[clug-talk] Website off-line?

Kin Wong kwong at csa-pdk.com
Sun Jun 10 07:30:20 PDT 2007


Our gratitude goes out to Dave and Neil for responding and of course to the heroic efforts of Shawn and Szemir for looking into the problem.

Thanks from the rest of the Clug members.

----- Original Message -----
From: "bogi" <khangyi at shaw.ca>
To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Saturday, June 9, 2007 2:01:20 PM (GMT-0700) America/Chihuahua
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] Website off-line?

I fixed it :-)
YeeHa

Chhers
Szemir

On June 9, 2007 13:47, sgrover wrote:
> Here's the short of it.  The site is borked, kinda.
>
> If you get prompted with an "Access Denied" message, within the CLUG
> theme (i.e. you can see the logo), then you can log in and everything
> will be fine (granted you have a login account).
>
> If you get a message about a duplicate entry in the sessions table,
> close your browser and try again - this *should* get you into the state
> described above.  Failing that, try a different browser.
>
> Somehow, something has changed to deny access to the general public.
> I've checked the access controls, and these are set right.  I'm
> examining the drupal logs right now to see if I can figure out what
> triggered this (and therefore hopefully how to fix it).
>
> My knee-jerk reaction was to clear the sessions table - it shouldn't be
> critical.  So I did a backup first (after getting the passwords), and
> wiped the table.  No Joy.  So there is something else going on.
>
> This is a Drupal problem.  Our host cannot be expected to fix this.  But
> this is not really a Drupal bug either.  The version of Drupal in use
> for Clug is now 2 years old, and the spammers/hackers have been taking
> advantage of that...
>
> My goals:
> - short term fix to get the site quasi accessible.  At least with the
> Installfest notice up.  I'll have this part resolved in the next hour.
> (worse case, I put up a static HTML page...)
> - Fix the current site, if possible.
> - Failing that, remove the current files/database from our host.  I've
> mirrored the files and database to my local server and have it
> operational there...  Then put up a cut down/basic version of the site.
>
> I've already talked to Kin about a Drupal workshop.  The idea being a)
> provide the details to build a business/personal/group site, and b) get
> a couple more folks in CLUG to know how to work with Drupal, so they can
> help with the CLUG website.. hint, hint, nudge, nudge.. :)
>
> I'll have something done in the next hour.  I'll have a more permanent
> solution (fixed site/new site) by this time tomorrow.
>
> Shawn
>
> Kin Wong wrote:
> > Does anyone know who is hosting and how to contact them?  I have a call
> > into Dave but cell phone not currently on.  Shawn actually told me about
> > it this afternoon, but he does not have the database password.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Hendrik Schaink" <hschaink at infovisi.com>
> > To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
> > Sent: Friday, June 8, 2007 5:51:55 PM (GMT-0700) America/Chihuahua
> > Subject: [clug-talk] Website off-line?
> >
> > I received this message when trying to access www.clug.ca/events
> >
> > Fatal error: Duplicate entry '86ff3ce701e2e701215af86db98397fd' for key
> > 1 query: INSERT INTO sessions (sid, uid, hostname, timestamp) VALUES
> > ('86ff3ce701e2e701215af86db98397fd', 0, '68.147.200.196', 1181346431) in
> > /home/clug/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 66
> >
> > Also, trying to access www.clug.ca comes results in in a partial page
> > indicating "Access denied" - "You are not authorized to access this
> > page."
> >
> > Hendrik Schaink
> >
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