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Offline Ben S

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Welcome back.
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:08:31 am »
As you may have noticed, there was a period of downtime, unfortunately on Sunday the server was compromised, however there is no evidence that any personal information was leaked, instead it appears that it was targeted solely for attacking other sites.

Fortunately, we detected it quickly and were able to take the site offline, take backups from before it happened and move them to a new, clean server.

I am going to continue checking the old server, which is locked down with no internet access to confirm the initial assessment.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 08:15:08 am »
And all is normal in the world again :wave

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 08:18:04 am »
Add RAWK to this seasons injury list.

We already have shit in the country, and the game of Liverpool fills life with joy. Thanks

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 08:21:35 am »
You don't realise how much you use something until it's no longer there!!
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 08:52:09 am »
Thank God, I was forced to do actual work yesterday, nightmare.

Thank you for your technical expertise in getting it sorted.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 08:53:55 am »
Good work guys  :wave

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 08:56:38 am »
Genuinely missed coming on here.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 09:07:46 am »
Genuinely spent about an hour trying to work out what I'd done this time for the ban  8)
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 09:25:15 am »
Ah that would be why posts from Sunday have gone missing then :)

Good work guys!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 09:25:41 am »
Easily one of the worst Mondays I've ever had.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 09:27:47 am »
As you may have noticed, there was a period of downtime

Do it again Ben, but for a week next time we drop points. Ta.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 09:34:16 am »
Thank God, I was forced to do actual work yesterday, nightmare.

Honest to god, I actually answered some emails yesterday. Never again.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 09:36:16 am »
I missed you.  :'(


Welcome back.  :P

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 09:37:42 am »
Yeah I had the most productive day in ages at work. :D

Searched RAWK on Twitter to see if there was any news and mainly found comments from City fans the bad weirdos.

Thanks for fixing!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 09:40:26 am »
Yeah I had the most productive day in ages at work. :D

Searched RAWK on Twitter to see if there was any news and mainly found comments from City fans the bad weirdos.

Thanks for fixing!

@RAWKeditor Nicholas, that's the place to find info

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2021, 09:48:51 am »
Welcome back!
Still can't log in from Tapatalk though...

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2021, 09:49:02 am »
I just assumed Everton's win had opened a black hole over Merseyside and you had all been transplanted to Ancient Mongolia. Welcome back!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 09:51:01 am »
Glad it's back! I assume some newer threads are gone for good? I notice the Unpopular Opinions thread seems to be a casualty.

Probably a good thing given some of Tepid's mad shouts in there mind.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2021, 09:58:29 am »
Glad to be back. I was worried it was my ISP that blocked RAWK as that has happened once earlier.

Should we change our passwords as a precaution?

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2021, 10:09:18 am »
I just presumed Al went crazy in the transfer expenditure thread that was opened on the weekend.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2021, 10:12:00 am »
Glad to be back. I was worried it was my ISP that blocked RAWK as that has happened once earlier.


My first thought was that work had finally cottoned on to me and had finally blocked RAWK! ;D
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2021, 10:31:55 am »
Great to be back.

I'm currently working my notice period at work and Rawk has been my key focus of late. Out of desperation yesterday, I created a word document and started talking to myself about the Sheff Utd game.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2021, 10:33:24 am »
Wondered where you had got to.

I'm having connection issues though. WFH and if I connect to work via the Forticlient VPN, I can then get on RAWK from Chrome. If I disconnect I get a this site cannot be reached message. I get the same message on my personal laptop and also on my phone, same with wifi on or off. Any suggestions?
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 10:38:25 am »
Wondered where you had got to.

I'm having connection issues though. WFH and if I connect to work via the Forticlient VPN, I can then get on RAWK from Chrome. If I disconnect I get a this site cannot be reached message. I get the same message on my personal laptop and also on my phone, same with wifi on or off. Any suggestions?

I'm guessing an old cached DNS entry on your router. When on VPN your DNS will be going through your works DNS server.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 10:49:49 am »
Glad to be back. I was worried it was my ISP that blocked RAWK as that has happened once earlier.

Should we change our passwords as a precaution?

It probably isn't necessary, but if you use the same combination elsewhere, it might be a sensible precaution however to bring forward your standard password rotation :)


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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 10:51:53 am »
Nice one Ben

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2021, 10:53:16 am »
My first thought was that work had finally cottoned on to me and had finally blocked RAWK! ;D

I remember a few years back the IT guy at work coming up to me and say “do you go on a website called red and white Kop” and I answered “now and again”. :D He advised me not too and I’ve been making annoying typos on my phone for you all ever since!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2021, 11:10:36 am »
Thank you!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2021, 11:13:49 am »
I'm guessing an old cached DNS entry on your router. When on VPN your DNS will be going through your works DNS server.

Cheers bud, I'll look at clearing that
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2021, 11:44:20 am »
Thanks for fixing! Bit more to it than I thought, I thought something had expired and nobody could be arsed getti g the aite back up quickly just to see all the shite posts about the derby.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2021, 12:41:18 pm »
Thanks for sorting the issue mate.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2021, 12:47:54 pm »
I thought I'd been banned or something.

Well done for doing whatever you did, all sounds very technical and alien to me.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2021, 01:02:36 pm »
Really missed the place when it went down. Had no idea how much time I spent here until yesterday!

Great work getting it back boys and as someone else said above, just add RAWK to the long list of injuries weve had to put up with this season!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2021, 01:27:39 pm »
The hamster stopped running again did he?  Lazy c*nt!

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2021, 01:45:53 pm »
So for the tech wizards (or just people who arent thick probably), I still cant get RAWK through safari or chrome on my iphone. I've tried clearing my history, and turning it off and on again, but still not 'finding the server'

Any ideas?
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2021, 01:55:27 pm »
So for the tech wizards (or just people who arent thick probably), I still cant get RAWK through safari or chrome on my iphone. I've tried clearing my history, and turning it off and on again, but still not 'finding the server'

Any ideas?

I suspect it is DNS causing these issues. Apparently turning Airplane mode off and on again will flush the DNS cache so that might fix it.

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2021, 02:37:39 pm »
So for the tech wizards (or just people who arent thick probably), I still cant get RAWK through safari or chrome on my iphone. I've tried clearing my history, and turning it off and on again, but still not 'finding the server'

Any ideas?

Same here, no rawk on chrome but can get it opera (with vpn on)

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2021, 02:49:23 pm »
I suspect it is DNS causing these issues. Apparently turning Airplane mode off and on again will flush the DNS cache so that might fix it.

Tried that on my Android phone and no joy. Also need to work out how to flush the cache on the router.
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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2021, 03:06:32 pm »
Tried that on my Android phone and no joy. Also need to work out how to flush the cache on the router.

It'll be your mobile provider and/or ISP's DNS a bit slow on the update. Change your DNS on your phone from ISP provided to some free public ones...

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Re: Welcome back.
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2021, 03:23:00 pm »
It'll be your mobile provider and/or ISP's DNS a bit slow on the update. Change your DNS on your phone from ISP provided to some free public ones...

Google - 8.8.8.8
CloudFlare - 1.1.1.1

Yeah worth checking with nslookup if it is actually resolving an address at all, or if it is returning an old IP.

I noticed yesterday that the RAWK domain wasn't resolving at all from my ISP, Google or Cloudflare DNS. In theory if your ISP doesn't know anything at all it should go and ask a top level server for the address, but if it has an old address still cached then it will still return the old IP.