Logged in non stop at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > DV Info Net Announcements

DV Info Net Announcements
Important news relating to the DV Info Net site and these message boards.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 1st, 2007, 02:08 PM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta/USA
Posts: 2,507
Logged in non stop

I just got a new PC here at work and I am noticing an important difference. While on my old PC I had to constantly log in (was getting kicked out every 10-15 minutes or so of inactivity), on the new PC I am logged in all the time.
The old one had IE 6 and Slimbrowser running on top of it, the new one came with IE 7 and I have not changed any settings. In the morning I am connected (logged in) to DVinfo.net in a heartbeat, and I can now close the browser and open it up any time of the day and I'm logged in without delay (when accessing the page from the Favorites).

Does this mean I'm constantly connected to the DVi server? Because if it does, than I'm screwed as internet activity is monitored!

Thanks,
__________________
Ervin Farkas, CDVS
Certified Legal Videographer
Ervin Farkas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2007, 02:35 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 192
Nope....

It should be a function of the way your system is handling cookies. Sounds like your previous system was not storing the cookie right so the server did not recongnize you when you logged in. One test would be to look at the right side of the screen between the two quick link bars....it will say something like "Welcome back, Ervin Farkas It's great to see you again. You were most recently informed: Today at 11:23 AM."

Generally speaking you do not have a constant connection to any web site unless they are sending you constant updates, or in the case of remote terminal services. It would not be good to tie up server and network resources for that.

Randy
Randall Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:38 AM   #3
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
Randall is right! Your IE7 simply stores the details for logging in (without getting too technical).

I'm using firefox on a mac and it does the same thing.

This is totally normal!
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:49 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hamden CT
Posts: 470
Rob are you saying that you do or do not stay logged in to DVi on a mac with safari?

I do not stay logged in. Every 10 minutes I log out with a mac & safari.

I've tried everything I know to correct this problem.
Richard Zlamany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2007, 03:48 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta/USA
Posts: 2,507
Where is that setting in Internet options? I'd like to set up my home PC as well so that it won't kick me out every 10 minutes.
__________________
Ervin Farkas, CDVS
Certified Legal Videographer
Ervin Farkas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2007, 04:05 PM   #6
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Zlamany View Post
Rob are you saying that you do or do not stay logged in to DVi on a mac with safari?

I do not stay logged in. Every 10 minutes I log out with a mac & safari.
There's an issue with Safari and the new forum software which causes this unfortunately. But it seems a little inconsistent. I'm using Safari on two different computers and haven't seen the problem myself.

I have mentioned this to Chris a couple times already, and will remind him again. Evidently it's a known issue with this version of vBulletin software.
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:46 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NYC Metro area
Posts: 579
And all this time I thought maybe I was being punished.

(Is my paranoia showing)?

I always get kicked out after a few minutes, and it's particularly annoying if I'm in the middle of replying to a post.

I'm running XP Pro, and use Firefox for my browser.
__________________
Denis
------------
Our actions are based on our own experience and knowledge. Thus, no one is ever totally right, nor totally wrong. We simply act from what we "know" to be true, based on that experience and knowledge. Beyond that, we pose questions to others.
Denis Danatzko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #8
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
No doubt, it's a definite issue. I'll ask our server maestro Jeff to look in on it.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2007, 09:14 AM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 192
Cookie setting for IE are found in the Internet Options dialog box. Located in the "Tools" menu of both IE6 and IE7. Select the Privacy tab. Mine are set at medium which should block all 3rd party cookies but allow most 1st party cookies as well as session cookies.

1st party cookies are ones that are set by the server that houses the web site you are visiting. In this case Dvinfo.net

3rd party cookies are set by any server other than the one hosting the page you are visiting. For example, IF Chris was using some junk add server for banner adds from any Tom, Dick and Harry....THANK YOU CHRIS FOR NOT DOING THAT!.....then when the web page calls for a banner image from SomeStupidBannerAdCompany.com that server also tries to set a cookie so they can track you across multiple web sites.

Session cookies are set by the site and only last until you log out or are timed out due to inactivity. They allow the user to navigate the site without having to place login info in the URL of each page that you request. If your settings were such that you were not storing session cookies you could not go from one page to another without having to log back in.



If the Medium setting does not work for you you can click the "Advanced" button and overide the 1st party cookie settings.

Randy
Randall Allen is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > DV Info Net Announcements

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network