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    https encrypted browsing config is partially configured. lateralcognition.net domains are functioning over https and using a lateralcognition.net certificate.
    ozmps and other websites are responding on https - for example https://www.ozmpsclub.com - however they are currently using the lateralcognition.net certificate, which will throw certificate domain warnings in your browser.
    You'll also notice the browser complaining bitterly that not everything on the page is encrypted; browsing the public websites including https://www.lateralcognition.net and https://www.ozmpsclub.com and https://www.ozmps.club will throw warnings regarding unencrypted images and other similar compliance issues.

    https browsing config will be complete when the LC certificates are replaced with certificates issued for the domain being browsed and then the websites themselves are coaxed into compliance so that everything on the page is accessed through encrypted browsing.

    For the moment you'll see a lot of warnings from browsers attempting to browse over https and will need to tell the browser to disable certain non-compliant content blocking to preview https
    "Blue Meanie" 2007 Aurora Blue MPS 3 - 18x8.5+44 SSR GTX01 - 235/40R18 Federal RS-RR - 3.5" ETS TMIC - CPE stg 2 mount - HKS/CPE BPV - 2XS inlet - 2XS short shift - 2XS turbo manifold - Hypertech tune - Leather/Aluminium handbrake - Momo shifty knob - 7" touchscreen - JDM Mazda Retractable dashtop screen assembly - PC based GPS and instrumentation - 36AH reserve battery and C-TEK isolator - TEIN Street Advanced coilovers 1" drop - Superpro bushings - 220Kw/410Nm.

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    QLD internet connection is now back online and reconfigured to use a new IP since the ISP could not solve - in a reasonable fashion or timeframe - the sudden onset routing problems with the previous IP which has been held by the connection for some years. Has been a complete circus getting them to even try. Worth a good deal of account credit I think.
    DNS records have been adjusted to refer to the new IP
    Reverse DNS records are still being updated.
    Performance is expected to improve with both sites online.

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    Hi everyone - One for the guests : I've enabled image viewing for guest users / users who are not logged in. We have around 80 to 160 guests browsing on any given day, I thought they would appreciate being able to view images. Posting, of course, will still require membership.

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    SSL encryption is well tested now - the reverse proxies support SSL terminaltion - meaning data can be encrypted across the internet and may or may not be encrypted on internal network depending on the website config. Next round of changes will be
    (1) Optional SSL encryption for OzMPSclub.com - optional to avoid breaking access while it is initially applied
    (2) Second round of development on OzMPS - intending to add sections for vendors, service agents and tech articles.

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    Have purchased an SSL certificate for OzMPSclub.com - will be looking at applying it over next week or so. Not expecting any immediate impact, some things will need to be checked for compatibility, such as tapatalk (which is due an update), but expecting relatively straightforward adjustments. One it's in place and enforced you will be redirected to https:// connection instead of http. This will improve our standing with google, as site ratings are biased towards encrypted traffic.

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    SSL certificate has been installed. attempting to access via https:// is now providing a valid certificate. It is not yet fully functional because there are many links within the site that continue to use http://
    Will shortly be testing some redirect solutions that will direct browsers to use https:// as preferred option - depending on compatibility I may or may not allow http to remain functional.

    If you encounter problems accessing the website, please report issues on the ozmps facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/ozmpsclub/

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    encrypted https:// browsing is now enabled and functioning.
    SSL encryption is not yet enforced. You can still load the page as http:// however once you click links on the page they will direct to https SSL connections.

    If for any reason I decide to roll back this change over the next few days the site may revert to it's state as of 8:00PM this evening AEST. Currently all is testing well.

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    Have identified one glitch with SSL that breaks certain links within the site. I have reverted the site back to http as default while I investigate this issue.

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    Glitch has been identified and corrected. https browsing is again enabled as default. I will be keeping an eye on and testing further before enforcing https...

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    Default Forced HTTPS encrypted SSL connections are being tested

    SSL is now being tested site wide and enforced. Not every link refers as https but in this configuration any and all connections will be made as SSL as the gateway is now redirecting any http requests to https if the site refers you to a http link you will be automatically redirected to httpsFor example "http://www.ozmpsclub.com/forum/usercp.php" will attempt connection and be directed by the gateway to use "https://www.ozmpsclub.com/forum/usercp.php" instead.Because there are still various http links within the site, the site doesn't get a perfect green tick on security, but this goes a long way towards protecting your passwords and preventing browsing being observed.While writing this I have found that tapatalk does not seem to like the forced https, so I am going to revert the configuration for now.I will post a note like this one when I am testing and update when it is fully functional.
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    "Blue Meanie" 2007 Aurora Blue MPS 3 - 18x8.5+44 SSR GTX01 - 235/40R18 Federal RS-RR - 3.5" ETS TMIC - CPE stg 2 mount - HKS/CPE BPV - 2XS inlet - 2XS short shift - 2XS turbo manifold - Hypertech tune - Leather/Aluminium handbrake - Momo shifty knob - 7" touchscreen - JDM Mazda Retractable dashtop screen assembly - PC based GPS and instrumentation - 36AH reserve battery and C-TEK isolator - TEIN Street Advanced coilovers 1" drop - Superpro bushings - 220Kw/410Nm.

    "Lipstick" 2013 Velocity Red MPS 3 - 18x7.5+48 Enkei RPF1 -225/40R18 Federal RS-RR - CPE TMIC - COBB inlet - CPE stg 2 mount - COBB Stage 1 98 octane tune - COBB shifty knob - 2XS short shift.

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    I've found that the SSL encryption currently breaks the advanced text editor features when posting. I will be looking into fixing this over the weekend - currently SSL is not forced so if you find something is not right with post editor, you can remove the s from https at the beginning of the URL in your browser and reload the page to get the feature back.

    It may take awhile and some more updates to have everything 100% SSL compatible.

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    I will be performing an update on the forums this afternoon. I will snapshot the system shortly in advance of applying the update. I may or may not close the forums while maintenance takes place depending on maintenance requirements. If I need to undo the changes I will be rolling back to the snapshot made in advance of applying updates.

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    Forum upgrade process failed with a database error that I'll be investigating before retrying. For now I have rolled back to earlier this evening, I may have another run at it tomorrow - the forum will be offline during any upgrade testing.

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    You may have noticed an additional menu option "Articles" and some test pages that were detected as new articles. These changes are partly related to system update (these features must be turned on to perform the update) and future use. As the site is now primarily a library, I'm planning to create article pages and some magazine like content. Previously I had planned to do this outside the current ecosystem, but as vbulletin supports it and it's now turned on, I will use it.

    The current default articles will be replaced with OzMPS articles in due course.
    "Blue Meanie" 2007 Aurora Blue MPS 3 - 18x8.5+44 SSR GTX01 - 235/40R18 Federal RS-RR - 3.5" ETS TMIC - CPE stg 2 mount - HKS/CPE BPV - 2XS inlet - 2XS short shift - 2XS turbo manifold - Hypertech tune - Leather/Aluminium handbrake - Momo shifty knob - 7" touchscreen - JDM Mazda Retractable dashtop screen assembly - PC based GPS and instrumentation - 36AH reserve battery and C-TEK isolator - TEIN Street Advanced coilovers 1" drop - Superpro bushings - 220Kw/410Nm.

    "Lipstick" 2013 Velocity Red MPS 3 - 18x7.5+48 Enkei RPF1 -225/40R18 Federal RS-RR - CPE TMIC - COBB inlet - CPE stg 2 mount - COBB Stage 1 98 octane tune - COBB shifty knob - 2XS short shift.

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