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Post ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
I foolishly followed the recommendation of my webhost, and enabled SSL on well-of-souls.com, which unfortunately has led to problems with the forums. There are a number of actions that will generate an ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE, including the redirect after posting, and, I think, some of the pages needed to activate a new forum account.

The problem is that phpBB is generating a non-secure URL in the form:
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http://well-of-souls.com:443/forums/ucp.php?************

when what is needed is:
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https://well-of-souls.com:443/forums/ucp.php?************

or:
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http://well-of-souls.com/forums/ucp.php?************


While I am trying to find a way to fix this, a temporary workaround is that you can click on the URL box in your browser and edit the URL either so that it starts with "https://", or remove the ":443".

I know that there are redirect fixes that involve modifying the server configuration files (.htaccess and php.ini), but I'm on a shared server that doesn't allow us access to these files. So I will try to get into it with their support tomorrow. I'm sure that will go well [/sarcasm].

Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: I think this should be fixed now, so let me know if you encounter additional problems.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
I also get an error, it suffices for me to remove the :443

Code:
http://well-of-souls.com/forums/ucp.php?************

works for me to get me where I should be.
I don't know why it now adds a specific port. That may be part of the problem.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:50 am
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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
I observe the same behavior, but I don't know what the significance of the 443 port is, and I don't see it anywhere in the forum settings. The "Server Port" in phpBB settings is set to 80.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
The 443 port is the default port for communicating with an SSL secured website.
The 80 or 8080 port is the default port for communicating with a non-secured website.
Code:
http://well-of-souls.com/forums/ucp.php?************

Automatically redirects to an https url for me, so it moves to a 443 port connection.


Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:35 am
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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
Unfortunately, changing the port in the settings doesn't appear to have any effect; it still uses 443.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
Annoyingly it adds it to the website adress. Without it works. But I wonder whether you can change it (be switching of the addition), or whether the hosts servers add it ....

Well, on this PC it works anyway.

Over the weekend my iOS devices had issues with it, also warning me that I'm using https, but that the site is not secure....
(Not the forum, the comic pages - but who needs a secure connectiont o read a comic?)

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
Sofar, I only had a redirect to an error page when I logged in. Going through the Outsider/forums sequence brought me in.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
I had tried to disable SSL to fix the problem, but that started generating NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID, which is worse. So I turned it back on.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
not getting any errors myself anymore.
Also not on the devices that had issues this weekend...

(just as feedback, how it appears to me, going to try post-edit next)

Post-edit: posting worked fine, editing now. So far no error yet.

post edit2: also worked fine, no errors. :)

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
Make sure that server settings are https://
Also make sure that cookie settings are set to use secured.

I used to administer a phpBB board, so let me know if you need help.


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jterlecki wrote:
Make sure that server settings are https://
Also make sure that cookie settings are set to use secured.

I used to administer a phpBB board, so let me know if you need help.

Okay, I think I see the problem... I had tried changing the settings in that section and it had no effect, but I didn't notice that there is a "Force server URL settings:" that you have to enable to get it to actually pay attention to the settings here. How strange.

Anyhow, I think enabling this and adjusting the protocol, port and script path has fixed the problem. Thanks for your help.

It's bizarre that this straightforward fix was not mentioned in any of the sources I searched -- they all involved edits to the server .htaccess configs. Oh well.

If anyone encounters further problems, please let me know.

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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
No problem! Here is my invoice: 1 cute image of Spiral please :D


Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:57 am
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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
jterlecki wrote:
No problem! Here is my invoice: 1 cute image of Spiral please :D

That's any page with her in it, though.


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Post Re: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Workaround
boldilocks wrote:
jterlecki wrote:
No problem! Here is my invoice: 1 cute image of Spiral please :D

That's any page with her in it, though.

Hush! Need more spiral!


Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:07 am
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