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Critical Errors

denihilistdenihilist Ancient and MightyRegistered User, Moderator mod
I've received two today. Both came after leaving the browser open but untouched for a while and then hitting refresh. The first was after I left for an hour to go grab lunch and occured in SE++. The second happened on the index page after leaving it for 30 minutes or so.

These probably have to do with my session expiring or something but I wanted to drop the heads up in case it's the begining of another server problem.

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  • wossNamewossName Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2003
    Any details ? Was there something about sessions or databases in the error message ?

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2003
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

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  • CrimsonKingCrimsonKing Registered User regular
    edited September 2003
    Ramius wrote:
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

    Whats session-flooding?

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  • wossNamewossName Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2003
    Creating large amounts of forum sessions, with the goal of exhausting resources or at least causing slowdown.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited September 2003
    Ramius wrote:
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

    Whats session-flooding?

    Clicking refresh alot I bet.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2003
    BYToady wrote:
    Ramius wrote:
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

    Whats session-flooding?

    Clicking refresh alot I bet.

    No, that would just keep the one session alive. Session flooing is having a lot of indipendant logins (of the same username) at the same time. Easy to do, but I don't see what anyone gains from it.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited September 2003
    orthanc wrote:
    BYToady wrote:
    Ramius wrote:
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

    Whats session-flooding?

    Clicking refresh alot I bet.

    No, that would just keep the one session alive. Session flooing is having a lot of indipendant logins (of the same username) at the same time. Easy to do, but I don't see what anyone gains from it.
    We all share the same session tables (guests, users, admins) and the session tables have a limit. By filling it up no one can log in. I would assume he did not use a user account, rather he just used guest access.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2003
    orthanc wrote:
    BYToady wrote:
    Ramius wrote:
    I don't know about the first one, but I was here for the second one, and some fucker at Colorado University session-flooded us so I banned his/her IP.

    Whats session-flooding?

    Clicking refresh alot I bet.

    No, that would just keep the one session alive. Session flooing is having a lot of indipendant logins (of the same username) at the same time. Easy to do, but I don't see what anyone gains from it.
    We all share the same session tables (guests, users, admins) and the session tables have a limit. By filling it up no one can log in. I would assume he did not use a user account, rather he just used guest access.

    I havn't hunted through the phpBB code. But I don't see why Guests would need an entry in the session table

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited September 2003
    orthanc wrote:
    I havn't hunted through the phpBB code. But I don't see why Guests would need an entry in the session table
    Its something that has always puzzeled me, but I used to know a logical reason for it. I think it has to do with guest access rights. Ex. a guest has posting rights to a forum, and starts to post there. It will remeber some information about the poster and basically treat them as a normal user (after all thats esentially what guest is a passwordless default user)

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2003
    I'm getting a lot of critical errors at the time of this post. It is intermittant, if I refresh 5 times or so I get through. Just thought you should know.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2003
    I've been getting one of these every other time I go onto the forum

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2003
    150cc wrote:
    futility wrote:
    I've been getting one of these every other time I go onto the forum

    It's because we got gabe'd today, you know, when gabe makes a thread and then 50 million PA readers create usernames just so they can post once in it

    Shame he didn't do that while registrations were down. That would have been amusing

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    Just got the "cannot connect to DB". But it was fine when I refreshed the page

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  • SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    Got one while trying to post a reply just now.
    When I got back in 5 minutes later the reply had gone through and was the most recent post in SE++.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Got 4 in the last 5 minuites.

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  • waynewayne Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I've gotten an assload in the last 10 minutes. Every other time I click on something I'm getting it.

    At least my repeat thread was a repeat of a 6 month old thread. :)

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I keep getting these as well, but I get them when I hit the "forum index" link while viewing a forum list.

    I can get around it by just deleting everything except www.penny-arcade.com/forums/ in the address bar though.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    It seems to be dead now, by my guess, HomeLAN mySQL servers needed a reload...

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  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    Got 4 in the last 5 minuites.

    Necropost :^:

    I've gotten a few errors, but only once or twice in the past week or two.

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