1. #41 tracy perry, Jun 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
    Gary.. did you not fully read the post?
    I thought that was very clear. I help Tim (The Jack Army) out and have to use his account to access his related data to manage the SSL's.
    NameCheap monitors for single IP accessing multiple accounts and then performs a lock on the accounts. Odds are Tim's account has the same issue.

    And I don't use WAMP. If I need to set up a local environment, I set up either a VM running a Linux loadout (CentOS or Debian) or I'll grab one of my spare machines to churn out a setup.

    The WAMP screenshot looks like something that is generated by that install and not a real PHP info page (which is very simple to create and access to get the true PHP info without any outside program intervention that a panel access of the info may add).

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  2. OK... got the 9.98 account purchased and am in the process of uploading the files for phpBB 3.1 to it. Once they are uploaded I'll start the setup process - already have a DB and user created.
     
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  3. OK.. base install on NameCheap (no changes to the cPanel settings) and no changes to Apache/PHP result in the same issue that Gary has over at his site. Granted I haven't done much of anything to it other than allow guest posting real quick (about to go to Outback in Tyler to eat supper).
    So, until further testing I have to agree with Gary it's a NameCheap issue.

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  4. What's taking me so long Gary is I'm not running it on that primary domain (it's used for something else) and had to create a sub-domain to utilize.
     
  5. What's funny is that he knew it was NameCheap causing the problem all along, yet #dumdum the desk weasel bought a new hosting package (supposedly) from NAMECHEAP to run his new domain and phpBB on, knowing it wasn't working.

    Priceless...

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    Gary Thomas Bolton IQ 10
     
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  6. Once we get back I'll set up another test bed for myBB to see if it has the same issues.... if so, then odds are it's going to to be a NameCheap issue - otherwise it's a coding issue with phpBB most likely.
     
  7. Gary, it still doesn't preclude a coding issue between them. Odds are there are issues on both parties. A lot depends on what NameCheap is using to lock the systems down, and it also depends on whether phpBB is using what they would class as unsafe calls.
     
  8. Think Gary... the OS typically gets upgraded... as do other packages used by the OS. If there are some shoddy coding lines in phpBB for the guest posting, they could easily be causing issues. You have to remember, you aren't talking professional coders that do a bunch of the free script stuff. Many are just hobbyist.
    I'm honestly not going to spend a lot of time chasing the issue down as I have absolutely NO plans on ever using phpBB for anything.
     
  9. #49 tracy perry, Jun 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
    Oh, and as an aside, here are the error logs that deal with the quoting
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    Mon Jun 12 17:56:09 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&t=2&p=2
    [Mon Jun 12 17:53:45 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=2
    [Mon Jun 12 17:47:59 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&t=2&p=2
    [Mon Jun 12 17:44:37 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&t=2&p=2
    [Mon Jun 12 17:40:12 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=2
    [Mon Jun 12 17:30:42 2017] [error] [client 64.188.254.247] File does not exist: /home/tntciqfk/testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/408.shtml, referer: http://testbed.tntcomputersvc.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=2
    408 is a timeout error typically.

    EDIT:
    And I haven't been with NameCheap, so another issue may be if they upgraded their mySQL servers lately.

    2nd EDIT:
    Jeez... frigging phpBB doesn't even have an ACP search feature?
     
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  10. Gary, you do realize the the code base for mySQL, Percona and MariaDB all derive from the same line, correct?
    So, if they are using a newer version of MariaDB, odds are they are also using a newer version of MySQL - and if it's a base code deprecation issue then guess what - it will be present in all 3 most likely.
     
  11. It's rather simple Gary... the logic line for a guest poster most likely follows a different path/process/checks than the one does for a member. And since not many use that ability it's probably been something that was present for a while in their code base (odds are they refactored it into the 3.2 line) and it didn't rear it's head until some OS/SVC changes came about.
     
  12. And no... I'll continue answering here as I know that within most likelihood the posts won't be wiped at some point in the near future.
     
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  13. latest nginx frontend with apache 2.4.23 backend , php7.1 and mariadb 10.1.24, works just fine.

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  14. I don't think phpBB 3.1 is PHP 7.1 compatible - there are issues if I remember correctly. The 3.2 line is PHP 7 ready.
    And I'm pretty sure namecheap is not using nginx as a front end...
     
  15. nginx is just doing static caching, apache is calling php-fpm for php processing, which would do db writes, etc, nginx isn't calling php-fpm.
     
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  16. I'm well aware of what it's used for... but again, I don't think on the base namecheap shared hosting they use nginx for any content processing/caching.
     
  17. OK, I wasted 20 mins on Gary and testing already, 25 mins more than he deserves from me. One good thing out of this, confirms that phpbb is a big pile of dog shit, looks like dog shit, the acp is dog shit, etc.

    Now I see why it's free.
     
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  18. Don't fall for helping Gary. You could give him a bowl of ice cream, and he'd bitch that it was cold.
     
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  19. I don't know about @Sandyman, but now it's got my curiosity up... and that's a horrible thing to do to someone whom desires rest & relaxation.:emoji_eye:
     
  20. Not for me, I'll never use phpbb and won't be helping anyone but Gary, so why bother, he's an ungrateful bitter old man.

    If it was a paid script that I or others would benefit from (except for Gary), I'd be all over it like a dog on a bone.
     
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