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by NewToPHPBoards
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Replies: 1920
Views: 797205

Thank you

Dear community and support team, As this forum is closing in a few days I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the help and guidance provided for my version of phpbb over the past 2 years. Sadly I won't be upgrading. Upgrades come too fast, whilst the extensions and language pac...
by NewToPHPBoards
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

because you probably don't have Google analytics on your error page True - the error page is nothing to do with PHPBB - it was served via the server from MYSQL. However - it's not a surge to the error page that caused the error in the first place. That only appeared because of a cause. I should see...
by NewToPHPBoards
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

Hi Robert, The ISP's setup to stop a DDoS is to disable the site (I guess because it effects other sites on the same server rack). I agree this is not very useful. I just wish they could provide me with more evidence. I don't understand why the Google Stats I record across the site would not have mi...
by NewToPHPBoards
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

Thanks for the replies. According to the ISP it was only my board - they still haven't provided suitable evidence on this point yet. My Google Analytics don't match what the ISP reported. It started around 6am GMT with errors stating there were too many connections to the database (MySQL). It was th...
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

The PHPBB board came under attack. Not an issue unique to PHPBB I fully agree. I was asking for opinions on my proposed solution in the hope to tap into knowledge from the community - you know - who's been there done that. If no one in the community has been required to deal with this situation - th...
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

I have submitted a ticket with Cloudflare. Thanks.

I will share somewhere on this support forum if I receive a guide so other users can benefit.
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

:D - yes I checked through that - specifically the configuring forums section found about 2/3rds of the way down this page - https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/categories/200275278 Unfortunately of the listed boards, no steps provided for PHPBB. Should I take MyBB as the closest guide to follow...
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

Thank you Marco.
3Di wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:57 am
You can do it, if correctly configured it shouldn't give you headhaches at all, beware of its 24hrs cache though.
Are you aware of a guide that provides the steps for the correct configuration to work with PHPBB?
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: DDOS attack on board

Buon giorno Marco, sei sveglio presto! Yes ISP meaning our Host. Yes - I also thought DDoS was their responsibility - however the Host simply disables our site to deal with it :shock: I therefore wish to prevent this happening again by using Cloudflare to cover the site before the Host reacts. Sorry...
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DDOS attack on board
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

DDOS attack on board

Unfortunately on the morning of the 19th June our board was attacked by a range of IP's originating from Chinese locations (DDoS). The site was disabled by the ISP to prevent further damage. Before I bring the board back up I am looking to implement the following; 1) Block significant ranges of IP a...
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Poll limitation question
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Poll limitation question

Canonknipser - Thanks to your reply I do get the idea, and a massive thank you :D

Thanks to you all for the ideas.
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Poll limitation question
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Poll limitation question

Hi Brf,

Yes - the problem with that is that the post sits below the Poll. It looks like an afterthought - not a leading summary.

Is there a way you know of to show the post first, then the poll?
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Poll limitation question
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Poll limitation question

Thanks - I really just wanted to check I hadn't missed something that might have fitted the bill when I made a search (for example maybe an extension for a Poll feature is instead called Survey or Questionnaire).
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Poll limitation question
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Poll limitation question

Are there any alternative extensions that allow for a more dynamic polling feature? I have searched and found one example that extends the Poll facility - but dosn't address layout.
by NewToPHPBoards
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Poll limitation question
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Poll limitation question

Thank you for the reply. Understood.

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