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ChrisHWhat's happened to www.amigans.net???20110702 10:03
I can't access it since yesterday, as if the server is down :-(
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RIBDEVIL1Re: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110702 11:27  #3224
@ChrisH

Yes, I can't enter the last two days.

amigo1Re: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110702 11:30  #3225
@RIBDEVIL1

last two days here too..
orginRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110702 22:03  #3229
No idea what happened. I guess word will be out soon by the powers at be.

In the mean time I've set the DNS'es to point here until they get the xoops site back up.
Mikey_CRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 00:36  #3232
@all

I don't know when the main site will be back. The server is down, I have asked our benefactor to look into it since we cannot get into the server to have a look.

Unfortunately our benefactor is very busy at the moment.

It will come back when it comes back.


rigoRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 13:11  #3237
@Mikey_C

The main site seems to be back now, although the DNS is pointing here.

Simon
Mikey_CRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 14:17  #3239
@orgin

Site is up. Please point back. Thanks.
ChrisHRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 16:11  #3242
@Mikey_C
IP address please! (Then we don't need DNS... hopefully)
broadbluesRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 17:05  #3245
@ChrisH


IP address please! (Then we don't need DNS... hopefully)


depends, if the www site is "virtually hosted" ip alone is no good.

adding the ip to your hosts list would do it though.

Mikey_CRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 17:18  #3246
@all

Apologies once again.

I just had some info from our benefactor. The site was attacked once more. It is now in recovery console and I don't know when it will be back.

To be honest, I am just fed up with the whole thing. If it doesn't comeback I for one won't be too upset. I am sick and tired of all this crap.



PhantomRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 17:42  #3248
@Mikey_C

That's really sad Mikey. Do you consider moving elsewhere though?
kas1eRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 17:45  #3250
@Mikey_C


To be honest, I am just fed up with the whole thing. If it doesn't comeback I for one won't be too upset. I am sick and tired of all this crap.


Every site in the internet have the same problems, amigans.net not alone :) Imagine how offten more popular sites attacked.
ChrisHRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 19:03  #3252
@Mikey_C
I just had some info from our benefactor. The site was attacked once more. It is now in recovery console and I don't know when it will be back.

Ouch :-( . It appears that using (what I assume was) the latest up-to-date forum software is not sufficient for security. When I previously asked someone about forum security, I was told that it is best to either use custom software, or else install the standard software in non-standard locations, so that hacking bots/software will not work on it.

To be honest, I am just fed up with the whole thing. If it doesn't comeback I for one won't be too upset. I am sick and tired of all this crap.

Given what I wrote above, it seems we have two options:
1. Switch to some custom forum software. Orgin's hand-crafted forum system used for temp.Amigans.net would seem to fit the bill.
2. Get the EXISTING www.Amigans.net forum up-and-running again, but this time move all the server software to non-standard locations. This seems the easier option.


While in principle I have no objection to using Orgin's hand-crafted temp.Amigans.net site (system) instead, the problem is that we would loose (a) a huge amount of really useful threads, and (b) potentially many users may not bother to re-register because of the hassle (although I hope this would not be the case, you never know).

I am sure it is possible to transfer all those threads & user accounts across, but the problem is it would need a lot of work by one or more people with a lot of experience of web forum management (and databases in general).
ChrisHRe: What's happened to www.amigans.net???20110703 19:16  #3253
Here is how I was able to use www.Amigans.net again (while the DNS is still wrong) :

Open Sys:Prefs/Internet.
Go to Hosts tab.
Click New...
For IP address type "69.64.58.97" (without quotes!)
For Host name type "amigans.net" (without quotes!)
For Alias type "www.amigans.net" (ditto)
Click Use.
Click Save.

Thats it! But don't forget to Delete this in a few days, once DNS is sorted.
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