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Error 3-A-Q0-1 with unknown IP address?
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:36:47 am »
I'm getting
Error: 3-A-Q0-1----Access denied from ''
Error: Failure in Processing the Payment (ps_authorize)

After trying to process a CC payment with a slightly edited ps_authorize file to go through InternetSecure (Elevon) using instructions from

This is a site I inherited, so I'm not 100% familiar with the entire setup. I'm trying to track down this error, I can't find it anywhere. The IP address is not the IP of the site, however it is a similar IP to the site which is on a shared server (HostGator) so it is conceivable that at one point that was the sites IP. I don't know where the code is pulling the IP from, I've down a search through all the files and can't find it hard coded anywhere.

Any suggestions to track this down would be awesome, we are looking at upgrading to the newer version of Joomla/VM (we have Jommla 1.5 and VM 1.1.3), as I did see someone post that is a plugin that may solve our issue of not even having to hack the files to make the auth work in the first place. But of course, that's a pretty massive update and with all the custom code in the template, something that would be a large undertaking.

Thanks for any help and guidance!