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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

HTTP 406 Errors

I'm evaluating Simon right now, but one of my servers is spitting back a 406 error when the "Web (HTTP)" service hits it. The exact reply is:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
&lt;html>&lt;head>
&lt;title>406 Not Acceptable&lt;/title>
&lt;/head>&lt;body>
&lt;h1>Not Acceptable&lt;/h1>
&lt;p>An appropriate representation of the requested resource / could not be found on this server.&lt;/p>
&lt;hr>
&lt;address>Apache/2.0.54 (Fedora) Server at www.myServer.com Port 80&lt;/address>
&lt;/body>&lt;/html>

Any idea what's going on?

David Sinclair's picture

Re: HTTP 406 Errors

Interesting. What happens if you visit the same URL in your web browser? Perhaps try visiting it in Simon's Preview window, too. It might need authentication or cookies to be set.

Re: HTTP 406 Errors

Browsers render the site just fine. No authentications necessary; I'm getting the same error on all sites hosted on that box, which is a pretty plain-vanilla Fedora install.

The http reply above was cut and pasted from the preview window, except for replacing the less than sign with an html entity to make it render correctly.

If you want, email me and I'll shoot the real URL of the box to you.

Re: HTTP 406 Errors

BTW, I also get the same error if I address the index page directly.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: HTTP 406 Errors

Okay, send me the URL, and I'll investigate. You can use the contact form.