QB64.ORG?
#1
This is NOT a TJP problem. But it IS QB64 related.

My browser no longer allows me to access the QB64.org website. I need to know it it's MY brower(s) or the site itself.

Can someone attempt to access the site? If it responds with a "not secure" message, then I will know it's not just me, and the QB64.org site may have been 'tampered' with... DO NOT force your browser to access the site.

I did not know where else to post this. I have used both Firefox and Google Chrome to access the site with the same results. It may not be browser related but I am not taking any risks.

If it is a virus issue, like most Linux and Mac users, we are not at risk like Windows users. But that does not mean that a Linux user cannot be a 'carrier'.

I am hoping that I am wrong and it is 'just a glitch' with the site...

I would appreciate a rapid response...

J
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#2
@Johnno56,

I know the problem. When I attempted to access the site with http://www.qb64.org in URL box, it tries to access the site with https://www.qb64.org.  I am not sure why it is trying to access the site as a secure site, hence the "https", apparently the site isn't setup correctly with SSL. To correct the issue for yourself, simply remove the "s" in the URL, where it reads, http://www.qb64.org.

I am assuming they are trying to secure their site with SSL, but it may not be setup correctly.

Also, I tried to access other parts of the site, but it keeps trying to use the secure version, so the site may be unusable at the moment until they fix the problem.

I've sent them a Tweet on Twitter letting them know.

Here in the next few months, I plan on getting SSL for my site and sub-domains as well, when I get the $120 (US) to pay for it. Some great things are happening for me know and I will be able to have the money I need to do what I want.
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#3
Thanks Walter.

Removed the 's' and the site was then accessible, but like you, I then had to do the same with every other site page I wanted to look at... Let's hope that they get their act together soon...

Thanks for looking into it.

J
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Live long and prosper.
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#4
Hi Walter and Johnno, 

I just hit same problem but then it stopped and I see you Johnno logged in now 9:08 AM near Cleveland, Ohio (a city in shock being swept in NBA finals). 

Plus I have to reenter my password for log in... (if I can find it).
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#5
hmm... It looks like it just happened to Petr who has been posting most recently:
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#6
Fellipe reports that the https certificate has expired and they are working on it.
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#7
It looks to be fixed as I can now log in without having to dig up my password. 10:26 AM Cleveland, OH plus a few minutes fast clock.
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#8
Ok. The QB64 Team got my message on FaceBook. They are looking into it now.
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#9
Hi Walter, 

While reporting ORG status at Steve's ProBoards site, I tested the hashtag system there. 
http://qb64.freeforums.net/thread/93/qb64-org

You probably already know of it? kind of neat!
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#10
Thanks guys for looking into the qb64.org problem.

Curious.  a) What causes a 'certificate' to expire and b) Who should be the lucky person to fix it?

J
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Live long and prosper.
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#11
I am betting money is all that was needed to keep certificate from expiring:
https://www.google.com/search?client=ope...8&oe=UTF-8

So that says something about the lucky person. Smile
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#12
QB64.org problems:

When clicking on QB64.org forums I always get a:

   The connection has timed out/Try again..

And it has always done that.

Erik.
dndbbs project:

Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP:

Dndbbs executables
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip

Dndbbs source
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip

Dndbbs upgrade
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

DNDDOOR - https://bit.ly/EriksDNDDoor DUNGEON - https://bit.ly/EriksDungeon
Interpreter - https://bit.ly/EriksSICK Hex Editor - https://bit.ly/EriksHexEditor Utilities - https://bit.ly/EriksUtils
QB45 files: - https://bit.ly/EriksQB45 QB64shell - https://bit.ly/QB64shell Some old QB64 versions: - https://bit.ly/OldQB64
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#13
@bplus,

Quote:While reporting ORG status at Steve's ProBoards site, I tested the hashtag system there. 
http://qb64.freeforums.net/thread/93/qb64-org

You probably already know of it? kind of neat!

Yes, I knew about the Hashtag system, but I never really used it.


@johnno56,

Quote:Curious.  a) What causes a 'certificate' to expire and b) Who should be the lucky person to fix it?

The SSL certificate is a yearly subscription to a digital service. There are many different SSL certificate options out there choose from, different protection, and many other "different" aspects. You can find more information at https://www.globalsign.com/en/blog/how-m...cate-cost/

The answer to your second question would be person who pays the SSL yearly subscription. It's not cheap, so not everyone can pay it.

One important note I need to make: most web-hosting and shared web-hosting companies provide you with the option to purchase a yearly SSL certificate subscription from them directly like my web-hosting provider PowWeb, and even GoDaddy. There different options, at different prices, with different protections, and different features, but without trying to explain to much, let me share a screenshot of each, and then talk about them.

Up first, is the web-hosting company I use PowWeb:



As you can see, the prices range greatly depending on the protection you need. When I finally purchase SSL for my site, I have to choose the middle choice, since I want to secure all subdomains, including the one I am using for this forum.

Now remember, these prices are for one domain name, so the more domain names you have and want to use SSL, the more expensive things get. While all my domain names point to a single account, I would still need to purchase a SSL certificate for each one.


Now, let's look at GoDaddy, shall we:



As you can see, GoDaddy offers a different set of SSL certificates than what PowWeb does. But if you look closely, to get the same level of protection for all my subdomain names, I would have to spend $350 (US) a year with them, while I would be spending $108 (US) a year (on a two year contract - or $120 (US) per year on a single year contract [data not seen in the above images]). That's a whopping $242 (US) difference in price with GoDaddy being much higher.

However, GoDaddy offers a five website certificate for a $170 (US) a year, which would be much cheaper than PowWeb if they mean "domain names" when they say "websites". I personally despise GoDaddy and would never suggest them to anybody. But that is my personal choice.


@Eoredson,

Quote:QB64.org problems:

When clicking on QB64.org forums I always get a:

   The connection has timed out/Try again..

And it has always done that.

There could be a number of reasons why this happens and could be hard to identify the problem. It could be the proxy settings in the browser, a glitch in the router, the server is too busy to server the requested document, and so forth. I personally haven't experienced that issue, so I couldn't begin to tell you where the issue is.


I hope these answers helps...
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(06-10-2018, 02:02 PM)eoredson Wrote: QB64.org problems:

When clicking on QB64.org forums I always get a:

   The connection has timed out/Try again..

And it has always done that.

Erik.

Hi Erik, 

Haven't heard from you in awhile, I was beginning to wonder, too many bugs?

Seriously, have you tried a different browser? I just tried with MS Edge, which I don't normally use, and had no problems accessing the forum from the ORG Home page from Bing.

Man if your browser can handle this site, ORG ought to be a piece of cake.

On the other hand, QB64.NET has been down for weeks (now with an s).
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#15
The bug hunt is on..

I used to use Chrome but they stopped support for XP and I got so many BSOD that I quit
using it and switched to FireFox and have been overly pleased ever since.

I am working on QB64shell with serious problems with file menu box. Very busy.

Erik.
dndbbs project:

Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP:

Dndbbs executables
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip

Dndbbs source
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip

Dndbbs upgrade
http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

DNDDOOR - https://bit.ly/EriksDNDDoor DUNGEON - https://bit.ly/EriksDungeon
Interpreter - https://bit.ly/EriksSICK Hex Editor - https://bit.ly/EriksHexEditor Utilities - https://bit.ly/EriksUtils
QB45 files: - https://bit.ly/EriksQB45 QB64shell - https://bit.ly/QB64shell Some old QB64 versions: - https://bit.ly/OldQB64
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#16
heh someone forget to reset server again??
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#17
I am beginning to wonder if it will be reset again. Yikes!
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