pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

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argentpepper
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pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by argentpepper » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:05 pm

I am trying to access my UBOSBox via my pagekite URL, but I am getting the "Temporarily Unavailable" page from pagekite.

I received and set up UBOSBox on Raspberry PI from here: https://indiecomputing.com/products/ubo ... spberrypi/

I have followed the instructions for setting up pagekite here: https://ubos.net/docs/users/howto-pagekite.html

The pagekite program is running on the UBOSBox computer:

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[shepherd@ubosbox ~]$ ubos-admin status-pagekite
Status:         active
Active kites:   *
Enabled kites:  jeffreyf.pagekite.me
The DNS record has propagated:

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$ dig jeffreyf.pagekite.me

; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.8-Ubuntu <<>> jeffreyf.pagekite.me
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 9319
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 65494
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;jeffreyf.pagekite.me.		IN	A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
jeffreyf.pagekite.me.	300	IN	A	69.164.211.158

;; Query time: 22 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.53#53(127.0.0.53)
;; WHEN: Tue Aug 20 19:01:08 EDT 2019
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 65
(I verified that the IP address 69.164.211.158 matches the IP address under the "visibility" column of my Pagekite account information webpage on pagekite.net.)

At this point, I expect to be able to access my Nextcloud site via http://jeffreyf.pagekite.me (or maybe https://jeffreyf.pagekite.me, not sure), but it is not working and I'm not sure what else to do. Do you have any advice?



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Re: pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by j12t » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:57 pm

This appears to be a pagekite issue -- at least the UBOS side you posted appears right. To make 100% sure:

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sudo systemctl --failed
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sudo journalctl -f
when you attempt pagekite.

I did run into something like this with Pagekite a while back, and when I checked with them, the answer was something like: wait a few more hours, likely there is more DNS propagation that needs to happen, and indeed it started working a bit later. I don't recall the technical reason why, but it made sense at the time :-) It only happens for new kites.

I suggest you wait for 24hours or so, and if it is still not working, check with them.

argentpepper
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Re: pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by argentpepper » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:18 am

The release notes for the UBOS version 2019-09-01 <https://ubos.net/docs/releases/2019-09- ... index.html> has the following entry:

- Integration with Pagekite for accessing a UBOS device behind a firewall has been further improved:
- Pagekite secrets can now be specified interactively.
- Wildcard sites (like the one we ship with UBOSbox Nextcloud) are now supported.
This leads me to believe that I may need to update the software and then try again.

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