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Ijon Tichy
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TeXwelt.de down?

Postby Ijon Tichy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:01 pm

For some days TeXwelt.de seems to be down. At the beginning of this week I got a "Wartungsmodus" message. But meanwhile it changed to:
TeXwelt.de wrote:Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /wissen/ on this server.
Apache/2.4.25 (Debian) Server at texwelt.de Port 443

Last week I was off-line some days. So maybe there was an announcement about the expected downtime, which I've not read. Does anybody know, what has happened to TeXwelt.de?

BTW: Wouldn't be texblog.net a good place for a short information?
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:41 pm

Hi!

A user complained publicly in the StackExchange chat that the SSL security was not high enough and presented screenshots of SSL scans and results for protocols and potential vulnerabilities. If he would have told me directly, I could have worked on a second server and migrate without much downtime.

Because of that blaming in public with protocol details I had shut down the server and started migration to a new server. I moved all over, but the forum software doesn't run with the new operating system yet, I have to solve dependencies with OSQA, Django, Python versions and newest apache and OS libraries.

I don't know how long it will take, since I have very limited free time. I tackle the issues one by one. For example, after installing and adjusting step by step last night I ended up with the error with "No module named django.core.handlers.wsgi" though Django was fully installed the same way, potential solutions I found online did not help yet. Once that is fixed, there will be probably be another incompatibility, but hopefully I can move forward.

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We have now better encryption, but no TeX forum yet. I did not post on my blog probably because I wasn't happy about that way. Since it got longer than a day, I added some information on the start page.

Thank you!

Stefan
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Ijon Tichy
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Postby Ijon Tichy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:54 pm

Thank you for the information and good luck with the new installation.


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