[Mediawiki-l] File upload help

Jack D. Pond jack.pond at psitex.com
Fri May 11 14:56:20 UTC 2007


Ooops - for apache it is in mime.types and/or .htaccess 


Jack D. Pond
CIO, Montgomery County, PA
(610)278-5200
 
 
 
"Never confuse movement with action." -- Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961
-----Original Message-----
From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
[mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Jack D. Pond
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 10:50 AM
To: 'MediaWiki announcements and site admin list'
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] File upload help

Mike,

Don't know if this is your problem, but many web servers also have a filter
on what they will allow as an extension.  For example, in IIS, part of the
properties of the web service in IIS Manager->[your web
service]->Properties->HTTP Headers->Mime Types is a complete list of all
mime types by extensions the server is allowed to serve.

For IIS, go into the IIS Manager, right click on properties for the virtual
directory, 'HTTP Headers' tab, "Mime Types" and add it to the type served.
Depending on your need, you can add this all the way up to the top (local
computer) and it will allow all sub-webs and sub-virtual webs to
upload/download that file type.

I can't remember the exact for most other Web Servers, but I'm pretty sure
it's in the httpd.conf for Apache.

IMPORTANT:  I cannot imagine any circumstance whereby you would allow the
upload (and possible execution) of a .cmd, .sys, .com, . . . File.  Unless
you are using this as a developer wiki in an extremely restricted
environment, it sounds like a wonderful way to compromise your system.


Jack D. Pond
CIO, Montgomery County, PA
(610)278-5200

"Computers are a more fun way to do the same work you'd have to do without
them."
-----Original Message-----
From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
[mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 6:24 AM
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Subject: [Mediawiki-l] File upload help

Thanks alot!  That got the upload file link working for me, now I'm having
another problem.  I want to be able to upload files with the extension of
.cmd
   
  As Rob suggested, I read deeper and found that I have to add this to
localsettings.php:
   
  $wgFileExtensions = array( 'gif', 'cmd', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'doc', 'txt' );
   
  which I did, but I still get a message saying ".Cmd" is not a recommended
image file format. 
   
  Any ideas on this?
   
  Thanks!
Mike
  
Emufarmers Sangly <emufarmers at gmail.com> wrote:
  In LocalSettings.php, add:
$wgEnableUploads = true;

On 5/10/07, Mike wrote:
>
> How would I go about allowing users to upload files to my wiki? I've 
> briefly read through the instructions on uploading images, but my wiki 
> doesn't even have an upload page link in the left pane.
>
> Thank you!
> Mike
>
>
> ---------------------------------
> Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell?
> Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
> _______________________________________________
> MediaWiki-l mailing list
> MediaWiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
>



--
Emufarmers Sangly
Pirate, Cowboy,
Hellraiser
_______________________________________________
MediaWiki-l mailing list
MediaWiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l


       
---------------------------------
Be a better Heartthrob. Get better relationship answers from someone who
knows.
Yahoo! Answers - Check it out. 
_______________________________________________
MediaWiki-l mailing list
MediaWiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l


_______________________________________________
MediaWiki-l mailing list
MediaWiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l




More information about the MediaWiki-l mailing list