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Old January 2, 2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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TFL Server Problem

Just wondering if it is my computer or not.
Anybody else that could not open up the Forum for the last 2 days?
Kept getting notice that TFL had a server problem, if so thought maybe
TFL would post a notice to that effect.
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Old January 2, 2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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I had the same problem. Perhaps the server was out of town for the Holiday?
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Old January 2, 2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Ha, or started the New Year party a tad early!
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Old January 2, 2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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server down

Yeah,
it was down all holiday, and last night.
I missed it so much, I had to go over to glock talk!

They never post any info about this, so seems like nothing new.
message:
Internal sever error.
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Old January 2, 2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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I got it too.
Glad it's resolved.
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Old January 2, 2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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server down?

next time could we get a heads up if it wasn't so cold and wet i'd have gone shooting...man never know how much you miss it till it is gone welcome back yeaaa
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Old January 2, 2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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I was experiencing connections problems for the last two days,too.
This was the second time for me fro experiencing such kind of problems.
Glad to see I is resolved.
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Old January 2, 2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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Yep down...

I had to go over to http://www.thehighroad.org and look around and check every other post I would read to see if TFL was back up... I am glad to be home... I was scared it went the way of packing.org
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Old January 2, 2008, 01:40 PM   #9
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tfl down

I was starting to get the shakes from withdrawls. Wow, that was close!!! Haven't felt that way since I left the Marines. I just snuggled in with one of my favorite rifles until it came back up. All kidding aside, it did make for a longer weekend. I hadn't realized how often I check TFL out. Good shooting all.
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Old January 2, 2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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Anytime you see the message

500 Internal Server Error

That typically indicates there is a problem with the database serving TFL. All the messages are stored in a database and the software that presents the data found some kind of "fatal" problem that prevents it from working correctly. Rather than provide bad results, it displays the error message.

Depending on what DB product is being used, the administrator will perform some maintenance procedures to correct the situation. In the worst case, the staff has to reload the database from a backup copy. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 24 hours, depending on the size of the database.
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Old January 2, 2008, 03:14 PM   #11
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I was getting the shakes like when I quit dipping
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Old January 2, 2008, 06:06 PM   #12
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Bill has pretty much nailed it.

Nothing really to do with the server. SWATMag was functioning fine as were some other areas that are all on the same server.
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Old January 2, 2008, 07:13 PM   #13
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Yeah, i thought my computer was screwed for the last 2 days. Them i see tfl came back. the bad news is, my computer got a bug, and took a dump(literally). Now i have to do all of this on my phone.:mad
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Old January 2, 2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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Bill has pretty much nailed it.
That's cuz Bill's BTDT and has the bags under his eyes to prove it.
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Old January 2, 2008, 08:04 PM   #15
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Actually, it's not the db. The php processes have been dying, leaving the poor web server with nothing to talk to.

The reason swat was not affected is that it runs from a different webserver and a different database process.
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Old January 2, 2008, 11:10 PM   #16
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So what you're really saying is that I have to get off my duff and (finally) learn php....

Drat!
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Old January 3, 2008, 04:54 PM   #17
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I have to get off my duff and (finally) learn php....
In the early 90s I taught myself Basic, Pasqal, Fortran and C. Wrote some stuff including databases, then got sidetracked into SysAdmin stuff and CAD/CAM. Couple years ago and with my son's help (he's a php wizzo) I tried writing a DB backed web application in php. It was successful and fun, but I realize I'd have to devote a lot of time to learn it well enough to make it worthwhile.

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Old January 5, 2008, 05:50 PM   #18
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I can do email and post on Boards that other folks maintain!

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Old January 11, 2008, 05:46 PM   #19
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I can do email and post on Boards that other folks maintain!
You might be doing a lot more of that if you keep this up!
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Old January 14, 2008, 11:59 AM   #20
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More trouble this morning it seems. I'm going to the colo tomorrow to look at it, but at least rebooting seems to solve the problem temporarily. Hopefully it won't crash again between now and then.
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