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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:41 am

Chris Peterson wrote:When you go to the main APOD page for a day, you see the page contents but not the image? Or you're not seeing the image thumbnails in the Asterisk forum?
APOD main page. The page comes up. I can see everything but the image. All the links are there and work, but there isn't any image. It's like it just ignores the whole section between the date and the title, no image, no click-thru.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by hartacus » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:01 am

geckzilla wrote:APOD is coming through https (secure socket) only now and it has broken a lot of things.
It seems that the Random APOD Generator (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/random_apod.html) is one of the broken things. Seems to be not working since about that time.

In the script's line:
var final_html = '<iframe src="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap'+random_ye ... day+'.html" id="apod"></iframe>';
Replacing the http with https seems to work in firefox's inspector at least

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:21 am

hartacus wrote:
geckzilla wrote:APOD is coming through https (secure socket) only now and it has broken a lot of things.
It seems that the Random APOD Generator (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/random_apod.html) is one of the broken things. Seems to be not working since about that time.

In the script's line:
var final_html = '<iframe src="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap'+random_ye ... day+'.html" id="apod"></iframe>';
Replacing the http with https seems to work in firefox's inspector at least
Thanks. This was discovered a few days ago, but the person who has access to fix it has been out. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Stanley Allen » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:21 pm

geckzilla wrote:APOD is coming through https (secure socket) only now and it has broken a lot of things.
It looks like the RSS feed is broken also. I was subscribed through https://apod.nasa.gov/apod.rss until the Christmas break. Now it doesn't appear to work.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by rstevenson » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:54 pm

Yay! The thumbnail image (here at the Asterisk, on the daily APOD page) is back!

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Post by geckzilla » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:16 pm

I had to go and edit each one back in
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Post by rstevenson » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:30 pm

** pat on back ** (non-ironic)

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Post by alexaa » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:20 pm

Hi, I have an issue with the RSS feed in that I end up with duplicate entries in my RSS reader (thunderbird). I'm sure this is because today's picture in the RSS has the URL https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html but tomorrow it will update the URL in the RSS to its direct URL e.g. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170312.html so my reader downloads the entry again and I end up with two in the list for all entries.

Is it possible to change the RSS so the feed will always use the direct URL e.g. ap170312.html and never the astropix.html URL?

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Post by Brig » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:59 pm

The RSS feed appears to be out of date with the main APOD page. It hasn't been updated in a while.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:26 am

I created an alternate RSS feed and it can be found here:
http://asterisk.apod.com/apod_rss.php

Let me know if it works for you.
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Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:29 am

I haven't received an email notification for a watched topic since 8 January. When I check my settings, I'm still shown as subscribed to topics which I see updating, however. Some problem introduced with the forum migration?
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Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 am

I'll ask MTU about it. Maybe there's a setting that needs to be changed.
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Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:59 pm

geckzilla wrote:I'll ask MTU about it. Maybe there's a setting that needs to be changed.
Thanks. (Didn't get a notification for this one, either.)
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Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Just FYI Chris, I think your server is blocking the mails. MTU tech support tells me that there are 49 backlogged mails being rejected with this error message to your email: "Client host rejected: Abusive Connection rate (in reply to RCPT TO command))"
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Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:56 pm

geckzilla wrote:Just FYI Chris, I think your server is blocking the mails. MTU tech support tells me that there are 49 backlogged mails being rejected with this error message to your email: "Client host rejected: Abusive Connection rate (in reply to RCPT TO command))"
Ok, I'll see if I can learn anything. Strange that one university .EDU domain would block another one, though, and strange that it coincides with the shift of servers. I can't even find an online reference to that error message. Any chance of getting one of the rejected messages sent to me so I can pass it on to my tech support people with all the headers intact?

Worst case, I guess I can just change my email address on this forum to another one.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:Just FYI Chris, I think your server is blocking the mails. MTU tech support tells me that there are 49 backlogged mails being rejected with this error message to your email: "Client host rejected: Abusive Connection rate (in reply to RCPT TO command))"
Ok, I'll see if I can learn anything. Strange that one university .EDU domain would block another one, though, and strange that it coincides with the shift of servers. I can't even find an online reference to that error message. Any chance of getting one of the rejected messages sent to me so I can pass it on to my tech support people with all the headers intact?

Worst case, I guess I can just change my email address on this forum to another one.
It's coming from apache@apod.com so if you have a whitelist, maybe that would fix it? It just seems like some kind of irksome automated thing where somehow a bunch of emails tried to get sent to you all at once, all with similar content, so it blocked them.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:40 pm

geckzilla wrote:It's coming from apache@apod.com so if you have a whitelist, maybe that would fix it? It just seems like some kind of irksome automated thing where somehow a bunch of emails tried to get sent to you all at once, all with similar content, so it blocked them.
Okay, that's useful. I'll check with them on Monday. The problem appears to be associated with the change of sender. It's always been concam@mtu.edu. So it's the new sender that's apparently being seen as a problem. I can't whitelist it myself, the failure is happening too early in the chain. Usually those automatic blacklists that get created when a server receives too many similar messages time out after a few days. Apparently not this one (if that's the problem at all).
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 pm

geckzilla wrote:It's coming from apache@apod.com so if you have a whitelist, maybe that would fix it? It just seems like some kind of irksome automated thing where somehow a bunch of emails tried to get sent to you all at once, all with similar content, so it blocked them.
So the folks who manage the mail server at Caltech checked their logs and see no record of any blocked or bounced emails from @apod.com.

If the problem is coming from their end, they'll need an actual bounced message in order to access all the headers.

It sure seems like something got broken when the server changed. Where, I don't know.

If I change my email address, I assume that means my username changes, as well? And there are no side effects from making that change, like losing my posting history and various settings?
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Post by bystander » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:38 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:If I change my email address, I assume that means my username changes, as well? And there are no side effects from making that change, like losing my posting history and various settings?
An administrator can change the email address associated with your username.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:51 pm

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Chris Peterson wrote:If I change my email address, I assume that means my username changes, as well? And there are no side effects from making that change, like losing my posting history and various settings?
An administrator can change the email address associated with your username.
Okay, I'll keep that option open if nothing new comes about soon. It's inconvenient for me to not get email notifications for watched topics.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:20 am

I can't get at my email right now, but I am sure I can get an email header when I get back to it, probably by Thursday. I need to test it and make sure it's really just you, too. I can't recall if I'm still getting mails... but I think I did get one when someone sent me a PM earlier.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Chris, check your PMs, will you? Not sure you realize I sent one due to lack of email notifications.
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Post by Grimgrim » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:50 am

Hi,

RSS feed doesn’t work since 2 weeks :-(

Could it be fixed?

Thanks,

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Post by MarkBour » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 pm

There seems to be a linkage issue splattered throughout Starship Asterisk.

Many times a link goes to "bb.nightskylive.net", and does not really connect there to the resource that was referenced on the link.

(A pertinent example would be the link to the "Resolved Problems" topic/thread in the opening post in this "Bugs" topic/thread.)

My guess is that this BB moved to a new host at some point, perhaps many years ago? And that there was no automated way to update those links, so only some of them have been fixed, manually. Does it do any good to point these links out? I think Dr. Nemiroff has fixed some of them, when they are pointed out to him, but I don't know how much trouble they are and whether or not they should be pointed out wherever they are found, or just left to be.
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