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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 01-08-2005 01:18

...or "The Hell CPrompt had to deal with".


Here is the deal. Our hosting services servers were attacked by a DOS. So the website was either down, not working right or something all day long. Real bad for a company who's main income comes from the website. The deal was that the website as in http://www.mywebsite.com would not show up, however, https://www.mywebsite.com would. So, I tried to redirect the site to the secure server and never could figure out what to do.

So here is what I tried:

Tried to FTP into the site and do some simple redirects (PHP and JavaScript). I had high doubts that this would work, but start with the most simple method first. Of course, that didn't work. Next, I tried to do an .htaccess redirect. This may have worked if I could have uploaded a .htaccess file. Couldn't do it. Not real sure why that is.

I don't have SSH ability with their server. So telneting was out.

I was going to go in and redirect everything from the DNS server to the secure site, but that usually takes 6-8hrs to propogate, and they assured me (oh...I assure you) that it would be back up before then.

So, I ask you. Is there anything else that I could have done to redirect to the secure server?


Thanks in advance!

Later,

C:\

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 01-08-2005 02:03

There may have been some DNS tricks but I wouldn't recommend them.

.htaccess files can be turned off by the server admin.

Your main issue is that if someone can't reach the site, they can't reach any of your redirect methods living on the server.



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 01-08-2005 04:07
quote:
Your main issue is that if someone can't reach the site, they can't reach any of your redirect methods living on the server.




yeah.........that's what I figured. If it all went on for too long then we would have just had the DNS point to our shopping cart which is hosted in-house. That's what we are mainly concerned with anyway.

thanks.

Later,

C:\

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