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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-12-26 04:20 am

Nginx has been banished!

Hey all,

Sorry for the 'Welcome to nginx!' issues we've been seeing for a bit now. It was a server configuration issue that hit us when a webserver rebooted.

Basically when the machine rebooted, nginx (software that can act as a web server) started up and then when Apache (the software Dreamwidth code uses for a web server) tried to start, it failed because nginx had already started and registered on the ports (the way web server software gets your requests).

Again, sorry for the site issues. Everything should be back to happy-times now, so let us know if you see any issues!
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[personal profile] kukusik 2016-12-27 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, Mark!
Unfortunately, i can't reach my own 'page' - I can see only this 'Welcome to nginx!'.... Could you please check and fix it?
Thank you in advance!
Natalia aka Kukusik
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Re: Unfortunately...

[personal profile] kukusik 2016-12-27 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Uuups... It's kinda miracle ;) Thanxxx!
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[personal profile] blackorange 2016-12-27 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
привет, кукусик :)

это скорее всего блокировка со стороны провайдера, у меня такое же
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Re: Unfortunately...

[personal profile] moem 2016-12-27 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Would using a VPN help you in this case?
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[personal profile] kukusik 2016-12-27 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
it would, definitely :)
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[personal profile] moem 2016-12-27 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, it's good that you have that option. And I see that you are a new DW user, so: welcome!
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[personal profile] blackorange 2016-12-27 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm using zenmate add-on :) thanks for asking :)
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[personal profile] moem 2016-12-27 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Good, and welcome to you, too!
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[personal profile] blackorange 2016-12-27 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you :)
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[personal profile] kukusik 2016-12-27 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Привет :) Не похоже на провайдера - рандомно это. то открывается, то нет. Шас вот вроде пофиксилось. А reading page грузилась всегда. Короче, миракл :)
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[personal profile] blackorange 2016-12-27 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
чистка кэша и установка какого-нибудь плагина, на всякий случай
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[personal profile] aramaten 2016-12-27 10:41 am (UTC)(link)

Thanks for the info!!

I was really afraid when yesterday I did as I usually do, open Firefox, write down DW in google and log in from there -I know, I'm lazy like that- and suddenly I got this Nginx.

If I tried to access directly to my blog, there was no problem, as well as if I accesed other webs through google. It was just DW.

I am not a computer expert but everytime I have a problem, I search on the web and try to find a solution. And what I found really did scare me and confused me. In many places they said this Nginx was a server but in others that it was a very potent malware, able to read your keyboard typing and altering you computer. I even discharged an antimalware app, passed it several times, run my antivirus but it kept appearing.

Today I found a page where they explain ways to eliminate all suspicious archives from all the search engines and apps and I was going to try it. But in searching about which server you use, just in case it could give me any clue, I just found this post. Can you please confirm it was just a configuration issue on your part??? I can not check right now if it doesn't show up anymore in my laptop,as I am not at home, so I would be very grateful if you could reassure me on this!!

Anyway, thank you for your post and for keeping us updated. I love DW for many things but the main one is how you worry to keep us updated and maintaining a really nice place and how dedicated you always are. Keep up the good work, and thank you!! And a very happy 2017 to you all!!

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[personal profile] aucubagold 2016-12-28 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
again and again...I cannot open my page. instead of it I see :

Welcome to nginx!

If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required.

For online documentation and support please refer to
Commercial support is available at

Thank you for using nginx.
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[personal profile] primwood 2016-12-29 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks, Mark! Does Dreamwidth have the capability of having Twitter tweets posted into a person's journal? I would like to use DW as my permanent home, but the last time I checked, it didn't have that capacity. If DW doesn't now, are there any plans for it to happen in the near future?

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-12-30 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
(Not Mark)

Dreamwidth doesn't currently have the ability to directly import tweets; some people have various things on their own servers to make it work for them.

The most recent user discussion about the feature was from 2011:

It seemed back in 2012 that it would be against the rules for Dreamwidth to archive tweets on users' behalf, and that's when the suggestion got rejected.

I don't think there's been any recent discussion on making it possible; I will defer to [staff profile] mark on that.
azurelunatic: DW: my eloquence cannot be captured in 140 chars (twitter)

Thoughts upon having looked at the current rules

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-12-30 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Would it fall afoul of I.G.2.d.iii?
II.B looks ... interesting ... as well.
II.C on the profile is more than Dreamwidth does for other connected services, but perhaps it could be in each journal entry: seems relevant, and I'm not sure that Dreamwidth wants to enable retweet-from-Dreamwidth. I also don't know whether Dreamwidth wants to start having a conversation with Twitter about implementation.
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[personal profile] ravenna 2017-01-01 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
I cannot access the site via 2.4ghz wifi, it's just loading infinitely or stalling on white screen. 5ghz wifi on my phone is operable but still laggy. Saw on twitter site performance should be improved but it's suuuuuper the opposite for me.
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[personal profile] houtarouh 2017-01-17 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello. I know this is an old entry, but as of late, I'm getting the "Welcome to nginx" message a lot on my end, especially soon after accidentally deleting some layouts over at the Advanced Customization page. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
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[personal profile] i_phoenix 2017-01-18 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
Also still getting the message when I try to go to

If I go to the main site, I can still get to my reading page.

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