"Internal Server Error"

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  1. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    For several weeks has been down due to "Internal Server Error". This is an excellent site for referencing actual ethics policies that make up the abusive nature of Scientology. I was hoping they were down just because of an internal configuration problem but now I am wondering if the Church shut them down over copyright issues?

    Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
    Please contact the server administrator at to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.
    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
  2. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    I've often seen that notice, even when I'm messing around with my LAN here at home and I misconfigure something like a perl script sent to Apache (my pet web server). I don't think that message is what you're likely to see if they'd been legally 'shut down', but that's just my opinion for what it's worth.
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  3. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    It's not just a configuration error, that site is definitely down.
  4. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    I'm sorry mate but I beg to differ. If I write a perl script and mistakenly put a comma where a full stop should be and try and run it on my server, that message is EXACTLY what I'll get back from Apache.

    There's no question that the site is 'down' though.
  5. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    When not even a simple ping command gets through, it's more than a configuration error.

    The site is not "officially" closed, the DNS entry still exists , although a traceroute comes back empty-handed too.

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  6. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

  7. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    Yeah, "some" response comes back, but then it tells me "target port unreachable".

    With tracert it gives me the route and then says "target protocol unreachable."

    One would have to contact the site admin offsite to find out more.
  8. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

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  9. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    Fuck me MrN, what do you want it to do, whistle fucking Dixie? It responded in the way it normally responds, no more no less.

    Not for me it doesn't.

    If I could really give a fuck I would.
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  10. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

  11. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    You're welcome TOBB. I'll go with my initial thoughts. The server (which somebody is evidently still paying for) is alive and kicking, so the site is 'down', but it's not 'out' (at least not at present).

    That message is issued when some software glich appears and the server can't understand what it's supposed to do. It really could be as 'minor' as a comma in place of a full stop as I posited earlier. That's all it takes, believe me. The fact that nobody has fixed it is what is puzzling. (I charge $150 ph :biggrin:)
  12. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

    I get that "Internal Server Error" every day on ESMB.

    It occurs at 8:15am GMT, which apparently is when site maintenance is taking place.

    I have to wait a few minutes for something to happen then it kicks me out and I have to re-load the site.

    I know this doesn't help much but I just thought I'd mention it.
  13. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    Well, if you insist upon being up and about at that unearthly hour you've only got yourself to blame IMO. :biggrin:
  14. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    The crew at Saint Hill would be mustering in 15 minutes.

    It is soooo nice to be able to sleep in, not that I'd want our OSA monitors to feel like they were missing anything.