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New postby j_weitzel » Sat May 11, 2013 12:32 am

Hello!

today evening I have tried to secure my joomla website via different .htaccess files, which I copied in the directories.

I think this is the cause, that my SexyPolling modul does not show the results any longer? After I have voted, I click on the "results" button. Then the window animates , but shows no numbers. Only below the "running bar" shows, that it tries to retrieve the numerbes , but doesn't get any.

I think I have to copy a htacces file "allow from all" to certain directories. Or the main, very large htaccess file suppresses the function of Sexy Polling.

Can someone give a help?

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Re: after htaccess no results are shown any longer

New postby j_weitzel » Sat May 11, 2013 5:46 pm

In the meantime I solved the problem of my own (at least I hope so ;-))by a lot of "trial and error", because I am not familiar with that stuff.

the .htacess files amongst others controls the accessibility etc. for all directories and files in their actual directory and pending directories.

The general limitations "deny from all" of the main file had been to strong for sexy polling, I had to define an exception rule for:
/~site root/components/com_sexypolling
and allowed access to the .php files in that directory.

Now it works again :-)

Sure, for others will this be helpfull.
Tightening the website via htaccess is a challenging tast ... :-(

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Re: after htaccess no results are shown any longer

New postby Simon » Mon May 13, 2013 12:23 am

Hi,

I'm happy that it works fine now.

Best Regards,
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Re: after htaccess no results are shown any longer

New postby DingoBlue » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:14 am

Hi,
I am neither a php nor security expert but opening up access to .php files particularly when the product advertises itself on the front end (Sexy Polling) seems to me to almost guarantee that your site will get hacked.
Is there any way to protect against this?
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Re: after htaccess no results are shown any longer

New postby Simon » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:57 am

Hi,

You do not need to write any special rule for Sexy Polling extension. But it needs to have access to some .php files, and if you will block them by .htaccess, sure it will not work.
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