Fate of Io
Login bug
2003/06/09 19:23:23 PDT by Temporal [manager]
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I get exception reports fairly often where people attempted to log in and immediately got a server error when viewing the activity page. I think this is due to people using crappy browsers or disabling cookies. Anyway, it just occured to me now that people are getting the wrong error message when this happens. So, I changed it to something more informative.

No one has ever contacted me about the problem, and I have no way of telling who it is trying to log in. So, I'm curious... has anyone who is reading this ever gotten the error? Did you figure out what the problem was? Was it just cookies or was there something else to it?

2003/06/10 02:14:25 PDT by BioKupo [0/0]

I had that problem a while back.
And the problem was I was trying to access the site using the aol browser.
I just been using IE and its been fine.
hope I helped ^_^

2003/06/10 13:24:21 PDT by Morpheus [0/5]

Soon the AOL broswer will be IE ;)

2003/06/10 15:42:02 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
[mystik3eb's avatar]

AOL sux. So does IE. I can't wait for Apple's browser.

But really, AOL sux horribly. AIM was the only good thing coming from that pit of stench.

2003/06/10 18:24:01 PDT by slipt5 [0/0]

that happens to me all the time and i don't use aol and i have cookies enabled. so do u know what else could be causeing it?

2003/06/10 22:07:19 PDT by Temporal [manager]
Edited at 2003/06/10 23:56:05 PDT
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I suppose it might also happen if you use a caching proxy of your own.

EDIT: Based on the error reports I am receiving, it appears that someone is using a rather screwy proxy system which makes it appear that their address keeps changing. For security, this site logs you out immediately if your IP address changes (because it could be a hacker who figured out your session id).

Slip, I suspect that this is you. To fix the problem, you need to configure IE to not use any sort of proxy server.

ANOTHER EDIT: Morpheus... AOL version 3 or 4 had IE as its browser. I don't think that's the problem. I think AOL uses some extra caching proxy stuff that screws up the security we use here.

2003/06/11 03:36:26 PDT by Morpheus [0/5]

Oh yeah, I was just talking about the Microsoft settlement a few weeks ago. They got off rather easy if u ask me. And I've certainly seen better browsers that IE too.

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