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    Forums cookies are weird...

    I access this site from work using the same computer as mick_nobody. Neither of us allows the browser (Mozilla Firebird) to remember the password, yet whenever one of us logs in, the system somehow "locks" on that user.

    For example, mick isn't here at work today, and when I logged in, it automatically went under his login. I had to delete the cookie before it would knock that off. Clicking the login link at the main page made no difference. It would just auto-default to his login.

    Weird, but I can get around it I guess. Just thought I would pass on a potential problem. Maybe the cookie expiration isn't set properly?

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    Have either of you checked the 'remember me' option when you signed up or login?

    What OS are you using, and do you log on to the PC with a generic login or your own personalised ID?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Have either of you checked the 'remember me' option when you signed up or login?

    What OS are you using, and do you log on to the PC with a generic login or your own personalised ID?
    On this workstation, we are using Win2k Professional, usually using Mozilla Firebird. I don't believe the "remember me" option was enabled from here.

    However, I DID have it enabled when I first logged in from the home machine. (Mick doesn't use that one). I don't think that makes a difference, but I'm trying to be thorough here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadweasel
    On this workstation, we are using Win2k Professional, usually using Mozilla Firebird. I don't believe the "remember me" option was enabled from here.

    However, I DID have it enabled when I first logged in from the home machine. (Mick doesn't use that one). I don't think that makes a difference, but I'm trying to be thorough here!
    what about the second part of my question, are you using different ID's or the same one on the PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    what about the second part of my question, are you using different ID's or the same one on the PC?
    Whoops! Sorry about that. Well, if you are speaking of the actual windows login, yes, we are under the same one. The machines we have access to the internet from are our sales inventory lookup machines. Nothing fancy, but do nicely in a dead sales day....
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    Then thats the problem. the logged on user will have their ID stored in a cookie, if you use the same windows ID then the cookie will be that of the last person to log on here.

    try using different windows login ID's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Then thats the problem. the logged on user will have their ID stored in a cookie, if you use the same windows ID then the cookie will be that of the last person to log on here.

    try using different windows login ID's
    Crap. I was afraid you were going to say that. It's not possible to setup a new login just for that, as the systems are connected to a local domain that doesn't give us previleges to setup our own logins.

    However, there are two machines. I guess I could just "forbid" him to use the second workstation on here so he doesn't screw up my login. Heheheheh...

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    if you look in Documents and settings\%username%\cookies you will see a %username%@www.mp3car.com

    if you write a batch file to delete that each time at login, then the forum will ask for username and password each time someone using that PC logs in. Assuming the User Id is logged out each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    if you look in Documents and settings\%username%\cookies you will see a %username%@www.mp3car.com

    if you write a batch file to delete that each time at login, then the forum will ask for username and password each time someone using that PC logs in. Assuming the User Id is logged out each time.
    Gotcha!

    I will probably just threaten his life if he uses any machine other than his usual one to log in though. I can just use the other one. I'm really not supposed to be logging in during the day anyhow. I'm supposed to be selling and fixing PCs...
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