A few months ago I released the Defederation Investigator, a tool to verify the federation status of Lemmy instances. With this new update, I’ve expanded it to support multiple Fediverse softwares, including:

  • Mastodon
  • Misskey
  • Mbin
  • Pleroma & Akkoma
  • Friendica

This works both ways: you can verify which Mastodon (et al) instances have defederated your Lemmy instance, as well as check the federation status of an instance running any of the supported softwares.

Like most of my works, this tool is FOSS and available on my team’s GitHub.

Limitations

Many microblogging platforms, Mastodon included, offer admins the possibility of hiding their blocklists from the public. As it turns out many instances have chosen this approach, so the available information can be pretty limited at times.

Also, this update has increased the pool of instances from a couple hundred to over 2 thousand, so query times have increased significantly. You can reduce them by deselecting some softwares from the query page (hint: most fedi instances are Mastodon ones, so by deselcting them you’ll cut out over half of the pool).

What about Kbin?

To my knowledge, Kbin doesn’t share its federation status through an API like most softwares do. Furthermore, given recent events, I have little faith in the Kbin project. Instead, I chose to support its community driven fork: Mbin.

What about Peertube and Pixelfed?

I tried looking through their API docs and wasn’t able to find any endpoints sharing either federation or defederation statuses. If anyone is familiar with any of these softwares and has any ideas on what to do to retrieve such information feel free to contact me, I’d love to add support for both.

What about …?

Want more softwares? Feel free to propose them. I’d like for this tool to support as many projects as possible.

  • kurumin
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    5 months ago

    Hi is the automod and user flair projects still active?

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      5 months ago

      Hi. Yeah, both are still active, up and running.

      User flairs are currently invisible on my instance because I didn’t get the chance to update my modded UI to the most recent Lemmy version, but the microservice itself is still perfectly operational.

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        5 months ago

        Pretty cool man! Have you considered making a PR to include the flairs to lemmy repo?

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          5 months ago

          I have, even Nutomic asked me to, but the thing is I’m a bit of a noob when it comes to Rust. That was my first Rust project ever and the Lemmy backend is big and scary. I would rather gain some proficiency with the language first. Plus, it would likely have to be structured somewhat differently than my implementation if it was integrated into Lemmy proper.

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            5 months ago

            Oh I get it, I am in the same stage of Rust myself. I want to contribute in the future though.