FIXED: Can't use slash character in posts

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FIXED: Can't use slash character in posts

Postby Ben James Ben » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:59 am

I think that there's something wrong with the forum software or its configuration. I'm having trouble posting articles that includes a string consisting of a slash character, some alphanumeric characters, and terminated by another slash character.

These work:
/etc / # space between the string and terminating slash
etc/ # no prefix slash character
/etc\ # terminating backslash instead of slash character

But, this does not work:

(The only way I was able to post the above line just now was to enclose the terminating slash character in [b ][/b ] bold tags.)

When I do try posting that string, I get the following error:
Method Not Implemented

POST to /posting.php not supported.
Apache Server at Port 80

It's making it difficult to post file paths like /usr /share /sugar .
Last edited by ffm on Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: mark as fixed
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Re: Can't use slash character in posts

Postby mburns » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:39 pm

Hey Ben,

This is almost surely caused by using mod_security and hardened-php--which we deployed 2 days ago--to secure the forum from 0-day exploits (getting attacked before the phpBB group can release a security patch). The above two systems sanitize and clean user input in various ways to proactively stop malicious attacks.

Let me look into it and see if this is, in fact, the case and if we can safely loosen the appropriate settings. Stay Tuned.
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Re: Can't use slash character in posts

Postby basic » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:05 pm


should work now :)
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Re: FIXED: Can't use slash character in posts

Postby Dan-yell » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:35 am

I REALLY wonder why this makes any sense within code lines!
Also the error message is not helping me to understand the issue.
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