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Offline forestedge

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Cumulus Forum taken down today
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:21:22 AM »
Bad news for all Cumulus users. Following allegations of spam email originating from the servers hosting the Cumulus forum and wiki, the host gave Steve 4 days notice of take down!
This despite Steve checking the servers and supportive emails to the host by users. It would appear the address was being spoofed.

www.sandaysoft.com was no longer available from around 0900 GMT. today. :sad:

Offline dazza

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 06:32:24 AM »
so what do well all do now wood it all got deleted or just took off line cant it be move to a new server?

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 06:48:28 AM »
so what do well all do now wood it all got deleted or just took off line cant it be move to a new server?
From his postings Steve was on holiday on a canal, so when or what he will do next I don't know.
It was not just the forum, some members weather websites were also hosted on the same servers.

Hopefully he will post an update on this forum or elsewhere.

Offline dazza

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:49:39 AM »
omg all them ppl lost all there website!

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 07:01:19 AM »
The Cumulus forum is back online as is my own weather site but no messages can currently be viewed. Maybe there needs to be some repairs.

I did hear back from the German hosting company but they won't answer specific questions like is the site down permanently or temporarily. They just refer me to Steve but he's not easily accessible as he's on a boating holiday.

I have written to him so I'm sure he'll reply as soon as he can. Bu the fact the site is back up is encouraging.
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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 07:13:56 AM »
I've just heard back from Steve and he posted the following...

Yes, they blocked it, but have restored it temporarily.

It appears they were right all along, and the server was infected, as were other Hetzner users. Once they told me what the malware was likely to be, I was able to find it and hopefully I can remove it.


That's very encouraging news and hopefully Steve can remove the offending malware. I suppose the servers may be taken down on occasions until the malware is removed but it seems to me at least the problem has been identified and will be fixed.
Cheers,
Ray
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Offline dazza

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 07:16:09 AM »
happy days :-P

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 07:18:37 AM »
just gone down again :sad:

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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 12:34:58 PM »
It's back up, but outgoing email is deliberately disabled .. so no notifications about postings and likely it will effect new user registrations on the Sandaysoft forum.  I've sent a PM to Steve offering my assistance in finding the lurking malware on the server.
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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 12:45:38 PM »
I've sent a PM to Steve offering my assistance in finding the lurking malware on the server.
ditto.
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Re: Cumulus Forum taken down today
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 05:16:35 PM »
Hopefully all will be good ...
Even if a collection of hardcore users have kept distribution copies of the basics, there is still the massive amount of tweaks, tips, bolt-ons, wiki etc. etc. which could be lost.

Too many forums / softwares seem to be disappearing - or is it just my age ?
Imagine what you will KNOW tomorrow !