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"server access"

For some reason, just this week, I get an illegal server access msg and\or some note telling me I am a source of malicious content, every time I post from work. So every time I post a comment, it saves it, but I have to log out & in again.  Doesn't happen at home, just here. And I'm pretty sure my office isn't a source of spyware or anything since we are a technical homesite for private medical records & therefore have pretty tight security.

 

Appreciate the technical gods looking into this. Smiling

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You can add this little bit to the strangeness of the security software flagging a 403....

Not only does it happen in some forums more than others....I have discovered that it never happens to me when I am posting on the first page of any thread or starting one. Once the thread goes to a second page....the posts error out a 403 most (if not all) of the time.

EDIT: This post errored out, BTW.....

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tgoosen wrote:

I don't know if my problem is related but although I am connecting to the cam, it is continually buffering

no, this completly unrelated and the incorrect place to start this issue here.

This has to do with an error when u post that appears to effect a minority of users. The security systems we have implemented sometimes appear to mis-identify a user.

There is another topic that covers this particular problem, see

 http://www.africam.com/wildlife/video_feed_problems

thanx for ur input 

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Same here tgoosen - whether I use IE or Mozilla.

We just have to accept that the continual buffering is due to the fact that the cam is in the African bush - and as such we cannot expect a perfect connection 24/7.

I am happy enough listening to the scops owl calling, in between buffering, as it is one of my favourite night-time memories of being in Africa! 

 

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I don't know if my problem is related but although I am connecting to the cam, it is continually buffering so I end up with a very interrupted reception. I connect via ADSL and use IE6

 

Have you any suggestions on improving connection speed

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admin wrote:

Aquila wrote:
I don't know if this will help but... I Don't Get the Error Messages and I use IE6,  

 Just to clarify - it happens only to a small minority and so far such cases have always been IE6.

That's why I included my settings. Maybe you are on to something with SP1 versus SP2 or the Windows Firewall being turned on. Smiling

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Aquila wrote:
I don't know if this will help but... I Don't Get the Error Messages and I use IE6,  

 Just to clarify - it happens only to a small minority and so far such cases have always been IE6.

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I don't know if this will help but... I Don't Get the Error Messages and I use IE6, Windows Firewall is off but have Firewall on thru Norton Internet Security 2006. I have the options on Norton (Security, Outbreak Alert, Personal Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Norton Antivirus, Security Inspector, Privacy Control, Live Updates) set to ON. The only options off are Parental Control, AntiSpam and Ad Blocking. I am running Windwos XP with SP2. I get automatic updates so assume I have all the latest Windows updates installed. I connect to the internet with high speed DSL modem/router.

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I will keep working on it such as I can, as I have a full time job too. I can work on the ideas in the evening. Its interesting that only IE 6 has been nailed. At work we had a program that we used IE6 and one of the Windows Security updates nailed it to make in unusable. I still find it interesting that cable users seem to have more problems then DSL users. The cable type network is more of a network within a network. I also wonder if people turn off their XP firewall if that would make a difference.

Mike 

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Hi Mytmoss

Thanx for ur r&d and input regarding this problem. Keep at it & if u have further input please let me know.

ur theory about client security problems may have some relevance as well. We have also found where a user has a problem with one browser they dont have it with another, using their same infrastructure (i.e. same computer & internet connection).

 

What is perplexing in that it only appears to happen in some forums, although that may be a red herring in that the problem is sporadic rather than specific to cetian forums (maybe the way the Enter key is pushed Smiling

So far the problem appears limited to IE6. I might even speuclate its limited to users who just have service pack 1(SP1) installed. Loading SP2 might fix it but i have no proof of that.

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I did some sampling and the numbers of responders is not enough for me to know anything for sure. But it seems that people who have DSL are less likely to have 403 error than those using cable. Also it seems Canadians are less likely to get the 403 error than Americans. I did have one American with DSL who has only gotten one error.  I also had a Canadian on cable who has gotten the error. Is it possible that combinations of cable and home networks may be the culprit? There are exceptions that I have found, but the most common combination of those having problems is they also have cable.

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