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Popp Singh
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Post by Popp Singh » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 am

Some people cant send PMs on my site they get an error message ----->

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator to inform of the time the error occurred and of anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

I couldnt find anything in a log so i reinstalled phpbb 3.0.7 PL1 without any MODS and cleaned the database up . That didnt help . I mailed my provider and asked for help and they sent me this --->

If you want you can let mod_security turn itself off for your website. You can bypass the security of mod_security in the folder. Htaccess to adapt or to do with following rules:
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

I take it that that means add those lines to an.htacsess file ? If so to wich one ? The one in httpdocs or the one in httpdocs/phpbb ? Or doesnt that make sense ? If not has anyone got any idea whats going on and how to fix it ? It was hapening before i put any mods in and i instaled the phpbb software myself through FTP .
What i say is my opinion . If you dont like it or dissagree with it lets talk about it and try to come to an agreement . I`m not to old to learn or change my opinions if they are wrong .

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Re: mod_security

Post by ric323 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:37 am

Your hosts have caused this problem by some custom rule they have added to mod_security on their web server.
The web server error log (not the phpBB log) should contain an entry every time this rule is triggered.
You can add the specified lines to either of those .htaccess files.
The first will turn it off for your entire website, the second only for phpBB.
It would be useful to be able to keep mod_security enabled, but that is only an option if you can identify the faulty rule they have added, and they agree to fix it.
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