00839: ?action=attr is not protecting my pages and I am still getting spam.

Summary: ?action=attr is not protecting my pages and I am still getting spam.
Created: 2006-11-26 00:25
Status: Closed - likely recipe bug
Category: Other
From: GmB?
Priority: 4
Version: 2.1.26
OS: Internet explorer

Description: I use the ?action=attr to protect my pages, eg. http://www.gangstalkingworld.com/United/index.php/Main/GuestBook

However it's still getting spamed. Does the feature work across all browsers? How can I stop the spam on my site especially my guest book? Also the ip of the spammer and the spam are not showing up in the history so at least this way I could track the spammer. I really love pmwiki, but I had to temporarily switch the guestbook to stop the spam.


Are you using one of the CommentBox or CommentBoxPlus recipes? If so, these recipes had security issues with them that would allow comments (and thus spam) to be posted even to pages that are password protected. You might try installing the latest versions of these recipes.

If that's not the problem, feel free to re-open this ticket.

Pm December 26, 2006, at 10:16 AM