On August 14, 2006 at 18:29, Daniel Tonks said...
OK, that actually was a problem... due to some restructuring
of where forum programs are, the new cookie had to be
set at a lower directory level (/cgi-bin/) than it was
before (/cgi-bin/mboard/). It was setting the new cookie
fine under /cgi-bin/, but when it requested that cookie
from the browser it was instead getting the old /cgi-bin/mboard/
one (for most cases).
One way past this would have been to get users to delete
all of their cookies, but instead of that I've just given
it a new name. So *going forward* cookies will work properly,
and the timeout is currently 5 hours (was 6 hours originally).
This isn't working for me now. I am using Firefox 220.127.116.11 on Mac OS X.
Until today, I was unaware of this whole thread and this change to the remotecentral forums that occurred in August.
I don't believe I had logged out of remotecentral for several months. However, while doing some house-cleaning, I deleted all my cookies. Now, I cannot log in to remotecentral.com and have it stick so that it says "Logged in as: gcoville". It always comes back with login/password boxes.
I tried totally new installations of Firefox, totally cleaned out my Firefox preferences (in Library/Application Support/Firefox), and still it wont behave.
Fortunately, I had saved a copy of my old preferences before I deleted all my cookies. I am able to edit my current cookies.txt file so that I am logged into remotecentral.com. Here are some details.
When logging into remotecentral.com: the following cookies are set:
www.remotecentral.com FALSE /cgi-bin/forums/members/ FALSE 1325376022 timezone -8|1|0
www.remotecentral.com FALSE /cgi-bin/forums/members/ FALSE 1325375999 nam gcoville|mypasswordremoved
...and that doesn't have me logged in.
If I quit Firefox, edit my cookies.txt file so that they say this instead:
www.remotecentral.com FALSE /cgi-bin FALSE 1325376022 timezone -8|1|0
www.remotecentral.com FALSE /cgi-bin FALSE 1325375999 nam gcoville|mypasswordremoved
...things work fine.
I hope this information is helpful in getting this problem sorted out, or at least to help anyone else in this situation get themselves logged in.