WEB phpbb login problem

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Robb, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Robb

    Robb Guest

    Sometimes my members have to login several times before it will allow them to be signed in, and then the markers don't show up for new messages, any thoughts?

    Im using phpbb btw
     
  2. Nakon

    Nakon Guest

    could be a problem with cookies or they're on AOL
     
  3. Robb

    Robb Guest

    so is it on thier end or mine?
     
  4. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    I have the same problem...except it isn't "several times" it is exactly two.
     
  5. Robb

    Robb Guest

    some people report 2, so it might be the same problem :hsd:
     
  6. 537

    537 Guest

    Uninstall then reinstall the program. Should do it :)
     
  7. Robb

    Robb Guest

    probably not :squint:
     
  8. Robb

    Robb Guest

    done some research, im lead to believe the problem lies in my cookies setting

    presently i have the default setting, can someone provide me an example of cookie setting for a forum that is located at a domain such as this:
    http://www.forums.com

    how should those cookie setting be?
     
  9. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    cookie domain: forums.com (make sure to leave OFF the www. or the . part of the domain, this will allow your users to use www.forums.com, forums.com or if you setup a subdomain at some point, forums.forums.com it will work then too)

    cookie name: forums (not as important)

    cookie path: / (if set to /forums that cookie is only good for that folder, if you have a portal that sits in / and fourms in /forums, this setting will allow the user to stay logged in as he traverses your domain)

    cookie secure: disable (don't think it matters)

    session length: 3600 (seconds of inactivity before you are logged out .. this may be effected by things such as ajax chat boxes, etc.)
     
  10. Robb

    Robb Guest


    1 question - im not sure i understand the cookie path, just have a "/" there?
     
  11. GotVtec

    GotVtec 8th World Wonder

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    Change it to the path for your forums.

    For example, if your forums is in the root directory of your domain, then the '/' is perfect, however, if you have a sub directory called community or forums, change the cookie path to match the folder name it is in.
     
  12. Robb

    Robb Guest

    i dont understand what to put for cookie path, just a backslash?
     
  13. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Yes just a backslash is all you want, you DO NOT want /forums there. See my explanation already posted.
     
  14. Robb

    Robb Guest

    okay, i have:
    cookie domain:123forums.com
    cooke name:123forums
    cookie path: /

    I also doubled the session length


    look good?
     
  15. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Looks good ...
     
  16. Robb

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    Now my new thread markers arent working, it shows what threads are new, but when you read them it doesnt go away, still shows that they are new
     
  17. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    PM me the link and let me take a look at the forum ...
     
  18. Robb

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    see anything?
     
  19. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I signed up, need activating .. hit me up on Yahoo (retorq2001) or aim (retorqatwork) ...
     
  20. vincentfasho

    vincentfasho New Member

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    phpbb is the most exploitable forum around! i have to handle restoring accounts due to hackers finding holes and working it..
     
  21. Robb

    Robb Guest

    FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    i was messing w/ the cookie setting and now I cant even log in at all to get back to the admin panel, what do i do?
     
  22. vincentfasho

    vincentfasho New Member

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    Check your database user table and or a config file within phpbb that you can modify.
     
  23. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    What exactly for? :hsugh:

    It's a cookies issue. The database user table has NOTHING to do with the actual event of "logging in". That information is being held in a session, not the database. However, PHPBB may save the session in the database which may cause you to login twice when you create a new session. That, however, still would be a cookie issue. :dunno:
     
  24. Robb

    Robb Guest

    im pretty sure the double login Only happens w/ my IE users
     
  25. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I wasn't have the double login issues with your forum with IE or Firefox the last time I was on.
     

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