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E-Sangha

Post by davcuts » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:09 am

Does anyone know if E-Sangha is down? I keep trying to log on and I keep getting an IPB warning. Is anyone else getting this warning? If not I guess there's something wrong with my computer.

Thanks,
David

PS, What's an IPB warning? :tongue:

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by Pannapetar » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:12 am

Looks like the DB server that backs the board software is down. The error message exposes the DB user account ...not exactly good site security. :spy:

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:21 am

Hi Dave

Yes, I've got the same warning.
We'll wait for e-sangha moderators, Chris and MikeNZ66 to come on board, perhaps they'll have some news regarding the site's status.
I hope they're back on line soon.
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Re: E-Sangha

Post by cooran » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:39 am

Hello all,

I haven't heard any news yet. And I didn't bring the personal email addys of the Admins over to my new computer. :thinking:

Just focusing on Khanti and Anicca at the moment.

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by cooran » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:10 am

I've left a message on Henry's facebook wall, and a couple of other people had raised the subject there also.

As he and Leo both live in Singapore, I hope a phone call will give Leo the news.
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Re: E-Sangha

Post by cooran » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:38 am

We have lift-off ... working O.K. now
http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?act=idx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by davcuts » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks everyone for your help. It seems it took over six hours before e-Sangha was back online. I feel for the owner who had to go through such a hassle. :(

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by cooran » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:00 pm

Down Again.
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Re: E-Sangha

Post by Tex » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:07 pm

And back up, seems to be running smoothly now.
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Re: E-Sangha

Post by Pannapetar » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:36 am

Chris, I think it would be a good idea to tell the owner of E-sangha to configure V-Bulletin so that it does not display SQL error messages to the public. That's a potential security hole.

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by cooran » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:21 am

Thanks Thomas - I'll get onto Leo. There is always the possibility of malignant actions - e-sangha has over 50,000 members (pruned of inactive members every couple of years).

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by davcuts » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:39 pm

Does anyone know what is wrong with e-Sangha? I haven't been able to log on the past two days.

Thanks,
David

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by DNS » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:41 pm

E-sangha & Buddhist Community are down, but for some reason I get e-mail notifications that someone has sent me a PM, both from e-sangha and Buddhist Community. Are some of you getting in and not others?

I wonder if it is the firewall or security settings, maybe mine is too high and others are getting in, but taking a risk at getting the virus? (if there is one, I don't know, but some google searches show a "site may not be safe" warning) Unfortunately, I can't ask them, because some of them I only know through e-sangha and Buddhist Community.

So I set up a facebook account:
http://www.www.facebook.com/davidnsnyderphd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And I hope to reconnect to some of my e-s and Buddhist Community contacts through the facebook site.

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Re: E-Sangha

Post by Individual » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:28 pm

TheDhamma wrote:E-sangha & Buddhist Community are down, but for some reason I get e-mail notifications that someone has sent me a PM, both from e-sangha and Buddhist Community. Are some of you getting in and not others?

I wonder if it is the firewall or security settings, maybe mine is too high and others are getting in, but taking a risk at getting the virus? (if there is one, I don't know, but some google searches show a "site may not be safe" warning) Unfortunately, I can't ask them, because some of them I only know through e-sangha and Buddhist Community.

So I set up a facebook account:
http://www.www.facebook.com/davidnsnyderphd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And I hope to reconnect to some of my e-s and Buddhist Community contacts through the facebook site.
It's probably because the server is based in Singapore. I had the same issue years ago. Give it an hour and try it again.

The further a server is based from you, the more likely you are to not be able to access it because the further a packet has to travel, the more likely it wil get lost at some point along the way.

So, some people can access it because they can find a "route" from their ISP to Leo's server, but others can't access it. It's a common problem on the internet, which can only be solved by having a server in a better place.
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Re: E-Sangha

Post by DNS » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:08 pm

Individual wrote: The further a server is based from you, the more likely you are to not be able to access it because the further a packet has to travel, the more likely it wil get lost at some point along the way.

So, some people can access it because they can find a "route" from their ISP to Leo's server, but others can't access it. It's a common problem on the internet, which can only be solved by having a server in a better place.
That would explain why I am getting notifications that someone has just sent me a PM and they happen to be from Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, I don't know their e-mail or facebook page (if they have one).

But I also received a notification from someone who lives on the East coast of the U.S., so it is kind of strange. Oh well, I am sure he'll get it back up for all of us in a couple of days.

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