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[resolved] Sharing LinkedIn always gets a 403 (2 posts)

  1. ffto
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've had problems with LinkedIn sharing for quite a while now and I've finally found out why.

    I think they've changed their HTML parser and now their HTTP request is filtered out by BBQ.

    Their HTTP request looks like this :

    GET /3-signs-theres-a-storm-brewing-in-your-cloud-contract/ HTTP/1.1" 403 - "" "
    LinkedInBot/1.0 (compatible; Mozilla/5.0; Jakarta Commons-HttpClient/3.1 +http://www.linkedin.com)

    And in BBQ, the word Jakarta is filtered out.

    Is there a reason why Jakarta would be problematic?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/block-bad-queries/

  2. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The string 'Jakarta' is associated with malicious requests, so it is blocked in BBQ. I may change this in the next version; for now, just remove it and you should be fine.

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