Joomla 2.5 403 Error

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-31
I have a joomla website running Installed version: 2.5.6. I I can log in to backend/ front end no problem.

The client had no problems either- was adding articles and suddenly NO one in their entire organization (Same external IP Number) can get into the site - they don't see the front end or back end any more- They all get 403 You don't have permission to view this page when they go to the backend or frontend URLs.

Extremely strange.

Some kind of Proxy server on their end?
Some kind of firewall?

I am running typical apache webserver/cpanel etc. I even restarted apache service and they still can't get in.
Question by:mdoolittle

    Author Comment

    Well I figured it out- somehow that IP stack was put in the IP DENY MANAGER in cpanel. I didn't do it- and my clients have no access to cpanel-

    Does anyone know if Joomla itself can do this? I have to figure out who put that entry in.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Abhijeet Rananaware
    Is this website online ? or local machine ?

    Can get us a screenshot of site so we can know what exact error are you getting ?

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    Accepted Solution

    I don't think Joomla has the ability to change the IP Stack, but I do know if a host machine (server) thinks a machine connects to it with a virus it can block that machine depending on the a/v software my guess is that it blocked the whole range because it's an internal site...?

    Author Closing Comment

    y it was an add-on to Joomla called rsFirewall that was the culprit. It had set to auto-block > 5 bad login attempts.
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    Expert Comment

    Yup rsFirewall can do's a nice add-on to a website, but can be hard to figure out what's going on at times.

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