[ic] process.html 404 errors

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 15:29:45 UTC 2010

>> >>>>>> My domain doesn't have any non-alphabetic characters.  It
>> actually
>> >>>>>> just happened again with the following UA:
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us)
>> >>>>>> AppleWebKit/531.21.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4
>> >>>>>> Safari/531.21.10
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Can anyone test an IC site on a Mac with Safari and cookies
>> disabled?
>> >>>>>> Or even a Windows machine?
>> >>>>> Tried it with Safari4 / Windows.  It happens when I click on a
>> >>>>> one-click
>> >>>>> search URL, it does not include the id= component in the url for
>> those
>> >>>>> in the standard demo.  The URL ends with open=.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> It appears this may be the case in other browsers as well.  It
>> looks to
>> >>>>> do this with Opera / Linux at the very least.  More testing on
>> the way.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Yep, even in FF / Linux, the "Hand Tools" link on the left does
>> not have
>> >>>> a session ID.
>> >>>
>> >>> This would appear to be due to the timed build of the product tree.
>>  Any
>> >>> suggestions on how to best work around that?  Perhaps only
>> timed_build
>> >>> if a cookie is present?
>> I don't use a timed build so the issue I'm seeing must be different,
>> but I think I've found an IC bug.  I've just seen the same problem
>> again from another Mac/Safari user:
>> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_2; en-us)
>> AppleWebKit/531.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.3 Safari/531.9
>> The user had a [read-cookie MV_SESSION_ID] value containing a
>> different IP address from a previous visit a few days earlier.  That
>> previous visit worked perfectly, I can see that the session ID was
>> consistent throughout the IP's activity.  During the user's most
>> recent visit on a new IP, the session ID changed with every page
>> access.
>> Since the MV_SESSION_ID cookie should expire at the end of every
>> browser session, I'm thinking the user must have visited the site via
>> one connection, and then switched connections without closing the
>> browser.  The session cookie containing the wrong IP address must be
>> causing IC's session persistence to fail.
>> Can anyone here access the internet via 2 different IPs to test this?
>> Even better if you can use Safari, even better if you can use a Mac.
> No Mac/Safari, but tried some with 2 different IPs while having old browser
> open etc.
> I tested on demo.icdevgroup.org  ...
> I did not experience any issues with my tests.
> Do you use one of the following directives:
> http://www.interchange.rtfm.info/icdocs/config/DomainTail.html
> http://www.interchange.rtfm.info/icdocs/config/WideOpen.html
> http://www.interchange.rtfm.info/icdocs/config/TrustProxy.html
> I assume having the above directives set will make a difference in how
> session ids are handled.
> CU,
> Gert

Thank you for testing Gert.  I don't use any of those directives.  If
anyone else can test, please do.  I'm going to drive my laptop between
a couple different locations ASAP.

- Grant

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