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    Cannot connect to Metalib using PDS in v18

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 3

    When connecting to ALEPH X server, the following error appears:

    Error 403 Forbidden
    Access from IP address <IP> not allowed.

    The problem was wrong X server configuration.

    The solution is to make sure that the server_ip_allowed file on Aleph is configured correctly for X server.
    It should contain a line like:
    X A *.*.*.*

    Otherwise communication to X-server is blocked.
    From the X-server documentation:
    X-Server - Access Control
    Global access can be defined by IP using $alephe_tab/server_ip_allowed
    Global access can be defined by IP using $alephe_tab/server_ip_allowed
    The table allows multiple definitions including and excluding specific IP or IP masks

    X A 10.1.235.*
    X D

    Each service requires a staff privilege
    If the service does not send a user/password, WWW-X/WWW-X is assumed. This is used to grant permissions to anonymous users
    The Services find, find-doc and present are open for all.

    Additional Information

    pds, server_ip_allowed, X-server

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013