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Offline The Transporter

German Simutrans Forum is down
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:47:56 PM »
The German Forum is since some Hours down. with following Fault Message.

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Re: German Simutrans Forum is down
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 11:58:00 PM »
Yes, the file is not there, I just checked. But I did not do anything, nor was there any maintenance scheduled. I contacted the hoster, as I do not have a full backup, and the last one is over two years ago somewhere.

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Re: German Simutrans Forum is down
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 03:59:51 AM »
I hope and assume it's some simple error, but in case I can be of any assistance, I stand by to do so. Here's hoping for the best!

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Re: German Simutrans Forum is down
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 08:49:53 PM »
Putting the file in from the backup (it contains the database info) fixed it. NOt sure what happened. I am worried about expliots, as all files on that server are mod 777 for Woltlab.

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Re: German Simutrans Forum is down
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 11:56:52 PM »
Ah, that is a bit scary. I've done that in the past — and these days, depending on the server environment, it might not be as bad. One of the things I like about CageFS is that it even better containerizes everyone so there's even fewer avenues to exploit to get someone else's files.

Hopefully it was just a glitch in the Matrix rather than an exploit. If an exploit, too, they screwed it up since the idea is to use it for something nefarious, not just break it. So they're *bad* hackers, if it was hackers. hehe

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Re: German Simutrans Forum is down
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 06:21:54 AM »
It might be just a test for whether a weakness is present or not, although I'd expect they would have either created a file they could attempt to fetch to verify success, or deleted a file that is directly exposed (like index.php).