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Virus Scan broken, and Check Server Status issue

Post by secsecsec » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:47 am

I noticed that the Virus Scan action in Flagfox seems to be broken. I assume they've changed their website and the action doesn't make sense anymore. I don't use it myself, so doesn't bother me but thought I'd mention it.

Also, the 'Check Server Status' action is giving me odd results. Not a Flagfox issue in itself, but wondering if perhaps it should be replaced with 'DownForEveryone' - I know this has been discussed before. Anyway, my particular issue I came across is that I was checking https://flagfox.net and it told me it was down. It tells me it's down right now, which it clearly isn't as I'm using it!

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/flagfox.net.html

Looking at it a bit closer looks like it's checking http://geoip.flagfox.net rather than https://flagfox.net. Is that an old redirect perhaps?

Another example is http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ubi.com.html

So I'm not sure how reliable this service is?

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Re: Virus Scan broken, and Check Server Status issue

Post by rleeden » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:28 pm

secsecsec wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:47 am
Looking at it a bit closer looks like it's checking http://geoip.flagfox.net rather than https://flagfox.net. Is that an old redirect perhaps?
Yes, that doesn't look right, and yes http://geoip.flagfox.net was an old URL that was abandoned about 2 years ago when the site was hit by a large DDoS from Russia.

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Re: Virus Scan broken, and Check Server Status issue

Post by DaveG » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:39 pm

Sorry, I don't know if I ever saw this particular thread, though Richard mentioned the issue with the status checker just recently when talking about action changes for the beta.

The virus scan default action seems to be working ok, at the moment, though yeah, it's changed since how it was when I first added it.

As to the server status checker, I've added isitup.org as an alternative to the defaults for Flagfox 6.0 beta 2. The isitdownrightnow.com site has more features that I do like to have, even if it apparently chokes with some subdomains. If anyone knows of a status checker with a recent status history (vaguely similar to isitdownrightnow.com), and it works better and behaves properly (doesn't violate inclusion policy; e.g. no popups or bad adds), then I will take a look at it and probably replace it.

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