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Cherries > Peaches

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 503 days
Last activity: 15 days
#1 Posted on
Seems like I've got something odd happening about cookies & being logging out from wienerville. Don't know if its something about me & my ancient browser, or ??? Operationally I'm fine -- I don't think I have any features that I can't do.

Perhaps this rings a bell with someone guru-ish?

Context : old laptop, win95, ancient version of Netscape Communicator (4.73) -- clearly with this archaic a configuration, it very well could be something on my side!

OK, I log onto wienerville fine. Paranoid creature that I am, I've got my browser set up to see all the cookie changes that happen. So I get the 2 popups setting the loguserid & logpassword cookies to my values. Lovely. I can post fine, my userid is up among the logged on wieners, everything's lovely.

When I ask to logout (from the main page), everything seems to go fine. On logout I see the 2 popups confirming that we're changing the loguserid & logpassword cookies to "deleted" (or whatever the exact string is.). Seems good.

First wierdness : After I do that logout, I get the screens that look like I *am* logged *out*. (i.e. The different colour palette, missing the "you are jacked in as", etc.) But my logname is still among the "wieners online" list on the refreshed main screen.

Second wierdness : When I look in my cookies.txt file, the wienerville entries are still there with my actual loguserid & logpassword values -- not the "disabled" string that the popups claimed they were setting. Wassupwitdat?? I can shut down my system, come back the next day, bring up wienerville, & I'm immediately "jacked in".

Does this ring any bells with anybody? Am I confusing the server? Do I have too much time on my hands worrying about this kind of thing?

(edited by emma on 4.9.02 0102)
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Big Brother

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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#2 Posted on
If memory serves, the online users list is actually all the IDs that have shown activity in the past....five minutes? So you will linger on as a ghost for a bit after you log out, but you'll eventually disappear if you're not logged in, I promise.

As for the cookies not actually being disabled...that's definitely a weird one and I'm not sure I can help you there. Maybe the two admins who have PCs can try to duplicate this. ;-)

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Cherries > Peaches

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 503 days
Last activity: 15 days
#3 Posted on
As long as I'm not doing anything to confuse your server, I'm fine to manage the weirdnesses from my side. I just want to be sure not to do anything to incur the wrath of either Z !


===== edit ======
Oooh, I just noticed ...

On the popups for setting the cookies at login, I'm told
"cookie will persist until Thu Mar 13 06:29:24 2031" (aka The End of Eternity)

On the ones at logout, I'm told
"cookie will persist until Wed Dec 31 17:00:01 1969" (was that The Beginning of Time ?)

Don't know what you're sending, but
1) maybe my (old) browser is expecting a different format of the cookie request, &/or
2) probably my browser is saying "that expiration date is already past, so I'll ignore the request".

(edited by emma on 4.9.02 1445)

Since: 25.6.02
From: Ottawa

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.21
it's saying...

"Holy CRAP, I'm still on Windows 95???"

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok, I work all night and I sleep all day!

He's got all the keys anyway

Since: 9.12.01
From: Alpha Centauri

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.24
Looks like a bug in Netscape 4.73 to me. I just tried with Netscape 4.78 (set with the same "warn me about cookies" preference), and it get the same result as you, but it actually works. That is, I am logged out, and if I close the browser and come back, I'm still logged out.

On another front. Upgrade. NS4.x sucks. A lot. Grab Mozilla 1.1 or Netscape 7.x (if you're terribly brand loyal). You'll be happy you did.

... Adam

Oh, I'm sorry sir. I didn't mean to infer that you might be poverty stricken. Should I revise my statement to make it clear that you have way more money than brains?
Cherries > Peaches

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 503 days
Last activity: 15 days
#6 Posted on
Got it. Thanks much for the attention & information. And now I have yet another reason to demand an upgraded laptop configuration from my boss ! (Wait, that's me.) Damn -- I'm on it!!

Thanks again.
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I just had the same problem. It looked like there was nothing new here, until I went into a forum and "back-keyed" to the main page. Then there was all sorts of "newness". I haven't been able to duplicate it either though. EDIT:
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