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HTTP 508 unused?

Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:46 AM

What does the error 508 unused mean? I've searched Google for ages and have been unable to get a decisive answer to this. I can find 507 (insufficient storage) and 509 (bandwidth limit exceeded) so I guess it must be something to do with those. But the thing I can't understand is how - I have no site bandwidth limit or storage limit.

I found it by refreshing the page and holding down F5 - I was on my forum and one of the user's avatars wasn't displaying correctly, at first I thought it was a cache issue (and I had cleared my cache several times before it started), so I held F5 down for about 5 seconds, and got the error from this topic:

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User XXX already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections


So I pressed F5 once more and the page returned to normal. But the mage still hadn't changed. So I held F5 down for about ten to fifteen seconds, and then I got this 508 unused error. I've never, ever seen this before in my life on any website I've ever visited and I have been able to repeat this - Is this something I should be concerned about?



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>508 unused</title>
</head><body>
<h1>unused</h1>
<p>The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete
your request.</p>
<p>Please contact the server administrator,
 webmaster@forums.mysite.co.uk and inform them of the time the error occurred,
and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.</p>
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
<p>Additionally, a 404 Not Found
error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.</p>
</body></html>



As the message said, I checked in my error log and it was empty.

This post has been edited by chris98: 26 July 2014 - 06:03 AM


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Re: HTTP 508 unused?

Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

hm, according to RFC 5842, HTTP 508 means 'Loop detected'.

however there is also an unused status code, which says:

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html said:

The 306 status code was used in a previous version of the specification, is no longer used, and the code is reserved.

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Re: HTTP 508 unused?

Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

Don't hold down the F5 key ;)
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Re: HTTP 508 unused?

Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:13 AM

That's probably it then since I was pressing F5, but I've also came across this:

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508 Resource Limit Reached


This means that there are at least three possible reasons for it, and this one would also make sense to me seen as I got a max_user_connections message prior. It's weird though, it's never happened before, I've even held my finger down longer than that before when it's been going slow and it's never happened. Maybe it's a mix of all of them.

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The 306 status code was used in a previous version of the specification [...]


Do you think it could be due to an old server then - or at least old software on the server?

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Re: HTTP 508 unused?

Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

or just that the responsible person is not aware of RFC 5842 and made it up on his own.
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