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Huge session problem

Post by nettraptor2 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:47 pm

i am having a huge problem with sessions ..
suddenly looses the session and prompts to give my credential again , to the admins and users.

I delete the phpbb_sessions table, phpbb_sessions_bkp , phpbb_sessions_keys (nothing happen)
i changed the phpbb_config

sitename www.XXX.gr
site_desc XXX
cookie_name XXX
cookie_path /
cookie_domain www.XXX.gr
cookie_secure 0
session_length 1800

But nothing happen ...

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Re: Huge session problem

Post by espicom » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:33 am

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Re: Huge session problem

Post by nettraptor2 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:10 am

espicom wrote:Knowledge Base article on fixing server/cookie variable problems... did you follow the instructions in it?

Yes i follow them..
But when i making a post and hit the submit button suddenly through the user out and ask again for credentials
why is that?

want to attach a file to check what is happening?

Please Help.. i have 2000 users that wait me

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Re: Huge session problem

Post by nettraptor2 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:52 am

i found something which maybe useful,inside the phpbb_sessions table there is 4 or 10 times the same user with different session_ip, i believe that this is causing the system go mad.

When i connect to the forum phpbb_sessions table get a least 6 rows of user_id = -1 after i submit my credentials starts another 6 or 10 rows of different session_IP

i send a csn file of the phpbb_sessions table take a look at user 263
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Re: Huge session problem

Post by espicom » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:51 pm

A link to your board would be very helpful - situations like this can arise from people using proxies to access the system, and they are especially hard to diagnose when the proxy is on the server side.

Also, have you run a REPAIR on the sessions table?
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Re: Huge session problem

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Re: Huge session problem

Post by espicom » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:07 pm

Reviewing the sessions information you posted, all of your sessions originate from just 3 IPs, and you have multiple users on each of them. Those users present can appear from any of the three IPs. This looks remarkably like a proxy access problem, were a user's IP can change between accesses. That is, you log in from one IP. You post from a different IP. phpBB doesn't allow the post because its an invalid session, and requires you to log back in again.
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Re: Huge session problem

Post by nettraptor2 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:48 pm

just changed the phpbb2 to 3 version and i still have those problems..
the ip changes is not only from m part, the 500 users of the forum have the same problem...

what can i do?
my host is YAHOO , could they cause this problem?
thanks
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Re: Huge session problem

Post by ric323 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:42 am

As you are now running phpBB3, I'm moving this topic to the phpBB3 Support forum.
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Re: Huge session problem

Post by nettraptor2 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:05 am

anyone could help me out?

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