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Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:56 pm
by Carleas
Thanks for helping me troubleshoot, Arcturus.

The cookies should be there, and 11 is right (turns out my ad blockers were blocking 6 of them, which tells me you don't have an ad blocker :), but I wanted to make sure they were there initially to see if your browser was storing them at all. And they should repopulate after you removed them and logged back in, so that's expected behavior as well.

I've made a couple changes to how sessions are validated that I hope will fix it, let me know if you still have the issue.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:19 pm
by promethean75
Test post.

Yeah this is becoming retarded. Like some 1996 internet phone modem connection shit with the MSN C.D. you get in the mail.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 pm
by promethean75
Okay. Check. So something is happening when I try to put an attachment in my post.

Discuss.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:32 pm
by MagsJ
Keep getting logged out.. deleted cookies, and using an iPad Autumn 2019.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 pm
by Carleas
promethean75 wrote:So something is happening when I try to put an attachment in my post.

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Can you be more specific?

MagsJ wrote:Keep getting logged out

I know this seems pedantic, but can you be more specific? I flushed the site sessions, which should force everyone to log in (possibly more than once), but that shouldn't be an ongoing problem.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 pm
by MagsJ
Carleas wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Keep getting logged out
I know this seems pedantic, but can you be more specific? I flushed the site sessions, which should force everyone to log in (possibly more than once), but that shouldn't be an ongoing problem.

I just got logged out, again, when quoting this post to reply to.. or is that because you recently reset something, just now?

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 pm
by Mowk
The being logged off thing is perplexing.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 am
by MagsJ
..and just happened again.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:44 am
by MagsJ
..and again.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:23 am
by Carleas
OK, cool. Still tweaking settings on the backend, any better now?

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:46 am
by Mowk
This is a test, not logged out yet.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:16 pm
by Carleas
I think I figured out what was happening. I set up Cloudflare, which is a service that can filter out spam and denial-of-service attacks. To do that, it passes all traffic through its servers, so when it hits ILP's servers it's all coming from the same place. But the forum software was checking where requests were coming from as part of its validation of users. Since now all traffic is coming from the same place, that validation was giving funny results that caused some users to be logged out. I disabled that check, so it should work correctly now [-o<

I'm not sure why it only affected some users (or, in my case, why it affected my access to some parts of the site and not others), but it does seem to be a known issue with using Cloudflare and one I should have been aware of before setting up the service. My apologies to everyone affected.

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:34 pm
by Mowk
Thanks for digging into this. Haven't been logged out yet. =D>

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:05 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Yes, Carleas. So far so good though I do not foresee any more problems...at least not for now.

Thank you for taking the bull by the horns and hurling him back into space where he belongs.

Well done!

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
Virgil

:angelic-flying:

Re: Did Not Know Where to Put This

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:20 pm
by Carleas
Thanks Arc, though to be honest I never do more than humbly pray that the bull spare us our suffering, for we are truly at his mercy and unworthy of his love.