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kimanumanu
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Error 503: Service temporarily unavailable

#1

Unread post by kimanumanu » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:42 am

Every now and then I keep getting this error when clicking on posts. I am able to see the main forum page, go to a sub-forum and even see newly posted messages, however, trying to read any message results in the Error 503. As I write this message, I was able to enter the new topic page but I cannot read any messages.



araz5253
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#2

Unread post by araz5253 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:34 am

Yes it seems abdes are overjoyed this ramdaan and consider hacking of pdb site as a work of abde Jihad for the khushi of Muffy (deleted)



dawedaar
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#3

Unread post by dawedaar » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:35 am

Admin wrote:
Same here. I have notified admin about this on numerous occasions but admin thinks that its just an individual problem but it seems many people get this error! I can't see any of the posts from my home network (from any device). This has happened after the forum was upgraded.
kimanumanu wrote:Every now and then I keep getting this error when clicking on posts. I am able to see the main forum page, go to a sub-forum and even see newly posted messages, however, trying to read any message results in the Error 503. As I write this message, I was able to enter the new topic page but I cannot read any messages.



Admin
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#4

Unread post by Admin » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:39 am

We are looking into this problem. It looks like a DoS (denial of service) attack and is very difficult to isolate and tackle. We are working on it. Sorry of the inconvenience.



kimanumanu
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#5

Unread post by kimanumanu » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:17 pm

It's weird. My first post was written on a laptop and it went through even though I could not read it back. I am still unable to read any messages from the laptop. However. I am able to read them from my mobile which is on same network as laptop. This does not sound like denial of service.



dawedaar
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#6

Unread post by dawedaar » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:12 pm

If DoS is the case, then the cybercrime branch if available should be contacted and a complain must be filed. I see that this website is hosted in Missisauga, Canada. Don't know about DoS laws in Canada.
Admin wrote:We are looking into this problem. It looks like a DoS (denial of service) attack and is very difficult to isolate and tackle. We are working on it. Sorry of the inconvenience.



anajmi
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#7

Unread post by anajmi » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:58 pm

Any updates on this?



New
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#8

Unread post by New » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:21 am

Admin bhai I have a new thread titled Bohra Masjeeds vs. Mosleem Masjeeds.
Can you please, create a new thread?



Admin
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#9

Unread post by Admin » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:29 am

We've changed the theme of the forum as we try to investigate the 503 problem some members are facing. Please report here or by PM if you continue encounter this issue.
Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.



kimanumanu
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#10

Unread post by kimanumanu » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:43 am

I have also been monitoring this lately and recently I found an odd occurrence of it. I kept getting Error 503 on my work network but the page loaded ok when I switched to my home network. Googling a bit I came across this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... ed81c236c1 - the link is talking about emails though so not sure if it is the same but worth checking?



anajmi
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#11

Unread post by anajmi » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:13 pm

Still having the same problem.



alivasan
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#12

Unread post by alivasan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:11 pm

Thanks Admin for prompt action.Now it works fine for me.



Admin
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#13

Unread post by Admin » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:37 am

anajmi,
Clearing your browser cache might help.



anajmi
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#14

Unread post by anajmi » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:22 am

Tried that. Multiple browsers and multiple machines. Doesnt work even on the mac connected to my home network.



kimanumanu
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#15

Unread post by kimanumanu » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:41 am

How are you posting the message? When I had this problem one time I found that I was able to start a new topic but could not view what I posted. I had also found in another instance that I was able to view the page from my mobile but not from my laptop/PC. Finally, I have also had an instance where it would not load when I connected via my work network but was fine from my home network.



dawedaar
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#16

Unread post by dawedaar » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:12 pm

Lol.. for me it's the exact opposite. I can access this forum on work network but not on home network! I guess, the website's security system is the culprit which is throwing a lot of false positives -> http://www.sans.org/security-resources/ ... sitive.php
kimanumanu wrote:I have also been monitoring this lately and recently I found an odd occurrence of it. I kept getting Error 503 on my work network but the page loaded ok when I switched to my home network. Googling a bit I came across this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... ed81c236c1 - the link is talking about emails though so not sure if it is the same but worth checking?
Even clearing browser doesn't help anymore. This problem has cropped up after the first attempt to upgrade the forum a few weeks ago I believe.
Admin wrote:anajmi,
Clearing your browser cache might help.



dawedaar
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#17

Unread post by dawedaar » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:19 pm

@Admin - I guess this 503 error might be keeping a lot of potential new readers away from this forum!



kimanumanu
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#18

Unread post by kimanumanu » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:24 pm

Admin please check this link: http://www.spambotsecurity.com/http://w ... f=9&t=3266

As mentioned earlier, this definitely looks like the server attempting to stop attacks and is getting confused about which IP addresses to block and which to allow. I see this as the logical explanation for why I could load pages on my home network but not from my work network or vice versa.



anajmi
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#19

Unread post by anajmi » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:22 pm

Admin,

I am no longer having this issue. It started working today. Did you do something to fix it?



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#20

Unread post by Admin » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:25 pm

It seems the 503 error has been resolved, please refresh your browsers and check. It should work.