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Re: Problems with site (please read)

Posted by racer on December 29, 1998, at 15:11:31

In reply to Problems with site (please read), posted by Dr. Bob on December 29, 1998, at 8:43:07

Hm, no, if the settings in your directory make you the "owner" of all files as they're posted here, you would get a different sort of gremlin here. Not being able to get onto the board at all says that there is another problem.

Is your web server running UNIX or a flavor of Linux? Or, heaven help you, some bastardized NT server? Since you're on a university system, I have to guess it's UNIX/Linux. Can you find out what flavor they're using? That would be the first step in avoiding a similar problem in future. Also, ask their server admin what was going on from their end. The fact that we could hit your other pages, but not this board makes me wonder, since I could also read the messages through the msgs directory. It was only this board that couldn't come up. Make sure that your permissions are set correctly in UNIX in case this was not accidental.

Also, some of the dates on the files on this board were wrong: messages posted in early Dec had late Dec dates on them. Hm... I also notice today that some of the threads are very different: DL's answer to me is now a separate thread, though it was part of the main thread on Sunday. Are these and other modifications things that you authorized, or is someone hacking into your space?

Lastly, MSA's board script has a known gremlin that can eat some messages. If two people post a message at the precise same moment, they'll both get the same msg ID, and only one will be visible. Both titles will appear on the board, but only one message is actually there. It's frustrating, but I don't know how to fix it. It's rare, but very frustrating.

Good luck, and be aware of all the boards to ask questions about MSA scripts and UNIX/Linux in general...




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