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Re: State of the Forum

Postby Shedboy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:26 pm

That solved it. :D :oops:

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Re: State of the Forum

Postby m4rkb » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:05 pm

Isn't that just the direct dial number which doesn't have to go through a translation site to convert it from talkforum.co.uk to the easily remembered 23.229.203.186 ?

There shouldn't be any difference.

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Re: State of the Forum

Postby Shedboy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:33 pm

Mine is not to reason why.
All I know is I can now access the forum without having to sign in all the time.

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Re: State of the Forum

Postby LaaLaa » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:27 am

m4rkb wrote:Isn't that just the direct dial number which doesn't have to go through a translation site to convert it from talkforum.co.uk to the easily remembered 23.229.203.186 ?

There shouldn't be any difference.

I'm guessing it's because if you log in on 23.229.203.186 it'll set a cookie for talkforum.co.uk and the two don't match. (Although talkforum.co.uk resolves to 23.229.203.186 and in that way they're the same, but letter for letter they're different and that's what the browser will be checking when it's looking for the cookie.)
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Re: State of the Forum

Postby mark » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:02 pm

LaaLaa wrote:
m4rkb wrote:Isn't that just the direct dial number which doesn't have to go through a translation site to convert it from talkforum.co.uk to the easily remembered 23.229.203.186 ?

There shouldn't be any difference.

I'm guessing it's because if you log in on 23.229.203.186 it'll set a cookie for talkforum.co.uk and the two don't match. (Although talkforum.co.uk resolves to 23.229.203.186 and in that way they're the same, but letter for letter they're different and that's what the browser will be checking when it's looking for the cookie.)


Preety much that's it. All the internal cookie controls are set to point at talkforum.co.uk so if somebody is accessing via the 23.229.203.186 address they will still be able to access the site but cookies and session controllers will screw up based on mismatches.


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