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    Has anyone run into the problem of the style variable editor timing out and not loading inn the admin cp? I am working on a client's site and the style variable editor refuses to load and times out saying it cannot load the page. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing that or what to look for to fix it?
    Last edited by Boofo; Thu 17th May '12, 9:00am.
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  • #2
    Do they have Suhosin or mod_security(2) installed?

    They may need to have their security rules modified.
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    • #3
      Suhosin = yes
      mod_security = no

      Would that cause just the Style Variable Editor to time out and everything else to seem okay? And what do I need to do to fix this?
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      • #4
        The trigger is probably there are more than 100 variables in the form on that page. You should get the same behavior if you tried to edit All Settings under Settings -> Options.

        This can be fixed by editing the php.ini (requires root access to the server) or by via a .htaccess file with the following contents:

        php_flag suhosin.cookie.encrypt Off
        php_value suhosin.request.max_vars 2048
        php_value suhosin.post.max_vars 2048

        You can create your own .htaccess file and upload it to your main forum directory. It's a simple text file.

        If this doesn't work or you get an 'Internal Server Error' after doing this, then unfortunately this means that your host is not allowing this change. The only thing you can do now is to ask your host to make the necessary changes to suhosin.

        Here is a post that lists some of the recommended suhosin settings for compatibility with vB:

        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...82#post1329782
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        • #5
          So, I just add this to an .htaccess file like this?

          php_flag suhosin.cookie.encrypt Off
          php_value suhosin.request.max_vars 2048
          php_value suhosin.post.max_vars 2048
          and that should fix it? Unless, like you said, they have disabled being able to change it.
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          • #6
            Those are the most basic settings that fix most of the issues that are caused by Suhosin. The linked thread has more suggestions.
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            • #7
              I made a .htaccess file with the following contents:

              Code:
              php_flag suhosin.cookie.encrypt = Off
              php_flag suhosin.session.encrypt = Off
              php_value suhosin.request.max_vars = 2048
              php_value suhosin.post.max_vars = 2048
              php_value suhosin.memory_limit = 32M
              php_value suhosin.log.sapi = 511
              php_value suhosin.get.max_value_length = 1024
              # php_value suhosin.executor.eval.blacklist = "exec,system,passthru,shell_exec,fopen,file_get_contents,file_put_contents,tmpnam"
              and added it to the /forum directory. I wasn't sure about flag or value on some of those, so I guessed. Are they correct?

              The style variable editor is still timing out.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Boofo View Post
                I made a .htaccess file with the following contents:

                Code:
                php_flag suhosin.cookie.encrypt = Off
                php_flag suhosin.session.encrypt = Off
                php_value suhosin.request.max_vars = 2048
                php_value suhosin.post.max_vars = 2048
                php_value suhosin.memory_limit = 32M
                php_value suhosin.log.sapi = 511
                php_value suhosin.get.max_value_length = 1024
                # php_value suhosin.executor.eval.blacklist = "exec,system,passthru,shell_exec,fopen,file_get_contents,file_put_contents,tmpnam"
                and added it to the /forum directory. I wasn't sure about flag or value on some of those, so I guessed. Are they correct?

                The style variable editor is still timing out.
                I've ran into this once or twice where a client insisted on suhosin... be sure you upload that .htaccess to the /admincp directory not just the forum root, now try with the modified .htaccess in admincp to see if it will work.

                Edit: Why is the last line commented out? Try removing the # in front of the last line if uploading to admincp does not work initially because atm the last line is not being read.


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                • #9
                  Does it need to be in the forum root AND the admincp or just the admincp?
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                  • #10
                    Nope, that doesn't work either, they must have it blocked from changing it in the .htaccess on the server.
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                    • #11
                      Try adding this line to .htaccess, above the other suhosin lines of course edit the value appropriately:

                      Code:
                      suPHP_ConfigPath /home/public_html/thesitesfoldername
                      Does that help?


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                      • #12
                        You mean this?

                        suPHP_ConfigPath /home/public_html/forum
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                        • #13
                          That didn't help anyway. But I did find a work-a-round. I added a cpnav file with this link:

                          template.php?do=modify&expandset=4&group=all
                          If they go into that first and THEN click the Style Variable editor GO button, it opens up fine. It is only when you try to go directly to it that it hangs and errors out.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boofo View Post
                            You mean this?
                            Easiest way to find out is:

                            > AdminCP > Maintenance > PHP Info

                            Scroll to find: _SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"]

                            Should have a value similar to /home/thesitesfoldername/public_html

                            And no I'm not sure if this will in fact help you however I'm trying my best to find something that will because I have went through this in the past and one time we finally had to disable it long enough for me to export the style, then re-enable and when I was done with the style on localhost they disabled again long enough for me to import the revised style. If your running in circles, perhaps coordinating the disabling/re-enabling when you have the style sorted would be quicker than troubleshooting the suhosin issue atm, just a thought.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Boofo View Post
                              That didn't help anyway. But I did find a work-a-round. I added a cpnav file with this link:



                              If they go into that first and THEN click the Style Variable editor GO button, it opens up fine. It is only when you try to go directly to it that it hangs and errors out.
                              And your able to edit stylevars and save with this?

                              Edit: Just ensure everything functions as-intended before we brush this under the rug .


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