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    Angry Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    Posting this here due to lack of a general or website related forum.

    Attempting to search the forums (as suggested) for resolving an issue I am having, I get many results, about a fourth of these results end up providing me a 404 page and a picture of a cheese burger Kitty Cat ( http://www.backtrack-linux.org/6d371...4af14e5c07.jpg ).

    That's not too uncommon, the issue is that when I see this Kitty Cat, my IP appears to be blocked from the website for an ~15 minutes as I have tested this on five different sources, each time just trying to find the resolution to my problem.

    This in itself makes it nearly impossible for me to find a resolution in an easy manner.

    For me, this is a perfect example of a TSA pat down, security believed to be in place that harms the customers and is believed to barley provide real security. That's my perspective from a customer, I understand I can not say how badly this page gets assaulted.

    This means there's either a problem with the forums that may need resolved or perhaps I can push the suggestion of a slightly more relaxed system. Otherwise, I fear that if I just make a thread for every issue I have I will get the generic " YOU SHOULD HAVE SEARCHED FIRST!!!!oneonelven ".

    If needed I will attempt to find the exact URL examples from the searches that are providing the 404 Kitty Cats however the process may take some time for obvious reasons.

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    Default Re: Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    We will look into this.
    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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    Default Re: Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    Look's like 4Chan ?

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    Default Re: Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    I thank you for your quick response.

    I believe the issue with the forums providing 404 has to do with the links including large 'highlights'.

    For example:

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ional+features

    Provides a 404 for me while:

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...-fs-error.html

    Does not provide a 404

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    Default Re: Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    Again thanks for bringing this up. I have passed this along to the appropriate persons.
    In the mean time I would suggest that everyone use google to search. It's generally better than the built in search feature any how.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Default Re: Concerning Forum Search and 404 IP Block

    Friendless it seems that your first example containing an apostrophe is causing the 404. I suspect there is some security mechanism in place that incorrectly treats that as an attempted SQLi and blocks it. If you highlight words without apostrophes then it works fine.

    i.e.: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ighlight=mount
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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