Is GeekHack down for anyone else?

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ohaimark
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Is GeekHack down for anyone else?

Unread post by ohaimark » 12 Nov 2016, 10:22

I periodically check what's happening over there.

If I use their DNS, http://geekhack.org, I get a connection reset error.

If I use their IP address, http://74.208.109.64/, I get an nginx web server page that states further configuration is required.

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scottc

Unread post by scottc » 12 Nov 2016, 10:28

Works for me.

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photekq
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Unread post by photekq » 12 Nov 2016, 10:29

Been down all night for me. This came right after the SSL certificate expiring. Silly iMav.

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ohaimark
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Unread post by ohaimark » 12 Nov 2016, 10:30

Very strange. I guess I'll reset my cache.

Edit: no difference.

Hopefully we don't have a GH refugee camp 2.0 situation.
Last edited by ohaimark on 12 Nov 2016, 10:32, edited 1 time in total.

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photekq
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Unread post by photekq » 12 Nov 2016, 10:32

Oh, works fine on http. Just not on https.

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ohaimark
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Unread post by ohaimark » 12 Nov 2016, 10:33

Ah, you're right. Cool.

Edit: it appears that I needed to clear my cache to use the http version.

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scottc

Unread post by scottc » 12 Nov 2016, 10:37

Wow, nice, no HTTPS. That's a novel solution to the expiring cert problem, I suppose.

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Thumper
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Unread post by Thumper » 12 Nov 2016, 13:31

scottc wrote: Wow, nice, no HTTPS. That's a novel solution to the expiring cert problem, I suppose.
Thats why i use Lets Encrypt with auto renew after 60 days; certs are valid for 90 days.

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infodroid

Unread post by infodroid » 12 Nov 2016, 15:07

Nobody should have to login to web sites over HTTP in this day and age!

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fohat
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Unread post by fohat » 12 Nov 2016, 17:17

I noticed that it was out yesterday.

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HAL

Unread post by HAL » 12 Nov 2016, 20:56

They got rid of the S in HTTPS. Stands for superfluous :lol:

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Ratfink

Unread post by Ratfink » 12 Nov 2016, 20:59

Wow, why would someone get rid of SSL when things like Let's Encrypt exist? You don't have to pay for certificates, and after it's set up, you don't have to do any work to keep renewing them.

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chuckdee

Unread post by chuckdee » 13 Nov 2016, 16:28

Ratfink wrote: Wow, why would someone get rid of SSL when things like Let's Encrypt exist? You don't have to pay for certificates, and after it's set up, you don't have to do any work to keep renewing them.
There are all sorts of reasons that these things happen, and without inner knowledge, it is very easy to say that what someone else is doing things wrong. On my particular sites, none of my clients need SSL, and my server doesn't support LetsEncrypt in any way other than a manual manner. So, either I inconvenience them for something they don't need and haven't asked for (would have to migrate to a new platform, with the change in IP that cascades down to a lot of work), or I do a lot of manual work for something that I'm not getting paid for, and they don't require, or, I wait until I need to update, and then look into it.

A dirty little secret- encrypting everything is a bit of overkill, even if its easy.

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webwit
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Unread post by webwit » 16 Nov 2016, 00:09

Our cert is expiring in about 2 months, we currently run cPanel because once I got too lazy for manual admin, and I think we'll be switching to free Let's Encrypt or cPanel/Comodo SSL (same thing, different provider) using cPanel AutoSSL. They recently released it, I'm very impressed. Tested it on another server I run and it's one click - even for all sites on the server if you want. You can even set it so it automatically takes over expiring non-free certs. Which I will be testing with a site that expires a couple of weeks before the DT cert.

Findecanor

Unread post by Findecanor » 16 Sep 2017, 15:14

I can't reach geekhack.org. Is it down for anyone else?
It is resolved to 74.208.109.64 here.

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wobbled

Unread post by wobbled » 16 Sep 2017, 15:16

Findecanor wrote: I can't reach geekhack.org. Is it down for anyone else?
It is resolved to 74.208.109.64 here.
Yup its down

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ideus

Unread post by ideus » 16 Sep 2017, 15:18

Yes, it is.

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seebart
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Unread post by seebart » 16 Sep 2017, 16:23

Oh, maybe the DT refugee camp will open again. That was waayyy fun years ago. :P :evilgeek:

Findecanor

Unread post by Findecanor » 16 Sep 2017, 18:50

Back up again. No report yet on why.

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Muirium
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Re: Is GeekHack down for anyone else?

Unread post by Muirium » 10 Jan 2019, 15:01

Sneaky spam link. Don’t go quoting him guys. Post is already flagged for deletion.

Edit: spammer be gone! Thanks mods.

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