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    Site back to full working order

    Many apologies for the recent inconveniences. The site should be working properly now and members should be able to log in.

    It there are any problems PLEASE drop me a PM or email webmaster - at - this domain.

    The problems I fixed include some redirections. You may not be interested but there were many issues with URIs not working properly. Some pages were showing only with a www in the domain name, some were showing only without a www in the domain name.

    One major problem that I THINK I've solved completely is the links to old forum threads. When we moved over from the old forum software to the current forum software there was one major change. All thread URLs changed from this format:
    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28306
    to this format:
    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/threads/28306

    That meant that if there was a link to an old thread anywhere ... users ended up with a 404 - page not found!

    The Regex experts among you would point out that a simple htaccess redirect would solve the problem. However, it's not that simple and I've been tearing my hair out. When you fix one thing, something else gets broke. So between the main htaccess, the forum htaccess, the httpd.conf and the vBulletin php over-riding htaccess files... it's been quite a week.

    Anyway, test it now and when you click on
    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28306 or
    http://knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28306

    You should automatically get taken to http://knoppix.net/forum/threads/28306

    Whew!

    There are a few other problems that have been solved as well.

    Well, I say that "Whew" a bit cautiously. Please tell me if something is not working smoothly.

    Once again, sorry for the trouble. I spent several days on this and I've got a lot less hair now!

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    Hi Clinton,
    The links included within this index page are still broken (as well as many other links within this thread):
    http://knoppix.net/forum/threads/115...om-boot.ini%29
    Thanks,
    Gilles

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    Hmm. The first link in that page works. And ones further down like this do work. But you are correct, all the ones that have viewtopic in the URL don't work. Let me investigate and get back and try to fix (give me a few days, please).

    And thanks for reporting this.

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    I apologise that there was some downtime time today. There was a security issue on this site and I had to take it down because of a link to a malicious script (that Google and Firefox wrongly associated with this site).

    The problem has been cleared now and Google notified to stop serving that "Malicious site" message when people are trying to reach this forum (tends to affect Chrome and Firefox users mainly)

    I will be taking this site down again on Thursday/Friday to make some security updates and improvements.

    Sorry to all users for the inconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    Hi Clinton,
    both links worked for me as they should!
    Thank you!


    PS.: this works too
    Last edited by Karibu; 03-29-2012 at 06:25 AM. Reason: More Info

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