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OMG, it's back!

Postby Derek » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:56 am

Just had to post something to mark this day. Hopefully this forum is back in business. :D
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Re: OMG, it's back!

Postby Alfred Scott » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 am

Kevin Matthews has got the forum back up and running. He now has new servers for this forum and also http://www.greatbuildings.com. That website has been up for a while and has been proving to be dramatically more reliable with much heavier traffic than this forum.

The servers are new Mac Minis replacing some very old machines and they are now on a FIOS network, so we should see a dramatic improvement in response and reliability. I’ve been in almost daily contact with Kevin about all this. Restoring the forum on new servers is no simple matter as you’re dealing with Unix and Apache, great stuff but requires a whole new level of expertise.

There is still one more step, to update the phpBB forum software. Note the copyright date of 2007 at the very bottom of this page. The latest version is capable of dealing the spam and people out there who think it’s funny to create web robot software (bots) that hit a website with thousands of requests for no other purpose than to overwhelm and create problems. We now have a firewall in there as well.

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Re: OMG, it's back!

Postby Paul H » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:55 pm

Excellent!! Back up and running, thank you.
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Re: OMG, it's back!

Postby patrickm » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:44 pm

Glad to see this forum is alive. I was surprised when RSS Bot detected activity. Nice to be able to log in and read posts.

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Re: OMG, it's back!

Postby David Jones » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Pleased to the forum back on air!
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