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Eplaya Site Problem?

Postby gyre » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:07 pm

Is anyone else having trouble getting on this site and staying on it?
I get a no such site message.
Even after I get on I lose the connection.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:42 am

Please report this down in Bug Reports rather than in Open Discussion:

viewforum.php?f=85
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Postby gyre » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:47 am

I wrote to Emily but she didn't know what was going on.
I thought more info might be useful.
I'm not having any problem today.
It was impossible to put up a long post at all the other day.
I kept losing the connection.
If you need to move this, I won't object.
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Postby gyre » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:44 am

Still having trouble.
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Postby gyre » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:44 pm

Worse than ever today.
Over 100 tries to get on the site at all.
I was on and then anything I did I got a no such website message.
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Postby ibdave » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:11 pm

No issues in signing on at all.... My wireless router was acting haywire some this past week... It said I had a connection but in fact I didn't.. 8) 8)
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:07 pm

Tried to log on this morning, no luck, tried throughout the day and got the default - NO PAGE label.

finally restored around 5pm for me PST.

later
and lets kill the spammers.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:53 am

No such webhouse today.
Is this a problem for everyone?
The problems started here on ticket day, but why?
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:36 am

you may have a virus.

Eplaya acts funny on the user end with windows when there is a virus involved.

also, it helps if you mention if you are on a pc or mac and what os and browser you are using.


Really, it helps to give IT people something to work with.
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Postby Toolmaker » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:40 am

I come in and out at all sorts of hours and have never noticed any problems. I use spysweeper for spyware but spybot is a freeware alternative. Also make sure your OS is updated with the latest critical and security updates.. same goes for your Anti-Virus. If your software checks out start to look into hardware.. ethernet cable etc. If you are running some wireless gear make sure you enable WEP and change the default passwords. I was causing a neighbor grief when using my PSP to use their wireless router for access. Also run a firewall if you don't already.
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:43 am

Toolmaker wrote:I come in and out at all sorts of hours and have never noticed any problems. I use spysweeper for spyware but spybot is a freeware alternative. Also make sure your OS is updated with the latest critical and security updates.. same goes for your Anti-Virus. If your software checks out start to look into hardware.. ethernet cable etc. If you are running some wireless gear make sure you enable WEP and change the default passwords. I was causing a neighbor grief when using my PSP to use their wireless router for access. Also run a firewall if you don't already.



Spyware shit dont work.


That is the fact.


The only one I knows that works for windows is Norton systemworks and what Microsoft produces.



try my "really got it going on" thread.


viewtopic.php?t=2262&start=150

As close as I can get to what I posted along time ago on this topic.


Just the way it is.



Scan your computer again or re-do it from scratch after you save/backup your system.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:15 am

Most of the time I can get on the burningman site but not eplaya.
Yesterday I completely lost everything.
Every other site worked fine.
That's the weird part.
I'm running windows 98se and avg antivirus.
Firefox as a browser.
Ran a complete scan yesterday.
No difference.
I have a mac that will be online soon.
I did find an occasional intermittent in the modem.
They will check that next week.
But would that explain the problem only with eplaya?
McAfee is available to me as part of roadrunner.
Is Norton that different?

Wired connection.
Any advice if I get wireless?
I need a router.
Just found out my hub is just a hub and not a router.
Email if you need to contact me directly.
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Postby Archantael » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:33 am

It was a universal outage, your type of PC, connection, AV SW, favorite kind of jelly beans, etc had no bearing on the problem. (In other words breathe easy, it wasn't anything you had control over)

My first thought was maybe SB had got a jump on the changes he said he wanted to implement....but most likely it was all a problem generated by the spammers. Which by the way is a problem that my PrairieStar board has fixed over a year ago and I won't resist rubbing it in that even a phpBB novice at the time can apply the patches. Anyway at least it's back up so we can all absorb the knowledge in SED's wonderful posts and continue to read the saga about the mythical phpBB patches that never seem to get installed. I'm so looking forward to seeing more Russian ads for cheap big pharma meds, zoo porn, etc. The way this board's deteriorated the only thing left is an invasion by the Burning Man is a Cult people to make it all complete.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:54 am

I lost eplaya in every way at 9:45 am cst and just got back on but can't tell if it will last.
Is this happening to anyone else?
I never had real problems until ticket day, but don't see how that would have anything to do with it.
I'm told a modem glitch could cause it, but it is weird to not seem to affect other sites.
Mostly I can access burningman.com but not eplaya when it happens.
Maybe it is a virus I can't find.
Some people have had this problem too.
But if it isn't widespread, can't be the site.
Could the spam and hack attempts have a part?
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Postby Dork » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:51 am

I couldn't get into Eplaya for most of yesterday either, from two computers. That doesn't explain the problems you were having on the other days, though.

What exactly does your browser say when it fails?
Next time it fails, while it's failing, click Start, then Run.
Enter "cmd" without the quotes and click OK.
In the command window type "ping eplaya.burningman.com" without the quotes and hit enter. What does it say?

The above should at least tell us at what point it's failing.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:47 am

I get a no such website notice or a server not found yesterday.
It just happened again.
I don't seem to have cmd.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:02 pm

This is the message I get.

http://earthlink-help.net/?d=error_eart ... ingman.com

No such website.
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:52 pm

gyre wrote:This is the message I get.

http://earthlink-help.net/?d=error_eart ... ingman.com

No such website.




Looks like a spyware hacked your browser to me if that's what you get.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:10 pm

I couldn't get on eplaya yesterday too. Life was peaceful.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:12 pm

Any idea why the problem is intermittent and seems only to affect eplaya?
Would erasing the browser and reloading clear it?
I couldn't get int explorer to work and got firefox because of that problem.
Could I have an internal glitch?

I have defragged and run full error correction and used the antivirus I currently have.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:13 pm

Could my rare and intermittent modem glitch be doing this?
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:19 pm

I run firefox and I was kept out. Not us, them, whoever them was yesterday.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:26 pm

I'm still having some problems off and on today.
Yesterday I got a server not found message.
Today I get the website does not exist thing.
I don't know what that means.
Have you had any trouble otherwise, Antim?
It all started on ticket day, which I presume is coincidence.
Maybe something glitched that day with all the activity.
Other people have reported problems, but it doesn't seem to be going wide.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:33 pm

No, yesterday was the only day I had problems. The error message said the site was down or the server was busy.
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Postby Dork » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:50 pm

If you're getting forwarded to that earthlink page your connection is probably fine - seems like a DNS error. Basically, your computer asks Earthlink's DNS server where to find eplaya.burningman.com. It's not able to do this, so it tells you the site can't be found. Try contacting Earthlink to see if they can help you.
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Postby spectabillis » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:32 pm

note so i wont forget:

after reports of certain functions not working like showing lasts posts, buddy lists, and other index based functions someone once posted a phpbb bug that had to to with access in mysql. i think the fix was a script that ran against the db to check the relation links in index tables, not sure, but spanky ran it occasionally and it seemed to work.

would probably help to make it a cron job or something.
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Postby DVD Burner » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:21 pm

spectabillis wrote:note so i wont forget:

after reports of certain functions not working like showing lasts posts, buddy lists, and other index based functions someone once posted a phpbb bug that had to to with access in mysql. i think the fix was a script that ran against the db to check the relation links in index tables, not sure, but spanky ran it occasionally and it seemed to work.

would probably help to make it a cron job or something.








Hats off to you SB.

It would be nice if more thinking were to be given in this area.

I know that most hate MS but MySQL, though great on many diffrent levels, is a lot to maintain in comparison to IIS. Especially as large of a scale as BM is and as offten as changes are needed to be changed swiftly.

PHPBBS runs on both.

More secure on one that on another depending on the IT/software engineering skills one has.


This is only my opinion, which most beg to differ.
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Postby SED » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:33 pm

Have you tried reversing the polarity in the phase-shift transducers?
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Postby spectabillis » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:36 pm

yeah, but its always going to be limited to whats provided by the org. since the eplaya has been in a long period of not much being done i hope people wont have unfair expectations - its going to take time to get things moving.

i'm more optimistic, but cautious. some non-technical problems still exist.
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Postby DVD Burner » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:51 pm

spectabillis wrote:i'm more optimistic, but cautious. some non-technical problems still exist.



This is true and so am I.

If I weren't I would not have stuck around. :wink:
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