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my apologies for the outage

Post by solarchat » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:15 am

we experienced a very serious firewall issue early this morning and after hours of work, solarchat should be back online. I am very sorry for the frustration of typing out long posts only to get the Webknight error when trying to post.

There may be a couple more reboots this evening but it should be up and running.
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Post by RobBower » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:25 am

You have your hands full Stephen! We are very grateful for all your effort on keeping this site running! :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Post by Montana » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:42 pm

I really wish to thank you Stephen :bow: :bow: :bow:

I know you work so hard for us all, I send my sincere thanks for everything you do :bow: I really appreciate all the hard work you have put in this weekend.

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Post by solarchat » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:47 pm

ya, well its been a long 36 hours. One of our former members may have been behind this.

Anyway, there are still some foreign country IP addresses that cannot get passed the firewall so I am still rewriting firewall rules...
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Post by nqastronomy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:16 pm

Testing a post from Down Under.

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Post by Allcart » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:43 pm

Just wrote a long post and got rejected again. :?

But this one didn't. :?
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Post by marktownley » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:48 pm

hmmm

I can reply, but it wont let me post...
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Post by marktownley » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:53 pm

and I can edit posts...
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Post by Derek Klepp » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Same as Mark

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Re: my apologies for the outage

Post by Robin » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:53 pm

I had a frustrating morning but all is ok now, thanks for sorting it out
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Post by Pedro » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks Stephen

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Post by Allcart » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:08 pm

22.08 UK time. Still cant post a new topic.
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Post by marktownley » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:48 pm

Ditto :(

It will let me start a new topic with just text, but if I try and insert an image (or put in the flickr code) I just get the security warning. If the post is more than a couple of lines long it wont let me post it :(
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Post by solardave » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:16 pm

Thank you Stephen that's it working for me now :thumbsup:
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Re: my apologies for the outage

Post by Ibbo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:32 pm

Thanks for getting the forum back n line esp at the weekend
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Re: my apologies for the outage

Post by Allcart » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:14 pm

I'm still in the same boat as Mark. Cleared my browser cache, tried Google Chrome....nothing.
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Re: my apologies for the outage

Post by solarchat » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:30 am

This has nothing to do with your computer this time. It is the firewall. A malicious force tripped all of the firewall settings on the entire NATCA servers from this forum. We have all the US IP addresses working correctly as that was NATCA's main concern. This forum is the only foreign IP's that come in to the system.

I have been working off and on with the server admin to get firewall rules rewritten to accept various IP.s Its just a long process, especially on a Weekend. I am very sorry for the delays.

It would help that if you have a specific problem, you could send me an email to sramsden at natca dot net with your IP address and the specific post that caused the rejection.
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Post by colinbm » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:26 am

Thanks Stephen
It is good you know what you are doing :thumbsup:
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Post by swisswalter » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:12 am

Hi Stephen

thank you very much for your good Job. It seems to work for me 05.13 UT 15th july and all the little green monsters are here again ;-)
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Post by Allcart » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:04 am

Aytone know where I can find my IP address? Its not something I have ever needed to know.
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Post by marktownley » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:31 am

Aytone know where I can find my IP address? Its not something I have ever needed to know.

Just google 'what's my IP address?'
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Re: my apologies for the outage

Post by Allcart » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:36 am

Thanks Mark, I'll mail Stephen.
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