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Website News : New users: Trouble registering?
Posted by XLV, MMVIII on 2005/2/7 5:24:21 (2505 reads)
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If you have a software firewall on your computer and have it set too restrictively, you may have trouble registering for this website.

To prevent session hacking, this website tracks HTTP_REFERER requests. If your firewall is blocking these requests, you will not be able to register. Even if you could register, you wouldn't be able to log in.

Click on 'Read More...' for more information.

Here are some walkthroughs for various firewall softwares to fix this issue:

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Zone Alarm Pro:

1. Click Privacy
2. Click Cookie Control
3. Click Custom
4. Uncheck "remove private header information"
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Windows XP's Internal Firewall

1. Open XP's Control Panel
2. Double-click Networking and Internet Connections
3. Select Network Connections
4. Right-click on the connection to disable, then select Properties
5. On the Advanced tab, clear the Protect my computer or network checkbox
6. Press OK
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Norton Internet Security 2002 (or earlier)

1. Open NIS or NPF.
2. Click Options.
3. Click Internet Security or Personal Firewall. (This step is not always needed.) The Options window appears.
4. Click Advanced Options.
5. Click the Web tab.
6. Click Add Site. A new site/domain box appears.
7. Enter www.heathernova.net and click OK. The site name now appears in the left frame of the Advanced Options window.
8. Click the name of the new site.
9. Click the Privacy tab.
10. Check the "Use these rules for..." box.
11. Change the Referrer from "Block" to "Permit."
12. Click Apply, and then click OK.
13. Click OK to close the Options window.
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Norton Internet Security 2003/2004

1. Open NIS or NPF.
2. Do one of the following.
* In NIS/NPF 2003, click Options > Internet Security or Personal Firewall (This step is not always needed), and then click the Web Content tab.
* In NIS/NPF 2004, double-click Privacy Control, and then click Advanced.
3. Click Add Site. A new site/domain box appears.
4. Enter www.heathernova.net and click OK. The site name now appears in the left frame of the Options window.
5. Click the name of the new site.
6. Click the Global Settings tab.
7. In the "Information about visited sites" section, clear "Use default settings."
8. Click Permit.
9. Click OK to close the Options window.
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