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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Terralthra » 2012-01-06 04:40pm

What device is it?

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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-06 04:41pm

It's a DVR. It seems like it dumps garbage all over the network on port 80, which is why web surfing was corrupted half an hour ago but not if you used SSL, which runs on port 443 instead of port 80. It shouldn't affect devices with different IP addresses, but it seems to anyway.

Why the fuck can't things just work the way they're supposed to? Who would have thought that if I plugged in a DVR, it would somehow corrupt web server traffic?
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-01-06 10:59pm

Does it have built-in browser firmware?
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-06 11:00pm

Yeah, it has a browser interface.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Sea Skimmer » 2012-01-06 11:37pm

By requests you mean like searches? Could this not be solved with some kind of limit on how many searches can be run at a time or per use per minute? Most other web forums I visit that archive all posts have some kind limit like that.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-07 01:30pm

Goddammit. Someone saw the dangling plug and plugged the DVR back in, and the whole network went haywire again. This thing is like a grenade. Toss it in a room and everything dies.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Einhander Sn0m4n » 2012-01-07 01:48pm

What's the make and model? Maybe some google-fu might be in order.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-01-07 01:56pm

so do you figure it's wife being organized or just teen curiosity.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-01-08 09:02pm

Disable that built-in browser?
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-09 01:20pm

Dalton wrote:Disable that built-in browser?

It can't be disabled, unfortunately. But there is a firmware update, so I'll apply it and then see what happens.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-09 01:36pm

Well, the firmware has been updated and it's been plugged in for five minutes, and nothing has happened so far. Let's hope it stays that way.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-09 03:19pm

Well, that was interesting. Someone started a DOS attack from 109.230.216.208 about an hour ago. Since this is not a super-powerful server, it was rapidly dragged down. I had to disconnect it from the network, check the logs, and notice that most of the requests were coming from a single IP address in order to figure out what was happening.

Does anyone know who or what might be at 109.230.216.208?
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dillon » 2012-01-09 03:40pm

I don't know how reliable this is, but a quick Google search seemed to reveal a lot of complaints about that particular IP address trying to brute force them. According to the link I provided, it's a static IP of a German web tech company.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Darth Wong » 2012-01-09 05:37pm

Dillon wrote:I don't know how reliable this is, but a quick Google search seemed to reveal a lot of complaints about that particular IP address trying to brute force them. According to the link I provided, it's a static IP of a German web tech company.

What would be their motivation for DOSing people?

PS. Oh yeah, I Googled it and there are plenty of complaints. Either they're a pack of assholes or they don't know computer security for shit, and somebody hacked their system to use it a a bot.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby KhorneFlakes » 2012-01-12 05:08am

Youtube tags aren't working for me for some reason at the moment. Anyone else have this problem?

EDIT: Problem solved. Problem was my browser, not the board. Sorry for posting this. :|

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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-01-14 01:18pm

now this was just wierd but I got logged out in the middle of something I was checking updates to threads via email, and somehow got logged out?

to be exact opened email, opened several threads as explorer tabs responed, noticed thaat new emails had downloaded, tabbed back to email discovered that I was now logged out of SDN in all the open tabs...
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Ubiquitous » 2012-01-21 12:32pm

I have just logged on for the first time in several months, however when I tried to login I was advised that due to multiple incorrect password attempts I would have to answer a question before I could proceed. Has anything unusual happened over the past few months or is it just an isolated incident?
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-01-21 11:50pm

Someone tried to brute-force a bunch of usernames and passwords some time ago.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dominus Atheos » 2012-01-28 05:12pm

Is the board being DDoSed or something? It's really slow to load and pinging the server both from my computer and this site result in 100% packet loss.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby gigabytelord » 2012-02-04 08:29pm

Last night went trying to post in the art section, the board timed out several times causing me to loose the post, it was kind of weird because it was as if the board had crashed, I even restarted chrome once thinking it was my connection (sometimes my router needs to be restarted), but I could access any other site just fine.

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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-02-04 09:10pm

I believe Mike was updating the server software at that time.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Terralthra » 2012-02-04 11:19pm

When I browse the board from my Android running ICS, the normal post text reflows to match the width of the screen, as it should, but text within quote blocks does not reflow at all. The entire quote block remains at what looks (eyeball) like roughly 900 pixels wide.

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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-02-05 12:13am

Terralthra wrote:When I browse the board from my Android running ICS, the normal post text reflows to match the width of the screen, as it should, but text within quote blocks does not reflow at all. The entire quote block remains at what looks (eyeball) like roughly 900 pixels wide.

That is likely a stylesheet setting.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Einhander Sn0m4n » 2012-02-05 02:27pm

Had trouble getting on here this morning around 10am CST. Board kept timing out.
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Re: Report board software problems here

Postby Dalton » 2012-02-05 05:03pm

New router crapped out. Mike wasn't pleased.
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