Support » Plugin: BBQ: Block Bad Queries » Sharing LinkedIn always gets a 403

  • Resolved ffto


    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 +

    And in BBQ, the word Jakarta is filtered out.

    Is there a reason why Jakarta would be problematic?

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    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.

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • The topic ‘Sharing LinkedIn always gets a 403’ is closed to new replies.