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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

Image hotlinking on DU is temporarily disabled (UPDATE 3: PARTIALLY FIXED)

Last edited Tue Mar 3, 2020, 11:50 AM - Edit history (4)

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

Third update: Please see this annoucement for updated details.

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Second update: image hotlinking has been disabled again. Please see this annoucement for details.

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Update: image hotlinking should now be working again. Thanks for your patience.

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Original message:

We are currently making some software patches and as part of the process image hotlinking is temporarily disabled. This means that if you paste the URL of an image into one your posts, the image will NOT display like it normally does -- instead you'll just see the URL.

Once the patches are complete, things should return to normal and any image URL you posted will display as an image again.

We apologize for the inconvenience -- thanks for your patience while we work on this. Hopefully it will not take too long.

The DU Administrators

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Reply Image hotlinking on DU is temporarily disabled (UPDATE 3: PARTIALLY FIXED) (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2020 OP
MontanaMama Feb 2020 #1
livetohike Feb 2020 #2
NBachers Feb 2020 #3
yonder Feb 2020 #4
EarlG Feb 2020 #7
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2020 #14
Laelth Feb 2020 #15
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #16
PatSeg Feb 2020 #5
dalton99a Feb 2020 #6
Kali Feb 2020 #8
lambchopp59 Feb 2020 #9
DemoTex Feb 2020 #10
eggplant Feb 2020 #11
George II Feb 2020 #12
PatrickforO Feb 2020 #13
discntnt_irny_srcsm Mar 2020 #17
Kali Mar 2020 #18

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:42 PM

1. We appreciate the Admins.

Many thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:01 PM

2. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:34 PM

3. Oh, so THAT'S why . . . Thanks for strengthening my best resource for sanity.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:37 PM

4. Does this have something to do with

that curiously ominous post this morning from a new DUer? Since removed, it was entitled "Nice forum you got here".

This person registered yesterday, has/had 50 some posts since and appeared to be examining DU for vulnerabilities. They seemed to be knowledgeable, wrote intelligently and apparently was able to log another poster out after being challenged. Shades of election day 2016.

If legit, I don't know why they didn't take their concerns directly to the administrators rather than post publically in The Lounge. That was weird.

As it stands, this whole episode was somewhat unnerving and a hat tip to all of you who do the nuts and bolts stuff behind the scenes.

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Response to yonder (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:57 PM

7. Yes, it is related to that

The good news is that the person was actually trying to be helpful, although the fact that they posted the issue publicly did cause a bit of a stir. But they drew our attention to something that needed fixing, and they have been in touch with Elad while he works on it.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:26 PM

14. Not sure if you are aware, but I sent Elad a PM at 10:57 am on that guy

And his curious thread.

I thought that was a rather strange way of doing things, as if he was posting on a board full of IT experts.

Anyway, glad you guys got the heads up.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:49 PM

15. A GOOD hacker.

I am glad to hear it because I interacted with that person and hoped, quite sincerely, that my doing so would not cause significant damage.

If said person helps us eliminate a vulnerability, I am glad.

-Laelth

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Response to EarlG (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:44 AM

16. Thanks for letting us know, EarlG. We were worried about that/him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:40 PM

5. Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:48 PM

6. Kick

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:10 PM

8. K and R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:27 PM

9. Take your time. It's Mercury Retrograde till the tenth of March... working fine now, thanks

Work computers, my laptop, my phone have lived in glitchyland since it began. Even the almanac page I'm referencing just froze, reload and last Sunday it was all I could do at work to keep all the machines running.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

10. Thanks! I thought it was my computer.

I was seeing the URL minus the .jpg file extension. Now I'll post some pics!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:54 PM

11. Does this relate to why tweets no longer show up as embedded? n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:11 PM

12. Nice quick fix. Thanks!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:11 PM

13. Thanks, Earl. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:41 PM

17. Looks like images are back - THANKS

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:59 PM

18. what he said

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