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type 26 registry???

PostPost by: Unibrain » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:26 pm

Geoffers71 wrote:Well??? I went onto the elanregistry.org/stories site and had a look at the Archive Type 26 site and picked out the Lotus News archive update list and, guess what?, each one on the list is the Chinese porn site again :shock: Is it me? Or has the site been hacked. What is going on????



I think I've fixed it. One of the pages still had links back to the original site.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:44 am

would a previous backup of the site enable to retrieve the photos (e.g. that of May 16 2016)?
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:47 pm

Hope you were successful. Those originality photos were a great reference and that information really should be saved.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:10 pm

Unibrain wrote:
Geoffers71 wrote:Well??? I went onto the elanregistry.org/stories site and had a look at the Archive Type 26 site and picked out the Lotus News archive update list and, guess what?, each one on the list is the Chinese porn site again :shock: Is it me? Or has the site been hacked. What is going on????



I think I've fixed it. One of the pages still had links back to the original site.


Jim could you post that successful link on here then please ?

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:52 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:
Unibrain wrote:
Geoffers71 wrote:Well??? I went onto the elanregistry.org/stories site and had a look at the Archive Type 26 site and picked out the Lotus News archive update list and, guess what?, each one on the list is the Chinese porn site again :shock: Is it me? Or has the site been hacked. What is going on????



I think I've fixed it. One of the pages still had links back to the original site.


Jim could you post that successful link on here then please ?

Thanks
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I believe he already has : clic type26registry under stories :

https://www.elanregistry.org/stories/type26registry/index.html
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:27 pm

nmauduit wrote:would a previous backup of the site enable to retrieve the photos (e.g. that of May 16 2016)?


Yes it would. Do you have that backup?

I've been emailing back and forth with the last web host to try and get access but I think it will be fruitless. They want to know the credit card number last used to pay for service or a copy of the last bill.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:49 pm

Does Charles have any files? Or was everything set up by Tim Mees?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:03 pm

Unfortunately I don't have one, I just noted that the archive site had mentioned a copy made at that date...

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://type26register.com/images/*

I sampled a few, but only got thumbnails...

Would by any chance Tim's mail still be used to contact the last person who maintained the site ?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:28 am

A cautionary tale on how easy it is possible to loose irreplaceable data without the right backup plan. I hope we have sufficient LotusElan.net backups, in sufficient different places, accessible by sufficient people so that this site could continue if it suffered a similar series of unfortunate events that have happened to the type 26 registery site. The same applies to the elanregistry.org site

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:15 am

I have sent an email to Charles Giles and asked him if he would like to pass on his data to you, Jim.

I'll let you know what reply I receive.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 am

trw99 wrote:I have sent an email to Charles Giles and asked him if he would like to pass on his data to you, Jim.

I'll let you know what reply I receive.

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lets hope he had a backup of what was hosted on the website

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PostPost by: Unibrain » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:10 pm

trw99 wrote:I have sent an email to Charles Giles and asked him if he would like to pass on his data to you, Jim.

I'll let you know what reply I receive.

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Thank you!

I'm also trying to get access from the webhost. Since I'm not the previous owner they, rightly, don't want to give me any information. I've not been able to confirm that a backup exists.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:48 pm

I have heard back from Charles and he wrote:

"The responsibility for the technical side of the type 26 site lies with a third party and it appears that there has been an oversight which has resulted in the loss of the site. I still wish to keep the site and I am told that it will be possible to re-instate it – I am hopeful that it will be back up in the next few weeks although I am in the hands of someone else."

Charles is a lawyer, so expect action soon!

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PostPost by: Unibrain » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:34 pm

trw99 wrote:I have heard back from Charles and he wrote:

"The responsibility for the technical side of the type 26 site lies with a third party and it appears that there has been an oversight which has resulted in the loss of the site. I still wish to keep the site and I am told that it will be possible to re-instate it – I am hopeful that it will be back up in the next few weeks although I am in the hands of someone else."

Charles is a lawyer, so expect action soon!

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Woot! If he can't reclaim the domain, my offer to host the information still holds.
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PostPost by: nomad » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:01 pm

Well, I have to thank you guys for all the effort. Hope it is successful.

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