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by dowelld
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: ACP -> System tab (fsockopen errors)
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: ACP -> System tab (fsockopen errors)

OK I just answered that myself, sorry dumb question.
by dowelld
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: ACP -> System tab (fsockopen errors)
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

ACP -> System tab (fsockopen errors)

Today I tried to access the system tab of my ACP, and it sort of hung around for an awful long time, before reporting an fsockopen error, saying it couldn't connect to the server. Is this because the system that the ACP uses to check for updates has been affected by the hack ? ie. is the system the ...
by dowelld
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Visual Confirmation
Replies: 101
Views: 80775

Re: Visual Confirmation

Isn't it possible to create a multiple layer image, instead of screwing around with noise ? You know take an image of a word cut it horizontally into several pieces, and then layer it onto the page, or create one single layered image. So the image can't be read by a robot, because the characters are...
by dowelld
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 239428

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

@ K45p3r You need to change the message you are displaying on your portal mainpage. FORUMS ARE DOWM FOR MAINTENANCE!!!! PhpBB was attacked and lost alot of servers the Phpbb team is working to get this problem solved as fast as they can please check back and I am hopeing they can get it done ASAP.. ...
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 239428

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

I've seen no sign of bot registrations that I would consider out of the ordinary since this happened, so as has been said those of you who have must be experiencing a coincidental event, as opposed to one that has been caused by this. As was said earlier simple steps like changing the captcha settin...
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Move config.php out of Web Root
Replies: 14
Views: 14002

Re: Move config.php out of Web Root

You do realise .htaccess files do not work on all web servers, and I have been known to forget to deny access to it in the main web server configuration. I just find this way easier, and it keeps all my configuration files in /etc where they belong. They do on all mine, I make a point of it. Althou...
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 239428

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

@ rusty105 A clue about what ? The hack was nothing to do with phpBB3 , other than it being done to the people who write the code, so whatever you found posted on your phpBB board isn't relevant in anyway to the fact that phpBB.com was hacked. @ ChrisRLG I was only suggesting restoring an old copy o...
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Move config.php out of Web Root
Replies: 14
Views: 14002

Re: Move config.php out of Web Root

Yes I know, which is why saying that your config.php would be served as plaintext if php stopped working isn't right.
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Move config.php out of Web Root
Replies: 14
Views: 14002

Re: Move config.php out of Web Root

If for some reason PHP stops your config.php will be served as plaintext. Usually I just modify the config.php in the web root to do: <?php include '/etc/phpbb/site.example.com.php';  Ummm no I think not. <Files "config.php"> Order Allow,Deny Deny from All </Files> That entry in .htaccess should st...
by dowelld
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 239428

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

Hi Yes I understand that, I didn't mean now though. I meant for the future once you've got it all back. It would surely be easy enough (once it's all back) to have a read-only mirror that was updated nightly somewhere else. As long as backups were held for a reasonable amount of time, even a comprom...