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jrivett

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I'm running Geeklog 1.8.1 on a recent install of WAMP. Everything seems to work fine, except that the security test does nothing. The browser indicates that the page is loading, then after about 30 seconds, I get a blank page. That's it.

The security test works fine elsewhere, just not on this one site.

I turned on Geeklog debugging and no errors were reported.

I do get a series of these in my Apache error log around the same time:
[warn] (OS 64)The specified network name is no longer available. : winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed.

Any ideas? I can check all the security issues manually, but it's worrying that this thing fails.
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Dirk

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As part of the security checks, Geeklog is sending some HTTP requests to itself to see if certain files are accessible from the web. I.e. your webserver is sending HTTP requests to itself. That seems to fail on some setups, usually something to do with name resolution.

From the error message, I guess that's what's happening here as well.

Not much that Geeklog can do about wrong setups, but we may want to add an option to skip certain checks ...

bye, Dirk
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jrivett

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Aha! That would be it. I noticed that I can't access the site from the server itself without it spazzing out, but it was never much of an issue before. But once I fix that I bet sectest will start working.

Still, it would have been nice if Apache had mentioned something about it...

Thanks for the tip!
J
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jrivett

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Fixed. I added a line to the local Windows hosts file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) pointing the domain to 127.0.0.1. Now I can browse to the site from the host server because the domain name resolves properly on the host server. And of course the security test works.

Thanks again!
J
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