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Won't let me update for 12 hours?

 While trying to create a new zone and add a page to it (which sounds easy enough, but…..), I got this error:

 Your request has been blocked by flood control restrictions. You must wait 43,321 seconds to proceed.

That is over 12 hours. I'm assuming it's giving me this because I made so many changes in the last few minutes, but now I have to wait 12 hours to fix it?

Edit:  And now, when I tried to go back and do something else, I got this.  Now I can't get to my site at all!

ocPortal error

The IP address you are accessing this website from (204.253.245.126) has been banished from this website. If you believe this is a mistake, contact the staff to have it resolved (typically, postmaster@helpingpans.com will be able to reach them).

If you are yourself staff, you should be able to unban yourself by editing the usersubmitban_ip table in a database administation tool, by removing rows that qualify against yourself. This error is raised to a critical error to reduce the chance of this IP address being able to further consume server resources.

Details here are intended for the website/system-administrator, not for regular website users. If you are a regular website user, please let the website staff deal with this problem.

Depending on the error, you may need to edit the base configuration (the info.php file).

ocProducts maintains full documentation for all procedures and tools. These may be found on the ocPortal website. If you are unable to easily solve this problem, we may be contacted from our website and can help resolve it for you.


 
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Re-reading that error….. so the question is, is OcPortal consuming too much server resources?  Am I going to get in trouble with my host for this kind of thing?
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I'll look into this for you (assuming I still have access). We've seen it before as a bug, but that was fixed, so I'm a bit perplexed – but time will tell.


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digigirl what version are you running?

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Ok, I've worked out what happened, and it's very unfortunate.

For some unknown reason your server clock jumped back 12 hours. That shouldn't happen and isn't anything to do with ocPortal. This meant that your last recorded site access time was 12 hours in the future which threw off the flood control system. ocPortal then tried to see if it was being intentionally flooded by a hacker, and found what is effectively 12 hours worth of pages accesses had "happened since 30 seconds ago" – you were then automatically banned to prevent the suspected flood attack on the server.

ocPortal could have performed better, and will be improved for this in the next patch release.


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O that happened on a few other sites too.
It caused IPB's site to not show posts as read or new posts will not go to the top of the forum.
bfarber said it would be fixed today.
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I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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But here's the question.  That's twice now that I've had major errors, and both times it was "no fault of OcPortal."  I'm not trying to point fingers here, but I've never had any trouble with my hosting server before.  I've installed, uninstalled, tested - done all kinds of stuff and never had server errors.  Why now, coincidentally just after I've installed OcPortal?  Could there be something about OcPortal that is making the server have problems?  
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ocPortal is one of the most complex web applications out there, so there's a lot more that can go wrong and it seems more sensitive. ocPortal definitely couldn't make your server's clock get set back – only the administrative user ('the root user') on the server could do that.


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digigirl said

But here's the question.  That's twice now that I've had major errors, and both times it was "no fault of OcPortal."  I'm not trying to point fingers here, but I've never had any trouble with my hosting server before.  I've installed, uninstalled, tested - done all kinds of stuff and never had server errors.  Why now, coincidentally just after I've installed OcPortal?  Could there be something about OcPortal that is making the server have problems?  

I said some thing like that to ipb about 2.2.
I am the only one haveing the sql problem with it and they can not figure it out.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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