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Sombreuil_mongrel
Why was the board down for a week?

My browser was redirecting to another page with the message about the domain name not being registered, and Norton 360 was alerting that the site security certificate was not good.
Casey

Fencepost
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

Anybody's guess, unless the web admins tell us.

It appeared to me to be a server configuration error. Since the registered domain of the forums is thisoldhouse.com, same as the main website, and the main website was working, it wasn't a domain registration issue.

Maybe they forgot to pay the bill for the site hosting the forums. Or maybe the hosting company changed the configuration and the web admins ignored the advanced warnings, and didn't realize the site was down until someone from the magazine went looking for content for the next issue.

This is, after all, the Wild West. We're kind of on our own out here; there is very little interaction by anyone on the payroll of Time, Inc. or WGBH Boston on this site.

A. Spruce
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

I had a bad security certificate notice. The TOH site seemed fine, it was the forum that was at issue.

dj1
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

And I thought that someone was trying to sell me some false security.

My son told me not to buy anything.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

I think they moved to the cloud with a new firewall that was not properly configured to allow us to get to the discussions.

Jack

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

Its above my pay grade.

I just take things apart and nail things together.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

If I overrode the Norton advisory saying it was a bad security certificate, it redirected to a company called Sucuri, with the message that the domain name was not kosher (to paraphrase). Sucuri is apparently an actual company who does firewall and security stuff.
Casey

dj1
Re: Why was the board down for a week?
Sombreuil_mongrel wrote:

If I overrode the Norton advisory saying it was a bad security certificate, it redirected to a company called Sucuri, with the message that the domain name was not kosher (to paraphrase). Sucuri is apparently an actual company who does firewall and security stuff.
Casey

I had the same page from sucuri, soliciting to buy something. I made a call to my son (he's a pilot) and he flatly said: "dad, don't buy anything, I'm sure the problem is with the site, not your computer".

A. Spruce
Re: Why was the board down for a week?
dj1 wrote:

I had the same page from sucuri, soliciting to buy something. I made a call to my son (he's a pilot) and he flatly said: "dad, don't buy anything, I'm sure the problem is with the site, not your computer".

CRAP!! You mean I didn't need to buy the lifetime supply of blue pills for my computer from the Nigerian prince?!?!? If it matters, he sounded really nice as he was taking my personal information.:p

dj1
Re: Why was the board down for a week?
A. Spruce wrote:

CRAP!! You mean I didn't need to buy the lifetime supply of blue pills for my computer from the Nigerian prince?!?!? If it matters, he sounded really nice as he was taking my personal information.:p

That's right spruce. Some crooks position themselves between you and your computer, extorting money to let you pass. Like a New York Toll Booth.

Computer is my weak link, but not my son's.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Why was the board down for a week?

Sucuri is a firewall supplier. My guess is that the changed the server to a cloud server with the Sucuri fire wall. I e-mailed them that it was preventing access to the forum.

Jack

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