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#171 2020-01-22 20:16:27

gaekwad
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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

Out of curiosity, I checked to see how many times version.json has been accessed in the last 3 months:

$ sudo cat ./www.textpattern.com.access.log | grep "version.json" | wc -l

1909 times.

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#172 2020-01-26 19:30:14

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

gaekwad wrote #321282:

I don’t know about your site/server in particular

Why should this should not be with a standard install? Shouldn’t all the paths/urls be standard if everything else is is installed correctly without any errors?

perhaps i am missing something.


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#173 2020-01-26 19:37:12

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

bici wrote #321354:

Why should this should not be with a standard install? Shouldn’t all the paths/urls be standard if everything else is is installed correctly without any errors?

I said it because web hosting providers are all different, but assume they plan for scale and ease of management. Many hosting companies still offer PHP 5, even though it’s long out of active support and vulnerabilities will likely not be patched. I only build servers with supported software, and I take that further by configuring them to have good security, good performance and so on.

I am not aware of any problems at the server end of the version check – literally, the version.json file is checked regularly, all responses in the logs are 200 OK, and so the file is being served correctly. There could be a number of things preventing a version check from client (you) to server (textpattern.com), it could simply be a configuration of server-to-server communications (bad TLS certificate or ciphers, rate limiting, some sort of block upstream, that sort of thing).

There’s no such thing as a standard web hosting server build across the industry, though it stands to reason most hosting companies would have their own preferred way of making servers themselves.

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#174 2020-02-09 09:14:58

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

Hi Pete, I’m not sure if this was always the case because of security, but i thought I’ll check it in with you. The demo sites show these errors in the diagnostics.

Image directory is not writable: /var/www/sites/textpattern.co/dev-demo/live/images
File directory path is not writable: /var/www/sites/textpattern.co/dev-demo/live/files
Theme directory is not writable: /var/www/sites/textpattern.co/dev-demo/live/themes


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#175 2020-02-09 09:19:29

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

AFAIR, the writeability of these directories is like that by design, for security reasons.


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#176 2020-02-09 14:31:26

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

colak wrote #321579:

Hi Pete, I’m not sure if this was always the case because of security […]

Precisely. This is as-designed, reduced attack surface.

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#177 2020-02-09 16:39:35

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

gaekwad wrote #321589:

Precisely. This is as-designed, reduced attack surface.

I was thinking that images may be safe, and then I thought again:)


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#178 2020-02-09 21:44:03

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

I am aware the selection of images is quite weak. I am building out this to replace the 2014-era images set. It’s taking a while because a) I’m not very good at it, and b) I’m short on spare time recently, but I hope to roll out a much better set of images to the demo sites soon. There is provision for WebP, too, as there’s an open issue for WebP support in Textpattern in an future version.

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#179 2020-02-18 09:53:50

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

Updated: now compiling PHP 7.3.15 for the release demo site.

Expected: PHP 7.4.3 later today or tomorrow, then the beta and dev sites will get a bump.

Demo server tech stack (current as of post timestamp):

Site HTTP Database PHP
Release Demo Nginx 1.17.8 Percona Server 8.0 PHP 7.3.15 (using PHP-FPM)
Beta Demo Nginx 1.17.8 Percona Server 8.0 PHP 7.4.2 (using PHP-FPM)
Dev Demo Nginx 1.17.8 Percona Server 8.0 PHP 7.4.2 (using PHP-FPM)

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#180 2020-02-18 10:43:44

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Re: Textpattern CMS demo site

gaekwad wrote #321743:

Expected: PHP 7.4.3 later today or tomorrow, then the beta and dev sites will get a bump.

Hi Pete
That would be good as we have some issues with it. Once you do install it, could you confirm that the problem is also manifesting over at your end? Maybe by allowing the proper permissions for a few minutes in the images directory in your server.


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