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Help! My users can't post on my SMF forum.

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by cscott5288, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. #1
    I run an SMF forum and every time anyone trys to post on my forum, i get:

    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /forum/index.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/1.3.41 Server at www.wdzine.com Port 80
    SEMrush
    My first though was to look for a .htacess file with the wrong permissions. i found a .htaccess file in my smf forum attachments folder that had a .htacess with:

    <Files *>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from localhost
    </Files>


    So i deleted the .htacess file and the problem still occurs!
    What should i do? Should i mess with the permissions on my index.php? right now, the file attribute is set to 644..is that not correct?

    EDIT: I have also uninstalled all mods
     
    cscott5288, Jun 8, 2008 IP
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  2. Agent_Smith

    Agent_Smith Active Member

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    Erm, i don't get that you can view index but cannot post. As SMF passes all actions through the index and assigns them a php GET...

    I would say re upload the index.php?
     
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    flawebworks Tech Services

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    #3
    This doesn't have anything to do with your .htaccess. It's a permissions problem. Look at the install docs for the smf software and see what your perms should be and change them. You can change them via ftp or cpanel in the filemanager.
     
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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    I have the original installation files, but where would it tell me what the permissions should be?
     
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    flawebworks Tech Services

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    In a doc folder, or a readme file, could be text, a doc or an html file.
     
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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    the readme has nothing about permissions, just server settings
     
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    flawebworks Tech Services

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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    Ok, most of these attributes were set to 755..i changed them all to 777 and i am still getting the error.
     
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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    Ok this is extremely weird...certain times of the day users can post but other times they got the error!
    Anyone know what might be going on here?
     
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  10. sawz

    sawz Prominent Member

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    what kind of cookie settings you got going on?
     
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  11. cscott5288

    cscott5288 Active Member

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    the only thing i know about that is my cookie is named: smfforum13 i believe...what else do you need to know?
     
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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    Ok, logged into my google webmaster account today and i had a "WARNINGS" under my sitemap

    the warnings read:
    URLs not followed
    When we tested a sample of the URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs were not accessible to Googlebot because they contained too many redirects. Please change the URLs in your Sitemap that redirect and replace them with the destination URL (the redirect target). All valid URLs will still be submitted. HTTP Error:
    URL:
    Found: 301 (Moved permanently)
    http://www.wdzine.com/forum


    could this have something to do with it?
     
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  13. sawz

    sawz Prominent Member

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    try doing what they suggest and see how it works out.
     
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  14. cscott5288

    cscott5288 Active Member

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    I would but the funny thing is that my URLs in mysitemap contain no redirects..

    you could even check them yourself, here is my sitemap:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.9</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,1.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.7</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,7.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.7</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,18.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.6</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,28.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,16.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.8</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,2.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.8</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,4.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.4</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,3.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,2.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.8</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,5.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.3</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,14.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.7</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,38.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.7</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,20.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,13.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.6</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,15.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.6</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,27.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,8.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,10.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.7</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,19.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.6</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,9.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.6</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,11.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.5</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,17.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.4</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,39.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.4</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,6.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.1</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,37.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.1</priority>
       </url> 
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.wdzine.com/forum/index.php/board,36.0.html</loc>
        <changefreq>always</changefreq>
        <priority>0.1</priority>
       </url>
    </urlset>
    HTML:
     
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    18SanFrancisco Banned

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    I had this problem. It's your host-get another one and you will notice!
     
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    try asking at SMF, maybe someone over there has an idea.
     
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    cscott5288 Active Member

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    Ok, i'm going to try deactivating my wordpress all in one seo mod and resubmitting the sitemap for the forum...i suspect that might have something to do with it
     
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