[Mediawiki-l] Strange problem with search

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Tue Jun 10 23:31:27 UTC 2008


Anything in the error logs when you get the blank page?  And by blank  
to you mean white screen of death or blank wiki skin with no content?

Jim

On Jun 9, 2008, at 2:07 AM, Jack Eapen C wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> 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?
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Jack
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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
> mod_security.
>
> 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
> settings.
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Jim Hu
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