Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Annastasya, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Annastasya Augur

    Anyone know what's going on over there?
  2. Ngreth Thergn Developer

    The host did something to the servers that's messed things up. And I have less time to work on fixes.
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  3. Gidono https://everquest.allakhazam.com

    You might check in your error log and see what errors its spitting out. Let me know if ya need help, I run two web servers myself.
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  4. Nennius Curmudgeon

    Most of us do not say this nearly enough.

    Thank You!
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  5. Niami DenMother Apprentice

    Yeah, poor Ngreth put in a chunk of time this past weekend beating now-broken code into submission so players could access the content, and we could sort of, kind of, make updates to articles and the front page for both sites. Then more broke on the EQ side this m*rning. We just can't catch a break right now, and since I can't do the code-juggling needed, it has to wait until he has more time.

    We're sorry about the downtime, as we know it is frustrating when you're trying to look things up and Bristlebane says "pppphhhhlbbbbb - nope!" but know that we're equally frustrated, if not more so. Thanks for hanging in there, folks!.
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  6. Sheex Goodnight, Springton. There will be no encores.

    Thanks for all that both of you guys do for the site on your own time. Much appreciated.

    If people are jerks about a little downtime, I’ll fight them for you :)
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  7. Niami DenMother Apprentice

    They're not being jerks so much as whimpering from multiple directions at once, and I was already frazzled. Some people know farrrr too many ways to catch me (EQ2, Discord, Facebook, forums, etc., etc.) :)
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  8. Velisaris_MS Augur

    The Wayback Machine has a snapshot of the site from a few months ago, for people that really need their tradeskill fix: https://web.archive.org/web/20180224033704/http://www.eqtraders.com/

    The search won't work, but you can get lists of recipes and links to the materials. Between that and Google's cached pages for specific items, it should tide everyone over until it's up and running again.
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  9. Gnomereaper Augur

    Well, Mrs. Bell thank you for the work you've put in over the years and the same with Mr. Bell.
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  10. Ngreth Thergn Developer

    They upgraded to a version of PHP that making all of my PHP based MySQL code invalid... so I have to make a massive amount of changes to the code. Thought I had it, but obviously something went wrong. I'll have time Saturday :/ Maybe some Thursday Evening.
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  11. Cleaver Augur

    They don't give you the option to use older version of php ? All my host still let me go all way back to 5.4.
  12. NameAlreadyInUse #CactusGate

    Now that it's advertised here, it's probably not a good idea to revert to a version that was probably updated for security concerns :)
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  13. Thunderkiks Augur

    Thanks Ngreth, I'm working JC to 350 on my rogue. It sucks that the site is down but I'm making due by looking up the recipes on this toon and combining on the rogue.

    Hope you get it fixed soon and as painless as possible for your own sanity :)
  14. Smokezz The Bane Crew

    RHEL/CentOS 7 will keep 5.4 secure until 2024. RHEL 6/CentOS6 will have PHP 5.3 secure until 2020... Other distros will have 5.5 and 5.6 secure until various times in the future. They backport security updates until the OS end of life.
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  15. Gidono https://everquest.allakhazam.com

    The change from mysql to mysqli queries can be time consuming if you don't have a central variable set as your query and then call that for all your queries for that type. I've converted a couple sites before from old versions of php that weren't coded in that way and it can be time consuming doing it by hand for every query. You might load up all the scripts in a editor like Editplus or Atom and do a search and replace on particular queries, insert your database variable into it and then onto the next.
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  16. Tatanka Augur

    Don't even play anymore, but just saw this, and wanted to chime in a big thanks to you both for making this available over the years! It's always been greatly appreciated.
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  17. NameAlreadyInUse #CactusGate

    If you say so :) wikipedia shows support for 5.4 ended in 2015 and support for 5.5 ended in 2016. EDIT: I understand RHEL/CentOS may be doing their own upkeep.

    But regardless, we don't know what version eqtraders.com is using. https://web.archive.org/web/*/eqtraders.com shows the earliest access in 1999, so for all we know, it was written using PHP 3 or earlier :)
  18. Smokezz The Bane Crew

    Sure does... but re-read what I said. They backport security fixes. It's what Enterprise OS's do for the lifetime of the release.
  19. NameAlreadyInUse #CactusGate

    Sure, but does that mean that entire functions that are depreciated/removed from current versions due to security concerns are being updated to meet contemporary security standards? I don't think so...or nobody would ever bother to upgrade.
  20. Smokezz The Bane Crew

    You're amusing.