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winnerdk

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Shocked Help me out here. I've discovered a repeatable error, works every time, happened with 1.3.11sr and just happened again after having upgraded to 1.4.0 - here it is;

If I used the word "from" anywhere in the text of an article, I get this:

"Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /admin/story.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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Apache/1.3.33 Server at www.panama-guide.com Port 80"

I can take out the word "from" and the article saves just fine. I can put it back in, and get the error. Works every time. Funny, as I type this, I'm wondering if I'll get the error here... Let's see...
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winnerdk

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Question Just wondering if anyone has taken a look at this "from" thing. It's real. I'm running 1.4 on the professional theme, and every time I use the word "from" in the text of an article, I get an error message and can't post the article. If I just go back and remove "from" from the article it works fine, every time.

Any ideas? Is there anything I can do to get this word back into my vocabulary?
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n4th4n

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I'm having the same exact error message. Unfortunately, I can't get it to stop happening by removing the word 'from'. I haven't isolated it yet - it seems like it has to do with the *length* of the story for me. This is a particularly long story (for me), and I can save fine until I go over about 3620 characters - doesn't matter what those characters are I don't think. I'm still on 1.4.0sr3. Any changes in newer releases to story.php that might make this happen? I'm going to upgrade next just to see what happens.
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n4th4n

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OOps. Seems it's a similar issue after all - in my case, the word is 'iframe' (I was writing about web tech) and if I leave that word out all is good. Any ideas, Dirk?
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winnerdk

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In any case, the problem seems to have gone away with the most recent upgrade of the GL software and security releases. Must have been some kind of a bug...
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I can't imagine anything in Geeklog triggering such a behavior and error message. IMHO, it must have been something on the server, e.g. some sort of monitoring software to prevent attacks. If this were on Apache 2, I would have said it could be mod_security. But since the original incident was on Apache 1.3, I have no idea.

bye, Dirk
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n4th4n

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My issue was on
Apache 1.3.37 (Unix)
PHP Version 5.1.4
Linux 2.4.21-47.ELsmp
It's really not a big deal, I just changed the word to i-frame and it worked fine, but would be nice to know what's happening.
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