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Nightdude

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Suddenly, during the past 48 hours, one of my sites wont allow anyone to log-in, shows as logged in on the who's online block, but no access to registered member services.
I have four Geeklog sites total all on the same server - different domains of course, only one has this problem. Error log shows "Failed to set session cookie"
Would could have happened - config file corruption maybe? Already reloaded a new one, no change..

Ideas?

ND
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Dirk

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Quote by Nightdude: Error log shows "Failed to set session cookie"

This error message is only used once, in lib-sessions.php, when Geeklog tries to set the user's session cookie. Which means that the setcookie() call there failed.

The PHP manual has this to say about the return value of setcookie():
If output exists prior to calling this function, setcookie() will fail and return FALSE.


So, to cut a long story short: Something somewhere has emitted something before that setcookie() call. Sounds like a typical whitespace problem ...

bye, Dirk
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Nightdude

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What caused the change??

This a a site that has been up for years, and it's only this site.

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Dirk

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Did you change any config.php settings recently? Installed any plugins? Re-uploaded any files? Things like that.

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Nightdude

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No changes what so ever since the last upgrade a while back.

Thats why I am so puzzled.

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