MSFN.org state

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Uh .... Guys? ..... Is it happening again?
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by i430vx » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:54 pm

Unfortunately, I'd say SOMETHING isn't working quite right. Let's hope it's nothing like last time.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by i430vx » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:02 pm

It's back up... for now...

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by roytam1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:40 pm

i430vx wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:02 pm
It's back up... for now...
and now it is hitting connectivity issue again.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:19 pm

The MSFN news pages are still working, although there is nothing there that's less than nearly a year old, the forum pages never connect.
:(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by bphlpt » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:50 pm

The forum is "working", but ever since the latest "incident" the forum response time has been terrible. Over the last day or so it is more likely to time out than respond correctly.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by bphlpt » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:45 am

And now it seems to be down again? Or not. LOL Response time is so bad it's hard to tell. :)

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Tripredacus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:31 am

Since Dencorso had posted the picture showing the "too many connections" error, we can presume that either there is some attack onto the site itself, or one of the services the site, or the hosting company uses.

PS: if anyone in the US knows how to send a text to a mobile number in Europe on an Android phone, LMK.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by bphlpt » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:36 am

Tripredacus wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:31 am
f anyone in the US knows how to send a text to a mobile number in Europe on an Android phone, LMK.
Dumb question, but I didn't know that it would be any different than sending a text to any other number, such as to a US number, so what is different about sending to one in Europe?

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Tripredacus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm

You need to use an exit code, otherwise the text will go to the equivalent number in the US. Using the + sign on the exit code does not work, I am told the message wasn't received.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:17 pm

Surely you just put the appropriate country code in front of the number, exactly as if you were calling it?
I am in Europe, and I regularly text a number in the States with no problem, so surely it should work the other way around?
I also saw the "too many connections" message once, but usually there's no response at all from the MSFN forum pages.
It could indeed be a denial of service attack.
:(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by bphlpt » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Dave-H wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:17 pm
Surely you just put the appropriate country code in front of the number, exactly as if you were calling it?
That's what I assumed. Maybe Dave and Trip could experiment to see what works, since they are both active and could even call each other until they are able to iron things out?

EDIT: On an unrelated note, what is it about MSFN that has caused it to be targeted for attack or have other major failures over the last several years? At least it seems that way when empirically comparing it to the uptimes and response times of other tech forums such as RyanVM, WinCert, MDL, etc.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by i430vx » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:48 pm

bphlpt wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:37 pm
EDIT: On an unrelated note, what is it about MSFN that has caused it to be targeted for attack or have other major failures over the last several years? At least it seems that way when empirically comparing it to the uptimes and response times of other tech forums such as RyanVM, WinCert, MDL, etc.

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I know there are some people in various places that hold grudges against MSFN.
but that seems like a Denial of Service attack would be pretty low even for such people.
Even is such a thing is true (which I dont think is) it doesn't explain the reliability issues.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by roytam1 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:50 am

oops, it is down again. showing centos default page now.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:15 am

Seems to be working again now.
Fingers crossed!
:D

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Tripredacus » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:10 pm

The host has said it was a switch problem. It is possible to get a "too many connections" type error with a switch that is malfunctioning. Generally can be caused by collisions. Try it out at home, take a network cable and connect it to two ports on your router and see what happens! xD

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Uh Oh! Guess what? :(
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by dencorso » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:23 pm

I've just noticed it, too. :(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Does the operator need to consult someone perhaps and get their "xper"t opinion? :p
(I promise to keep my day job)
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by roytam1 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:38 pm

Jody Thornton wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Uh Oh! Guess what? :(
oh it happens again.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:22 am

What's actually wrong, MSFN seems to be working fine for me?
:?:

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:17 am

It wasn't - I fell asleep at 3:30 am, so it was down for a good five hours or so.
(too much questionable downtime)
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:48 am

I was asleep here in England during that time as well!
:lol:

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by mockingbird » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:18 am

Does anyone know how I can get in touch with the admin? My account no longer works. I re-registered but received no confirmation email.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:24 am

This is a problem I'm afraid, AFAIK there is no way of contacting xper (the site owner) except through the site, which is not a lot of use if the site is down or you can't login to it!
I've just looked, and assuming your user name at MSFN is also "mockingbird" you are appearing as a registered member who joined 18 hours ago, so it looks as if your registration did work!
:(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by mockingbird » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:28 pm

Dave-H wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:24 am
This is a problem I'm afraid, AFAIK there is no way of contacting xper (the site owner) except through the site, which is not a lot of use if the site is down or you can't login to it!
I've just looked, and assuming your user name at MSFN is also "mockingbird" you are appearing as a registered member who joined 18 hours ago, so it looks as if your registration did work!
:(
Yes that's me :-)

But it appears as though my account was purged because I have two confirmation emails from 2007 proving I joined then.

Either way, when I go there it says it is awaiting validation for my account, and when I re-send confirmation email, nothing appears.

Can you please PM him for me?

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:07 pm

I will, but are you sure the confirmation e-mails aren't just being caught by a spam filter?
I think the e-mails from MSFN are a bit flaky at the moment anyway, as I'm supposed to get notification if anyone posts to a thread I'm subscribed to, and for the last week or two I often haven't been getting anything when I shroud have done.
:)

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by mockingbird » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:44 pm

Dave-H wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:07 pm
I will, but are you sure the confirmation e-mails aren't just being caught by a spam filter?
I think the e-mails from MSFN are a bit flaky at the moment anyway, as I'm supposed to get notification if anyone posts to a thread I'm subscribed to, and for the last week or two I often haven't been getting anything when I shroud have done.
:)
Yes, I've checked and re-checked... The last email in my spam folder is an extortion email claiming I have been caught on my own webcam performing a certain act and to send a certain amount of money lest the video be released... :lol:

Thanks brother, I appreciate it.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by dencorso » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 am

That I can fix, AFAIK. Do please check whethter you can login normally now. If not, please let me know.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by mockingbird » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 pm

dencorso wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 am
That I can fix, AFAIK. Do please check whethter you can login normally now. If not, please let me know.
Thanks :)

It let me bypass the validation and it's working now.

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:12 am

Great, glad Den was able to sort it out for you.
:)

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