"Script" from discourse-cdn-sjc1.com


#1

Today, the forum would not load until I allowed “Script” from discourse-cdn-sjc1.com (I’m using uMatrix). I’m pretty sure that’s a change from when I last visited (~ a Month ago), as I use the same browser/settings today.

As I took from Privacy Policy - nothing is private that might not be in your controll, as the forum is not hosted by you.
Still, it might be worth mentioning/discussing?!


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#2

Ugh. Yes and no. Our forum is hosted by us, but I was not aware that the forum software is pulling resources from their own CDN. I’ll look into it.

Thanks for the heads-up.


#3

Today the forum would’nt load until I allowd script from discourse-cdn-sjc2.com .

Then I had to log in (unsually, I’m logged in allready).

It seems that now I can remove the allowance and things still work!
(It’ll keep you updated if things change).

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[Edit: it seems like that: I need to allowd it, the reload the page -> Forum will load;
I then can disallow it agine, things will still work;

But if I leave the forum (follow a link or close the tab), once I return, I need to allow it again.
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#4

This is both weird and annoying. I’ll keep an eye on it.


#5

It is not only the CDN I suppose the avatars loaded from their server could be used for tracking as well. That’s what Gravatar is doing. The possibility is at least there for Discourse as well.


#6

Yet another strange problem today: (I guess it’s on my side, something with my uMatrix maybe, still worth sharing, maybe someone has a hint: )

The forum won’t load at all in my Opera - uMatrix is “all green” (see screenshot), and even turning it off doesn’t change anything.

I first suspected the forum being down, but no: in IE, Chrome (and opera private Mode!) it loads just fine!

Any ideas?

[Edit: somehow my uMatrix was broken - I un-unstalled the AddOn en re-installed it (an importet the formerly backed up rules) and now things are fine again:

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…note how the “lower part block” where I can allow 3rd-Party resources (which was missing somehow earliere) is now back.

-> everything fine again! :slight_smile:
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#7

They do something odd with caching, I’m sure it was related to that. Thanks for the heads-up!


#8

Today (after I away for about 3 weeks ) the forum didn’t load on the 1st try.
Trying it again in a 2nd tab worked fine, though!