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Postby pwhodges » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:37 pm

View Original PostJoseki wrote:The forum is less reliable than Shinji in the wrong mood lately

I am doing what I can, but at the moment that is limited to restarting the forum when it breaks. I've had a quick look at possible causes, but it will not be until after 20th Nov that I'll be in a position to concentrate on diagnosing and bug fixing (if someone else hasn't picked up the ball by then) because I'm about to go away.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:01 pm

Good luck, pwhodges.
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Postby pwhodges » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:01 pm

Sadly the forum had to stay down while I was away. However, I have been able to restart it, and have made a change in configuration which might help make it stable again. I have not finished investigating, though.

The long delay was because I was the only person around with the necessary access to work on the server. I have now added a couple of other members of staff so that there will be more options in the future.

If there is any user out there with adequate Linux (CentOS 7) and database (MariaDB, a clone of MySQL) experience who feels that they could commit to being able to help occasionally over a long-enough period for it to be useful, please contact me or an administrator.
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:01 pm

Whew! Good thing it's back.

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Postby child of Lilith » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:54 am

Thanks for getting Evageeks back on it's feet, pwhodges.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:07 am

I felt like a drug addict waiting for the forum to come back to life. I'm happy its back.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 am

Thanks for checking back! I've been worried that some might give up after more than a week, but fortunately it looks as if people are still around.
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Postby ::KL7:: » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:10 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Thanks for checking back! I've been worried that some might give up after more than a week, but fortunately it looks as if people are still around.


I haven't been on in a while, I randomly decided to check out the site and saw that it was down. I've been checking back almost daily to see if it would be up again, I'm glad to see you got it up and running.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:40 pm

You may have noticed that the forum has again been hard to get to at times in the past day or so; Ornette's examination of the server logs has revealed that this was most likely caused by a DDoS attack. It is possible that this also underlay some of the earlier problems. The resistance of the server to such attacks has been improved, and there are other steps that could be taken should this become a major problem.
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Postby MirrorUniverseAsuka » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:45 pm

DDoS? Here? Who'd want to do that?
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Postby child of Lilith » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:39 pm

Didn't even know we had enemies. Weird.
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Postby Blockio » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 am

There are acouple of people who defnitely don't like us - most of them being of the kind that doesn't want silly things like facts, logic or (god forbid!) established canon get in the way of their OTP
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Postby robersora » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:54 pm

Having a Vendetta against Evageeks is kind of weird, but we do live in strange times, so... Thank You to Paul for taking time to rectifying this, as I have no idea how any of this code-stuff works. Like, at all.
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Postby Zoop » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:47 am

Also note there is a difference between DDoS en DoS, DDos is directed (the first D) and is thus being done on purpose.
A DoS doesnt have to be an attack, it could be as simple as an indexing bot, or some malware simply requesting too much of the server for it to go down.

So you can still get DoS-ed, without making enemies (which frankly, imo, seems silly. Theres quite a bit of risk involved in using DDoS services, so if there's no financial gain, why bother?).

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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:57 am

View Original PostZoop wrote:DDos is directed (the first D)
It's actually distributed, meaning that there are multiple sources that are attacking.

This may end up being a blessing in disguise, as part of the preparation for next summer; when Q came out, the number of people F5'ing for all the latest leaks was its own DDoS, and I expect 3.0+1.0 to receive just as much attention.
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Postby Zoop » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:50 am

Ah yes, totally right. In which case my way of seperating em doesnt really work, so never mind that :p
But the gist of it is that a DDoS doesnt have to mean malicious intent.

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Postby cyharding » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:when Q came out, the number of people F5'ing for all the latest leaks was its own DDoS, and I expect 3.0+1.0 to receive just as much attention.

I remember that. The pages were taking forever to load, and sometimes took a few tries to get to a different one, with what I think are called "500 Service errors" popping up.

It's still one the best times I've had on this forum though.
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Postby Princess Asuka » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:57 pm

I'm having trouble accessing the forum on my 3DS web browser. It's giving me an error that says the site's certificate is expired. :um:
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:55 am

The certificate is fine (it updates automatically a month before it's due to expire):

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I have no experience of the 3DS browser, but I presume there's a way to clear its cache, which is the first thing I'd try.
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Postby Blockio » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:14 pm

View Original PostPrincess Asuka wrote:I'm having trouble accessing the forum on my 3DS web browser. It's giving me an error that says the site's certificate is expired. :um:

I've had various problems with Nintendo console webbrowsers in the past not accepting perfectly legitimate certificates, so I'm willing to assume that the problem is on the §DS' end here as well. Unfortunately, that's where my helpfulness ends, as I've never been able to fix any of these issues
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