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Mamba
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/14 18:00

  • Mamba

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Well, something is still wrong on your Website, otherwise we would be getting 1,000 spammers a day here on this XOOPS Website

Have you "upgraded" XOOPS, i.e. copy the /upgrade folder and run it from there?

Have you added a mandatory field, e.g. location?



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biglove
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/14 21:34

  • biglove

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As I mentioned earlier, I've upgraded to Xoops 2.5.7.1,

Doesn't Xoops run the /upgrade folder when you click the Update button from modules/system/admin.php ?

Going to modules/profile/admin/field.php
Location is set as required.

However, a Location field does not show up:
modules/profile/register.php


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Mamba
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/14 23:12

  • Mamba

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Quote:
Doesn't Xoops run the /upgrade folder when you click the Update button from modules/system/admin.php ?

No, you need to do the upgrade, if you have used an older version before.

Check your PM....
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biglove
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/15 22:22

  • biglove

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I was upgrading from 2.5.6 to 2.7.1

I uploaded upgrade/ again and run it from the URL bar.

cnt-2.2.x-to-2.3.0 y
upd-2.0.13-to-2.0.14 y
upd-2.0.15-to-2.0.16 y
upd-2.0.16-to-2.0.17 y
upd-2.0.17-to-2.0.18 y
upd-2.0.18-to-2.3.0 y
upd-2.3.0-to-2.3.1 y
upd-2.3.3-to-2.4.0 y
upd-2.4.0-to-2.4.1 y
upd-2.4.x-to-2.5.0 y
upd-2.5.4-to-2.5.5 y
upd-2.5.5-to-2.5.6 y
No upgrade necessary. Please update system module and remove this folder from your server

I changed the XOOPS_DB_PREFIX as advised in the Protector Security Advisory. It had been set to the default.
The site is rendering, the Polls module works, but the Forum posts are not displaying.

I checked the DB's using PHPmyAdmin and the new tables are the same file sizes as the Xoops labeled ones.

Any suggestions on how I can get the forum rendering posts again?

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Mamba
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/16 3:17

  • Mamba

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Quote:
Any suggestions on how I can get the forum rendering posts again?

As always, please let us know:

- what kind of debug errors are you getting? (make sure that you set the Debug to on in your Admin)

- what version of Forums do you have? (it's possible, you need to upgrade it).

A lot of times, when we don't have the information it's like walking in darkness!
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biglove
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/16 21:34

  • biglove

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I'm using CBB 3.0.8
I did update it.

There were no Smarty Template Debug messages.


The only error that showed up in the PopUp debug was:
I checked Preferences >> General Settings and the Server and Default timezones were set to EST.

None All Errors (1) Deprecated (0) Queries (21) Blocks (0) Extra (2) Timers(6)
Errors
Warning: strftime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in file /hsphere/local/class/smarty/plugins/modifier.date_format.php line 53


I'm still getting about 100 spam a day.

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Mamba
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/17 7:59

  • Mamba

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Quote:
I'm still getting about 100 spam a day.

Something is wrong with your configuration, or the XOOPS upgrade/update was not correct.

Check your PM and respond to me privately.
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Mamba
Re: How is my Xoops 2.5.6 site getting spammed if the forms on register.php don't even display?
  • 2015/1/20 19:39

  • Mamba

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Quote:
I'm still getting about 100 spam a day.

OK, I have looked at your Webiste.

One issue was that you have not updated the protector file in your /xoops_lib directory, which you had, as you should, outside of the Document Root.

This has been updated, and since yesterday, I see only 1 person who had register there.

Now, in a private message, you told me that you still got today 100 emails telling your that people registered.

I am afraid that you might have some old Websites that you don't maintain anymore, but which are still sending you registration confirmation, because you have there some very old XOOPS version, and spammers can still register there.

What you need to look at is the User page in your Admin:

YOURSITE/modules/system/admin.php?fct=users

as it shows you the actual users who have been able to register! As I said, there was only 1 person that has registered within the last 24 hours there.

So check your other Websites that you might have and not use them anymore, but they might be still up, and the users are still registering there, and the system is sending you the email registration info about them.

Your XOOPS Website that you gave me access to, is working just fine, exactly as it supposed to work

Happy Xoopsing!
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