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  • Jan S.
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New spam measures at the wiki
I just installed some software for the wiki which should help combat the spammers that have hit us hard in recent weeks.
This could potentially also block normal users though that shouldn't happen. If you get blocked at the wiki post here and I'll look into it.

  • Frank Bicking
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Reply #1
I'm getting blocked and only see the "Precondition Failed" message.

It happens with Opera 9.0p1, Firefox 1.5, and Internet Explorer 6.0. I'm not behind a firewall (neither personal nor hardware), router, or proxy.

Can I provide you with any further information?

  • Garf
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Reply #2
Seems a bug in Opera was the cause, causing you to get IPbanned (which prevented the other browsers from fixing it).

  • Frank Bicking
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Reply #3
Thanks for your fast response.

Any idea about how to fix this? (apart from switching to Firefox which I don't intend do)

  • Garf
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Reply #4
Will work around this issue on our side.

  • Jan S.
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Reply #5
Try now please.

  • Frank Bicking
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Reply #6
It works now.

Good job, thanks

  • rutra80
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Reply #7
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Seems a bug in Opera was the cause
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=351321"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Is Opera dev team aware of that bug? If not, could you please report it to them or write some details here or on PM so I can report it?
  • Last Edit: 19 December, 2005, 09:45:34 PM by rutra80

  • Jan S.
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Reply #8
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Seems a bug in Opera was the cause
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=351321"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Is Opera dev team aware of that bug? If not, could you please report it to them or write some details here or on PM so I can report it?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=351366"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Header 'TE' present but TE not specified in 'Connection' header

  • rutra80
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Reply #9
Reported.
I got the following reply from one of the Opera devs:
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AFAICT, Opera 9 (as well as v4-v8) always sends TE in the Connection 
header.

Do you know if the user you refer to was using a proxy?

It could be that the proxy replaced the Connection header with it's own 
Connection header, without taking into account the other headers named in 
it, and forwarded all the other headers. Opera is AFAIK one of the few 
clients that uses the TE header (Neither Mozilla nor MSIE 6 does)

I replied that the user is not behind proxy nor router nor firewall (that's what Frank_Bicking said). I also gave a link to this thread, it seems that more details would be useful...
  • Last Edit: 21 December, 2005, 01:29:05 AM by rutra80

  • Garf
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Reply #10
If it's any help, in the docs of the anti-spam software it is claimed that this is a bug in Opera 8.01 and that it was fixed in 8.02.

  • rutra80
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Reply #11
Hmm, then with Opera 9.0p1, which Frank used, there shouldn't be a problem.
  • Last Edit: 21 December, 2005, 08:21:46 AM by rutra80

  • Andavari
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Reply #12
I'm using WinXP with the Windows Firewall and I get the "Precondition Failure" page rather I enable or disable my proxy filtering software CookieCop. I can't follow any links posted in threads, etc., that go to the wiki.

I'm blocked using the following browsers:
Opera 8.51 (with proxy enabled)
Mozilla Suite v1.7.12 (with proxy enabled, and disabled)
Internet Explorer 6 SP2 (proxy disabled)

I don't know if this is of any use, however with CookieCop v2.2 (the last free version) enabled it sticks this into the beginning of pages (.htm):
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<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!-- hide

function CCop_errorsuppressor(){return true;}
window.onerror=CCop_errorsuppressor;

var ccAllowPopup = 0;
var ccTimer = 0;
var ccNetscape = 0;
var CCop_WindowOpen=window.open;

window.open=CCop;

if( navigator.appName == 'Netscape' )
{
    ccNetscape = 1;
    document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
}

function CCop_keypress( e  )
{
    if( ccNetscape )
    {
 if( parseFloat( navigator.appVersion )>=5.0 )
 {
     if( e.altKey || e.ctrlKey )
   ccAllowPopup = 1;    
 } else {
     if( (e.modifiers & Event.ALT_MASK) || (e.modifiers & Event.CONTROL_MASK) )
   ccAllowPopup = 1;    
 }

    } else {
 if( window.event.ctrlKey || window.event.altKey )
     ccAllowPopup = 1;
    }
}

function CCop_NoUnload( ){};
function CCop_OnUnload( )
{
    window.onunload=CCop_NoUnload;
    window.onbeforeunload=CCop_NoUnload;
}


function CCop_Reset( )
{
    ccAllowPopup = 0;
    window.clearTimeout( ccTimer );
}

function CCop_mousedown( )
{
    ccAllowPopup = 1;
    ccTimer = window.setTimeout("CCop_Reset()",1000);
    return true;
}

document.onkeydown = CCop_keypress;
document.onmousedown = CCop_mousedown;

function CCop( href, windowname, features, replace )
{
    if( ccAllowPopup == 1 )
    {
 ccAllowPopup = 0;
 if( features )
     return( CCop_WindowOpen(href, windowname, features, replace) );

 return( CCop_WindowOpen(href, windowname) );
    }

    window.status= "Pop-up blocked (CTRL + click to override): " + href;

    if( ccNetscape == 0 )
    {
 //do not modify the line below
   
    }
    return null;
} //-->
</script>

Edit: I'm using Opera 8.51, but I typed in 8.50.
  • Last Edit: 07 January, 2006, 05:18:04 AM by Andavari
Complexity of incoherent design.

  • Jan S.
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Reply #13
You were banned as it sees you as proxy. It should work again now but it will ban you again if you use proxy again.

  • Andavari
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Reply #14
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It should work again now but it will ban you again if you use proxy again.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=355242"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Honestly it doesn't matter then, I just won't use the wiki.
Complexity of incoherent design.

  • Andavari
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Reply #15
The solution is really simple.

If anyone is using an adblocking/filtering program that is setup in a browser as a proxy server input the following into the network settings under "Do not use proxy server for..." or something similiar to that description:
wiki.hydrogenaudio.org
Complexity of incoherent design.