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phpbb error 508

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:33 am

howdy;
I've recently had a spate of issues trying to access AST from a number of different locations,
and from a variety of devices.
its borg time :borg:

When I attempt to view the site,
it takes ~3mins to load.
when the page eventually does load - it is one of two things;
i) a white page with only the following text:
"Error 508 - User Max Resource Limit Exceeded - the site has exceeded its resources, please visit again later"
or
ii) a more detailed phpbb formatted page,
which says:
"phpbb error 508 - exceptions to blocks below"
and 12 lines of code which I assume are why I can't access the site.
8 of the lines are from MySQL exception throwbacks, one of the lines appears on PCs only, and only if I attempt to log into the site. the other 3 are 'redacted' for backend/moderator only.
if it happens again while I'm on a PC, I'll screen cap it.
it looks very similar to other phpbb 508 error pages you can find on google though.

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Is this a phpbb board server issue? ie, throttling from the host?
Its not the code for - server kernel conflict or
server scheduled maintenance ...

is this an issue other AST users have had in the past at all?

or, is this something more to do with my network at the various locations I'm trying to access AST from -
ie, at work, its the firewall not loading it,
or at the library, its not on the whitelist of sites the terminal can access, etc.

does it depend on the device I try to access the site from?
I've tried with a mac, a unix box, a raspberrypi-netscape box, a commodore64Nx, a couple of winboxes...
and it seems to be across the board.

I don't think its from a vulnerability at my end in the SQL kernel or the .net framework...
nor, from me having a logged in connection timeout problem...

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It seems to be working at the moment though

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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby slawton » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:56 pm

I too had problems -- I did not note the specifics. It seemed to be worst late last week. May have been specific to this site, although there was a large internet attack around that time.
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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby trekriffic » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:53 pm

I've had some issues lately and today the page loads really slowly.

Just got this message:

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

User -MOD EDIT- already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

BACKTRACE

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/driver.php
LINE: 855
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysql.php
LINE: 104
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\driver->sql_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/di/container_builder.php
LINE: 324
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\mysql->sql_connect()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/di/container_builder.php
LINE: 337
CALL: phpbb\di\container_builder->get_dbal_connection()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/di/container_builder.php
LINE: 151
CALL: phpbb\di\container_builder->get_installed_extensions()

FILE: [ROOT]/common.php
LINE: 104
CALL: phpbb\di\container_builder->get_container()

FILE: [ROOT]/posting.php
LINE: 20
CALL: include('[ROOT]/common.php')
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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:46 pm

@slawton
thanks for the insight.
I'd been having time increases to access the site for the past 8 days..., though the exceptions only started for me
maybe 36-52 hrs ago.

as to cyber-kerfuffles...indeed,
thank the white hats world wide who are holding things together post ICANN fiasco...
its good to know in a way, it wasn't an isolated incident.

@trekriffic
how odd - that's the kinda crud I'm talkin about, as one of two exception pages
though... you have different numbered calls than my phpbb508 error...

I'm going to ask, approximately how many tabs or windows of AST did you try opening,
and did you try opening more than one tab at the same time?

one of those exception numbers seems related to a handler problem,
if you try to open more than one connection in a short interval, phpbb boards seem unable to handle that...

@Xen,
xen, buddy :D
do you have any ideas what 508s are all about,
and any tips for warding them off heheh

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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby Xen » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:03 am

I appreciate the time folks take to report problems. Most would simply leave and not come back. I have provided a lengthy reply here:

http://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3980

To be succinct. The site keeps hitting the allocated level for "cpu usage", which causes these error pages. They happen several times a week. No-one can give me a solution, so I will try one more time with the current host and go from there.

Time for a new host. Time and energy I don't really have to spare.

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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby kobayashimaru » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:14 pm

@Xen
:vulcan:
thanks for the insight,
phew it seems it has more to do with third-party factions,
moreso than user side stuff or the usual age-old cause for tech issues for yours truly -
'operator error' :lol:

its great when folks can share
intel on stuff if it happens, so as we can piece together what
happened where and why.
our piece of the picture helps in forming the mosaic-picture.

as to intermittent outages or so,
they happen for various reasons - there's not a lot folks can do
for routine system resync or maintenance.
everywhere has routine system maintenance and random security review
its what keeps stuff from being all fragmentary like "Max Headroom" :lol:

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its a shame if folks are put-off by maintenance -
theres a lot of links in the chain, from the user,
to image hosting, then to ASTs back-end.
so, if some of the image hosting's bandwidth is exceeded, or a site's bandwidth etc...
then it won't display at AST, etc.

similalry, widget UI dashboards exist to help with net-browsing,
so as you can keep a feed on a lot of sites and have a one-stop UI to cross-post;
ThisWeekinTech has had some great stuff on that front.

at the end of the day, AST, its worth it :D
(I'm a biased bussard perv, there's nothing like looking at starship eyecandy
and seeing what models and stuff folks have made)
AST is trek and sci-fi stuff,
you can't find anything quite like it elsewhere

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AST is usually an awesome and reliable access board.
if phpbb isn't working as much, maybe a proboards migration, 'yet another forum', or migrating to
a different platform altogether might happen eventually?

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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby Xen » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 am

I'm still sick and really not up to doing much. That said, I -have- to find the solution to the slow load times, time outs and downtime that you (and others) have highlighted. I'm concerned that members who aren't 100% loyal to AST will run into these problems and just leave.

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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby Tesral » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:56 pm

Xen wrote:I'm still sick and really not up to doing much. That said, I -have- to find the solution to the slow load times, time outs and downtime that you (and others) have highlighted. I'm concerned that members who aren't 100% loyal to AST will run into these problems and just leave.


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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby MEATLOAFr » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:09 pm

Tesral wrote:
Xen wrote:I'm still sick and really not up to doing much. That said, I -have- to find the solution to the slow load times, time outs and downtime that you (and others) have highlighted. I'm concerned that members who aren't 100% loyal to AST will run into these problems and just leave.


As much as I love the forum, your health comes first.


Agreed, focus on your health first
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Re: phpbb error 508

Postby Moongrim » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Health First. AST is worth waiting for.
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