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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