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Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:30 am

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Please describe your problem. The session length after a user signs in is very short . THe session doesnt last for more than 2-3 minutes of inactivity. Some users are even mentioning that they have to sign in again and again to submit a post .
This is even happening with my admin accounts.
This problem is not new and was there in my 3.0.5 version also .
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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by Elias » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:04 pm

Go to the following page and have a look at youe settings:

Go to your ACP > General > Load Settings

and have a look at your "Session Length".

How much is it set at?

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:05 am

Thanks EY for the prompt reply
The session length says 6000 seconds !!! i.e 100 minutes .......But as i mentioned it doesnt stay for more than 3-4 min of inactvity or sometimes even less than that .
I have updated to 3.0.7 PL 1 as well .
Help wud be highly appreciated .

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:47 pm

Guys ,
Any solution to the above problem . ??
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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by HGN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:34 pm

Do these users have dynamic IP adresses?
What is the setting of ACP - Security settings - Session IP validation:?

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:58 pm

HGN wrote:Do these users have dynamic IP adresses?
What is the setting of ACP - Security settings - Session IP validation:?
Thanks a lot HGN ,

The protocol of IP address is PPPOE , it changes after PC is rebooted , but for the same session it remains the same .
HOwever , the Session IP validation setting is A.B.C
What it shud be ??? Plz help ......

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Post by HGN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:07 pm

Did you verify the IP's of the users reporting problems? Do they have different IP's for their posts?
Session IP validition verifies the first blocks of the IP address (A.B.C. the first three blocks, A.B the first two blocks). If you set it to "None" the IP's will not be verified to validate the session.

You should verify the IP adresses used by the users reporting the problem.

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:14 pm

HGN wrote:Did you verify the IP's of the users reporting problems? Do they have different IP's for their posts?
Session IP validition verifies the first blocks of the IP address (A.B.C. the first three blocks, A.B the first two blocks). If you set it to "None" the IP's will not be verified to validate the session.

You should verify the IP adresses used by the users reporting the problem.

Most importantly its happening with me ....and daily , irrespective of the IP's . What to do ??
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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by HGN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Try setting it to none. See if that helps. If not set it back to the original value.

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:28 pm

HGN wrote:Try setting it to none. See if that helps. If not set it back to the original value.
Solution achieved :
In a nutshell ..
My ISP gives me a PPOE connection which changes IP W.X.Y.Z i.e the last two values many a times in a session . The first two values ( W and X ) remains the same throught the session.
Changing the setting of Session IP validation to A.B has solved the problem. I hope even my forum members are not facing problems now as i did .....
Recommended settings whenever many users have PPPOE via their ISP's .
Mine is BSNL in India .

Thanks HGN for the advice .
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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by Furiat » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:08 pm

May the internet gods be praised.
This thread had just saved my ass.

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:37 pm

Furiat wrote:May the internet gods be praised.
This thread had just saved my ass.
Plz elaborate ........ :roll: :roll:
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:00 pm

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Re: Logged in session length expires soon

Post by jatintalwar » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:25 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:please don't, I don't want to hear about your ass.

:lol: :lol:

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Post by Crackerzot » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:10 pm

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