Cookie Trouble After Moving Servers

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Re: Cookie Trouble After Moving Servers

Post by Noxwizard » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:42 am

It's an issue with 5.3.x and versions of phpBB below 3.0.6: Bug ticket So yes, you will need to update to fix it.
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Re: Cookie Trouble After Moving Servers

Post by sparky2 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:03 am

Success! I hacked the old includes/session.php page on line 245 with this:

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$this->cookie_data['u'] = $_COOKIE[$config['cookie_name'] . '_u'];
$this->cookie_data['k'] = $_COOKIE[$config['cookie_name'] . '_k'];
$this->session_id = $_COOKIE[$config['cookie_name'] . '_sid'];
...and as ugly as that is, it works.

I'm a little overwhelmed about doing the upgrade but I have been reading a bit about the automatic merging so I'll try that on a test install and see how it turns out.

Thank you all for your assistance. You've been incredibly helpful to a poor lost soul.

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Re: Cookie Trouble After Moving Servers

Post by Erik Frèrejean » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:39 am

A better solution is to apply the phpBB 3.0.6 patch, because this work around still doesn't allow the request_var function to read from the cookie array which in turn potentially breaks other parts of phpBB/MODs.
You just need to apply the two diffs attached to the original ticket.
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