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Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« on: April 22, 2020, 04:12:10 pm »
Bullet has emailed me today, he's been struggling to get onto BG for the past week or so from Germany and he's also found that BG is out in Spain too. 
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 04:07:39 pm »
I've emailed Bullet this evening and he say's still getting a Time Out error.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 11:36:03 am »
Hows this going? Has he tried clearing browser cache and cookies? seems rather strange.

I would download CCleaner free, run any anti-virus and restart.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 07:49:42 pm »
Thanks SeVeNeVeS, I've passed that on to Bullet.  Hopefully it's nothing too serious. 

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 04:21:49 pm »
I've passed that on, Bullet says he's already tried those solutions and it's still not working.  He says there's at least one other member who can't get on either and they're posting in Sparegoggles. 

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 04:13:06 pm »
Update- BG was accessible this morning but has nwo gone offline again.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 06:53:56 am »
Timed out for me this morning, been slightly glitchy for a while with posting and previews, something amiss somewhere me thinks.

Time to rattle the cage of Proteus?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 01:12:41 pm »
Ha. I thought it was Russia that was blacklisted.

I had to use some kind of VPN curve.
Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 02:32:59 pm »
I'm calling it!

It appears too many members are having problems.

Give Proteus a cattle-prod up the jax, wake him up to fiddle with settings or whatever.  ::)
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 07:54:17 pm »
I messaged Proteus a week or two ago, but it seems he's not been around since early April.  I hope he's OK.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 02:41:17 pm »
Any updates yet? Bullet and Ottens are still posting on sparegoggles and can't access BG

Is anything being done?, does any one know why?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 09:33:05 am »
I've PM'ed Proteus again this morning.  Seems strange he hasn't been around in a month and a half.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 11:04:07 am »
I've PM'ed Proteus again this morning.  Seems strange he hasn't been around in a month and a half.
Proteus can be very elusive at times, holds the keys to the fort, but not always in contact anymore.  :-\

https://sparegoggles.forumotion.net/t679-we-seem-to-be-down-again#7698
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 11:31:24 am »
I've PM'ed Proteus again this morning.  Seems strange he hasn't been around in a month and a half.

It was about 7 months of no contact before that.
I'm not sure if anyone has any direct contact details outside of this Forum.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 05:37:24 pm »
We're trying to get a hold of Proteus but we face the same difficulty you have in getting in contact with him. Von Corax thinks that because some people are not able to access brassgoggles.co.uk depending on their region perhaps the service provider is using a Content Delivery Network, that is a geographically distributed set of servers, some of which are blocked or down on some or other way. So only Proteus would know this information.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2020, 01:55:42 pm »
Comrades! Use a VPN!

Oh! I put an extension with a good VPN in my browser today. I managed to go to a very American store that doesn't like Russians. I didn't manage to do it last time.

Sorry for the many words, I missed you.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2020, 03:28:09 pm »
This might be considered as a rebellion to the cause, can any-one else here do what Proteus does?

Possible joint key holders?

From what I've read on the forum...........J. Wilhelm.... von Corax...... Mods with computer skills......

Or Prof Marvel.......... of course IF interested.......

Other rambling thoughts will be posted as and when........... ;)

I have Mod and Admin experience with SMF forums, but the server thing scares me to be honest, so it ain't gonna be me. ;D

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2020, 05:56:31 pm »
This might be considered as a rebellion to the cause, can any-one else here do what Proteus does?

Possible joint key holders?

From what I've read on the forum...........J. Wilhelm.... von Corax...... Mods with computer skills......

Or Prof Marvel.......... of course IF interested.......

Other rambling thoughts will be posted as and when........... ;)

I have Mod and Admin experience with SMF forums, but the server thing scares me to be honest, so it ain't gonna be me. ;D



Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you read what I wrote above, it may not even be within the administrator's power. If I understand correctly, we are paying someone to maintain a server for us, and the server is not ours. It belongs to "X" company. The server is then connected to a set of mirror servers distributed around the world, and some of those servers are either being blocked purposefully or not working properly. It's not directly in Proteus' hands! What he could do is inquire with" Company X. "

PS, I do agree that we need a second pair of keys, at least though. But we need more information on the system and Proteus' consent and confidence.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2020, 05:59:22 pm »
Comrades! Use a VPN!

Oh! I put an extension with a good VPN in my browser today. I managed to go to a very American store that doesn't like Russians. I didn't manage to do it last time.

Sorry for the many words, I missed you.

I agree with you. For now it's all we can do, until we can talk to "Company X"

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2020, 09:13:00 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you read what I wrote above, it may not even be within the administrator's power. If I understand correctly, we are paying someone to maintain a server for us, and the server is not ours. It belongs to "X" company. The server is then connected to a set of mirror servers distributed around the world, and some of those servers are either being blocked purposefully or not working properly. It's not directly in Proteus' hands! What he could do is inquire with" Company X. "

PS, I do agree that we need a second pair of keys, at least though. But we need more information on the system and Proteus' consent and confidence.

Hm. If I were the only one experiencing these difficulties, then everything would be understandable.

When our officials try to block banned sites, they often block entire groups of IP addresses and subnets. In particular, the resources of major foreign cloud hosting companies were also under attack.

But at the same time, difficulties arise within Russia. Block local providers.

But what could have happened in Europe?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 01:47:02 am »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you read what I wrote above, it may not even be within the administrator's power. If I understand correctly, we are paying someone to maintain a server for us, and the server is not ours. It belongs to "X" company. The server is then connected to a set of mirror servers distributed around the world, and some of those servers are either being blocked purposefully or not working properly. It's not directly in Proteus' hands! What he could do is inquire with" Company X. "

PS, I do agree that we need a second pair of keys, at least though. But we need more information on the system and Proteus' consent and confidence.

Hm. If I were the only one experiencing these difficulties, then everything would be understandable.

When our officials try to block banned sites, they often block entire groups of IP addresses and subnets. In particular, the resources of major foreign cloud hosting companies were also under attack.

But at the same time, difficulties arise within Russia. Block local providers.

But what could have happened in Europe?

These are unusual times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that do not usually block information could be manipulating the flow of information now.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 06:49:56 am »
Could it be time for a major re-juggle of the forum? Alot of current Mods, admin, governers have not even logged in for over a month, one for years, let alone contributed or posted anything.
I realise the forum is alot slower these days with posting and traffic down and Proteus seems to have lost interest, although still paying the bills.
More thoughts will be thrust apon you soon  ;D

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2020, 06:28:16 am »
Could it be time for a major re-juggle of the forum? Alot of current Mods, admin, governers have not even logged in for over a month, one for years, let alone contributed or posted anything.
I realise the forum is alot slower these days with posting and traffic down and Proteus seems to have lost interest, although still paying the bills.
More thoughts will be thrust apon you soon  ;D

In the meantime, I forgot to mention Tor Web Browser. It basically connects to an encrypted and rotating network of proxy servers around the globe. You get a different server every time you connect, depending on available volunteer servers. When I tried it, I kept getting German servers (what was available to me at the time), so obviously no help. But you can try again. The software is free and available for all platforms. It was developed by volunteers with the support from the military, back when America was promoting freedom, and the idea was that news networks and diplomats could communicate without barriers or while being tracked. The software is available for civilian use as long as you don't do anything illegal with it.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2020, 11:13:55 am »
Works from Germany using Tor Browser but is awfully slow.

A forum needs a working admin team.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2020, 07:18:17 am »
Works from Germany using Tor Browser but is awfully slow.

A forum needs a working admin team.

Glad to see you back! Was it with Tor? Yes Tor is slow because you're being bounced around from one server to another, at least three times around the world.

There is a need for a a crew restructuring, but I'm afraid we can't escape the website itself, the server that is. It's been discussed, the possibility of moving to new software, but even that's not relevant in this case. I'd say replacing the whole host service would be better, but cost is an issue. If we'd at least as a group accept advertising in the platform in a self sustaining forum, we could move and modernize our software. This issue with some servers being blocked is not even under the control of any brassgoggles administration, it squarely rests on the hosting service we have.
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