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Old 3rd March 2021, 09:09 AM
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As has been noted on an increasing frequency of late, the forum database seems to fail on an almost daily basis, which isn't sustainable.

We are running on an older version of vbulletin and mysql and have been conscious for a while it is due an upgrade for a number of reasons, including security, functionality and mobile app connectivity.

However, this isn't a 'run setup.exe' 2 minute job as a number of you will understand, so please bear with me whilst we work out the best route forward.
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The 17 year old Learner Driver Wagon 2015 Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo. Alloys, Power steering, Aircon, Leccy windows, Sat Nav, bluetooth, central locking, cup holders, 59 whole bhp. Million times better than my first car. Well jealous.....

Daily 2019 Tesla Model 3, Midnight Silver Metallic, Full Performance with AWD and Long Range

Standard Kit (In Audi Speak): Quattro, PDC with Reversing camera, (Completely) Keyless entry/start, Electric memory seats Steering wheel and Mirrors with easy entry, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, D3 Bose Equivalent Audio (imo), Fixed Panoramic sunroof, Auto dim heated memory folding dipping mirrors, Hi beam assist, LED headlights, 20" Alloys, Coming home lights, Auxiliary heating (and cooling), remote boot release (front and back), DAB radio, side assist, lane assist, heated seats x 5, dual zone climate control, tyre pressure monitoring, red brake callipers

Buy yours here and get us both 1000 free supercharger miles: Tesla.com

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The First 20 Audis:

2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey, 2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator, 2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black

Most Recent Audis:

2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2007 4.2 FSi Q7 ABT Blue, 2016 S5 Coupe Launch model, 2004 S4 B6 Cabriolet, 2016 Q7 Sline White, 2006 Q7 4.2 FSi Black
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Old 3rd March 2021, 09:21 AM
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Thanks Ian. Will https be included in the upgrade?

I presume all this stuff is running on Linux so my Microsoft skills won't be of much use, but happy to help if I can Or if you want to put it in Azure
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Old 3rd March 2021, 09:41 AM
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Thanks Ian. Will https be included in the upgrade?
We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The problem was, that there were so many hardlinks within the forum that point to HTTP that people naturally end up back on an insecure link again.... it was so unsuccessful, even you didn't notice ;-)

Its still operational, but we let the certificate elapse... I'm hoping newer version of vbulletin have better handling to force HTTP users on a redirect to HTTPS instead.

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I presume all this stuff is running on Linux so my Microsoft skills won't be of much use, but happy to help if I can Or if you want to put it in Azure
.... and you'd be wrong....

I dont do linux, so its 100% windows. However, its mysql and php which is all a bit linuxy if you ask me....

Ignoring the Azure comment. I want more control and data protection, not less... ;-)
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The 17 year old Learner Driver Wagon 2015 Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo. Alloys, Power steering, Aircon, Leccy windows, Sat Nav, bluetooth, central locking, cup holders, 59 whole bhp. Million times better than my first car. Well jealous.....

Daily 2019 Tesla Model 3, Midnight Silver Metallic, Full Performance with AWD and Long Range

Standard Kit (In Audi Speak): Quattro, PDC with Reversing camera, (Completely) Keyless entry/start, Electric memory seats Steering wheel and Mirrors with easy entry, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, D3 Bose Equivalent Audio (imo), Fixed Panoramic sunroof, Auto dim heated memory folding dipping mirrors, Hi beam assist, LED headlights, 20" Alloys, Coming home lights, Auxiliary heating (and cooling), remote boot release (front and back), DAB radio, side assist, lane assist, heated seats x 5, dual zone climate control, tyre pressure monitoring, red brake callipers

Buy yours here and get us both 1000 free supercharger miles: Tesla.com

Octopus Energy. Use the Agile tariff for seriously cheap overnight EV charging, or other things.... At times, the cost goes negative - and you get paid to fill up ! Sign up with this link and we get 50 each


The First 20 Audis:

2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey, 2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator, 2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black

Most Recent Audis:

2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2007 4.2 FSi Q7 ABT Blue, 2016 S5 Coupe Launch model, 2004 S4 B6 Cabriolet, 2016 Q7 Sline White, 2006 Q7 4.2 FSi Black
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Old 3rd March 2021, 09:57 AM
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I'm hoping newer version of vbulletin have better handling to force HTTP users on a redirect to HTTPS instead.
If VBulletin doesn't then the "URL Rewrite" module of IIS will fix this

I'm also happy to pitch in and help if I can be useful, far from my day job these days but I like to keep my hand in!
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Old 3rd March 2021, 10:03 AM
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We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The problem was, that there were so many hardlinks within the forum that point to HTTP that people naturally end up back on an insecure link again.... it was so unsuccessful, even you didn't notice ;-)

Its still operational, but we let the certificate elapse... I'm hoping newer version of vbulletin have better handling to force HTTP users on a redirect to HTTPS instead.
Yeah I totally didn't notice that IIS can do HTTP to HTTPS redirect with the URL Rewrite module if vbulletin can't.

(spent too long typing and Paul beat me to it)

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.... and you'd be wrong....

I dont do linux, so its 100% windows. However, its mysql and php which is all a bit linuxy if you ask me....
Very linuxy! I've done vbulletin on hosted linux with cPanel. It never occurred to me to run it on Windows.
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Old 3rd March 2021, 10:25 AM
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If VBulletin doesn't then the "URL Rewrite" module of IIS will fix this
I'm ashamed to confess what version of Windows we're talking about here, but the IIS you're thinking of, and this one, worlds apart....

A simple 'URL' redirect of anything hitting HTTP to the root HTTPS would break whatever link people were trying to visit so I had a brief look at the time and parked it.

I knew it would rear its head again one day, and here it is....
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The 17 year old Learner Driver Wagon 2015 Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo. Alloys, Power steering, Aircon, Leccy windows, Sat Nav, bluetooth, central locking, cup holders, 59 whole bhp. Million times better than my first car. Well jealous.....

Daily 2019 Tesla Model 3, Midnight Silver Metallic, Full Performance with AWD and Long Range

Standard Kit (In Audi Speak): Quattro, PDC with Reversing camera, (Completely) Keyless entry/start, Electric memory seats Steering wheel and Mirrors with easy entry, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, D3 Bose Equivalent Audio (imo), Fixed Panoramic sunroof, Auto dim heated memory folding dipping mirrors, Hi beam assist, LED headlights, 20" Alloys, Coming home lights, Auxiliary heating (and cooling), remote boot release (front and back), DAB radio, side assist, lane assist, heated seats x 5, dual zone climate control, tyre pressure monitoring, red brake callipers

Buy yours here and get us both 1000 free supercharger miles: Tesla.com

Octopus Energy. Use the Agile tariff for seriously cheap overnight EV charging, or other things.... At times, the cost goes negative - and you get paid to fill up ! Sign up with this link and we get 50 each


The First 20 Audis:

2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey, 2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator, 2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black

Most Recent Audis:

2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2007 4.2 FSi Q7 ABT Blue, 2016 S5 Coupe Launch model, 2004 S4 B6 Cabriolet, 2016 Q7 Sline White, 2006 Q7 4.2 FSi Black
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Old 3rd March 2021, 10:39 AM
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Glad to hear you're on it, but can't help at all as it's not my bag, but just wanted to say that it's only a minor nuisance, even though it's happening more frequently - nothing on here is time critical, well not for me, anyway...
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Old 3rd March 2021, 10:48 AM
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Well, I'm sure that you'll be building a shiny new Server 2019 machine for the shiny new vbulletin, so you'll have a shiny new version of IIS with URL Rewrite...

URL Rewrite runs within IIS and uses regex to dynamically change the request, so if a link on the forum points to http://something IIS will accept the request, rewrite it to https://something, and vbulletin ought not to notice the difference.

Probably...
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Old 3rd March 2021, 03:19 PM
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Exactly this, think it came in in IIS7 - so many moons ago, and prior to that you could use a 3rd party filter (free) in earlier versions that did the same thing..... I'm assuming it isn't NT4 still?
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If I had the power I'd send you all to a room where you could talk dirty without annoying us mere mortals!
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