Admin Discussion

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For discussion about the AA Website and its features.
Cecil Casey's picture

Site upgrade is complete.

Since this got buried in a blog and did not pop up front I thought I would repeat it here...

THE UPGRADE to Drupal 4.7.0 is COMPLETED!

So have at it, tear into things and lets see what we want to do next.
-Cecil

BTW I will be off to Houston to the Johnson Space Center for the rest of the week, so you will have to go bug stomping without me.

Cecil Casey's picture

Permissions and Access settings.

Could someone take a look at the permissions and access stuff, it seems to have not come across during the upgrade. Thanks.
-Cecil

Cecil Casey's picture

Site upgrade

I will apparently need to take down the site, or lock the content posting when I update the site. I seem to have lost cpanel access so I am not able to make the SQL backup. So I am on hold until I can get back into cpanel. I have mailed Matt about it, since he did overall password changes I am guessing that it may have been changed by him.

In the meantime I will be doing some reading.
-Cecil

Matt Barton's picture

Cleaning Up AA

In an effort to protect us against future hacks, I've done the following: (a) Applied all available patches for e107. We really need to dump this site soon and start using neo. I suggest archiving it and making it available as static HTML pages. This will make security much easier. (b) Put unused stuff in the trash can via cpanel. You guys might look there to make sure there's nothing in the trash that we need to keep. I found something called "shopping cart," "phptest," and "test chat." I can't remember what these are, but I put them in the trash for now. If we need them, I can always restore them. If not, let's delete them. (c) I changed the perms on various folders to restrict other people from mucking with them. Again, I'm not exactly sure how the turks did it, but it seems like they hacked our FTP passwords and replaced the files there. What's weird about this is that anonymous FTP is turned off via cpanel. So, somehow they guessed our passwords.

Cecil Casey's picture

Update

I am out of town for a few days. I am still working on 4.7 I have a update downloaded, but I am having issues with MySQL access. Anyway, I am out for a couple of days. I will put in 4.7 in a test database then move it over to this site.
-Cecil

Matt Barton's picture

My Status

Bill recently posted about his status, so I thought I'd do the same. Cecil and I have been working on the site, trying to work out the few remaining bugs and get things up to snuff on a systems-level. Drupal just released the official 4.7, and Cecil is working on updating the site to the new specs. Hopefully, this update will fix the annoying double log in nonsense.

Meanwhile, this is my last week of school, so I will soon have plenty of free time to work on everyone's ideas for improving the look of the site. What I want to do first is really bear down and make sure I thoroughly understand the CSS and PHPTEMPLATE system. I'm tired of tinkering with it; I want to understand it. Afterwards, I intend to work on some new templates (and I'll be passing on requests for graphics and such as I find a need for them) to the team. When I've got all these finalized, perhaps we can select the very best one for the default (but, heck, if the others are good, we could always leave them available as options).

Bill Loguidice's picture

My Latest Status

OK, not to get into it, but I spent the past three days in the hospital with my daughter and wife, so missed valuable "work" time before our vacation, which we leave for on Thursday (the 4th) and return from late Friday (the 12th). I wish to maximize my contribution and time, so if there's anything outstanding that needs doing, please let me know. As for my opinion about anything, unfortunately I just have to say use your best judgement and I'll abide by whatever decisions are made in my absence. I appreciate the thoughts though about my opinion on things, but I don't want to hold anything up.

Cecil Casey's picture

Wondering if I should be doing someting.

I have checked in a couple of times and it seems there is little happening here as the updates to the software are going on. Is there someting I can help out on Matt, or shall we wait for you to finish the upgrade?
-Cecil

Bill Loguidice's picture

We've been HACKED AGAIN!!!!

Fuck, we've been hacked by those asshole hackers again! If anyone knows how to stop this from happening, I'm all ears or just do it! www.armchairaracade.com keeps getting hacked! Even AFTER we changed everything! This does not bode well. I'm going to point away from the gateway page permanently. No wonder it's a ghost town on there.

Bill Loguidice's picture

The FAQ has been created. I also added two new content items.

I created the starter FAQ text. Modify/add/delete away!

I also added a "Links" page and a "Merchandise and Special Offers" page. I'll try to get working on them soon.

I also added some "forum rules" in the discussion forums. Again, just to get something decent in there to start us out.

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