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Not Able To Register

Sat Jan 01, 2000 9:25 am

Hi last night there was a post about not being able to register and it has gone. I have been talking to friends here in Australia and none can register it has now gone on for 2 days what is happening
 
OH-LGA
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sat Jan 01, 2000 12:52 pm

I just noticed this on the front page, I can't get in to see new photos, like before. Then I went to put everything back to normal (a page available if you click the Register link) and I noticed something that essentially answers the question. Here's basically what it says, and in bold is the problem.

The server www.airliners.net
wishes to set a cookie that will be sent
to any server in the domain .airliners.net
The name and value of the cookie are:
oldcounter=999999

This cookie will persist until Wed Dec. 31 16:00:01 1969

Do you wish to allow the cookie to be set?

So you see... your computer is automatically deleting the cookie because it is set before the current time. Thus that's why none of the regular services are available, because they use cookies! At least that's my explanation.

Moi,
Kai
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
 
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Bruce
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sat Jan 01, 2000 2:15 pm

So you're saying that its because the cookie has the wrong date....telling it that its expired? So how do we change it, or is that something the airliners.net folks have to do?
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
 
OH-LGA
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sat Jan 01, 2000 3:34 pm

Unfortunately that's something that's left up to Airliners.Net management (hehe, that sounds somewhat odd) because we can't exactly hack in, find the exact code, and change it now can we? So we can wait... I mean it's a small price to pay, all the basic services are up and running beautifully into the next millennium.

Moi,
Kai
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
 
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:06 am

When I got back from Holiday there were over 1500 pictures to check. When I was able to take the time to go through them all, they were gone, and then I couldn't re-register. Bummer! Well I know they'll get it fixed.

What a fantastic New Year we just had!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Bob
 
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flying_727
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Y2k Bug

Sun Jan 02, 2000 4:18 am

The bug should of bin fixed sooner

thanks
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nscaler
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sun Jan 02, 2000 1:05 pm

Tried it both with IE and NS, neither working. They'll get it fixed, don't worry.

Saul
 
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Bruce
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Y2K Not

Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:25 pm

its not Y2K. This happened earlier on 12/31.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
 
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RE: Not Able To Register

Sun Jan 02, 2000 10:16 pm

Fixed.

A problem with an old cookie lib for a perl script (I still use perl on a few pages where I haven't updated to PHP). Sorry that I didn't fix it before Y2K, I really should have gone though the scripts in more detail. Anyway, it should be working again. Unfortunately you will probably have to re-register though (using the "Already Registered" form).

Please send me an e-mail if you experience further problems.

Regards from Manila,
Johan
Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
 
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flying_727
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RE: Y2K Not

Mon Jan 03, 2000 8:15 am

IT is a y2k bug it says so on the reg page

thanks
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