Replying off-list. Thanks for the help.


Benjamin Coddington wrote:
> I can assure you that there is no link-checking process.
> How are you saving your files?  You said you were using Dreamweaver -- 
> can you be more specific? (version, platform, protocol)
> Ben
> On 11/23/09 3:57 PM, Tyler Whitney wrote:
>> Ben,
>> Thanks for the reply. Yes, it is protected by a shared account. However,
>> the password was recently changed, and the issue happened before anybody
>> other than myself knew the password. Its almost like it is being
>> systematically changed. I doubt there is any attempt for link checking
>> on the web server that would change code?
>> I wish I could be more specific, but this SAME issue has happened on two
>> completely different websites, both of which the least common
>> denominator is me... and I didn't change anything. The OSCR site had the
>> same change, and though that could have been done by someone else who
>> knows that Net ID's password, the rlweb account has a password that I
>> myself changed recently when my supervisor went on leave... meaning, at
>> the moment, it is only I. I even verified with others around the office
>> if they were playing with anything.
>> Tyler
>> Benjamin Coddington wrote:
>>> Tyler, your data is protected by a shared account, correct? You'll be
>>> unable to track or control changes to your data unless you can control
>>> the credentials protecting that data.
>>> Unfortunately, there's not very much ETS can do to help you in this
>>> regard. Access will appear to come from rlweb. If you are the
>>> authorized owner of this account, you might think about changing the
>>> password.
>>> Ben
>>> On 11/23/09 2:48 PM, Tyler Whitney wrote:
>>>> I've got a weird and semi-concerning issue going on here... something
>>>> (or someone) is changing the code on my department website. I've been
>>>> asked to create a Census 2010 information page for Residential Life. I
>>>> did so at ... okay, thats fine. Now,
>>>> I've been asked to link to it from different pages... first
>>>> homepage, which worked fine. Then
>>>> which worked fine. Finally, to help the 
>>>> folks
>>>> over at OSCR at ... which was all fine.
>>>> Next thing I know, I received an email from the folks who manage the
>>>> website over at OSCR stating the census icon next to the link I 
>>>> created
>>>> is gone. I go back into the code, and I noticed that what I had
>>>> originally type (<img
>>>> src=''>) had 
>>>> been
>>>> changed by something or someone to (<img
>>>> src='../census2010/images/small-logo.png'>) ... I did not make this
>>>> change, and the web folks over there say the changed wasn't made on
>>>> their end. I was very confused, but put it aside because it was 
>>>> Friday.
>>>> I thought perhaps the web software they use automatically did it.
>>>> So all has been well until this afternoon when doing other 
>>>> miscellaneous
>>>> web updates I notice the icon on the ResLife homepage is missing. I go
>>>> into the code to find the SAME EXACT CHANGE. Unfortunately,
>>>> whatever/whoever is doing this does not realize that the link will not
>>>> work like that. My guess is this is something software related? Its
>>>> certainly not my web software (Dreamweaver) as I have hundreds of 
>>>> other
>>>> links like that that are never magically changed. On top of that, I
>>>> haven't edited default.php at all today, which is the homepage. It
>>>> hasn't even been opened.
>>>> Does anybody have the slightest clue as to why this is happening? 
>>>> Its a
>>>> little frustrating/concerning. Any help would be very much 
>>>> appreciated.
>>>> Tyler


Tyler Whitney
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Department of Residential Life
The University of Vermont
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