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Author Topic: thenook.org down??  (Read 5645 times)

Bach

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 12:42:15 am »

Thanks for that hcc. Probably won't use it (no pending trades or anything) but it's nice to know it's there.
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kykeion

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 08:23:40 pm »

Goodish news, it won't be gone forever.  Currently posted on the forum page:

Sorry guys, the Nook is down.

The reason is that we hadn't updated the forum software in time, and spammers injected malicious code which started pumping out over 1000 emails in an hour from our server.

Our host saw that as suspicious behaviour, and shut our email system down. I'm currently downloading the Nook from the server, so I can search through and replace the infected PHP files. The nook forum download is 85% complete after 40 hours downloading, so it will take a while.

The database error message that was here earlier, was because some PHP files have been replaced by virus infected versions. I do have a backup of the forum software, but until I know which files are infected, I don't want to swap things over, as I want to track down the virus, instead of just swapping files around, hoping that overwriting them all fixes it.
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steveoi812

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2015, 10:12:27 pm »

very very cool of you to post this...thanks so much kind sir!!
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steveoi812

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2015, 09:02:20 pm »

its back online!! fyi....
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Stonehenge

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 03:13:21 pm »

Its back down this morning. Boo! But there is a message saying its a temporary error
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Radium

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 08:04:03 pm »

What's the said website about?
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steveoi812

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 10:42:28 pm »

fungi cacti chemistry music books food reports of bio essays canna computers and many others...you have register to see it =  )
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Radium

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 11:05:42 pm »

Someone else already has registered "Radium" there.
I wonder, maybe he's myself and I don't remember it?
I tried the forgot password function but couldn't get it to work.
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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2015, 07:41:42 am »

All one could do would be ask a member if he / she would PM the person and see if its an active member.
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Stonehenge

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2015, 03:07:02 am »

The nook is back up
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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 09:23:45 pm »

One mo gain
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geezer

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 10:11:29 pm »

The nook is back up

I just checked. Still unavailable from my desktop. Still getting the HostGator referral page.
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geezer

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 10:20:03 pm »

Goodish news, it won't be gone forever.  Currently posted on the forum page:

Sorry guys, the Nook is down.

The reason is that we hadn't updated the forum software in time, and spammers injected malicious code which started pumping out over 1000 emails in an hour from our server.

Our host saw that as suspicious behaviour, and shut our email system down. I'm currently downloading the Nook from the server, so I can search through and replace the infected PHP files. The nook forum download is 85% complete after 40 hours downloading, so it will take a while.

The database error message that was here earlier, was because some PHP files have been replaced by virus infected versions. I do have a backup of the forum software, but until I know which files are infected, I don't want to swap things over, as I want to track down the virus, instead of just swapping files around, hoping that overwriting them all fixes it.

disregard, error
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 11:26:36 pm by geezer »
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Bach

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2018, 01:46:51 am »

Thanks for the update geezer.

Life without the Nook is a frightening prospect, but I'm feeling much better now.

 :)

EDIT:  :( Misunderstood what geezer posted, see below...
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 10:52:08 pm by Bach »
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koacaia

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Re: thenook.org down??
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2018, 06:23:26 pm »

I can't seem to find this website. Just some restraunt thing.
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