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Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Occasionally the website may deny you access to it and throw up a HTTP 403 Forbidden error at random (With the witty message "Eh? What are YOU doing here? I think you'd better leave! Or you provided bad credentials when prompted! Either way, you ain't gettin' in here!" Thank you Tiger! :laughing4 )!

Don't worry, I haven't banned you, as I get these as well! :okay1

However, I don't exactly know why this is happening, but I swear on my life that I will get to the bottom of this and get it fixed! :aggressive :ohyeah

I'll let you know when this problem gets sorted out!

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When you get this error, wait at least 5 minutes, then try again!

If you're getting this error, then EVERYONE is actually getting this error, and there doesn't seem to be a pattern to when they occur, and there are practically NO signs (aside from the failure to load web elements, like graphics) that a "Denial of Service" episode is imminent!

I haven't found the source of what is triggering the 403 errors, and until I do find, these errors WON'T STOP!!!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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I was scared I got banned :D
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Haven't seen it happen recently, hopefully fixed?
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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We'll see! Can't guarantee it! It has been less than 2 to 4 days since it last happened!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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It happened again today, so the problem is still there!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Yeah I got that error too before a couple of times when I was about to post.
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I'm hoping that one day, it will resolve itself!
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If it isn't too much trouble, would anyone report as specifically as possible in this topic what you are doing when the 403s trigger so I can possibly find a pattern to why they occur? It's happened to me around 4 times today (2 after opening mChat, and maybe 2 while trying to submit an edited post), and I'm getting tired of it! I'll at some point turn to support (after creating a pre-composed message) to see if they can tell me why this is happening!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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It happened again while I was editing a post, and all smilies loaded properly prior to the rouge security function triggered!

This goes all the way up to the root of the root directory, it isn't isolated to the the forum! This is the url of Nintendo 3DS Central: https://www.nintendo3dscentral.com/phpBB3/index.php The bold text is where the forum software loads! It starts at /phpBB3/! However, with redirects removed, it will still throw up a 403 at https://www.nintendo3dscentral.com/ which is outside the forum! That means that something outside of the forum is causing this! Nothing in the forum is triggering this! We can single out ANYTHING from phpBB in what is causing this ongoing problem! Basically, the source of the problem is NOT in the /phpBB3/ directory!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Just for laughs, I'll put the whole message here so it won't be forgotten after it gets removed when the problem is fully resolved:
Eh? What are YOU in doing here? I think you'd better leave! Or you provided bad credentials when prompted! Either way, you ain't gettin' in here!

If you are STILL seeing this message when I haven't blocked you, that means I STILL HAVEN'T FIXED THE PROBLEM!!!! In that case, wait at least 5 minutes, and try again!

Also, 50 cool points if you can guess where the first line came from! :D Don't worry, I'll get this fixed! (Someday...)
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Anyone get a 403 lately? I haven't, but I'm not sure if this stupid issue is resolved or not...
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No I haven't as of late, it may have resolved it's self
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I hope so!

Nope! The problem is STILL there! Just happened when I was submitting an edited post! :angry:
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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I think the 403s were caused by too many smilies loading at the same time! Though I'm not convinced that they are the definitive cause of the errors!
I'll have to figure out a way to increase the maximum number of resources that can be loaded per request, or to hide prevent smilies from all loading at the same time! Though I'm not sure why it uses the HTTP status code 403 for something like this! It should use 429 or 503!

If this is indeed the case, then smilies will have to be disabled indefinitely until I can find a workaround, or an absolute solution! I may have hit a major breakthrough!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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When this problem is permanently solved, I am going to give every member who logs on frequently 5,000,000.00 forum points!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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So, a possible cause of the errors was that my PHP memory limits were set too low (128M), and the amount of smilies that were all being loaded was supposedly exceeding that! Though I increased it to see if they happened again, I changed the limit back to what it was before, and no matter how many times I loaded the smilies, a 403 did not occur at all (which in contrast, 403s would happen almost instantly with another page refresh)!

That doesn't mean that the problem is fixed, and the possibility of it not even being related to the problem is still there! (What's up with my wording!?)

I'll keep all of you posted! :shrug
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Have you considered moving to another forum software? I'm not sure if you would be able to move everything and the mods you have installed would be different as would the themes.
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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The problem isn't the forum software! The problem lies with the server! Also, I would never change the forum software! I'm sticking with phpBB!

Disabling smilies alleviates the problem, but the consequence is that no one can use smilies! This problem has been going on since around February, and before then, there have been no problems with loading 400 images at once! What I don't understand is why it is specifically using the 403 HTTP status code, rather than something more suitable, like maybe a 413, or a 503!
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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Have you considered moving to new host? That might help with the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors.
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Re: Regarding the HTTP 403 Forbidden errors

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There's no need to switch hosts! All I need to do is solve a problem! I'm also happy with the host I have anyways!

No new host, no new forum software! Possibly a problem with the .htaccess file! That isn't the problem! Also, the server I'm using is LiteSpeed, so it's a problem with that!

I'm going to eventually contact hostinger and see if I can get a server log and see what exactly is causing the error and stomp it flat once and for all!
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