In my last post I blogged about how there are cool third party
clients including flock and Journler, that I could use to blog, in
theory. But for some reason, they didn’t quite work.
I since tried a few suggestions, and am happy to say it worked. But
first the problem, or at least what I think the problem is: The
xmlrpc.php file, of late has had lots of vulnerabilities. It seems that
hosting providers have taken a proactive approach and added a htaccess
rule that denies access to the file.
The solution, as pointed out by lots on forums of most blogging
sites, is to rename the file. My xmlrpc.php file, though, was
configured to log errors. The log file however, was again not
accessible, and this prevented the hack from working. Once I changed
the line, $xmlrpc_logging=1 to $xmlrpc_php=0, it was all cool and
Blogged with Flock