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Popup box sometimes for "awstats"

By Vigilante
Apr 11, 2005
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  1. Occasionally I get a box that pops up with this info:

    [title]
    "connect to www.techspot.com

    [description]
    "awstats Restricted Area"

    And it has a username and password box. I just cancel and the page I want comes up no problem.

    Seems to be really random, doesn't happen only on certain pages etc...

    So not sure why it does that. And I'm pretty sure that I'm logged in when it does happen.
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That's interesting. I've never seen this before. Are you using IE?
     
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    Yes, it's basically IE (Avant).
    Next time it pops up I'll keep track of what pages I'm on and whether I'm logged it etc...
     
  4. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    That is very strange, you get the password prompt when you try to reach our site status page (it is strictly for staff only, henche the password prompt.)

    But this prompt will only come up when you try to access the folder cgi-bin which usual site related content should not try to do, please post back with all the details of where you where and what you clicked on next time this happenes to you so I can sort this one out.

    And thank you for the heads up
     
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    Okay, I'll post back here.
     
  6. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    Okay just got the message again. Here's the details.

    I WAS logged in.
    I was typing a "quick reply"
    As soon as the page refreshed after clicking "Post Quick Reply" it popped up.
    Which after refreshing, landed me on this page. Which is normal. http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=147079#post147079

    I got a screen shot but lost it before I could paste it. It just looks like a normal windows dialog box.
    Next time I'll try to get a screen shot.
     
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    No need to post a screenshot, I know how it looks...

    I'll review the server logs now and see if I can come up with anything, thank you
     
  8. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    I have now identified the problem and have informed Julio about it, the reason the prompt comes up is due to one of our advertisements on the site wrongly using the cgi-bin directory on the server...

    Hopefully this will be solved later today or in the week

    Thank you for your help Vigilante
     
  9. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    I got that prompt too

    I got the same thing a couple times in the past couple weeks. I've just been closing/ignoring it. I'll post any screen shots if I get em.
     
  10. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    This is how it looks if you are interested...
     

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    Last edited: May 11, 2014
  11. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    At least, that's how it looks in Opera! Looks slightly different on Avant.

    Glad you found the issue though!
     
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Thanks all for the feedback, I have notified our ad network so a fix should be on its way.
     

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