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by Knubbi
Fri May 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

OK, I changed to PHP 5.6 and $dbms = 'mysql' and the forum works.

If I use $dbms = 'mysqli', the forum does'nt work with PHP 5.6.

Any clue how to troubleshoot this?
by Knubbi
Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

Wow, this is interesting news. With a decent amount of surprise, I found, that our hosting seem to have been upgraded to PHP 7.1.

I am not experienced with this stuff. I am using the latest PHPBB version 3.2.2. Is it PHP 7.1 compatible?

What would be my next steps, please?
by Knubbi
Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

Thanks. Strangely, enough, when the forum worked earlier in the morning, it was set to:
$dbms = 'mysql';

I will check with the hoster. Life doesn't make any sense without the forum anymore - So, any additional hint would be appreciated.
by Knubbi
Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 787

SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

Without changing anything myself, the forum v3.2.2 starts throwing error " SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002] ". Neither changing "config.php" to: $dbms = 'mysql'; $dbms = 'mysqli'; $dbms = 'phpbb\\db\\driver\\mysqli'; solves the issue. MySQL 5.5 database phpMyAdmin info: Database Se...
by Knubbi
Thu May 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Can't install any extension
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Can't install any extension

Thanks. Problems solved.

1. As recommended, I uploaded the latest version of the extensions and they are back in service.

2. The privacy extension must be copied to: /ext/tas2580/privacyprotection/

Thanks for your help!
by Knubbi
Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Can't install any extension
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Can't install any extension

What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.2.2 What is your board's URL? N/A (prefer not state) Who do you host your board with? 1&1 How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com What is the most recent action performed on your board? Uploaded extension to /ext/ Is reg...
by Knubbi
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Store IP & email addresses in database with AES
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

<t>Upcoming EU privacy legislation demands to implement any technically possible measure to secure user identifiable data, which includes IP and email addresses.<br/> <br/> I would like to suggest to encrypt email and IP addresses with AES in the SQL databases to protect user data in case of a SQL s...
by Knubbi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EU Privacy Law Compliance
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Re: EU Privacy Law Compliance

Yes, it is true, that privacy laws are tricky and we small companies/individual are struck down with the same sledgehammer actually designed for the Goofaceapple gorillas. Please consider follwing options for PHPBB: Store hash values derived from trunkated IP addresses instead of plain IP addresses....
by Knubbi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EU Privacy Law Compliance
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Re: EU Privacy Law Compliance

Strange and difficult to accept, that PHPBB handles COPPA well but ignores to handle privacy laws.

This will certainly hit a LOT of users in the EU beginning with May 2018.
by Knubbi
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EU Privacy Law Compliance
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Re: EU Privacy Law Compliance

I checked the SQL tables and found, that following stored information should be noted in the privacy policy: * For each user, the IP address and email address is stored in clear text. * For each separate posting, the poster's IP address is stored in clear text. Please note, that the same privacy law...
by Knubbi
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EU Privacy Law Compliance
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Re: EU Privacy Law Compliance

The mentioned thread is totally unhelpful if you realize the fact, that there are European PHPBB users, that have no choice but to be obliged to follow the upcoming privacy legislation.
by Knubbi
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EU Privacy Law Compliance
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

EU Privacy Law Compliance

Very rigid privacy policy things have to be considered beginning May 2018 (at least in Germany with its "Datenschutzgrundverordnung"). Any insight, what personal information is stored when and why? Please note, that German law considers an IP address as personal information. Internetseite there any ...
by Knubbi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Customizible status dropdown for postings
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Customizible status dropdown for postings

What is a "prefix extension", please?

"Topic solved" was nice as a start but "only" has one toggle status (vs multiple states) and unfortunatenly can't be installed on phpbb 3.2. anymore at all. Even the fix at Github didn't work for me.
by Knubbi
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Customizible status dropdown for postings
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Customizible status dropdown for postings

Would be very useful, if postings would have a posting state with customizable status options: Examples for possible states: * "New", "solved", "feedback", "closed" * "question", "answer", "suggestions" Features: * States can be defined in the admin back end, perhaps ideally with an icon. * Forum se...

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