Working on Security

I am working on site security, so if you get locked out for some reason, let me know by hitting the email here, or if you can't get in here, over at climate-skeptic.com.  I thought I had this process pretty well practiced as I did everything I wanted first at two other blogs, but this morning I managed to lock myself out of the site.  Oops.  So screw-ups are definitely possible.

  • Vilmos

    If (on the same computer) I am using firefox, I can see the site. But if I use lynx, then I get a 403 forbidden message. (question: how many of your readers use lynx?)

    Vilmos

  • pegr

    Vilmos:

    Lynx is likely missing a header. Many blogs are hosted on a single machine, and without a host header, the web server won't know which one you want.

    Update: I just tried to get to this blog with only the IP and I got an error page. Yup, it needs the host header.

    pegr

  • Vilmos

    Dear pegr,

    It was working up to today. So I guess something changed. It is also working on many other sites.

    Vilmos