[Mediawiki-l] Strange problem with search

Jack Eapen C jackec at suntecgroup.com
Mon Jun 9 07:07:09 UTC 2008


Mod_security is not enabled in my server -i.e I checked the httpd.conf
file and the apache modules folder. Reference to the particulat module
is not in the conf file and the mod-security.so file is not in the
folder. Any other hints, plz? 

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together. May our studies become brilliant. May we not hate each other"

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Jack Eapen C wrote:
> When I search with SOME keywords, my production wiki returns a "blank"
> page. If I use the same words on the test wiki, no probs-results are 
> returned (content in both wikis are same). Some of the problematic 
> words are "transaction" (transaction backout has no problem), 
> function, cards (plastic cards is fine), account etc.

Sounds like one of those "security" plugins for your web server, perhaps

It's set in an overprotective mode that freaks out and denies access
when it sees bits of text coming through the form submission that it
thinks are indicative of an SQL or code injection attack.

Contact your system administrator and let them know they've
misconfigured the software and should back it out to more reasonable

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