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Re: Debian CD vendor submission page problem

Hello there,

this is the right email address for your issue. :)

In short, this appears to be a problem with your server setup, as other 
people are successfully submitting information via the form.

On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 03:49:52PM -0400, Agtilequote@aol.com wrote:
> I have tried several times now, to submit my website as your  CD vendor in 
> Poland. Every time I finish the form and send over to you I  get error message :
> The following entries were submitted: 
> Vendor: SVT
> Submission-Type: new
> The specified web site (http://www.svt.pl) cannot be  accessed.  
> The error message returned was: 403 Forbidden  
> If you don't understand this error message, please contact  us.  
> Entry not submitted! 

In order to avoid automated spam via the form, the form CGI tries to 
download the page you submitted <http://www.svt.pl> and searches for the 
word "Debian" inside it. However, when contacting your server, it only gets 
a 403 response instead of a HTML document.
Our server sends the following HTTP request to yours:

GET / HTTP/1.1
TE: deflate,gzip;q=0.3
Connection: TE, close
Host: www.svt.pl
User-Agent: libwww-perl/5.805

Your server's response is as follows:

HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 21:11:42 GMT
Server: Apache
Content-Length: 321
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

<title>403 Forbidden</title>
<p>You don't have permission to access /
on this server.</p>
<p>Additionally, a 404 Not Found
error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the 

Please check your setup. In particular, check whether your configuration 
includes any "protection" against automated spiders, bots, or similar... 
Consider completely disabling this protection, as it can cause lots of 
problems for people out there.



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