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 Return to top of page · Post #: 136 · Written at 7:25:29 AM on 23 September 2017.
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 JFB
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For my two cents worth on the 500 errors (which is just a catch all error to say something went wrong)

I have been unable to connect for about a week, when it first occurred I captured a wireshark trace which showed it was blowing up in the TLS protocol or more specifically in the OSCP protocol (online certificate status protocol) which may be a clue as to why it is browser dependent to some degree. The data is encrypted so I couldn't tell any more than that.

Bottom line, the problem, in this instance, appeared to be nothing to do with the coding, just the comms. I couldn't establish a http session either, I assume the firewall has port 80 blocked.

Joe


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 137 · Written at 8:07:18 AM on 23 September 2017.
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Before the error issue surfaced, port 80 requests were redirected to port 443 to force all visits to the SSL connection though for the last couple of months I've been allowing both SSL and standard connections in order to assist with fault finding.

The bug I mentioned with the variable in an ASP script not having a value assigned to it is a simple one that was simply overlooked. Once I wrapped that script in an IF-THEN-ELSE statement it fixed the bug. Most bugs in ASP code will result in a 500 error and that is why other bugs have been a pain to find over the years. One or two have been as tiny as a fullstop being where a comma should be.

I am yet to hear of someone meeting an error page this week that wasn't due to the bug I fixed last night however and this is a good sign. As I mentioned before though, the site is due for a big code clean-up and this work will continue tomorrow as planned.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 138 · Written at 8:46:12 AM on 23 September 2017.
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Brad,

All my Server 500 Error issues have vanished & the site loads like a lightning bolt...well done.

Watch out as you do the "big code cleanup" as that is often when little things sneak in and trip you up. Rather you than me doing that.


Lindsay


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 139 · Written at 8:58:27 AM on 23 September 2017.
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Yeah, I reckon I will have my heart in my throat whilst doing the rest. Fortunately, as a final defence, I do back up the files I am about to replace before uploading any revisions. About ten years ago I got caught in that trap and it took me a few hours to sort things out.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 140 · Written at 1:10:54 PM on 24 September 2017.
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Okay, work on the site is finished for this week. I apologise for the downtime this caused (about half an hour or so I think) but all is working now and I will be back on the job in two weeks. Next weekend I should be at the radio auction in Warners Bay so I will be taking next Sunday off the coding work.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 141 · Written at 3:14:55 PM on 24 September 2017.
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Thank you for all the hard work Brad, the site is very quick and fault free. Well done, enjoy a bit of leisure time now.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 142 · Written at 8:25:54 AM on 25 September 2017.
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Mostly fault-free. We had some downtime last night so I still have some work to do, it seems.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 143 · Written at 10:22:31 AM on 25 September 2017.
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Needs Recapping or new valves I would say lol.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 144 · Written at 4:57:17 PM on 27 September 2017.
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10:25 yesterday it stopped responding, but I didn't wait around for the error to eventually appear.

12:05 today Error 500 that continued for a while before I gave up.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 145 · Written at 8:12:25 PM on 27 September 2017.
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Working like a charm tonight (2010 EST) absolutely cruising ---------- well done!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 146 · Written at 10:05:27 AM on 28 September 2017.
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---------and then----it went on to crash shortly after 2010 EST.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 147 · Written at 12:19:38 PM on 28 September 2017.
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I did a quick server reboot around that time. It was slow for me too.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 148 · Written at 2:38:35 PM on 28 September 2017.
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Going extremely well from WA. NO further issues at all even just prior to the reboot Brad says he gave it.

Lindsay


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 149 · Written at 4:14:08 PM on 28 September 2017.
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Until this job is over I will do periodic reboots just to help things along a bit.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 150 · Written at 4:09:42 PM on 29 September 2017.
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We had a big outage today due to a power failure that went for a couple of hours. Whilst the UPS did its bit for about an hour the surge that occurred when the power was restored tripped a couple of RCDs, one of which fed the UPS and thus, the servers.

All is back to normal now. I hope this isn't a taste of what to expect over the summer months.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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