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Old 29-01-2010   #1
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I'm expecting a ban for this, but...

Why is there no access control on ePER? Its entirely (possible) probable that its being used by people who arent actively contributing to the forum.

I wouldnt mind if it were on an unlimited bandwidth server, but its not, and its us thats losing out!
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Re: Forum ePER

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I'm expecting a ban for this, but...

Why is there no access control on ePER? Its entirely (possible) probable that its being used by people who arent actively contributing to the forum.

I wouldnt mind if it were on an unlimited bandwidth server, but its not, and its us thats losing out!
That would be great and make it faster to get on bu the possibilities of modifying FIAT's code to add security integrated into the forum is minimal I'd say.

Maybe a semi solution would be changing the URL and keeping it inside the members area but my feeling is that it would soon spread as users post it on other BB's email it to mates etc.
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i thought it was on unlimited bandwidth
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Re: Forum ePER

Quote Originally Posted by arseofbox View Post
I'm expecting a ban for this, but...
why

you are more than welcome to give your views you should know that...should also know that this should be in 'site ideas' though

I dont bother using eper as I get bored waiting to get on.

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i thought it was on unlimited bandwidth
as in 56k modem?
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Re: Forum ePER

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i thought it was on unlimited bandwidth
It only has 9 concurrent user connections according to Ben.
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Re: Forum ePER

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It only has 9 concurrent user connections according to Ben.
Thats sadly a restriction built into EPER, its so that just 1 PC/Server can have it installed at the Dealership and then most people who need access, DET,Techs, Service Manager, Parts Folk can get access using a web browser.
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Re: Forum ePER

Yeah the server itself has enough bandwidth, just EPER restricts it.

Linked images don't affect the concurrent users (so people who link the images on other forums aren't doing any damage).

Interesting idea about access control though, I *could* link it so only donated members could access it
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Re: Forum ePER

Dont know about the legality of it but could it not be put onto multi urls so you could try #1 and if that was full then try #2, #3 etc. (also i dont know how big a programme it is etc)?
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Re: Forum ePER

Put it this way,

A brief web search yields an interesting bit of info:

1. You can force connections to ePER (although seemingly not on the one on FF), by adding FORCED=TRUE after the /navi part in the address bar.

2. Theres umpteen million links on the web that link back to the FF copy of ePER. Theres also loads of links to other web-server copies (most of which also give the 'too many connections' failure. But if thats not demonstrated evidence that members arent only getting the benefit, I don't know what is!

I'm all for sharing it with other enthusiasts...but I guestion the use for profit making purposes
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Re: Forum ePER

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Yeah the server itself has enough bandwidth, just EPER restricts it.

Linked images don't affect the concurrent users (so people who link the images on other forums aren't doing any damage).

Interesting idea about access control though, I *could* link it so only donated members could access it
I think there should be like a priority thing. So who ever has donated the most gets priority if they want to connect and works the way down the list
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Re: Forum ePER

I got given a slightly out of date copy of ePER by my local Fiat dealer. The only 'quirk' that I have to overcome is the expiry date. I temporarily have to set the date in my computer to August 2008 and it works fine. Maybe your local dealers might be as generous.
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Re: Forum ePER

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I got given a slightly out of date copy of ePER by my local Fiat dealer. The only 'quirk' that I have to overcome is the expiry date. I temporarily have to set the date in my computer to August 2008 and it works fine. Maybe your local dealers might be as generous.
there is a crack for this somewhere on the net, sorry i cant give a link as ive never gone to look, but others have said they got a crack
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Hello,

i have tried his regularly for 5 hours now (about 20x) and still get

ERROR
Too many concurrent connections.
Please try again later ...

Is this a hoax or should I really try it at 4 a.m?
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Re: http://eper.fiatforum.com/ sucks!

Early hours seems to be best
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Re: http://eper.fiatforum.com/ sucks!

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