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Post by Graham_U » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:05

Any idea why I have to login twice to the site when I switch between home and work. First time accept the passwird but doesn't change login status, second time logs in?
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Post by Viv Powell » Fri Jun 16, 2006 17:17

I have always had this problem when logging in, I am forever swapping from work laptop at work, to work laptop at home to home PC and it seems to happen all the time. My son says he has seen it on other phpBB forums also.

One thing that is odd tho' is that if you log in to check messages you get in first time. Software, can't live with it can't live without it :roll:
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Post by MartinF » Fri Jun 16, 2006 19:30

As Viv points out - it seems to be a quirk in phpBB.
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Post by MartinF » Sun Jun 25, 2006 15:47

I think it's something like this...

If you have checked the "keep me logged-in" box, phpBB expects to see you connecting from the same IP address (yes, it keeps track of the IP address of the computer you're connecting from).

So... you're logged-in on computer A. Do a runner & log-in on computer B. phpBB notices you're on a different IP address to where you *should* be & seems to log you off from computer A. However, it seems to fail to log you on to computer B until you log in the second time. It's probably coded such that you can't log-in if you're already logged-in.
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