The World WYKES Web is a
complex website which contains static web pages (like this page) and dynamic pages
generated by programs which run behind the scenes on the web-server.
Examples of these programs are the search facility, accessible from the
home page, the Visitors Book, the Family Trees, the Distribution
Analyses and the Private
If you are running a personal
firewall, such as BlackICE, AtGuard, Norton Internet Security or Norton
Personal Firewall then you may find that parts of this site do not work
This is because some firewalls
block certain (harmless) interactions with this site. Some even
block the transmission of http information, in direct contravention of
the accepted standards.
How Can I
Tell if this is Happening?
Look at the image inside the
red box above.
Then compare what you can see to the examples below. The text to
the right of each example explains what is happening.
|If everything is working
correctly, you should be able to see two YX logos above, side by side,
like Example 1. The
on the left is a normal, static image, the one on the right is generated by a
|If the image
above looks like Example 2, and you can only see one logo
and nothing else, or you see the YX logo on the left and an icon
which indicates a broken picture, then your personal firewall is blocking the output
from programs on the web-server. You probably need to configure
your Personal Firewall to trust content from this site (www.wykes.org).
|If the image
above looks like Example 3 and instead of the YX logo on the
right, the word Blocked
appears, then your personal firewall is blocking the
HTTP_REFERER variable. You probably need to configure your
personal firewall to pass the HTTP_REFERER variable through to this
site. You may be informed by your personal firewall's documentation that
this information is for your privacy, but the HTTP_REFERER only contains the name of
the page that invoked a call to the web server. It sends no personal
information. The HTTP_REFERER is used by several of the web-server
programs on this site to prevent them being used (stolen) by other
You should check your
firewall's documentation, or the support section of the vendor's web
site for information about relaxing the firewall security for this web
site, or permitting the HTTP_REFERER information to be passed to the
If you are running one of the
Norton firewalls, then you can enable HTTP_REFERER using the procedure
described below (from the Symantec
- Open Norton Internet
- Click Options.
- Click Internet Security (or Personal Firewall).
- Click Advanced Options.
- Click the Web tab.
- Click Add Site. A new site/domain box appears.
- Enter the name of this site
(www.wykes.org) and click OK. The site name appears in the left frame
of the Advanced Options window.
- Click the name of the new site.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Check the "Use these rules for..." box.
- Change the Referer from "Block" to "Allow."
- Click Apply, and then click OK.
- Click OK to close the Options window.