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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by zethon (Member) zethon is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 71
Released: 03 May 2009 Last Update: 02 Jun 2010 Downloads: 594
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

vbNetwork

Summary
This add-on gives you the ability to share forums with other message boards without having to share any database information. The plugin runs through webservices and uses XML.
Release Notes
Currently the installation is easy but if you want to set up and run your own network it will help if you're familiar with XML. Joining an already existing network is fairly simple.

This plugin is developed using vBulletin 3.8.X and being tested on 3.6.X and 3.8.X. If it works on both of those, I will assume it works on 3.7.X.

If you would like my help writing versions for phpBB, IPB or other message board software, please feel free to contact me.

If you are interested you can join my existing network, but please note that it is mostly a trolling-based community of boards. Feel free to start your own network with other boards.

Product Specifications
  1. several plugins
  2. one cron job
  3. file uploads
  4. new DB tables
  5. several phrases

Installation
Approx 2-5 mins
See the included installation instructions.
Upgrading/Updating
  1. upload all files in the upload directory, overwriting any existing files
  2. re-import the XML file, setting "Overwrite" to "Yes"

Configuration
See the included documentation for details.
Support

If you encounter problems or discover any bugs, please create a new issue at: http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/issues/list

Change History
  • 0.9.0 (2009-02-20) - initial Beta release
  • 0.9.2 (2009-05-03) - added (some) logging, fixed bug for 3.8.2
  • 0.9.3 (2009-05-03) - added 'Delete' to Network Management, other minor changes
  • 0.9.4 (2009-05-08) - added new board and forum management functionality, and some new minor features
  • 0.9.5 (2009-05-09) - adds new option to sync network users via email, and added ability to change the network name
  • 1.0.0 (2010-06-02) - Version 1.0 for vBulletin 3.8.X

Sample
This is one shared forum on three different boards (the content of this forum may be NSFW).
http://www.anothermessageboard.com/f...splay.php?f=29
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50
http://www.drunkensquirrel.net/com/f...splay.php?f=28
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Miscellaneous Hacks vbNetwork - share forums with other boards zethon vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 22 07 May 2009 03:34

  #61  
Old 31 May 2009, 10:36
abrecher abrecher is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Any chance of it checking by the user's associated email to marry the accounts up from Board A to Board B instead of always being as a guest?
Is this option supported yet ?

Any idea when this mod is coming out of Beta ?
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  #62  
Old 01 Jun 2009, 01:22
staticrebelle staticrebelle is offline
 
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Awesome mod!! I was looking for something like this!


I'm running into a database error when trying to run the scheduled task - any ideas what could be causing this?


vbNetwork Delivery
Network: Bandaids
Destination Node: evanb
Node service URL: http://evan.bandaiders.com/forums/network/service.php
Package file: (./network/packets/outgoing/bandaids.evanb.xml)
Package size: 540 bytes
Response:
<br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>111</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>111</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>43</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>43</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>44</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>44</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>45</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>45</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:3242) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>26</strong><br /><response> <action>accept_package</action> <result type="error">invalid $networkinfo for nework (bandaids)</result> </response>
Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 43

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: A link to the server could not be established in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 43

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 44

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: A link to the server could not be established in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 44

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 45

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: A link to the server could not be established in [path]/includes/class_networklog.php on line 45

Done
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  #63  
Old 01 Jun 2009, 02:02
staticrebelle staticrebelle is offline
 
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Just as an addendum, I have a seperate server for mysql - could that possibly be causing the problem?

I.e. my forums are hosted on one server and the database is hosted on another (they are connected by a hard wire though).


If so, is there any way to add support for forums that use separate servers for mysql?


Cheers,

Sharifa
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  #64  
Old 01 Jun 2009, 18:51
zethon zethon is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Originally Posted by abrecher View Post
Is this option supported yet ?

Any idea when this mod is coming out of Beta ?
That option is not yet supported. I'll add that option and there are a lot of random phrases I need to add as well. Once that's done, I'll bring the plugin out of Beta. But it's pretty stable as it is.

Originally Posted by staticrebelle View Post
Just as an addendum, I have a seperate server for mysql - could that possibly be causing the problem?

I.e. my forums are hosted on one server and the database is hosted on another (they are connected by a hard wire though).


If so, is there any way to add support for forums that use separate servers for mysql?


Cheers,

Sharifa
I'm not sure -why- that would be causing a problem, as I use the same database calling methods that vBulletin uses. But from the looks of the error you posted, that seems to be the problem.

Edit: if you go into your AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> vbNetwork Options and set "Network Error Log Level" to "0" (which I think it is by default), this may fix your problem.
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 20:04
staticrebelle staticrebelle is offline
 
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Thanks! Mine was set to 3 so I changed it to 0


Now the only difference is that the mysql errors don't show up. This is what comes up:


<br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>111</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>111</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>43</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>43</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>44</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>44</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>45</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: mysql_real_escape_string() [<a href='function.mysql-real-escape-string'>function.mysql-real-escape-string</a>]: A link to the server could not be established in <strong>[path]/includes/class_networklog.php</strong> on line <strong>45</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:3242) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>26</strong><br /><response>
<action>accept_package</action>
<result type="error">invalid $networkinfo for nework (bandaids)</result>
</response>



Any ideas?
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  #66  
Old 01 Jun 2009, 20:25
abrecher abrecher is offline
 
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It would be really nice if this plugin were able to retrieve older posts and not just posts starting from the day it was installed.
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  #67  
Old 02 Jun 2009, 00:55
zethon zethon is offline
 
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Originally Posted by abrecher View Post
It would be really nice if this plugin were able to retrieve older posts and not just posts starting from the day it was installed.
I will add this to my TODO list, but I doubt it'll make it in the initial non-Beta release.
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 01:08
zethon zethon is offline
 
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Originally Posted by staticrebelle View Post
Thanks! Mine was set to 3 so I changed it to 0


Now the only difference is that the mysql errors don't show up. This is what comes up:



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



Any ideas?
I see the problem but I'm not too sure how to fix it. I'll look into it some more and get back to you. Hopefully before I take this out of Beta.
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  #69  
Old 02 Jun 2009, 02:49
staticrebelle staticrebelle is offline
 
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Awesome! Thanks for looking into this - super stoked to implement it once it can work for me!
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 07:02
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Does this mod kill big boards?
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 10:52
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How big is big? I have it working on one board with over 8.5 K members and 75 K posts and it is fine, works like a bomb, thanks Zethon very good stuff!!!
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 12:18
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No one took this up for porting to work with phpBB and SMF?
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  #73  
Old 10 Jun 2009, 17:01
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So, any plans on changing this out of BETA stage?
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Old 11 Jun 2009, 03:10
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Wow this mod is complicated to set up.

Some detailed documentation on how to do this would be great.

Doesn't make sense to release something so complicated with vague instructions. How do we beta test if we can't get it working?

It reminds me of those vague Ikea instructions on how to assemble a table. By the time you're done, you've assembled a shelf instead.

Last edited by |Jordan|; 14 Jun 2009 at 17:04.
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Old 16 Jun 2009, 23:05
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This is a fantastiv Mod for me.

I sponsor a lot of forums and i have to post and repost the same message on all the forums, if i get them all to do it i can save heaps of time

I would love to see this pass Beta
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