[thechat] site down?

Mike King mike.king at redroom.co.uk
Fri Feb 12 08:42:32 CST 2010

I spent some time a while back fighting with an upgrade of Drupal for a different app... jumping from point release to point release is the only way to make sure it's as smooth as possible.

Is there a backup of the data sat anywhere that I can put onto a local install of drupal and try to get this moving towards safety?


----- "John Handelaar" <john at userfrenzy.com> wrote:

> From: "John Handelaar" <john at userfrenzy.com>
> To: "The evolt.org social mailing list" <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: Friday, 12 February, 2010 14:37:39 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
> Subject: Re: [thechat] site down?
> On 12 February 2010 14:18, Stéphane Deschamps <lists at nota-bene.org>
> wrote:
> > <quote who='John Handelaar' when='12/02/2010 14:26'>
> >> While looking around for stuff to ditch to make mysqlcheck work
> more
> >> quickly I dumped the sessions, cache and accesslog table contents,
> and
> >> looked in a couple of other places; one such was the 'Access'
> table
> >> which contained multiple entries which had clearly been put there
> by
> >> multiple unauthorised third parties.
> >
> > Mmmmmh. Bad, bad, bad.
> In fact I've just looked further and decided that those entries are
> not in fact bogus.
> My bad. Looks like Dean (or someone else) added them as bozo filters
> for attempted new joiners.
> > Is it because of the drupal architecture? I'd say that inherently,
> when a
> > system has to rely on many plugins, you take this kind of risks.
> We're using a version of Drupal which is no longer supported by
> security releases.  This is ungood.  We're not actually using much in
> the way of plugins (the voting widget doesn't write text data anyway)
> so I don't think it's that.
> But, a quick scan of the server and the comment DB shows that we're
> being hammered 24/7 by attempted attacks and attempted code
> injections; we need to sort out an upgrade asafp.
> jh
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