hey guys, since about 2:00 this afternoon my internet suddenly just stopped. all up until now none of my devies have been able to get onto a webiste but instead have been taken to a pink page with the error
ERROR 404 file not found micro_httpd
i assumed it had something to do with my computer but after getting the same message on my phone i have noticed that it is probably my router's internet. the green light that is usally flahing on the router to show that i have internet access in not lighting up. i had a reset of my modem and a network reset on my pc and hard reset on my phone and other devices but nothing is working
i have no internet
Apologies for the delay, @Banks29. I'm terribly sorry to hear about the difficulties you've had with your internet. Has your service returned to normal since posting? If not, I'd love to help you with this. I'll just need to verify your account first. If you can send through your full name, DOB and phone number via PM, I can investigate this further.
I joined Optus NBN approx 4 weeks ago and everytime the router switches off, I have the same issue and a page automatically launches, a pink page with 404 Not Found:
404 Not Found
File not found.
when the internet restarts it launches to a page with these details:
micro_httpd - really small HTTP server
micro_httpd is a very small Unix-based HTTP server. It runs from inetd, which means its performance is poor. But for low-traffic sites, it's quite adequate. It implements all the basic features of an HTTP server, including:
All in about 200 lines of code.
micro_httpd can also be used to serve HTTPS by wrapping it with stunnel. Instructions are included.
Other tiny and/or weird web servers (all run from inetd):
The information I find, as I currently research this issue, tells me it is a exploit/hack in the router, which is wierd as my router is supplied by Optus. Why would Optus want to Hack/Exploit my connection?
No, my computer does not have a virues or spyware/mailware, the computer has a fully paid AVAST membership. I never had this issue with Telstra, it only started when I joined Optus and started using the router suppllied by Optus. I rang Tech support as was told to ignore all these pages and just close them off, which tells me there is something not right and Optus don't want us to know about it. When things don't add up your Tech support tells the customer to ignore it. I have found it interesting that Optus Tech Support have the abiltity to reset/restart the modem from their end, which now tells me this Hack/Exploit on the router is placed their by Optus to enable them to remotely access the router, from remote access to the router you have remote access to my computer. Something doesnt seem right here Optus.
Even when I goto post this message to you here on this site, I get a response:
! Your post has been changed because invalid HTML was found in the message body. The invalid HTML has been removed. Please review the message and submit the message when you are satisfied.
That invaild HTML comes from the page that is opened by your Router, what are you doing to my computer?
Hi @Sixpacknpie, You have made a lot of assumptions here and if this was Jason Bourne movie or a sovereign country just west of Japan, then I would believe you. You also use a lot of emotional words.
1. Yes, Optus have and always have had access to your modem - this is for assurance purposes and to ensure quality (one can argue about how well that is going...).
2. All Optus' NBN modems have admin passwords known only to Optus - for example, this is to ensure SIP details can't be hacked by dodgy voice providers
3. As I understand it, Optus can and do deep packet inspection at their end (e.g. they could give Netflix traffic higher priority), so they don't need to look at what is going through your modem to see what you are sending.
4. Although Optus can have access to your modem, it is completely independent to them having access to your computer - they are two different devices. Any person (or sovereign entity) could access your computer and know nothing about your modem. The modem is simply a pipe for delivering data.
5. If you are really worried about it, you could easily learn-up about internet protocol and install WireShark to monitor all your traffic - you could easily see if any and who is accessing any of the devices on your network.
Now as for the error, I have not seen it before. It is a standard default message.
My suggestion is to fully reset your modem to see if it goes away (this will refresh the OS which could make the error message go away). If it is not affecting your experience, then ignore it. If it is affecting your experience, then table those observations and ask for a replacement modem if they can't fix the issue(s).
I have made no assumptions that aren't warranted when all information I read from research points to my concern, I have asked questions, if you think a question is an assumption you're confused with the English language. Please enlighten us all on what words are the emotional ones? That's a question not an assumption.
Please clarify how you have never seen this error message before, but can state it is a standard default message, how do you know?
I have reset the modem fully many times to come back top the same result, thus I posted here, after reading that this mini_httpd is an exploit within a router, as you will see I said, I had been researching it and I am learning and again I will restate there seems to be something wrong and I want to understand what it is, thankyou for your emotional fictional Jason Bourne scenario, it's a delight to read you have never seen something but you know what it is...(now thats emotional)
Thanks for calling me out.
The words you used would generate an emotional response - for example, you mention exploit/hack which would generate anxiety. Then you tie Optus in with the exploit/hack which would generate fear. I have underlined some of your assumptions: "I rang Tech support as was told to ignore all these pages and just close them off, which tells me there is something not right and Optus don't want us to know about it. When things don't add up your Tech support tells the customer to ignore it. I have found it interesting that Optus Tech Support have the abiltity to reset/restart the modem from their end, which now tells me this Hack/Exploit on the router is placed their by Optus to enable them to remotely access the router, from remote access to the router you have remote access to my computer." The particular description of your 404 Error is specific to Sagencom modem worldwide.
I had not seen your particular error, but based on experience and research, it is a default message when there is very poor and/or non-existent connection to the internet. 404 is a default message for lack of connection - I think it is MS Windows specific???
You mentioned in your first pont that you had no green light for internet - that is your issue!
We need to work out what is causing that problem - for example:
Some of the above you can fix and some you will need Optus (or even NBN through Optus) to fix.
I am happy to assist where I can, but will need more information about your service. You mentioned that you were with Telstra previously, was that also on NBN?
Wow you are deluded to think the words exploit and hack are emotional, they are the words stated by many people from the research I did, I guess everyone to you is emotional. Also you need to comprehend before answering, I am the second poster to this and I never said anything about a greenlight. You have emotional stress blocking your ability to understand and read English.
Thee staff at Optus did tell me to just ignore it that is not my emotion that is what they said. everything I reserached told me it was an exploit/hack of the router, so therefore you need to research and comphrtend what I said before mouthing off. It is not MS Windows Specific as reserached it can appear on any system such as Unix and Macintosh. If you read and undersatnd, I said it started when I joined Optus, it had never happened on the Telstra Router, do you just have fun belittle people with ineffcetive words saying people are emotional because they sue the words exploit and hack which is straight from everyone else using it over the internet for more than 6 years. Your remarks relating to Jason Bourne, show the emotion you have which is anger that someone too the time to also post aboput this issue, which has been an issue for more than 6 years. I have the emtoinal right to question anything I find not right and this is not right. So go ahead continue to belittle me and treat me like trash, it just proves how small and childish you're.
Assit don't be a prick about it.
Forget it, I can't be bothered supporting your emotional scars that any word in the english language offends you or makew you think others are emotional distraught. Your a failure for the way you repsonded.
Hi @Sixpacknpie & @Berowra2, appreciate that you're both pretty heated about this - but please keep in mind that we have House Rules so you will need to be respectful when communicating with each other.