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Unauthorized download (suprnova)

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by cgram7, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. cgram7

    cgram7 Member

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    This is the error message I get when I hit a suprnova link:
    Unauthorized download

    We're sorry, but this downlod request cannot be authorized. There could be several reasons for this:

    1) You clicked on a link on an *unofficial* SuprNova.org mirror. We do not allow that kind of external hotlinking. This site creates a great deal of traffic and it's hard to find a good hosting. We will not provide the bandwith for other sites. Please visit SuprNova.org and you can download all the torrents you want.

    2) You're using a download manager. But there's a solution to this problem:

    Set up your download manager to send a HTTP referer, and when you click on a link on the SuprNova.org site the download will be authorized. Here's how you can do this in Getright:

    Go to Getright Configuration, under Advanced/Protocol check Send "Referer" in HTTP Request and then select Calculated from open web browser page.

    The setup should be similar for other download managers.

    3) Your browser did not send a referer. This normally happens if you right click on a link and select save-as, or if you copy and paste a link into a new browser window and press Enter. It may also be that your browser is set up to not send any referer. But left clicking on a link works just fine and has been tested in IE6, Netscape 6, Opera6, Firefox and Safari

    Some software firewalls, for instance the Norton Personal Firewall (which is also part of Norton Internet Security) or ZoneAlarm remove the referer from HTTP requests which will block any downloads on any site that does a referer check. Hence such options should always be turned off. In Norton you have to go to the Privacy Settings and disable browser privacy (which doesn't really protect your privacy anyway as your IP address will always be logged regardless of that setting), in ZoneAlarm you have to go to Privacy -> Cookie Control -> Custom and uncheck "remove private header information".

    Software like AdSubstract also blocks the referer and makes downloads impossible.

    We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand our reasons for doing so. Bandwith doesn't come cheap and we have to do all we can to keep the bandwith usage down.

    I have tried all the tips that apply to me but no nothing works.Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks
     
  2. psx245

    psx245 Regular member

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    i had that problem. i then change my firewall setting and it worked.
     
  3. cgram7

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    i am using norton internet security, but i have disabled the firewall along with windows firewall and still i get the same error i didn't think that was the problem because it worked with them before, been thinking about uninstalling norton anyway its a pain in the ass
    thanks
     
  4. supersam

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    i've been getting the same problem ever since i installed bit tornado.. looking for a way to fix it myself.
     
  5. EsirnuS

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    this is the one that fixed it for me - i turned off/on the http/browser bits in norton and turned off windows firewall

    Es
     
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    I dont have norton on my PC, neither do i have any other Virus Scann software.. and my windows XP firewall is also turned off..but still i am getting this error.

    Please help!
     
  7. jules1970

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    I've been having this problem too the last few days. I've tried changing zone alarm settings and I don't have a download manager but nothing works. Everything was fine before. Can anyone help, please??
     
  8. Arrakis

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    Have any of you installed SP2 recently ?
    My problems are exactly as you descriped and started with THAT !
    PS Have NOT solved it yet.
     
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    Yep, sp2 installed and suprnova wont load, other torrent sites ok, anyone found a cure, other than uninstall sp2?!?
     
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    It is ONLY when i right-click and use "save as", that i have this problem. Otherwise it works ok. By the way,I also use Norton and it also works on other torrent-sites.
     
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    Hey guyz still having the same problem, i think something might be wrong with suprnova, as i used another torrent prog (BitTorrent 3.4.2) and when ever i try to save any torrent file, it saves it as an HTML instead of a .Torrent file.

    Any 1 know how to fix this yet?
     
  12. jamin1977

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    when save the torrent file, saves as html, then go into properties and change to bittorrent...gets further but still get error.

    Shall keep playing...any one have any ideas???
     
  13. EsirnuS

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    sp2 installed just before i hit this problem

    suprnova put a statement on the site saying about limiters to do with the hot link problem maybe a combination of both and a choice of browser is the problem ?

     
  14. Arrakis

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    I've seen the statement - it isn't very helpful !
     
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    I haven't installed sp2 yet. It just started happening on Wednesday night for no reason. Had been going fine a few hours before that.
     
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    check out suprnova.org it said about that error it almost wiped out their servers.
     
  17. supersam

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    Read that error, but still donno wat to do...should i just download getright and config it so it works to download torrent files ?

    any 1 know how to send a HTTP referer, from IE6???
     
  18. EsirnuS

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    i think and its a big i think
    it may have something to do with the privacy restrictions in "internet options" in IE

    play around with the level of cookie control
    probably set it to low to allow first party cookies that use personally identifiable info

    hey its a stab in the dark

    Es
     
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    Had the same trouble. All started after i installed SP2. Tried messing around with my norton settings and with my IE6 settings. Nothing worked and the problem remained. So I decided to try using different browsers. I tried suprnova's links with mozilla 1.7.3 and guess what? Yep it worked, no silly unauthorized download message. So there you go, problem solved, no thanks to microsoft.
     
  20. psx245

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    im just glad mines work.
     

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