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Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:37 am
by AD6LR
Anyone else noticed?

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:47 am
by Whateverman
No. You mean you're getting logged out of the forums?

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:01 am
by vms
I had googled about the problem and the suggestion was to change:

Security settings -> Session IP validation: A.B.C to A.B

Which I did and it seem to fix it since the problem did seem to go away until now.

The other suggestions for the user was:
o Delete all cookies in your browser
o When you log in check the 'Log me on automatically each visit' box
o Try a different browser
KG6, try these suggestions.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2130682

The other possible cause I found was that some ISPs have routers that automatically change IP on you. Of course I can't find that reference now.

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:39 am
by AD6LR
Tried those....

NO joy.


Still getting randomly logged out.

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:39 pm
by Whateverman
This happens to me, but I'm guessing it a matter of the cookies expiring. How often does it happen to you, K?

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:04 pm
by BaldySlaphead
I'm havng to log in every time I visit, so multiple times a day. Mainly accessing from iPhone 3GS.

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:34 pm
by Whateverman
I typically access the forums only with Chrome from my desktop. I've found that if I access them from multiple places (re. desktop at work vs desktop at home vs iPod), it requires me to log in again (and this makes sense).

It's possible that portable devices handle authentication in such a way that PHPBB invalidates the associated cookies.

Sorry with the endless questions, but for those of you who have this problem:

1) Do you use multiple devices/browsers, or do you access SMRT only from one device/browser? If multiple, try only using one for a week, and see if that makes the problem go away

2) If you access the forums consistently with whatever routine you're used to, does this problem go away and then reappear?

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:22 pm
by BaldySlaphead
Whateverman wrote:I typically access the forums only with Chrome from my desktop. I've found that if I access them from multiple places (re. desktop at work vs desktop at home vs iPod), it requires me to log in again (and this makes sense).

It's possible that portable devices handle authentication in such a way that PHPBB invalidates the associated cookies.


I've discovered it happening only in the last few days or so (could be up to a week).

Whateverman wrote:Sorry with the endless questions, but for those of you who have this problem:

1) Do you use multiple devices/browsers, or do you access SMRT only from one device/browser? If multiple, try only using one for a week, and see if that makes the problem go away


Yes; phone, PC (firefox), Work PC (firefox).

Whateverman wrote:2) If you access the forums consistently with whatever routine you're used to, does this problem go away and then reappear?


My behaviour hasn't altered and yet the forum is now logging me off practically every time I visit. This didn't used to happen. Once a week I might have to re-log in, but not every time.

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:04 am
by AD6LR
It's at least daily for me.

Could this be it???

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1514835

Re: Random logoffs are back...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:15 am
by Vagon
I was talking with Jim about this yesterday in chat, is anyone opposed to shutting down the wordpress section of the site?

I dont think anyone particularly uses it and it could solve the log-off issues.