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ASSTR: Internal Server error message...
« on: July 08, 2017, 09:50:56 AM »
Hope it is OK to post this question here as it does not directly involve Ravishu:

Some of the writers here post their stories on Asstr as well...for the last few days I can not access any of those stories ...actually it seems that Asstr is impossible to access. beyond the main page.....I get always the error message as in the Subject title...

'500 Internal Server error'

I was wondering if anyone here who likes to read stories on Asstr have the same problem...and if it may be possible that censorship from government may be the reason blocking that site...I am Italian but live in India...here Torrent sites have alrady been blocked...TIA

Sam
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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 09:57:11 AM »
I just poked around the ASSTR web site and it seems fine. Beyond that I couldn't speculate, but it could be any number of technical issues between the servers and your location. I hope it works out and is just a glitch.
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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 10:30:41 AM »
I just poked around the ASSTR web site and it seems fine. Beyond that I couldn't speculate, but it could be any number of technical issues between the servers and your location. I hope it works out and is just a glitch.

Thanks for your answer...you mean you could randomly access any author? ...I hope so too that it is only a glitch...but it has been going on for the last two days now...very annoying...sam

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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 10:46:00 AM »
I clicked a story on the front page and popped into a couple of collections. I also got a couple of web pages of authors.
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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 11:14:17 AM »
I clicked a story on the front page and popped into a couple of collections. I also got a couple of web pages of authors.

yes the web pages seems to work but the FTP site does not...also trying with Hoxx VPN changing servers from US to Russia etc...same result TP gives the sam error message...vry irritating...sam

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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
I clicked a story on the front page and popped into a couple of collections. I also got a couple of web pages of authors.

yes the web pages seems to work but the FTP site does not...also trying with Hoxx VPN changing servers from US to Russia etc...same result TP gives the sam error message...vry irritating...sam


...what I mean is that I get as far as the stories list but when I click on one story I get the the error message...
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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 03:31:32 PM »
Well, my asstr account with stories in German language (among them some underage/celeb stuff) was just closed without notice. If it has been hacked, was closed on demand of a (German) regulatory body or some lawyer, I don't know.

Thankfully the internet never forgets and there's wayback machine. I'm sure you can find everything you look for there. Just replace my site with the one you're looking for.... ;-)

https://web.archive.org/web/20160823143824/http://www.asstr.org:80/~alphatier/

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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2017, 07:52:54 PM »
Well, my asstr account with stories in German language (among them some underage/celeb stuff) was just closed without notice. If it has been hacked, was closed on demand of a (German) regulatory body or some lawyer, I don't know.

Thankfully the internet never forgets and there's wayback machine. I'm sure you can find everything you look for there. Just replace my site with the one you're looking for.... ;-)

https://web.archive.org/web/20160823143824/http://www.asstr.org:80/~alphatier/

Thanks for this tip...I manage to save some of the stories on Asstr I wanted to read...it looks to me more and more that it has something to do with some Government censoring decision...too bad...

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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 04:03:46 PM »
I got this email from asstr staff. They say they have technical issues. Let's hope they haven't been hacked.

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ASSTR community,

As many of you have already discovered, we're having some server issues that are causing site outages at times and an old copy of the web site to appear at other times.

These issues are due to our primary web server repeatedly crashing, possibly due to a broken fan that is causing the machine to overheat.

Because the server is located in a data center thousands of miles from where any site admin is located, diagnosing the problem and resolving it is easier said than done.

We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible while at the same time putting together a plan to migrate to a more cloud-based site architecture that should hopefully lessen or eliminate these kinds of problems caused by hardware failures in the future.

Thank you for your time and understand.

- Rey del Sexo
ASSTR Administration
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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 01:20:34 AM »
I got this email from asstr staff. They say they have technical issues. Let's hope they haven't been hacked.

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ASSTR community,

As many of you have already discovered, we're having some server issues that are causing site outages at times and an old copy of the web site to appear at other times.

These issues are due to our primary web server repeatedly crashing, possibly due to a broken fan that is causing the machine to overheat.

Because the server is located in a data center thousands of miles from where any site admin is located, diagnosing the problem and resolving it is easier said than done.

We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible while at the same time putting together a plan to migrate to a more cloud-based site architecture that should hopefully lessen or eliminate these kinds of problems caused by hardware failures in the future.

Thank you for your time and understand.

- Rey del Sexo
ASSTR Administration
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...thanks for the info...I wonder how you managed to contact them...I tried but it was impossible...it seems to be up again but not fully...
...some authors which I liked to check occasionally are not even listed anymore...I was wondering if they have been censored or deleted from the list due to the nature of their stories which were very extreme...or , they will be back to the full list of Author when the site is fully back to normal...

Thanks again and keep us informed if you get more news on this regard...Sam :D

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Re: OT: 500 Internal Server error message...
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 05:34:23 AM »
Hi Sam,

I read your email, but unfortunately I can't tell you more than I already did. Getting a reply from asstr staff is virtually impossible, normally. They react almost never to anything and the mail I quoted above was sent by them to all authors at asstr from their official mail account.

Hope this helps and they'll be back on track, soon.

regards,

alphatier


P.S. May I suggest you change the thread topic title to something like 'Asstr servers issues'? Others might be interested in asstr's problems, too, but might not be able to make the association from the headline.

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Re: ASSTR: Internal Server error message...
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 04:51:40 PM »
Just found this announcement on nifty.org

July 2017: Due to hardware problems, ASSTR is displaying an old, static copy of the site. Accounts are inaccessible and recent changes are offline. An attempt will be made to restore the site sometime in September.

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Re: ASSTR: Internal Server error message...
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 06:54:31 PM »
Just found this announcement on nifty.org

July 2017: Due to hardware problems, ASSTR is displaying an old, static copy of the site. Accounts are inaccessible and recent changes are offline. An attempt will be made to restore the site sometime in September.

Thanks Aphatier...very appreciated...I was wondering what was going on...many authors are accessible now...but the new ones all still offline...hopefully in September will be back to normal then...
Sam