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by timmus
Sat May 09, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Best way of having NO index page?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Best way of having NO index page?

I have a small starter board which is doing nicely and I've chosen to use only ONE forum to handle all messages. So the Index page is kind of pointless. Is there any way short of an Apache script that I can set it up so that /mysite.com/myforum/ skips the forum index and just shows the message index...
by timmus
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Split from spam topic [*Read The First Post*]
Replies: 777
Views: 14045

MyVipCode rocks! Any mod this tiny and effective gets a thumbs-up. This will be a major PITA for spammers to circumvent, especially if the code is changed regularly, and something this tiny I trust with not fouling up other mods. I've put the access code in with our Forum Rules and ask the users to ...
by timmus
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Avatar Uploads
Replies: 7
Views: 472

I'd like a reply, too... I'm having the same problem. I've chmod 777 on the directory.

Tim
by timmus
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Install from scratch but keep the DB?
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Also I just discovered this: in the phpbb_users table, the user who discovered himself logged in as someone else has user_id=2255... the person he appeared as has user_id=2256. I am using phpBB 2.0.21.

Tim
by timmus
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Install from scratch but keep the DB?
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Install from scratch but keep the DB?

How can I make a 100% clean install of phpBB (including wiping out all mods) but preserve the database (users/messages/PMs)? From what I see in the Install docs, you either do a full install with an empty database, or you patch your board and preserve the database. Maybe what I'd like is a phpBB-to-...
by timmus
Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Users getting locked out after changing E-mail address
Replies: 2
Views: 160

OK, the re-authentication message goes to their new address... correct?
by timmus
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Users getting locked out after changing E-mail address
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Users getting locked out after changing E-mail address

Ever since my phpBB board has been around, like two years, I've had a chronic problem where users who change E-mail addresses in their profile get locked out. They E-mail me saying they can't get in. So I go to Users > Management and find that their account is not active. Has anyone heard of such a ...
by timmus
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Wide images making page too large
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Restrict Images in Posts [phpbbhacks]-- I saw this also, but it's just a download link and I have no idea whether it will work correctly.

Resize Images Based on Max Width -- I saw this too, but on the latest set of pages I gather that this doesn't work right on Mac Firefox/Safari browsers.
by timmus
Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Wide images making page too large
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Wide images making page too large

I am having problems with users posting large images, which of course makes the phpBB viewtopic.php pages much larger than the screen. What can I do about this, besides policing people's images? I should not have to be worrying about this. Surely there must be a way to put the images inside a frame ...
by timmus
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: phpBB vulnerability (iframe hack)
Replies: 3
Views: 342

But it's paraphrased right here on phpbb.com: http://www.phpbb.com/security/final_reports.php?p=10 That tells me that the hacker came in by messing with session id's to get admin privilege. Thus I don't have to sweat over the possibility that someone came in via some other means (telnet, misconfigur...
by timmus
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: phpBB vulnerability (iframe hack)
Replies: 3
Views: 342

phpBB vulnerability (iframe hack)

One of my phpBB boards was hacked with the trojan exploit that's been talked about (iframes in Forum Description). However I haven't heard a whole lot of talk about HOW this hack gets made. I checked the MYSQL logs and there's only one user_level with 1 (me), and I use complicated mysql and admin pa...
by timmus
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Firefox fouling up usernames in User Administration
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Firefox fouling up usernames in User Administration

I recently discovered a problem with Firefox and phpBB User Administration (at least in 2.0.11). When pulling up any user, you will see this: Username: * [some static username you've used] For example, if you've entered "Joe Blow" recently as a username somewhere, then you will ALWAYS see Joe Blow h...
by timmus
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Site, possibly PHPBB hacked -- remview.php
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Site, possibly PHPBB hacked -- remview.php

This morning I noticed my front page was vandalized and I found a /files directory with remview.php, cgitelnet.pl, and some other crap in there. How did remview.php end up on my server? We don't have any php or cgi apps except phpBB running on the site, so I have to assume this is a phpBB breach. Sh...
by timmus
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Reinstall from scratch and preserve database
Replies: 3
Views: 303

iotc247 wrote: just reupload all the files except for config.php and the install and contrib directories.


Thanks, I wasn't sure what was in there that was hardcoded to the configuration. Guess I'll make a backup and then do just that thing.
by timmus
Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Reinstall from scratch and preserve database
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Reinstall from scratch and preserve database

Is there any way to install a brand new, FRESH phpBB copy yet preserve the databases intact? Doing an "upgrade" is not what I want . I suspect some of my phpBB files are corrupt or hacked by someone else who had access, and I want to get rid of some mods and start over anyway. I tried doing "install...

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