406 Not Acceptable RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi  I installed Windows Live Writer and put the details of my blog page in and when it goes through the verifying the publisher interface it come up with an error

    Error Connectong to Blog

    An error occured while attempting to connect to your blog:
    Server Error - The server reported an error with the following URL:


    406 Not Acceptable

    You must correct this erro berore proceeding.

    Can anyone help with this?
    Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:13 AM

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  • Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:19 PM
  • That sounds like mod_security, try this:

    I've tried above solution, but still cant work. Currently I'm using Win7 RC Windows Live Writer and Linux hosting for my wordpress blog.
    WLW still gives me 406 code. Can you help?

    Monday, May 11, 2009 9:12 PM
  • This is because the "mod_security" plugin for apache that had been installed by your server to prevent hacking attempts is blocking access.

     Your server has basically blocked the xmlrpc.php file from being accessed at all instead of using proper rules for blocking only the hacking attacks while allowing valid accesses.

    However, not all hope is lost. I have "fixed" this issue with a workaround for now. It is pretty simple really. Just rename your xmlrpc.php (situated in site root, accessed at http://yoursite.com/xmlrpc.php ) to something else (e.g. myrpc123.php). Make sure you do not add "xml" or "rpc" to the new file name you choose.

    Then, in ur configuration page, select wordpress 2.2+ as ur cms and enter the path to post file as http://yoursite.com/newlynamedfile.php

    Now, everything should be fine and there should be no errors.

    Happy posting.

    - I Speak My Word At Gravity Blue
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:48 PM