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Soldier of FORTRAN

Lately, search has started returning the occasional gateway timeout error.  Could that be related?  Something intermittent?
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Belgarath

Quote from: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 16, 2019, 09:33:56 PM
Lately, search has started returning the occasional gateway timeout error.  Could that be related?  Something intermittent?

That can happen with accessing the database for a large query.  The issue with registration doesn't do a large query so it shouldn't be an issue.

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Belgarath

Quote from: Jay on December 16, 2019, 12:05:01 PM
Hey Guys. I am still getting many emails with people saying they can't register. Is anything being done to fix the issue?

We don't even know WHAT to fix because we don't know what the error is.  Are they typing the wrong address?  Can't get by the reCAPTCHA?  Trying to register without a legit email address?

Are they trying to hide their IP address? I am seeing a couple of registration attempts in the last 30 days where people are spoofing an ip address of 127.0.0.1.  That's a common tactic of spammers so that ip address is automatically filtered out and the registration is ignored.

Without more info it's really hard to do anything to work on.

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John Albert

Why would a spammer try to spoof the IP of localhost? Shouldn't an incoming packet originating from 127.0.0.1 get rejected by the firewall or router before it ever gets to the application layer? 

Sounds more like a misconfiguration of some kind. Or maybe some kind of clumsy attempt at a hack.

Belgarath

Quote from: John Albert on April 13, 2020, 03:34:10 PM
Why would a spammer try to spoof the IP of localhost? Shouldn't an incoming packet originating from 127.0.0.1 get rejected by the firewall or router before it ever gets to the application layer? 

Sounds more like a misconfiguration of some kind. Or maybe some kind of clumsy attempt at a hack.

People are horrible, they're constantly trying to break things.
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Quote from: 2397 on March 19, 2021, 07:10:35 AM
Did The Latinist quit?

It looks that way... }|:o( His account is no longer in the member list and there are a lot of posts from a guest account that I'm sure were his. Also a private message now says it's a guest account.
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Quote from: werecow on March 24, 2021, 10:06:43 PM
Quote from: 2397 on March 19, 2021, 07:10:35 AM
Did The Latinist quit?

It looks that way... }|:o( His account is no longer in the member list and there are a lot of posts from a guest account that I'm sure were his. Also a private message now says it's a guest account.

The Latinist did quit. He sent out a PM to some folks.
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