Schlog down! Schlog needs assistance!

Schlog down! Schlog needs assistance!

All of a sudden, Windows Live Writer was dead. When I tried to post something, I got:

Network Connection Error
Error attempting to connect to weblog at:
http://davidschrag.com/schlog/xmlrpc.php

The remote server returned an error: (406) Not Acceptable.

I did some research and found this suggestion at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/121259?replies=4:

create an empty text file.

put this in it:

IfModule mod_security.c
SecFilterEngine Off
/IfModule

[Ed. note: The first and third lines are supposed to be contained in code brackets, but my HTML coding skills are too rusty to remember how to get the greater than / less than symbols to appear as text in this post rather than being interpreted as code.]

Save the file and upload it to your wp-admin/ directory. Rename it to .htaccess (with the .)

See if that helps.

It didn’t. So I added that code to the end of the .htaccess file in my /public_html/ directory. That did the trick.

Posted in About The Schlog, All, WordPress on Jun 21st, 2007, 1:27 pm by David Schrag   

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