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Post via XML-RPC

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:58 pm
by Imajica
Question: is anyone still working on or have working knowledge of the Post via XML-RPC plugin?

I'm having an issue where if I create a post on a local source and publish via XML-RPC my host sees me using enough resources that it throttles my site and as a side effect the site becaomes inaccessible for 10-15 min


Re: Post via XML-RPC

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:04 am
by Imajica
here is what my host is saying
The block against your local IP address was only temporary and would auto remove after the time limit expires. We have manually removed the temporary block early. Th0e block was caused by the security system seeing your connection to POSTing with a “Blank referrer/referer” as being a potential threat. The POST requests are originating from Windows Live Writer to /serendipity_xmlrpc.php.

Re: Post via XML-RPC

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:48 am
by onli
Well, that's a bullshit security setting. Nothing we can do about it as well, it's the client that is setting the header.

The load thing, if that is coming from the plugin then that would be on us. I think that Garvin kept that plugin running till now. But it might be that it is a side effect of their security system? Did they give you more info on that?

Re: Post via XML-RPC

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:08 pm
by Imajica
nope that's all they gave me
Westhost isn't a horrible host but some of their security ideas are a pain in the a** for sure