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#1 2006-12-09 04:01:25

krassi_holmz
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Error 404!?!

I was posting in the Help section, when some screen saying that there's error 404 and I do not have access to /forum/post on this server on port 80??? sad sad


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#2 2006-12-09 04:05:20

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Re: Error 404!?!

Here's the source of the page I got:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<TITLE>403 Forbidden</TITLE>
</HEAD><BODY>
<H1>Forbidden</H1>
You don't have permission to access /forum/post.php
on this server.<P>
<P>Additionally, a 404 Not Found
error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
<HR>
<ADDRESS>Apache/1.3.33 Server at www.mathsisfun.com Port 80</ADDRESS>
</BODY></HTML>

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#3 2006-12-09 08:02:07

Devantè
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Re: Error 404!?!

Hmm...that very rarely happens. It occurs when you type lruc (backwards), or in brackets. I have no idea why this happens, it must be some sort of weird database glitch/bug.

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#4 2006-12-09 11:26:15

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Re: Error 404!?!

That revelation is enough to make my toes curl.
OK not really.


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#5 2006-12-09 17:42:31

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Re: Error 404!?!

Hmm... could have been a small hiccup on the server. No on else noticed anything curly happen?


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#6 2006-12-09 20:51:18

Devantè
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Re: Error 404!?!

Type that word like this;

[ lruc ]

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#7 2006-12-09 20:54:01

Devantè
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Re: Error 404!?!

A similar problem;

http://forums.asmallorange.com/lofiversion/index.php/t3631.html

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#8 2006-12-10 01:43:16

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Re: Error 404!?!

[curl] tongue


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#9 2006-12-10 02:09:50

Devantè
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Re: Error 404!?!

No, do it with spaces, so, instead of it being [lruc], it would be; [ lruc ].

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#10 2006-12-10 09:06:00

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Re: Error 404!?!

My goodness gracious me! It works!


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#11 2006-12-10 11:53:18

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Re: Error 404!?!

Watch and be amazed as I [ curl] the laws of the forum to my will. In this case, that will being to prove you wrong. big_smile


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#12 2006-12-10 12:02:29

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Re: Error 404!?!

That's really weird.

Maybe....

http://us3.php.net/curl


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#13 2006-12-10 13:03:28

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Re: Error 404!?!

Just "curl_" is enough where _ is a space.


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#14 2006-12-11 08:00:58

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Re: Error 404!?!

mathsyperson wrote:

Watch and be amazed as I [ curl] the laws of the forum to my will. In this case, that will being to prove you wrong. big_smile

ORLY

[ curl]

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#15 2006-12-11 08:30:35

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Re: Error 404!?!

Copyface. sad


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#16 2006-12-11 08:47:01

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Re: Error 404!?!

Actually my screen displayed the text differently. Kinda weird.

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#17 2006-12-11 12:23:01

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Re: Error 404!?!

Good discussion of it here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/20758

So at this stage I think the message is being intercepted by security - curl is a command, and because malicious software *could* use it (even embedded in a message) it simply disallows the whole thing.

It is like the security at the airport - you go "beep" and a guard steps in.

(BTW: I used "curl" here by making sure it had something around it, like quotes or bold)


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