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by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

Note that I only have 20 minutes of power left on my laptop and I won't have mains until later this week.
by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

Until I work out how to fix it.
by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

I updated the server yesterday and it appears to have stopped ftp working.
by steve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: No data from console to Cumulus MX
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: No data from console to Cumulus MX

It’s just sending back the same six characters regardless of the command Cumulus sends.

<lf> <cr> OK <lf> <cr>

The response OK is part of the protocol, but I can’t remember exactly when it’s used. It’s not what Cumulus is expecting.
by steve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

Thanks, Ken, when I get chance I’ll zip them up for you.
by steve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: No data from console to Cumulus MX
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: No data from console to Cumulus MX

I can't look at this in detail right now as I am on holiday, but it looks like it's having trouble communicating with the console. You're not trying to run any other software with the station at the same time, are you?
by steve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

The spam has started again. I have blocked outgoing traffic on port 25 and will investigate when I get home, I've had enough of this for now. I strongly advise anyone whose web site is on this server to start making alternative arrangements. I will refund any payments made, pro-rata, on request to s...
by steve
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: No data from console to Cumulus MX
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: No data from console to Cumulus MX

Please attach the mxdiags.
by steve
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

I created a dummy certificate when I enabled secure ftp on the server when testing the code I added to Cumulus MX. Filezilla will try to use secure ftp in preference and will get the dummy certificate. I suppose I should really disable secure ftp on the server, I get asked about this regularly. The ...
by steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

I believe the malware is no more, although there is still a slight oddity to be explained, but this apparently is not doing any harm. Hetzner are going to review after two days. After which I will re-enable the outgoing smtp port so that mail from the forum will start working again, and hopefully th...
by steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

I don't really have much to offer, I just deleted installations of things like Wordpress and Drupal which hadn't been kept up to date. This entry (and others similar) in the apache log looked suspicious (thanks go to Ken for suggesting that a suspicious POST was something to look for) and from googl...
by steve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

If this hasn't sorted it, I'm calling in the big guns - Ken and Mark have both kindly offered to help.
by steve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

I think I may have found it. No recurrence for well over an hour.
by steve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 75
Views: 1723

Re: Site going down.

The bad news is that I haven't been able to find the source of the infection and it keeps reinstalling itself. I have now blocked outgoing SMTP. This means that amongst other things, steve@sandaysoft.com will not work, and neither will forum registrations. I have spent all day on this and now I am r...

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