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Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Mkoll » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:25 am

I've been getting these errors the past few days when browsing this site and the sister site. The errors appear in between pages loading very slowly or not at all. When it's happening here on Dhamma Wheel, it also happens concurrently at Dharma Wheel. Most of the time (95 percent maybe) they run fine without errors. I am quite certain it's not on my end because I'm able to access all other websites when these are down.

I don't know much about servers and web hosting but could there be a regular server maintenance that might be causing this?
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@dharmawheel.thedhamma.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
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SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

MySQL server has gone away [2006]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:21 am

Same thing here. It has to be the DW websites, then.
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Coyote » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:11 am

I've had the internal server error, though not just the past few days. Happens regularly, maybe once every couple of weeks. I'll come back after a few hours and the site will work again. Presumed it was something to do with maintenance as I know nothing about computers.
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:25 am

I had this also a day or two ago.
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:22 pm

I get this fairly regularly with DW. Server upgrade needed? ;)
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Mkoll » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:19 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:I get this fairly regularly with DW. Server upgrade needed? ;)
Maybe the hamsters running on their hamster wheels which are powering the servers are underfed. :tongue:

#morefoodforhamsters
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by DNS » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:13 pm

Unfortunately, this still appears to be an ongoing problem. We upgarded to a VPS -virtual private server which is supposed to handle literally millions of hits per month. The web hoster did find one problem and corrected it, at least for the moment. Apparently some spam bots were registering and not responding to the verification emails sent for new members (no human there to do so); so there were some 45,000 emails in the que, which they deleted.

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:08 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:.. spam bots...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Mkoll » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:29 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:.. spam bots...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
Wow that's awesome. I had no idea they used that sketch as inspiration for the name of electronic "spam."

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by DNS » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:15 am

I was able to find out the IP addresses of some serial offending spam bots and banned them all. However, a couple of people over at Dharma Wheel said they received "forbidden" messages when trying to access the site. Apparently they had IPs very similar to the spam bots, so I had to unban a few addresses. If any of you here experience that problem, email me with your IP address and I can see if that was the problem. If it says Internal Server Error, General Error then the problem is with the server. If it says forbidden or you are banned, then it may be the issue with the IP.

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:20 am

Greetings David,

Does the "Forbidden" error message include your e-mail address?

Is it possible to edit the error message blurbs to reflect what you've said?

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by fig tree » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:15 am

We have "status 500" errors ("Server internal error") fairly regularly, perhaps a few times an hour on average in chat. I don't know whether it's related to the other errors.

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[Edited to add "in chat".]

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by SarathW » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:20 pm

I get the same error message for last two weeks.
Some times I have to post twice to get my message posted.
:oops:

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by Mkoll » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:52 pm

SarathW wrote:I get the same error message for last two weeks.
Some times I have to post twice to get my message posted.
:oops:

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Re: Internal Server Error, General Error

Post by DNS » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:28 pm

retrofuturist wrote: Does the "Forbidden" error message include your e-mail address?
Is it possible to edit the error message blurbs to reflect what you've said?
I hope so. I think I finally got my email listed on those error messages, but not sure, since I haven't received these error messages.
SarathW wrote:I get the same error message for last two weeks.
Some times I have to post twice to get my message posted.
If you get the chance, copy and paste what the error message says here. Thanks.

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