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OpenLiteSpeed with Jetpack on Wordpress

Posted March 28, 2018 1.4k views
UbuntuWordPress

I have a WordPress site running on OpenLiteSpeed, and accessing XMLRPC with cURL like:

curl --data @hello.txt https://gateblogs.com/xmlrpc.php

with the correct info in hello.txt, returns:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<methodResponse>
  <params>
    <param>
      <value>
      <string>Hello!</string>
      </value>
    </param>
  </params>
</methodResponse>

but, Jetpack Debugger gives me a Communication error. I don’t get this because XMLRPC obviously works, and Jetpack worked with Apache, so I know none of my plugins are blocking it.

I also used:

curl -A ‘Jetpack by WordPress.com’ -is -H 'Content-Type: text/xml’ –data ’<?xml version=“1.0”?><methodCall><methodName>demo.sayHello</methodName><params></params></methodCall>’ ’https://gateblogs.com/xmlrpc.php’ && echo

Apache(what works) returned:
0; path=COOKIEPATH
Set-Cookie: QnKVvgyjBb=e4x5FOl1S%40; expires=Wed, 28-Mar-2018 15:06:28 GMT; Max-Age=3600; path=COOKIEPATH
X-LiteSpeed-Cache-Control: no-cache
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Expect-CT: max-age=604800, report-uri=“https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct
Server: cloudflare
CF-RAY: 402aa831dc789248-EWR

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8”?>
<methodResponse>
<params>
<param>
<value>
<string>Hello!</string>
</value>
</param>
</params>
</methodResponse>

Litespeed returned:
Set-Cookie: c_uINfQa=FEsjKuzn; expires=Wed, 28-Mar-2018 15:07:35 GMT; Max-Age=3600; path=COOKIEPATH
Set-Cookie: QnKVvgyjBb=e4x5FOl1S%40; expires=Wed, 28-Mar-2018 15:07:35 GMT; Max-Age=3600; path=COOKIEPATH
X-Litespeed-Cache-Control: no-cache
Expect-CT: max-age=604800, report-uri=“https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct
Server: cloudflare
CF-RAY: 402aa9efd9a791a0-EWR

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8”?>
<methodResponse>
<params>
<param>
<value>
<string>Hello!</string>
</value>
</param>
</params>
</methodResponse>

The only difference I see is the second Set-Cookie for Litespeed

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Hi @realNerdOfLinux,

I believe the answer is a bit easier than what you are trying to do.
Are you sure Jetpack has access to your server and especially this file?

I’ll recommend to first allow access to the file. To do so, open your .htaccess file in your website

<Files xmlrpc.php>
 order deny,allow
 allow from all
</Files>

If you don’t want to allow access to the whole world, you can allow just JetPack’s IP addresses. To do you’ll just need to do the following

<Files xmlrpc.php>
 order deny,allow
 deny from all
 allow from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
 allow from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
 allow from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
</Files>

You’ll need to change XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX with Jepack’s IP address.

The other solution might be just allowing the JetPack’s IP addresses in your server’s Firewall.

Regards,
KDSys

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