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aerobat

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2016, 04:33:49 »
Many thanks Bjørn,

Ich have changed my hostfile back to normal and can reach nikongear.

Have a good day
Daniel
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MFloyd

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2016, 04:37:19 »
Thanks for the efforts. Happy that NikonGear is online again 😉
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Airy

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2016, 05:50:33 »
Everything is fine indeed. Enjoy the Laphroaig!
Airy Magnien

Bent Hjarbo

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2016, 09:37:48 »
Thank you for the hard work.
Nikongear was missed badly.

Jakov Minić

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2016, 11:29:35 »
Just to add thanks to Jan Anne who was also providing hacking tips in the background, and there was one time when only he was online :)
Thank you Jan Anne!
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Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2016, 11:32:01 »
We should extend our thanks to every one except for DDOS hackers and Site5 support :D

I'll keep my HOSTS configuration anyway as this is my recipe for eschewing connectivity issues in general.

Thomas Stellwag

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2016, 11:44:12 »
thx to the team
Thomas Stellwag

Frank Fremerey

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2016, 11:47:54 »
attachments cannot be seen
pictures get corrupted in the upload process
my pictures are randomly deleted by admins
not good. unusable for me.

Admin comment: we do NOT "randomly delete" your pictures. What nefarious activity might go on here needs to be investigated, but don't accuse us of doing something we don't do at all, please.
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2016, 12:28:03 »
As of now, also all the aliases to NG work as they should. Apparently I ticked the right boxes this morning :D Mail notification should be functional as well.

NG thus can be accessed though nikongear.net, nikongear.com, nikongear.org, with or without any 'www' prefix. The rationale of the aliased sites is two-fold, firstly, they trap existing references to content posted on the 'old' NG, secondly, we can set up diversified services later on.

Besides these aliases, the backdoor approach through fiercebearofthenorth.com works as before.

Jørgen Ramskov

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2016, 13:43:42 »
Yehaa! :D

Thanks and thanks Erik for keeping us updated. Damn those "smart" toasters...
Jørgen Ramskov

Mike G

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2016, 13:52:28 »
It's nice to have you back.

I can't quite understand why anyone would need a "smart toaster"? Just want the thing to work.  ;D

DougB

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2016, 14:31:51 »
Welcome back & thanks for the hard work
Too bad you can't afford to buy the new scotch & you have to suffer with that old stuff  8)

Jørgen Ramskov

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2016, 15:26:51 »
It's nice to have you back.

I can't quite understand why anyone would need a "start toaster"? Just want the thing to work.  ;D

There's an insane amount of silly IoT devices, basically poorly maintained, insecure small computers and connected to the internet. A disaster waiting to happen and the wait ended the other day.
Jørgen Ramskov

BW

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2016, 15:41:56 »
Shit! I was actually able to get some work done during the down time ;)

Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: We are BACK
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2016, 16:01:10 »
Just to clarify: NG never actually was *down*, but normal connectivity was lost since Friday night until last night. Using the suggested HOSTS file hack, no problem getting to the server and the forum. A lot of members managed this. However, as the mail server temporarily was disconnected, we could not send out a Newsletter to inform our entire membership. That has been taken care of today.