Shadrach

What is beetleforum.net and what's the connection to Hinterland?

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I noticed hinterlandforums.com doesn't use https and since we do enter usernames and passwords I figured I'd check if there was an https port available.

It was -- but it answers with an outdated Let's Encrypt cert (expired January 2, 2017) and issued to beetleforum.net. When going on I get redirected to the site:

https://beetleforum.net/forums/

Seems to be an active forum. Now there's nothing wrong with having an (unusual) hobby and I'm sure beetles are very interesting, I'm just curious what the connection to Hinterland is? Your webmaster has a passion for beetles perhaps? :D

Or a server misconfiguration/shared hosting issues?

I specifically recommend the topic "Beetles, can they host mind-altering/other dangerous parasites?" - I learned something new today :)

 

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2 hours ago, Shadrach said:

I noticed hinterlandforums.com doesn't use https and since we do enter usernames and passwords I figured I'd check if there was an https port available.

It was -- but it answers with an outdated Let's Encrypt cert (expired January 2, 2017) and issued to beetleforum.net. When going on I get redirected to the site:

https://beetleforum.net/forums/

Seems to be an active forum. Now there's nothing wrong with having an (unusual) hobby and I'm sure beetles are very interesting, I'm just curious what the connection to Hinterland is? Your webmaster has a passion for beetles perhaps? :D

Or a server misconfiguration/shared hosting issues?

I specifically recommend the topic "Beetles, can they host mind-altering/other dangerous parasites?" - I learned something new today :)

 

Yes, we'll be investigating this. Thanks for the heads up!

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2 hours ago, Shadrach said:

I specifically recommend the topic "Beetles, can they host mind-altering/other dangerous parasites?" - I learned something new today :)

 

Well -- do they?  You left us hanging ;-)

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I think it takes at least 24-48hrs to get https certs. anyway its not like we are submitting credit cards details or anything so really not needed. but either way good to have in case!

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Well, obviously nothing has happened with this yet.

@Patrick Carlson - any news on the "investigation"? :P

@Doc Gonzo

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Well -- do they?  You left us hanging ;-

You can read the answer yourself:
http://beetleforum.net/topic/3199-beetles-can-they-host-mind-alteringother-dangerous-parasites/?tab=comments#comment-18269

In short, cats are way more dirty than cute widdle beedles.

See, I do pull through in the end... unlike others :D

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On 1/13/2019 at 5:57 PM, Shadrach said:

Well, obviously nothing has happened with this yet.

@Patrick Carlson - any news on the "investigation"? :P

@Doc Gonzo

You can read the answer yourself:
http://beetleforum.net/topic/3199-beetles-can-they-host-mind-alteringother-dangerous-parasites/?tab=comments#comment-18269

In short, cats are way more dirty than cute widdle beedles.

See, I do pull through in the end... unlike others :D

This is the best, 18 months after the fact, answer I've ever received on a message board ;-)  No sarcasm @Shadrach, however delayed your reply made me giggle.  Cheers! 

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Happy to be of assistance! B|

Oh and I guess since I obviously still log in to these forums after all this time, I guess I can't be all that paranoid about encryption, really :D

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Hahah, this brought back nostalgia because I remember reading this way back when. It made me laugh too.

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