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2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 13 Jan 2020, 12:16

Hi all,

It's been long overdue but I've set up the HTTPS configuration, so freestompboxes is now running on a secure server. Still some bugs:
  • logo is still missing
  • most of the imagesets seem to have gone missing
  • some cleaning and updating to be done
  • we were still loitering on PHPBB version 3.0.10 while version 3.3. has been released recently

Don't hesitate to communicate any problems, but please mention your setup (computer and browser)
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 13 Jan 2020, 12:27

I'm using this thread to register what I did, in case shit goes south (which it always does) and it's been a while

imageset problem https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2208346
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Ben N » 13 Jan 2020, 13:47

I noticed some changes. Thanks, Modman, for all the hard work and dedication.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 13 Jan 2020, 18:43

Thanks to forum member Gabi we are rockin' on with our bad pedal tracin' selves again!

So we are running a SSL security certificate (which probably channel all our personal information straight to the NSA)
The youtube embedding function has been fixed: just put in a url

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GJ8-m01sNM

and format it with the youtube button above the post window
Code: Select all
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GJ8-m01sNM[/youtube]


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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby bajaman » 13 Jan 2020, 21:34

:thumbsup
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 14 Jan 2020, 01:24

bajaman wrote::thumbsup
cheers
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the /bajaman folder is not accessible yet and needs to be whitelisted -- just discovered this a minute ago.
will look into that tomorrow.

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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Manfred » 14 Jan 2020, 09:37

Hi Modman,

thanks for all your work to keep the forum up and running.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby plush » 14 Jan 2020, 14:37

Niticed occasional error during login - SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Bside2234 » 14 Jan 2020, 14:49

plush wrote:Niticed occasional error during login - SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

I got this today also. PC/Firefox. It wouldn't load in the current window due to this error but I opened another tab and it seemed to work fine.

Edit: The second I hit submit the error came back:
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Double edit: It seems to happen every time I hit SUBMIT. It goes to a "Your message has been edited" redirect screen that seems fine but the redirect from that is throwing the error.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Manfred » 14 Jan 2020, 22:42

I got this today too.
I cannot login, the same happend using the Opera browser.
It works using the Microsoft Edge browser, but all works dead slow.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Ben N » 14 Jan 2020, 23:18

Ah, good to have you back, good to be back. (Out all day, using Chrome.)
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 15 Jan 2020, 00:42

thanks for the feedback everybody, please keep it freely flowing.

There was a server breakdown at the Swedish meatball server company... from which we haven't fully recovered yet; the forum seems slow.
Anyways, forum software updates are being tested by Gabi offline.
We will switch gears to PHP 7.x and the latest incarnation of the forum software phpbb 3.3. which will definitely make the forum much faster. We have to make the forum more accessible for mobile devices, we also need better attachment management, automatic resizing of images and if this sever company doesn't clear out its act, we may have to upgrade server plan or even move servers...

the list is endless, because here's where the you guys have to chime in on forum functionality you would like to see implemented.

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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Fender3D » 15 Jan 2020, 16:31

Thanks for your efforts in keeping this web site alive and ass-kicking, Modman

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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 15 Jan 2020, 17:08

At last we are back to normal speed...

Board seems stable and loading ok with SSL in place.
Installation of the upgraded forum software will happen soon, testing is being done to make sure we get no surprises.
I'll announce any downtime when it's clear when the upgrade is going to happen.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Intripped » 15 Jan 2020, 19:09

There's a problem if you use the "mark forums read" link in the board index page
If you wait for the automatic return to the index page, an error occurs:

An error occurred during a connection to http://www.freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

Thanks modman!

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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby turbofeedus » 16 Jan 2020, 05:43

Intripped wrote:There's a problem if you use the "mark forums read" link in the board index page
If you wait for the automatic return to the index page, an error occurs:

An error occurred during a connection to http://www.freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

Thanks modman!


The problem is in the forwarding. Port 80 is http, but the SSL is now https (port 443). If you change the "80" to "443", the page should load correctly.

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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 16 Jan 2020, 08:59

turbofeedus wrote:
Intripped wrote:There's a problem if you use the "mark forums read" link in the board index page
If you wait for the automatic return to the index page, an error occurs:
An error occurred during a connection to http://www.freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG
Thanks modman!

The problem is in the forwarding. Port 80 is http, but the SSL is now https (port 443). If you change the "80" to "443", the page should load correctly.

Yes, port number was 443 but that didn't solve the loading issue, so removed it. Seemed to work better, but still had the same porting issue. But SSL record too long is a specific Firefox bug it seems.
https://www.thesslstore.com/blog/ssl_er ... _too_long/

still testing
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Bside2234 » 16 Jan 2020, 15:26

Firefox/PC

I actually get this with every button I tried to push. Not just what I mentioned previously:
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

AND

The links in the email notifications I get don't work. All of them do this:

The connection has timed out

The server at freestompboxes.org is taking too long to respond.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby modman » 16 Jan 2020, 16:46

Yes, if loading gets stuck on a 'return' page, you will probably see :80 in the url.
implemented some changes earlier today, but forgot to flush the cache...

should be better now. If not, before anything else, clear your pc's cache
Keep the error messages coming...
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Re: 2020 forum updates - work in progress

Postby Intripped » 16 Jan 2020, 20:12

modman wrote:
turbofeedus wrote:
Intripped wrote:There's a problem if you use the "mark forums read" link in the board index page
If you wait for the automatic return to the index page, an error occurs:
An error occurred during a connection to http://www.freestompboxes.org:80. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG
Thanks modman!

The problem is in the forwarding. Port 80 is http, but the SSL is now https (port 443). If you change the "80" to "443", the page should load correctly.

Yes, port number was 443 but that didn't solve the loading issue, so removed it. Seemed to work better, but still had the same porting issue. But SSL record too long is a specific Firefox bug it seems.
https://www.thesslstore.com/blog/ssl_er ... _too_long/

still testing


It works now, I get no more the error message (I use Firefox mobile)

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