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503 Service Unavailable

Posted: 2022-Jan-25, 10:57 am
by Simon Sheppard
Quite a few people have been getting '503 Service Unavailable' returned when visiting since around Jan 21st.

This is caused by a bug in the Google provided cookie consent service which I disabled on Saturday 22nd.
(It returns a fatal server error which fail2ban then interprets as a malicious attack.)

Some of you may still run into this if your browser has cached the google javascript, it is normally cached for 7 days.

If blocked, your IP address will automatically unblock after 1 hour.

A hard refresh on the browser should clear out the offending references (Ctrl-F5 on most browsers).

Apologies to anyone affected by this, I will implement a different cookie consent service in a week or so.