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Cannot post to Forums - Bad HTTP_REFERER??
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David C. Rankin
2017-03-12 19:52:08 UTC
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All,

Attempting to post details to
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=224028 from FF 45.8esr, I get:

Bad HTTP_REFERER. You were referred to this page from an unauthorized source.
If the problem persists please make sure that 'Base URL' is correctly set in
Admin/Options and that you are visiting the forum by navigating to that URL.
More information regarding the referrer check can be found in the FluxBB
documentation.

I've never had problems before, but haven't posted in months, what to try?
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Jason Ryan via arch-general
2017-03-12 19:59:25 UTC
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Post by David C. Rankin
All,
Attempting to post details to
Bad HTTP_REFERER. You were referred to this page from an unauthorized source.
If the problem persists please make sure that 'Base URL' is correctly set in
Admin/Options and that you are visiting the forum by navigating to that URL.
More information regarding the referrer check can be found in the FluxBB
documentation.
I've never had problems before, but haven't posted in months, what to try?
Searching:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=220394
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=220738
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=221382
etc


/J
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David C. Rankin
2017-03-12 22:21:08 UTC
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I've never had problems before, but haven't posted in months, what to try?
Searching: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=220394
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=220738
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=221382
etc

Oh my God.

How ironic. The problem was the wiki suggested firefox prevents posting to
the arch formum... Specifically:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox/Tweaks#Referer_header_control

network.http.referer.trimmingPolicy = 2 (breaks forum)

Restoring to '0' resolves the issue.

Thanks for the link Jason.
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