Looks like ALTEC Hostboard is down, again ...

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by hjames, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Not sure what's up - I clicked the ALTEC link http://www.hostboard.com/forums/f700/altec-users-board.html
    and got a basic 404 Error - then stripped it all back to see if the "Parent" site was up
    http://www.hostboard.com/ - got the same 404 ... maybe they have finally disappeared?
    Its a darned shame, there was a long history of information on the ALTEC part of the site, but frankly, it was such a convoluted and terrible site to use (due to the weird proprietary forum software), that I generally went anywhere BUT there when searching for ALTEC info.
    Often as not it would simply time out, or take forever for anything to appear when I went there.

    Hopfully its just a temporary thing - maybe some weekend patching or repairs, hopefully it will return
     

     

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  2. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    After 5 or 10 attempts I did finally manage to connect to to Hostboard -
    I hope good does come out of the crisis - but I suspect they need a fulltime coder with a lot of free time
    to rescue whatever content is buried in their database ...
     
  3. BillWojo

    BillWojo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well, looks like it's back up again and seems to be working fairly well. I think Todd is still looking to relocate to a different system/hosting site but this morning it's working better than it has in a very long time.
    I had all but given up on the site but I received an email from my friend Marshall this morning that it's back up and working fairly well and sure enough it is. Let's hope it stays that way.

    BillWojo
     
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  4. DEAFASABAT

    DEAFASABAT Active Member

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    Hello Hjames! Just a thought... Is their server content just 414 pages? There are software apps that will let you download pretty much the contents of a website, and it seems to me a small site content might be feasible to achieve such an action with.
    Or I may be out there in left field on this. If so, sorry.
     
  5. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    No idea how big their site is. All I know is folks have told me it’s a huge repository of legacy Altec knowledge. I have been more on the JBL side of things most of my audio days, so I don’t actually know what is there. I didn’t have any Altec gear until I bought the Heathkit version of Altec Valencia’s in January, Other folks here have a much deeper Altec arc.
     

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