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 Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm
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Help with Guardian and PM settings please
1> PM subject line
When sending a PM, I can only enter five characters in the subject line. Where do I change the limit? I looked in the admin settings and could not find any options for this in the PM settings tab.

2> Guardian issue
The guardian will not retain ip addresses that are entered after clicking save. My feeling is the perms are not set for the file correctly. Which file stores this info?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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 Reply #1 - Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:10pm
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm:
The guardian will not retain ip addresses that are entered after clicking save. My feeling is the perms are not set for the file correctly. Which file stores this info?

On mine, it is stored in YaBB2/.htaccess and is set to 644.

X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm:
When sending a PM, I can only enter five characters in the subject line. Where do I change the limit? I looked in the admin settings and could not find any options for this in the PM settings tab.

I'm not sure about this one. Looking into it. Hopefully, someone will be around soon to help you out.
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
westwegoman wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:10pm:
X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm:
When sending a PM, I can only enter five characters in the subject line. Where do I change the limit? I looked in the admin settings and could not find any options for this in the PM settings tab.

I'm not sure about this one. Looking into it. Hopefully, someone will be around soon to help you out.

It works off the same setting as the normal post subject - Admin Center => Forum Settings => Posting tab => Maximum Allowed Characters in Post Subject.
 
 
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 Reply #3 - Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:27pm
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
OK - on the PM message subject issue.

Admin Center > Forum controls > Posting
Check your value for "Maximum Allowed Characters in Post Subject"

It controls both the Post and PM subject lines (tested)

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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
JonB wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:27pm:
OK - on the PM message subject issue.

Admin Center > Forum controls > Posting
Check your value for "Maximum Allowed Characters in Post Subject"

It controls both the Post and PM subject lines (tested)

Good Luck
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He he - I beat you to it:

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1345733397/2#2

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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm:
2> Guardian issue The guardian will not retain ip addresses that are entered after clicking save. My feeling is the perms are not set for the file correctly. Which file stores this info?

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westwegoman wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:10pm:
it is stored in YaBB2/.htaccess and is set to 644.

if this don't work try 600 and if this don't work with ftp goto /cgi-bin/yabb2/ and download .htaccess then in a text editer open it up and see if there are any ip's in it if it is empty then copy over this to it and where ???.???.???.??? is enter one of the ip's you want to ban then reupload it and test to see if it shows in The guardian
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if this don't work try 600 and if this don't work with ftp goto /cgi-bin/yabb2/ and download .htaccess then in a text editer open it up and see if there are any ip's in it if it is empty then copy over this to it and where ???.???.???.??? is enter one of the ip's you want to ban then reupload it and test to see if it shows in The guardian


AFAIK The Guardian updates the .htaccess file but the .htaccess file does not update The Guardian, at least in my case Huh - The same scenario with IPManager in CPanel (where I ban IPs) the IPManager updates the .htaccess file but not the other way round. As the .htaccess gets updated with new IPs at the bottom of the file, once those added IPs are edited to follow a sequential order, the IPManager list disappear and the process start all agaiin with new IPs banned. I dont use The Guardian for IP banning as it slows down forum  response when the server has to check both, the .htaccesss file and The Guardian. Server Geek suggested not to use both The Guardian and IPManager. My0.2C



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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
westwegoman wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 4:10pm:
X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm:
The guardian will not retain ip addresses that are entered after clicking save. My feeling is the perms are not set for the file correctly. Which file stores this info?

On mine, it is stored in YaBB2/.htaccess and is set to 644.


Hmmmm.. I don't have an .htaccess file in the YaBB2 folder. In every subfolder one exist just not in the top level. May be this is the issue  Shocked
 
 
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 Reply #9 - Aug 24th, 2012 at 1:50am
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
When I added the .htaccess file from another directory into the upper level folder, I could no longer access the BB.  Angry  Cheesy  Roll Eyes
 
 
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 Reply #10 - Aug 24th, 2012 at 1:57am
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X-Man Wolvie wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 1:50am:
When I added the .htaccess file from another directory into the upper level folder, I could no longer access the BB.

This is because you are probably adding one that should not be in there. SOme of the .htaccess files in the other folders are there to prevent access to those folders thus by adding that one to the YaBB2 folder, you have blocked all access.

You may want to try adding a blank .htaccess file
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
Elrick wrote on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 5:05pm:
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if this don't work try 600 and if this don't work with ftp goto /cgi-bin/yabb2/ and download .htaccess then in a text editer open it up and see if there are any ip's in it if it is empty then copy over this to it and where ???.???.???.??? is enter one of the ip's you want to ban then reupload it and test to see if it shows in The guardian


This worked. Sorta.  

After my first attempt, I erased the contents of the .htaccess file from the admin directory and ftp'd it over. I entered a number in the Guardian and it did not save it to the file or diplay it.

Next, I changed the file perms to "777" (yeah I know, a bad thing). BINGO!! EUREKA!! Franklin-Delonoooo!!! It worked.

I then changed the perms to 766 and it still works. So I think I'm good to go. Now on to the subject line issue.

Thanks for the help!

 
 
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 Reply #12 - Aug 24th, 2012 at 2:05am
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
I guess I should also ask, Do you have "Activate .htaccess to add IP blocks on server level" checked in The Guardian?
 
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 Reply #13 - Aug 24th, 2012 at 2:11am
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
Solved the second issue with the subject line  Grin

In the post section of the Forum Preferences it says:

Maximum Allowed Characters in Post Subject
(0 = default(50) / min 10 / max 255)


I had it set to 0. While the board section is able to interpret 0 as the default for 50 characters, the PM routine does not. When I changed the character setting to another number, the PM section allowed the number of characters as set in the admin field.

In the next iteration of YaBB, the designers probably will want add a note to set it to a number instead of '0' if you are activating the PM module.

Thanks for everyone's help and hope I didn't waste anyone's time.
 
 
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Re: Help with Guardian and PM settings please
westwegoman wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 2:05am:
I guess I should also ask, Do you have "Activate .htaccess to add IP blocks on server level" checked in The Guardian?


Yes, it worked once I copied a blank file over and set the perms. With it check or not.  Grin Grin  Grin I'm a very happy camper now. Hopefully, this will cut down on the spammers trying to register.
 
 
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