Sometimes I like to enhance my reply or refine a new subject. When I press the submit button I am offered the login screen. I then have to use the browser back button and put all my typing in a buffer (copy). Relogin, navigate to the relevent forum and then add my reply.
Can we increase the life of the session object?
I think your service would be a bit better if you weren't logged out when you submit a reply though. So whats the reason that the name/value pair associated with session time out aren't change or is there a bigger complication?
Never happened to me...what browser are you using?
I think this is a server issue, so it does not matter what browser your using. Short posts like this and yours won't be affected....
I also have never had this problem and have before, created longer posts than this.
Have you selected the auto login I wonder?
This happens whenever Frihost doesn't detect any activity from a user for a certain amount of time, the system then decides that the user has left, so it logs it out.
The problem is that if you spend a lot of time reading a long topic, researching a response, or typing up a very long response, then the system will still detect inactivity and log the user out. If the time it waits before logging the user out was increased this would happen less often.
It is extremely annoying when it happens because it also resets the tracking of which posts are new posts and which have already been read.
There is a session length option in the admin panel of phpbb. I changed it from 3600 seconds to 7200 (1 hour to 2 hours). I guess this is the setting you mentioned and I hope this is enough to make the problem disappear.
Bondings, me and "oc" are talking about a problem when we type something up and the problem can occur if you spend 5-10 minutes on a post or new subject. I don't think the setting is in the bulletin board/PHP software.
Are you running on an apache server?
You need direct/indirect access to the httpd.conf Apache configuration file and inside that you might find a "name" variable called "SessionTimeout" it's probably set to something like "360".
I'm not sure if you have to reboot the server before the setting works
That may be a record for prompt response and action taken for a suggestion...
No "it will be part of the redesign... someday..." here!
Bondings I think I was wrong about apache.
What did you do to fix this?
I'm reporting that this has fixed a significant shortcoming and will benefit the user community...
I can assure the last poster that the original problem that was posted in May no longer occurs.
To be specific, you could loose a long post and this incicated that despite being 'active' the session had NO KNOWLEDGE that users were still active.
You might be talking about a temporary server problem (Because of a sudden need for several reboots for example) but your current problem is not related to the original problem I think.
I have this probelm before when I have slow dial up connection. When I get ADSL I haven't this problem and I am log in forewer.
TEST: This post is waiting more then 45 minutes from start to the end.
EDIT: When press Submit I didn't get log in.