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Randy Calvert

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  1. If you share the database, anything you do in dev happens to prod which defeats the purpose of separating them in the first place. If you’re going to do that just save yourself the effort of setting up the dev site entirely and just do whatever you want in production.
  2. It looks like they are attempting to fix this because it’s happening intermittently. Both on my site and this site. At first it was only this error but it’s happening less. There is absolutely a latency issue happening with this issue. So hopefully they’ll get the gremlins back in their cages soon. 🙂
  3. Make sure to capture the request in the feedback forum. Otherwise it gets lost in the sea of support requests and can't be considered later when the devs are wandering around looking for inspiration. 🙂
  4. Also are you trying to force HTTP to HTTPS without your conf_global.php file reflecting HTTPS in the board URL setting?
  5. Then it sounds like something in your network routing might be impacting things. The IPB software obviously did not change. However it could be something like the order in which you connected to the VPN, or if the VPN uses split tunnel vs full tunnel, or if a default route is defined in an odd manner.
  6. Have you rebuilt the system cache since copying to the test server?
  7. Does that make it consistently inconsistent or inconsistently consistent?
  8. That’s basically the situation. Only you can decide what to do based on the impact it creates for you or your community and if the effort is worth it.
  9. You don’t really need to be worried about them “hacking” anything. If you’re worried about them crawling your site or if they’re taking up too much resources on your server… or if you see those IPs end up being spammers you can use a firewall of some kind to block their IP ranges.
  10. Or you need to start deleting a bunch of content. Personally I would switch to a different hosting provider that provides such restrictive database limits. Thats an artificial limit designed to make you upgrade to a higher package IMO.
  11. See if it happens when you switch back to a default theme. That will help you eliminate a theme issue.
  12. CSRF errors have nothing to do with your license key. It’s a security measure meant to stop Cross Site Script Request Forgeries. Are you using a default unmodified theme and do you have all third party resources disabled? Typically those occur when some sort of customization is not working correctly or is outdated.
  13. As someone who works with online account access (online banking for example) for many large US financial companies, I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that CAPTCHAs are not overly difficult to overcome. In fact there are many pre-built kits that are available for under $100. If this is a serious concern, you’re honestly better off looking at things like two factor authentication. It’s MUCH more secure and effective in preventing someone from accessing an account even with a compromised credential.
  14. You can also use ACP - System - Applications Expand the system application and disable guest access to content discovery.
  15. There is not a separate one for just bulk mails. So it’s that or nothing.
  16. I'm glad you were able to get the upgrade completed!
  17. If there is anything in that database already it needs removed before attempting to import your backup.
  18. Check to make sure that table (and all IPB tables honestly) are Innodb instead of myISAM.
  19. When a tech opens a ticket for you simply reply to the email saying you are adding X and add them as a CC. Just make sure you actually put them in the CC field at that point and send.
  20. Using phpmail by itself generally requires NO configuration in the software if your host is setup properly. The host would ensure a service like sendmail is setup on the server and configured. You should not need credentials to use it etc. The web server (Apache) should already be a trusted sender. SMTP however is a different beast. It runs on different potential port numbers depending on what version of encryption is being used (if any at all) and requires credentials to be passed if it’s not open to the world for abuse. If using SMTP you would need to pass a lot of specific data for it to connect. Glad you got it working. 🙂
  21. No… not really. Especially not REAL DDoS attacks. Great for marketing hype… not overly useful in the real world.
  22. Remember… order of operations matters. Once a change is made on the server, the cdn cache needs popped and then the local browser cache needs popped if it’s there also. If you do it out of order, you could end up redownloading an old/bad object again unintentionally.
  23. Check the database table again... did that table get removed again? If so, it sounds like a problem with your hosting provider. I'm assuming you have not installed any 3rd party resources recently. If so, have you confirmed they're removed as the source of the problem by removing them?
  24. Is there anything in the admin log to reflect something was deleted by a human via ACP?
  25. Yes… that’s by design. You would need some sort of third party modification to prevent that. I’m personally ALWAYS using multiple devices as I switch from phone to laptop to tablet.
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