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Xtracted
Cant post in forum or update profile
  • 2004/10/20 8:34

  • Xtracted

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 138

  • Since: 2004/1/7 2


I have a user that cant post things in the forum on my XOOPS site. She gets "Could not insert forum post" when trying.
She cant update her user info either, she gets "Errors None" when she tries to. She also gets the same error when trying to send PM to any other user on the site.


Could this have anything to do with her running an antivirus program on her computer?

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Mithrandir
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile

Software Firewall blocking HTTP_REFERER on the user's computer

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functionlab
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile

I have lots of users with the same problem. After 45 minutes on the phone with one of them it is painfully clear that expecting them to adjust their firewall settings is completely unreasonable. Is there any way to tweak XOOPS so that HTTP_REFERRER is not required for forum posts?

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Mithrandir
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile

It is possible to completely turn off that check by going to include/functions.php around line 137:
function xoops_refcheck($docheck=1)
{
        return 
true//<-- Insert this line here
    
$ref xoops_getenv('HTTP_REFERER');
    if (
$docheck == 0) {

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functionlab
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile

Thanks Mithrandir!

Are there any serious security issues I should be worried about with this change?

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PlaneGuy
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile
  • 2004/11/2 7:14

  • PlaneGuy

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 10

  • Since: 2004/11/1


Quote:

functionlab wrote:
Thanks Mithrandir!

Are there any serious security issues I should be worried about with this change?


Does anyone know if this is a security issue?

I have users that have the same problem and would like a way around it.

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MS-2001
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile
  • 2004/11/26 19:09

  • MS-2001

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 204

  • Since: 2004/7/27


for exemple the xoopsbanner uses this check.

if u use a link like .../banners.php?op=click&bid=22 the function is used to check whether the link was clicked on your site or another. if you clicked it on your site, the number of clicks is getting 1 higher.

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Anonymous
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile
  • 2004/11/27 11:42

  • Anonymous

  • Posts: 0

  • Since:


So what exactly will be effected if I turn off the HTTP_Referer ?

Will it effect the post count for example, or the click throughs that links get on my links page. Will it effect my downloads page and so on?

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MS-2001
Re: Cant post in forum or update profile
  • 2004/11/27 12:52

  • MS-2001

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 204

  • Since: 2004/7/27


dont know that exactly. sorry

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Mithrandir
Re:Cant post in forum or update profile

Quote:

extremelee wrote:
So what exactly will be effected if I turn off the HTTP_Referer ?

Will it effect the post count for example, or the click throughs that links get on my links page. Will it effect my downloads page and so on?

could you define "turn off the HTTP_Referer"?
If you mean, how your site will be affected if your users' firewalls are blocking their HTTP_REFERER? The banner thing is the only element, I am aware of.

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