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the shovel
Shackmeister
Shackmeister


Joined: Oct-01-01
Location: United States
Posts: 4187
Posted: May-23-03 at 3:56pm | IP Logged  

Well, that was a rather lengthy down time for the Shack, don't ya think?    I'm not real sure what my web host did to cause that problem, but not only was the Shack offline, so was my ability to connect to the site via FTP (file transfer protocol, which is how I send stuff up or down).  The web host didn't fix the FTP problem till after I shut my computer down to go to bed last night, and so I didn't get to it until today.  I downloaded the 40 Mb database to put it through the compact and repair process, and then had to upload it twice (which takes a lot longer going up than down).  It worked after I sent it to a different directory, which means that my host must have inadvertently removed the permissions that allow the writing capabilities of the forum. 

Now, I just finished checking and I see that the same thing has happened to the Shoveletter section!  For crying out loud!    hahaha!

Jim



      

DIGGIN'THE LIFE!
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Judy
Shackaholic
Shackaholic


Joined: Sep-14-02
Location: United States
Posts: 615
Posted: May-23-03 at 4:29pm | IP Logged  

I noticed it is fixed.  I noticed when it was broke too.

Thanks for fixin' it Jim. 

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Richard
Shackaholic
Shackaholic


Joined: Nov-11-01
Location: Canada
Posts: 733
Posted: May-23-03 at 4:43pm | IP Logged  

Jim,

Thanks for all the hard work there bro, much appreciated here in C a n a d a-land !!   Richy-Rich



      

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the shovel
Shackmeister
Shackmeister


Joined: Oct-01-01
Location: United States
Posts: 4187
Posted: May-23-03 at 5:07pm | IP Logged  

Well, one good thing that came out of all this trouble is that I had considered a little while ago that I should move the databases to the directory they are now in because I learned that it is much more secure.  Yeah, when I couldn't get in yesterday evening, my first thought was, "Oh no, I knew I shoulda moved that database because I've finally been HACKED!!"   It seems there are lots of young kids with nothing else to do than to deface web sites and send out viruses and things like that.  I hesitated making the changes because I didn't know how long I would need to do it and didn't want to disrupt any discussions or readers.  So anyhow, I'm very glad I at least got that taken care of while it was down. 

Jim



      

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PhilTex
Shackaholic
Shackaholic


Joined: Jul-04-02
Location: United States
Posts: 884
Posted: May-23-03 at 6:18pm | IP Logged  

Thanx Jim

Good work!



      

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luvin
Shackaddict
Shackaddict


Joined: May-20-02
Location: United States
Posts: 5235
Posted: May-23-03 at 9:48pm | IP Logged  

Damnit.
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mcdave
Shackaddict
Shackaddict


Joined: Dec-25-01
Location: United States
Posts: 1809
Posted: May-23-03 at 9:57pm | IP Logged  

I was getting sws (Shack withdrawal syndrome)

      

     It's not works,it's coffee.
   

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luvin
Shackaddict
Shackaddict


Joined: May-20-02
Location: United States
Posts: 5235
Posted: May-23-03 at 11:48pm | IP Logged  

he he
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