I've been gradually adding to a couple of tips threads about installing the Linux OS, I deliberately put them on the GG forum because I have more control over the content compared to trying to squeeze them into FB posts and DM's etc. All was going well until today, and it wasn't caused by the great o2 outage of 2018, I've finally managed to rule that out.
I'd typed up a fairly long post hit send and was greeted with an error screen I've not seen before, I can't post a screen grab as I just noticed it's showing ip addresses but the error is "Error code 15 - This request was blocked by the security rules."
I've spent the day dropping in and out of the thread trying things to narrow down the cause and I finally worked out that it was a single command, I won't type it verbatim here in case it causes the same error. Here's the work around I finally ended up using.
It's a simple Linux command that displays the contents of a file, but the thing that has had me tearing my hair out all day is that I wanted to type the word "cat" instead of "more" I'm only using the more command to keep a working instruction in the thread, but I cannot for the life of me think why it's causing a security issue, I can't see a swear word there, I'm not trying to issue it as a HTML markup, even quoting it made no difference. I did find I could put the word cat on one line and the rest on the next line and that worked, but obviously looks odd, ignore the "donkey dog" bit I was just typing random stuff trying to get a read on what was triggering it, I've got to go back and clean all that up ☹
You can see here, on two lines it'll post, put it on the same line it triggers the error.
Does anyone has a rational explanation as to why this is making me tear my hair out ?? Am I just missing an obvious swearword or something, I'm putting a bit of time into these threads to save me keep walking people through the same things but this has me wanting to use bad words 🙂 I don't suggest everyone posts the same phrase in case we break the GG servers :O but it drives me nuts when I can't figure something out that should work.