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# Active Disscussion

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29 Jul 2010, 19:16
hi all,
is there anything wrong with the Active Discussion? i clicked it and it gives me a error message...please advise!
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29 Jul 2010, 21:29
Thanks - I have mentioned this in the chat but will post here too.

Search and other search related features (tags, active posts, self posts, etc) are currently inactive due to an attack we experienced this morning. It was exploiting a weakness in PHPBB forum software that we use and took down the site for about 1 minute (denial of service attack). This happened twice during an interval of a few minutes and the third time we disabled search to prevent the server from becoming unresponsive. We are looking to patch the exploit and will enable search right after. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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29 Jul 2010, 21:46
The search function is back now
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01 Oct 2016, 00:08
Hi,

I am getting the same error, when it will be back.?
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01 Oct 2016, 00:35
Hi I am getting this message while searching: "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system".

T_T
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01 Oct 2016, 07:21
"Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" - this is the message i am getting when trying to access content. is it because of the same problem again? Any idea when would the functionality be back on? Thanks
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01 Oct 2016, 07:56
"Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" - i am getting this when trying to access content. Please help
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01 Oct 2016, 08:00
I too am receiving this very same error
I thought it was only with my account But good to know nothing's wrong with my individual account permissions, if everybody is getting this same error
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01 Oct 2016, 08:09
getting the same issue
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01 Oct 2016, 08:26
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Hello. The post you found is from 2010 but we are having the same issue as we have had 6 years ago.... there is a Denial of Service attack in progress that started about 8 hours ago, focused on search. We have been banning IP Addresses and doing other things; however, we are only being reactive in that case. As the result, we had to disable search-related functionality to keep the site up and running.

We will re-enable search-related features either when the attack stops or once we have been able to write code preventing flooding of the search system, which will happen sometime on Monday. So.... worst case scenario, it will have to wait till Monday.

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28 Jan 2017, 19:56
Hi - is the search feature disabled for the time being? - prep w/o GMATclub is inconceivable
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28 Jan 2017, 20:28
WilDThiNg wrote:
Hi - is the search feature disabled for the time being? - prep w/o GMATclub is inconceivable

Should be working. Can you give me a link that is not working for you?
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28 Jan 2017, 20:36
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bb wrote:
WilDThiNg wrote:
Hi - is the search feature disabled for the time being? - prep w/o GMATclub is inconceivable

Should be working. Can you give me a link that is not working for you?

Well, whenever i am trying to lookup something using the 'Custom Google Site Search' integrated into GMATClub, the screenshot is the result i am getting, though individual links are working.
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28 Jan 2017, 20:57
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Thank you - looks like the move to https broke the search. We are working on it.

(It should provide the same results)
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28 Jan 2017, 21:01
Yes, realised that after some brain-wrecking - since it's google search integrated into the forum, just checked whether google search outside of the forum was working and BINGO!

Thank You
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31 Jan 2017, 12:23
TrishaT wrote:
I am receiving this very same error (((

Please refresh that page multiple times or hit CTRL+F5 or SHIFT+F5 a few times; that should remove the browser cache for that page.
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Re: Active Disscussion   [#permalink] 31 Jan 2017, 12:23
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