Join Date: Sep 1999
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FYI--Couldn\'t Reach BBS For Several Days
I don't know what's been going on with the BBS servers the last almost 2 weeks or so, on account of I could not get to the BBS at all. One day out of the blue I get an HTTP error saying that the apache server is not available and to contact the system admin. I didn't write the exact message down. I figured maybe one of the BBS servers puked, but after serveral days I did not see anyone posting about problems of this board on other non off-road boards. Then I figured perhaps an IP range was banned or something. I use Netscape 4.77 almost exlusively to access this board, in fact it's my start page. For 2 years the page has loaded just fine as my home page, up until almost 2 weeks ago. I deleted cookies in Netscape but that didn't do it. I decided to open IE 5.0 and was able to get to the login screen for the boards. I had to request a new password since my old one wouldn't work, but I was able to login. However, as I was attempting to change my password I kept getting an error from the server that my signature was too long. I shrunk the sig down to the new 100 character limit (too short), and was then able to login fine with a new password. I went back to Netscape Communicator, was able to get to the login screen, and logged in ok.
I thoughte I'd post an FYI on this. I highly doubt the problem is my own computer. I haven't made any changes, software or hardware in the last few weeks, it has not crashed at all, and every other web page I go to works just fine. Only the off-road.com board stopped working for me.