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Thread: 403 Forbidden status code with several requests close together

  1. #1
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    Mar 2016

    Default 403 Forbidden status code with several requests close together


    When there are more than 9 requests close together (temporally), Wowza may start returning 403 Forbidden status codes. This is on Wowza 4.3.0. How can this behavior be disabled?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2016



    To be able to research on why you are getting 403 errors with multiple request, it would be best if you open a support ticket at: for Wowza's Support Team to further investigate.

    Please attached bellow logs to your new case:
    If you are not sure how to get this information please see the following tutorial.


    Jason Tuchler
    Wowza Media Systems

  3. #3
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    Mar 2016


    Could this be caused by a denial-of-service protection feature in Wowza? The requests may be made from the same machine/IP address multiple times, and rapidly. After a lull in requests, Wowza may respond to requests normally again and stop returning 403 status codes.

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    We don't apply any DOS protection in that way. I would suggest that you open a support ticket as suggested by Jason so we can investigate this in more detail. Please include the steps needed to reproduce.


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