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many phpbb3 crashes

Post by CosmicD » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:08 pm

Hello,

I realise that I can't give any error message because I don't have access to those things on the server that hosts phpbb3 rc2.

I just want to know if there's anyone having multiple crashes per week of both mysql and http caused by phpbb3 ?

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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Jleagle » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:19 pm

I'm not. How do you know its caused by phpBB3?

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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:22 pm

It's not a phpBB issue (although upgrading to RC3 may help things). Contact your host as it's almost certainly a problem with them.
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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by CosmicD » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:27 pm

I'ts a managed server frome somewhere else.

I can't get to the logs of mysql/apache , but it's weird that when phpbb3 was installed the server started crashing almost every 2 days. And the server used to crash only 2 times a month. So, there must be indeed somethign wrong wyt mysql/php on that server. It's not really managed by a professional team I must say. It's a community server that has been rented to host some forums, but if I look at the php version it's also very weird (it's not the kind of the stable version and I think I remember it was mysql 5 (an upwards version)

but I'll have to look into this further. phpbb3 that crashes the entire apache server is unlikely, right ?

I also want to mention it's an upgrade from 2 to 3

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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:31 pm

It's nearly impossible for a PHP script to bring down a server without the help of something else, so it's very unlikely phpBB is the cause.
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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by CosmicD » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:45 pm

I thought so too.. maybe a hacker is gaining access or something. It's not secured with the best software and doesn't really have a production value rootkit, c/p manager or anything

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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:47 pm

...or, more than likely, it's just poorly configured and unstable.
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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by CosmicD » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:11 pm

I hope it's just not some kind of security hole. I've seen many phpbb3's around and none seemed to have this. I even ran it for 3 months on my personal server and no problem....
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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:12 pm

Then that would imply even more that it's a server configuration issue.
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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by CosmicD » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:18 pm

hmm, i should stop speculating and wait untill I can see logs for myself and show stuff here so it would be a bit more concrete.

Ofcourse ther has to be one hacker that is against you and knows one little error to exploit, which doesn't happen on those other forums that work well... I'll have to wait and see. (if it were my own server i would have answers 'now')

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Re: many phpbb3 crashes

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:19 pm

I highly doubt it's a hacker, again. Like I said, it's probably just an improperly setup server. It's not exactly uncommon.
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