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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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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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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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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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Testing a post from Down Under.


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

But this one didn't. :?


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hmmm

I can reply, but it wont let me post...


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and I can edit posts...


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Same as Mark


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I had a frustrating morning but all is ok now, thanks for sorting it out
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Thanks Stephen

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22.08 UK time. Still cant post a new topic.


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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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and I can give karma too...


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Thank you Stephen that's it working for me now :thumbsup:


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Thanks for getting the forum back n line esp at the weekend


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


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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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Thanks Stephen
It is good you know what you are doing :thumbsup:
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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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Aytone know where I can find my IP address? Its not something I have ever needed to know.


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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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Thanks Mark, I'll mail Stephen.


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