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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 5:30 am

I've been getting these messages for many weeks. But the past week or so, it's been several times a day. I couldn't get in for over an hour just now due to the following message...

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 111 [2013]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 5:47 am

I have seen a higher frequency recently too. Get some everyday. Couldn't get on for the past 2 hours.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 5:49 am

There are issues with the servers the forums are hosted on. It's being worked on but apparently no solution has been implemented as yet.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 6:46 am

This outage has been on-going for way too long - I have doubts anyojne is working on it....

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 7:28 am

kerz has reported in stating that he is...

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 8:59 am

Hopefully it gets fixed soonish, it's rather irritating:)

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 9:40 am

It's irritating for all of us. I spotted a spam post a while ago, went to remove it and got the error...

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 10:02 am

Well, it's good info that there's ppl working on it:) Have had this about once a day, but usually when I'm looking for some info on theming forum :D It might be annoying, but I can live with it - I think there's quite a few users on this forum and even more threads etc. so problems are bound to surface...

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 11:01 am

The database we use is a shared one. It was recently upgraded, and the upgrade is causing some segfaults. Our hosts are working hard to fix.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 1:22 pm

Thanks Jason for the info. But damn....it's been weeks (if not months). For a board as popular as MozillaZine, you'd think phpBB Group would be a bit more professional about this. I frequent a music discussion board that is also a phpBB Group board. Had the same issue. With a few persistent calls/emails and 2 server changes, the issue has been corrected. Seems if a small, indie music board with nowhere near the same number of members can garner the attention of phpBB Group and get this fixed, so can Mozillazine.
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 4:14 pm

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:it's been weeks (if not months).

LIMPET235 wrote:It's a slight error/glitch with the forum software.
The boss knows about it & is working on it.

January 4th
And that's just what's still on the first page of this forum.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 12:53 am

Uncle Spellbinder,
Our hosts are the Open Source Labs at Oregon State University. I don't think we'll be changing. Part of the problem is that we are using a shared database. The staff at OSL and Jason are tracking it down. We don't have the freedom to move like your small, indie music board.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 4:38 am

Daifne wrote:Uncle Spellbinder,
Our hosts are the Open Source Labs at Oregon State University. I don't think we'll be changing. Part of the problem is that we are using a shared database. The staff at OSL and Jason are tracking it down. We don't have the freedom to move like your small, indie music board.


Thanks for the clarification. I thought that a server move would have nothing to do with the host, providing the host has multiple servers. In any event, I hope this can be addressed soon. I guess the perils of shared databases is what we've been experiencing for months now. Too bad there can't be a dedicated database for Mozillazine.
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Post Posted March 31st, 2011, 5:28 am

This is nuts. 1hr 45minutes I had the General Error SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] error message. Then for another 20 minutes, I got this...

Can't find any servers to help you

The mozillazine servers seem to be on strike. The systems team is negotiating...

Please try again later

[this used to be the "drupal.org error"]


Then I had to log in again and was directed to a captcha screen.

It's becoming a chore to visit these forums.
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Post Posted March 31st, 2011, 6:48 am

The knowledge base is also often kaput.
The following error was encountered:

Connection Failed
The system returned:
(110) Connection timed out

The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.

But I guess I don't need to mention that, because all parties are aware of the problems and will diligently fix them very very soon.

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