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Forum: Hypernews Feedback/Problems
Date: 20 Sep, 2007
From: Terry Y Hung <Terry Y Hung>

Hi Tom,

   I did 'cd .scripts; grep "does not know who the user is" *.pl' and found 
it in


Terry Hung - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
phone: 650-926-3618

> Hi,
> When users try to access some article and they are not logged in HN fires 
> a BIG RED message:
>   HyperNews at does not know who the user is and an 
> unknown user is not permitted to perform this action. (Perhaps the server 
> is not configured to authenticate properly, or it is not telling HyperNews 
> at who the REMOTE_USER is, or perhaps the access 
> restrictions are incorrect. Check the installation.) You can try to login 
> first:
> (link to login page follows).
> This BIG RED message scares many users - they do not read it, instead they 
> immediately ask us "I have an HN error!"
> I would like to change the message to something less scary and more 
> friendly. I tried to locate the piece of HN code which displays this 
> message to change it, but I cannot find it.
> Could someone tell me the name of the file which contains the routine 
> which displays this message? I will then go and change the text of the 
> message.
> Thanks in advance,
> -- 
> Tomasz Wlodek                        | tel 631-344-7448
> Brookhaven Laboratory, Building 510M | fax 631-344-7616
> Upton NY 11973-5000                  |

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