными возможностями производительности.

Будет ли дополнительное время для переноса личных архивов с EX.UA? Да. В связи с многочисленными обращениями пользователей такая возможность сохранится до 31.12.16. Данный доступ будет возможно только в личные архивы пользователей. Публичный доступ к ресурсу будет ограничен с 01.12.16.

Будет ли доступна почта на домене EX.UA.? Почта на домене EX.UA будет доступна до 31.12.16. Начиная с 01.01.17, почта будет доступна на новом домене.

Где пользователям теперь хранить свои файлы? Просьбы и интерес пользователей услышаны. Рассматривается возможность запуска закрытого файлового хранилища. О новом проекте и его названии будет объявлено 21.12.16.

Что будет с самым дорогим доменом UANET? (Цитата взята из интернета) После 31 декабря 2016 сервисы на этом домене EX.UA предоставляться не будут ни в Белизе, ни в Ростовской области.

Что-бы закончить любые спекуляции вокруг Ex.ua о возможном "заграничном" будущем ресурса уведомляем : самый дорогой домен UANET продается. Цена домена EX.UA - 1 млн. долларов США. 100% вырученных средств будут потрачены на срочные и неотложные детские операции . Мы надеемся, что пользователи EX.UA поддержат это решение. За контролем целевого использования денег от реализации домена будет следить известная международная аудиторская компания. В случае отсутствия спроса на заявленную стоимость домен EX.UA останется в памяти и легендах украинского Интернета.)

Всем пользователям Ex.ua спасибо за любовь и поддержку.

Dear users EX.UA.

The decision to terminate the activities of the portal stirred the Internet community and has raised a wave of discussion. In resource-mail comes a lot of questions. Once more they were asked to blogs, chat rooms, and publications. Part of every kind of speculation was voiced "well-wishers". Those who followed the "ether", noted special attention to the subject of some media pocket. Ignore these questions correctly in relation to the community EX.UA. Therefore, we will give answers to the most asked questions.

Whether the resource to resume work due to the veto of the bill 3081d? Assume that the veto of the bill solution is based on sound analysis of the controversial law. Resource never was intended to influence the position of the President. The only criterion for decision on closing the resource decisions have always been the interests of users. However, the problem itself has not disappeared. Inadequate lobby, public statements and press conferences continue to whip up hysteria around the issue of copyright protection. Protecting your own business, people tend to ignore the changes around, technical progress and the current reality. The resource was always ready for a constructive dialogue with rights holders. In this regard, nothing has changed. As not to change the current decision to stop working.

Is it true that the resource will begin work under a different domain or to another area? EX.UA and before that was not seen in the violation of their promises, there are no plans to change anything now. Publicly made the announcement remains valid.

EX-files (anonymous file sharing): a popular option be made available? Yes. Above the new solution is working. This will be a separate platform with many additional features and improved performance capabilities.

Will the extra time to transfer the personal archives EX.UA? Yes. Due to numerous requests of users the opportunity to continue to 31/12/16. This access will be possible only in the users' personal files. Public access to the resource will be limited to 01/12/16.

It is available on EX.UA. mail domain? Mail to EX.UA domain will be available until 31/12/16. Starting with 1.1.17, the mail will be available in the new domain.

Where users now store your files? Requests and interest heard members. The possibility of launching a closed file storage. About the new project and its name will be announced on 21/12/16.

What will happen to the most expensive domain UANET? (Quote taken from the Internet) After December 31, 2016 the services on this domain EX.UA provided will neither Belize nor in the Rostov region.

Something to end any speculation about the possible Ex.ua "overseas" inform future resource: the most expensive domain name sold UANET. Domain Price EX.UA - 1 million US dollars.. 100% of the proceeds will be spent on emergency and urgent children's surgery. We hope that users EX.UA support this decision. For the control of the target the use of money from the sale of the domain will follow well-known international auditing company. In the absence of demand for the declared value EX.UA domain will remain in the memory and legend of the Ukrainian Internet.)

All users Ex.ua thank you for your love and support.

Archiving

The XSPF files are still available from the website. These files contain URLs that 301 redirect to the actual file for download.

The XSPF URLs are formatted like ex.ua/filelist/[0-9]+.xspf. URLs inside the XSPF file are formatted like ex.ua/get/[0-9]+, which give a 301 redirect to the file for download. The Wayback Machine was allowed access to the file past the 301 redirect on /get/ URL and has archived quite some files from the website.

If a file has been deleted, the /get/ URL will redirect to a /view/ URL.

The Wayback machine has archived an unknown percentage of the user accounts and file lists.

Discovery

On a search engine, search with 'site:ex.ua'. This will yield many results for files. The links of these results might not be accessible, but the files can still be downloaded using the above method.

Note that the results will get be removed because they are not working anymore.

Warrior project

A Warrior project is being written for this website. All XSPF files and /get/ URLs without the file they redirect to will be archived. Only on request the file the /get/ URL redirects to will be archived, due to the total size of the data. Only /get/ URLs suggested to us will be archived through the warrior project.

The XSPF and /get/ URLs will be brute-forced.

Still-working

For some reason http://www.ex.ua/user/username URLs still work, and return a list of a user's friends. This needs to be dumped so a friend graph can be recreated.

It has also been found that http://www.ex.ua/user_say?login=username will retrieve a list of things a user talked about - namely, the files they shared. This is the only known way to associate a given folder with the user who created that folder, and is thus a high priority.


Links

References

  1. http://www.ex.ua/

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