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Forum errors

Postby Flightmare » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:09 pm

I have been getting the following error many times tonight;


General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Too many connections [1040]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.


Anyone else seeing these?
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Re: Forum errors

Postby puma guy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:17 pm

Yes! Just got another one trying to post this.
Below the error box there's this:
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Re: Forum errors

Postby K.Mooneyham » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:52 pm

"Too many connections"...I wonder if someone is running a DDoS attack against the forum. Right now, I wouldn't be surprised.


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Re: Forum errors

Postby kvaca » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:21 am

I've been getting the same errors. I imagine it's not common for the site to get DDoS'd, plenty of websites have set up some line of defense against those types of attacks.

I don't know much about the capacity of the servers that the forum is hosted on. We're still getting through here and there, so it isn't that bad, but all of our refreshing to get the page loaded is probably only making matters worse.

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Re: Forum errors

Postby mojo84 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:22 am

It wouldn't be the first DOS attack if that is what is going on.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby Pawpaw » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:13 am

I'm seeing the errors too. Also, the forum is responding very slowly, when it does work.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby flowrie » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:16 am

I received the same message many times last night.
Response time also very slow last night and this morning.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby flowrie » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:27 am

Just received message again.

Note: When scroll down and see the registered users, I see Bing(Bot), Google((Bot), MSNBC(Bot) and Yahoo(Bot).
Not sure what those are. Anyone know?
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Re: Forum errors

Postby flowrie » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:28 am

Sorry, it was MSNbot Media
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Re: Forum errors

Postby Keith B » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:38 am

Ever wonder how search engines know about the content of a site? They use a Web crawler, also known as a bot or spider. phpBB (the forum software) comes pre-loaded with configuration for the most common spiders, such as Google [Bot] and Bing [Bot]. When they are visiting they'll show up as Registered Users who are browsing the forum.

The Mods are aware of the errors and slow response and are investigating.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:51 am

Do we have a robots.txt file setup to tell the search engine bots how to crawl without causing problems?
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Re: Forum errors

Postby WildBill » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:08 pm

I am getting an SQL error about 50% of the time when I try to view posts. 1040 too many connections.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby Pawpaw » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:18 pm

If anything, it's getting worse.
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Re: Forum errors

Postby Oldgringo » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:20 pm

Flightmare wrote:I have been getting the following error many times tonight;


General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Too many connections [1040]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.


Anyone else seeing these?


Yep, pretty much all day long; however, I'm confident that it will get fixed in due course.

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Re: Forum errors

Postby WildBill » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:30 pm

I just got something that said adcore.com was trying to download some scripts! Very scary!
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