Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

Post by Tekguru »

Hi, I installed the bot blocking htaccess file in my iPboard 3.3.3 setup and all appeared well, no issues noted. However some 15 minutes later people reported that Tapatalk was no longer able to access the forum.

I went back to the original htaccess file and all was well.

Any ideas how to modify the htaccess file so that it will block bots but allow Tapatalk to function?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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I am afraid not as I have no knowledge of Tapatalk (and of course there have been security issues reported on phpBB.com)

Jeff Starr (the author of the Bot Blocking code) may be able to help if you contact him directly. Link on his site https://perishablepress.com/author/perish/
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Thanks for hat, I'll see if I can contact him :)

A question if I may, when registering on your site the user is presented with a nice legal page / GPDR section etc. Are these standard on phpBB (if so I can't find where to enter such text) or are they don via an Extension?

Thanks
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Its David63's Privacy Policy extension available on phpBB.com
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Thank you :)

Are you aware that Jeff has updated the firewall htaccess from G6 to G7?
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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No I wasn't aware, although I thought I had signed up for updates. Thanks for letting me know and I will adjust the HTACCESS as needed later.
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Not a problem :)

Jeff pointed me at:

https://perishablepress.com/7g-firewall/

Let me know when you've update the file and I'lll grab a fresh copy from you myself :)
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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I have updated all of my sites .HTACCESS files to the 7G version without any error. It is now downloadable from Block Bad Bots with .HTACCESS
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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Brilliant, just grabbed a copy and will install it later. My thanks.
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Re: Bits of code: htaccess stops Tapatalk working?

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No problem.