#6610 wiki and forum services currently down?


The wiki and forum services on the retroshare project seem to be down.
Is this the result of an ongoing maintenant operation?

The wiki reports a database access error (see http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/wiki/)

Tx for your help


  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    • labels: --> siteops, p2, so-54810
    • status: unread --> assigned
    • assigned_to: Chris Tsai
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28

    We're investigating this. I'll keep you updated.

    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

  • Anonymous - 2014-01-29
    • status: assigned --> fixed
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-29


    In our investigation, we found that whoever set up your project's forum did not properly set the permissions for the config file (ie., it was world-readable). As such, we suspect that someone was able to obtain your project's database username and password.

    We were able to restore your database from backup, and we've taken the liberty of correctly setting the config file's permissions.

    Note however that we did not change your database passwords, so you should still consider your database password compromised until you change it. This can be done via Admin -> MySQL Database (in the left sidebar). Then you'll need to update your configuration to match.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

  • Anonymous - 2014-01-29

    Also note that we only updated the permissions for files named "config.php", so if you have any additional config files for other applications on your Project web space, you should make sure that the permissions are properly set for those as well (they should be set to 640)

  • Anonymous - 2014-01-29

    r178712_phpbb_db has now been restored as well.


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