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  1. Is there by any chance, one server available now with PHP5, so we may test scripts online in the environment that we will see once upgraded? I understand that I can download server emulators and run my own PHP/MySQL environment, but it still will not be configured like TCH's and there are so many different evironment variables. I run into the same problem if I sign up for a cheap account with another host for one month. It would be very nice to have one system configured as the production systems will look available for us to load copies of scripts/databases on and test. Or am I misunderstanding the way the PHP5 rollout will occur? Will PHP5 be installed and available on Nov 13, but not made to be the default PHP processor until January? Or is it a complete cutover on Nov 13? THe original post says "This Server" will remain online with PHP4 until January, but I can't tell which server it refers to. THanks! -John
  2. I would also be in favor of having both 4 and 5 co-exist, at least for a little while. It would be nice to be able to test my custom scripts under php5, while knowing that I have a fallback option of running them on php4 until I get the problems fixed. Let us know if this is an option. Failing that, do you have a test server set up that we can test our scripts on (and place a copy of our databases on)?
  3. Could you just use the mailing list feature? I only just noticed it was there. Go to the mail icon in cpanel and then click the mailing list link. Good Luck. I am trying to do the same thing, and am going to explore this option more. Let me know if you find other alternatives. -John
  4. Does anyone know a way around a problem I am having? I use Horde to check my mail while I am away from my home computer. For example, at the office I can login and use the very robust Horde client to read and respond to email. However, my company uses some sort of rotating IP system that changes my external IP address every five minutes or so. Apparently, horde tracks the IP address, because each time it changes, it logs me out of Horde. This usually seems to happen just after I finish typing a long reply to someone and have hit send - only to get an error message because I was logged out. Anyone else have a similar problem and find a work-around? Know of any way to configure Horde not to do this? (And yes, I've tried Squirrel Mail, but it does not have the features I need). Thanks for any advice. -John
  5. Don't know if anyone is using PHPOpenChat, but if so see http://secunia.com/advisories/14600/ Secunia Advisory: SA14600 Release Date: 2005-03-16 Critical: Highly critical Impact: System access Where: From remote Solution Status: Unpatched Software: PHPOpenChat 3.x Description: Mafia_Boy has reported a vulnerability in PHPOpenChat, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. Input passed to the "sourcedir" parameter in "contrib/yabbse/poc.php" is not properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources. Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled. The vulnerability has been reported in version 3.0.1 and prior. Solution: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised. Provided and/or discovered by: Mafia_Boy, Albania Security Clan. Original Advisory: http://www.albanianhaxorz.org/advisory/phpopenchaten.txt
  6. I haven't received either of the emails referenced above (and my email address is up to date). I do have pretty tight Spam filters going through Spam Assassin. Is it possible that the others who did not get it also have tight Spam filters and the "mass mailing" got tagged by Spam Assassin? I'm going to go whitelist TCH right now, so I don't miss anything further....
  7. Thanks Bill, I'll put a ticket in right now. -John
  8. I have been running a nightly Cron job to email a copy of a file to a backup service I use. Up until recently (Jan 6 at 2:05 am) the job ran fine and emailed me a blank email at the admin email address. I'm not sure why I got the blank email - it just always came when the script ran successfully. Starting Jan 7 at 2:05 am, the email started to contain some text: Failed loading /home/fncismty/public_html/mailForm/ioncube /ioncube_loader_lin_4.3.so: /home/fncismty/public_html/mailForm/ioncube /ioncube_loader_lin_4.3.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied I didn't change the script at all (it is a PHP script that emails a file attachment using mail() ). I did Google the error and had some hits about Zend Optimizer and PHP 4.3.10 being incompatible. My server status says that my PHP is 4.3.10, but I don't know whether Zend Optimizer is installed. I also don't know why it is trying to access the "fncismty" user directory. I don't know who that is, and its not the user name for the account that runs this Cron job. Anyway, I still get my email daily with the copy of the file I want, so its not real urgent I guess (hence my posting here rather than a support ticket). I'm just curious about receiving something that starts with "Failed". If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks!
  9. Thanks for the response! No, I didn't have any word censoring going, that I knew of. If fact, my script that processes the form only had the one line that echoes back the field. But, I had placed a support ticket and heard back from a tech that a security update had been placed on the server, and that seemed to be the cause of the problem. They looked into the issue and as of this morning, this seems resolved. Thanks again for replying. -John
  10. I really don't understand why this is happening, but I just ran into a problem with a form submission. I was able to isolate the problem down to a single variable, but I don't understand why it is happening. I have a simple HTML form (see www.paladin-pc.com/test.php). When you submit the form, it takes the contents of the text field and echoes it back to the browser between two horizontal rules. If you enter almost any text string, you'll see that the form responds properly. However, when I recently tried to send some text containing the word "analysis", the processing script gave me the message: Not Acceptable An appropriate representation of the requested resource /runtest.php could not be found on this server. I isolated the problem down to the substring "I AM A SPAMMER". If that substring is present at all in the field, I get the "Not Acceptable" message. Anyone have any ideas what is going on? I've entered a help ticket, but I'm not sure whether this is a support issue or a design issue. Thanks in advance for any help! -John
  11. Thanks a bunch! I'm going to try that now. -John
  12. Hey hruska. I'd love to get a step-by-step of how you changed the Bayes score. I'd like to tweak my own settings, but I'm not really sure where to start. If there is another tutorial somewhere that I've overlooked, maybe someone can point me to it. Thanks! -John
  13. I second that. One of my new clients has been getting bombarded with Spam and Viruses. Spam Assassin does a decent job of filtering the Spam if I tighten the rejct level down to 4. Their desktop versions of Norton AV get the viruses after they're downloaded, but its been disconcerting to them that they get so many virus messages (especially since their previous host offered the server-side virus scanning). Has anyone used any third party tools they recommend. I've heard of Postini, but if anyone has any first hand experience, I'd love to hear about it. -John
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