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ChrisV
09-02-2010, 10:34
yet the forum works fine on the PC. Anybody else having issues accessing from a mobile device? Sometimes I can get in but most times I cant.

403 Forbidden is what I get

Bigg_Budd
09-02-2010, 10:53
hey man, i have a 3GS and it works fine through safari. i wish we could use tapatalk, though...

brojack17
09-02-2010, 11:01
I too can access from my iPhone. Both the 3G and now iPhone 4.

ScubaToys Larry
09-02-2010, 11:24
Wondering if you were on 3g or wifi... Might be one of the things that if it's a work wifi, they block sites...

or we might be blocking your inbound traffic if you are using an IP that has been banned by 3rd party spam reports...

Let me know your IP and I can try to see... You can go to What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address (http://www.whatismyip.com/) to see.

DivingCRNA
09-02-2010, 11:30
I get it on my iPhone 4 and on my 3g even on the edge network.

ChrisV
09-02-2010, 11:47
I have an iPhone 4 and am on a 3G network, i use wifi at home as well and sometimes it doesnt work either
Here is my phone IP from that link on 3G network: 166.137.8.24

TommyB
09-02-2010, 12:15
yet the forum works fine on the PC. Anybody else having issues accessing from a mobile device? Sometimes I can get in but most times I cant.

403 Forbidden is what I get
what are you trying to do when you get this error? Post, logon, etc
thanks

ChrisV
09-02-2010, 12:27
I can't do anything. Can't access the home page of the forum, however this post I'd from my phone, weird

TommyB
09-02-2010, 12:42
OK,
give me 5 and I'll take care of it..
You're hitting up against our email / spam rules
http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=166.137.8.24





[Thu Sep 02 09:44:14 2010] [error] [client 166.137.8.24] ModSecurity: Access denied with code 403 (phase 2). RBL lookup of 24.8.137.166.xbl.spamhaus.org succeeded at REMOTE_ADDR. [file "/etc/httpd/modsecurity.d/asl/00_asl_rbl.conf"] [line "30"] [id "350000"] [rev "2"] [msg "Global RBL Match: IP is on the xbl.spamhaus.org Blacklist"] [severity "ERROR"] [hostname "forum.scubatoys.com"] [uri "/icons/apache_pb2.gif"] [unique_id "2RlpQUD7wT4AADuwZkwAAAAi"]

http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=166.137.8.24
is listed in the RBL (real time black lists)

Server is comparing IP's in real time against blacklists. Should not come into play unless you're on an open proxy / etc..
I'll fix it here in a sec.
It's listed here also
CBL Lookup for 166.137.8.24 (http://cbl.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi?ip=166.137.8.24)

This IP is infected (or NATting for a computer that is infected) with the rustock spambot.

Dont' kill this messenger, just reporting what the server sees :)
I'll fix it you're not triggering the email rules.
But you might want to check into the CBL issue

beluga
09-02-2010, 13:05
I'm at work right now so don't have more details.

I can always access the forums directly on my iPhone 3GS. IP Address currently is 24.114.232.27 on the phone.

When I tether the iPhone to my Ubuntu laptop for internet access, I get the 403 Forbidden on the laptop. When I go to just http://forum.scubatoys.com/ on the laptop, I get the default Redhat Apache page. This started happening sometime after the switch to new format.

ScubaToys Larry
09-02-2010, 14:02
I'm at work right now so don't have more details.

I can always access the forums directly on my iPhone 3GS. IP Address currently is 24.114.232.27 on the phone.

When I tether the iPhone to my Ubuntu laptop for internet access, I get the 403 Forbidden on the laptop. When I go to just http://forum.scubatoys.com/ on the laptop, I get the default Redhat Apache page. This started happening sometime after the switch to new format.

That would be a real good sign that your laptop (or some other machine at the same IP) has been infected with a virus, and is black listed.

Find out what your IP address is using What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address (http://www.whatismyip.com/) then check it here: CBL Lookup for (http://cbl.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi?ip=)

TommyB
09-02-2010, 14:30
I'm running Linux (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, UNIX...) and CANNOT be infected with a virus!

While it is perfectly true that UNIX-like operating systems are almost NEVER infected with Windows viruses, there are a number of virus-like things that UNIX-like systems are susceptible to.
For example:


Windows emulation software (eg: VMWARE or Wine) are just as susceptible to infection as native Windows. In fact, it's probably somewhat more likely that an emulator instance of Windows gets infected, because the fact that it's running under another O/S can lead to a false sense of security, and emulator instances are less likely to be protected with a full anti-virus suite.
Open proxies (eg: insecure Squid configurations) leading to open proxy spamming.
Acting as a NAT for a local area network - meaning that machines on the local area network could be infected, and the CBL detects the NAT address not the machine LAN that's actually responsible. It's best to secure the NAT.
Web server vulnerabilities or compromises. For example, the DarkMailer/DirectMailer trojan is injected via FTP (using compromised user's userid/passwords) onto web servers, and thereupon is used to send very larger volumes of spam. Virtually all web servers are susceptible to this if they permit upload of content from the Internet.
Application vulnerabilities: many applications have security vulnerabilities, particularly those associated with PHP on web servers. Eg: older versions of PHPNuke, Mamba etc. Some of these vulnerabilities are to the extent that a malefactor can install a full proxy/trojan spamming engine on your machine and control it remotely. Watch out for strange directories being created, particularly those starting with a "." in /tmp. Check for this by doing an "ls -la" in /tmp, and look for directory names starting with "." (other than "." and ".." themselves).
Rootkits are where a malicious entity has installed software on your machine and buried it in such a way that the normal system utilities cannot find it. In some cases they replace the normal system utilities with hacked versions that won't show their tracks. Check that you have good remote login-capable passwords (eg: telnet, FTP, SSH), inspect your logs for large quantities of failed SSH/telnet login attempts.
Consider running a "system modification" detector such as Tripwire.
Not all viruses are windows binaries. Some viruses/worms are in application-level files using non-binary programming techniques (such as macro viruses). These can be truly infectious cross-platform.

beluga
09-02-2010, 18:08
I'm on the Ubuntu laptop at home right now, tethered via iPhone. IP is 74.198.28.32

Will grab IP again if laptop sees 403 and post results.