Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

Post by Spectral Dragon »

I wanted to see everyone's opinions on the upgrade problem I have been thinking about, though depending on how they go about it it won't so much be a "problem" as an annoyance....

PhPBB2 currently has the default path /phpBB2/, but if this is going to be changed to something standard such as /phpBB3/ then wouldn't this cause a bit of a problem later if you wanted it to show up as 3 on the path?

You could just leave it as 2 I am sure, or you could simply do a database move which requires some small in-the-files work but if it's a script then that's moot.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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If you put your forum in /phpBB2/ then its your choice what to do.
Personally I think it doesnt look too good like that.

A 301/302 redirect to /phpBB3/ or a more descriptive url is pretty simple to do.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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or get creative and use /forums/ and be done with it
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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Yeah, just use a different folder name and use a redirect.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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I thought about this when installing my forum, thats why i put it under a /forum
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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Errrrr, you can still change the folder name, all you need to do is make sure you change the script path in the ACP, and cookie settings.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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Or, do what I do when keeping up with CVS's ... Mine is in a h--p://dev.domain.tld/index.php ... but the CVS always puts it in ./phpBB2/. What I did was went below public_html and checked out the CVS there, and do the updates from there. Just be sure to delete the config.php before you cp the files to the dev directory.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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Magnotta wrote: Errrrr, you can still change the folder name, all you need to do is make sure you change the script path in the ACP, and cookie settings.

Actually that is no longer needed in phpBB3 unless you want to specifically override it. Olympus is able to set these values automatically.

Side note: You can even rename the /adm folder to anything you want for added security. You only need to change the link to the admin panel.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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dhn wrote: Side note: You can even rename the /adm folder to anything you want for added security. You only need to change the link to the admin panel.

So you guys jumped on that bandwagon too eh?
Not bad though.
The better part is that you don't have to reference it ANYWHERE. You can remove the link entirely and distribute bookmarks to your admins.

THAT is cool.
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Yes, this is security through obscurity, but that doesn't mean it's not cool.
The team is still commited to sanitizing all input and preventing all security issues via other avenues.
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Re: Isn't there going to be a slight problem later?

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I'm not sure that portable admin directories is security through obscurity. Withholding information (or even obscuring information, like is often done with all but the last four digits of credit card numbers) sometimes is just common sense. After all, there's no shame in not posting links to a file containing phpinfo() :) .
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