Probably caused by something misconfigured about the comments plugin.


My setup file:

# comments plugin
# PageSpec of pages where comments are allowed
comments_pagespec: forum/* or blog/posts/* or tarefa/*
# PageSpec of pages where posting new comments is not allowed
comments_closed_pagespec: ''
# Base name for comments, e.g. "comment_" for pages like "sandbox/comment_12"
comments_pagename: comment_
# Interpret directives in comments?
#comments_allowdirectives: 0
# Allow anonymous commenters to set an author name?
comments_allowauthor: 1
# commit comments to the VCS
comments_commit: 1
# Restrict formats for comments to (no restriction if empty)
comments_allowformats: mdwn txt

The moderatedcomments plugins is not enabled

The anonok plugin is not enabled

What are your complete add_plugins and disable_plugins options? Which version of ikiwiki are you running? Are you using any third-party plugins or patches? --smcv

Pasted here


I've tried to place a comment clicking in the obvious Add a comment in a forum post.

I've not signed in because the sign in page didn't come up, instead a simple (You might want to Signin first?) showed up, which I've haven't read and commented away.


As a consequence of that, the user '' - that's a null character, have somehow logged in and it seems that there is no way to log it out.

None of this phantom user edits are being commited - this blog post was made with that user logged in via web.

It seems I can't log out from nowhere. I've rebuild the wiki from the command line and restarted the nginx server, the phantom user remains logged in and open to anyone willing to edit away the wiki.


If I wanted to do a totally anonnymous wiki, this would be the best setup ever.

For this particular installation, that's not the case.


Is there a session file or something to logout this phantom user?

See inside dot ikiwiki. .ikiwiki/userdb is a Perl Storable file; there are instructions for inspecting it on that page. .ikiwiki/sessions.db is most likely a Berkeley DB file.

I would be interested to see the contents of these two files and the complete .setup file. I would also be interested to see a tarball of the entire wiki source directory, if it isn't excessively large. If you'd be willing to share them, please contact --smcv

I think I've sent right away when you asked, anyway I still have the tarball hanging around. The last iikb domains will expire next month though, the wiki will only be accessible by mirror