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Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 May 2020, 6:41pm

I am getting a message "Too many requests" when I try various fora. What is that all about?
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Re: Too many requests

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 May 2020, 6:59pm

I had that this morning, maintenance maybe
Or too many users on line? Not so likely then

Went back to sleep, tried again later, all ok
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Re: Too many requests

Postby admin » 27 May 2020, 10:22am

Sorry, there was an apparent DDoS attack on the Forum from early morning until I woke up. Hundreds of requests per second for every Forum topic possible from many different servers. Caused the database server to run out of connections.

Fixed, and new protection measures in place.

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Re: Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 31 May 2020, 1:19pm

Happened again to me a couple of days ago and only got connected again an hour or so ago.
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Re: Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 1 Jun 2020, 7:52am

After opening and/or reading every dozen or so posts I get shut out again with he message "Too many requests". This might be for an hour or several hours.

Since originally I was shut out for three days I can never catch up. Can you help?
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Re: Too many requests

Postby Paulatic » 1 Jun 2020, 7:57am

Can it be connected to the Bots working?
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Re: Too many requests

Postby admin » 1 Jun 2020, 10:59am

Oldjohnw wrote:After opening and/or reading every dozen or so posts I get shut out again with he message "Too many requests". This might be for an hour or several hours.

Since originally I was shut out for three days I can never catch up. Can you help?


Sorry John, you must be opening topics to read very quickly one after another: too quickly to actually have time to read any of them. I'll have a look in the logs, and will double-check the "Too many requests" trigger threshold.

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Re: Too many requests

Postby admin » 1 Jun 2020, 11:56am

I've adjusted the "too many requests" limit to allow people to look at many topics in quick succession at a reasonable rate for a human being to click, speed-read, and request the next topic page. You shouldn't get blocked any more, John.

Tip: you might be able to avoid having to read a lot of topic pages if you click on the topic icon rather than the topic title. The icon takes you to the first topic post that you haven't read, rather than the first page of the topic.

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Re: Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Jun 2020, 12:55pm

Thanks. Just been able to get on after about 30 hours.
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Re: Too many requests

Postby SeptCollines » 3 Jun 2020, 12:51am

I still cannot post as non of my posts seem to get approval.What is the reason?

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Re: Too many requests

Postby admin » 3 Jun 2020, 10:23pm

That isn't anything to do with the Forum software, or the server security.

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Re: Too many requests

Postby PDQ Mobile » 3 Jun 2020, 10:39pm

admin wrote:Sorry, there was an apparent DDoS attack on the Forum from early morning until I woke up. Hundreds of requests per second for every Forum topic possible from many different servers. Caused the database server to run out of connections.

Fixed, and new protection measures in place.

DDoS attack!!?
I looked it up.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial- ... ice_attack

On a cycling forum? :shock:
To what purpose?
All that effort.


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Throw in a bit of genuine banking fraud and the scams and I start to feel as if I could just throw my device away.
It could become simply not worth it.
Maybe?

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Re: Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Jun 2020, 1:57pm

After being shut out again - following a mere 3 minutes connection - I have finally discovered the problem , or at least found the solution.

This was the only site where I had a problem so i cannot say what went wrong. I put it right simply by disconnecting and then reconnecting my router.
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Re: Too many requests

Postby admin » 7 Jun 2020, 2:18pm

If you get blocked again, please could you let me know your IP address (ask Google) _before_ you restart your router?

Then I can look to see what your IP address has been requesting. Might give us a clue why you're having these "too many requests" problems.

Reconnecting your router will (typically) allocate you a new internet IP address, so you bypass the block on the old one.

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Re: Too many requests

Postby Oldjohnw » 7 Jun 2020, 4:03pm

admin wrote:If you get blocked again, please could you let me know your IP address (ask Google) _before_ you restart your router?

Then I can look to see what your IP address has been requesting. Might give us a clue why you're having these "too many requests" problems.

Reconnecting your router will (typically) allocate you a new internet IP address, so you bypass the block on the old one.


Thanks. Most helpful and will do.

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