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Re: Cookie Linux problem retrieving cookies

by dws (Chancellor)
on Nov 11, 2001 at 02:12 UTC ( #124606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cookie Linux problem retrieving cookies

We just switched from solaris to Linux for our ecommerce site and cookies are not working. The code to retrieve a cookie does not work. Any ideas?

That's not a lot to go on. Please give us more details.

What version of Perl are you moving off of? What version are you moving to?

What version of are you moving off of? What version are you moving to?

Did the move change the network topology from the site's perspective? Specifically, is there now a different proxy server or firewall between the site and customers? (Some firewalls can be configured to block cookies).

From a customer's point of view (out there in DNS-land), did the site's domain name change? That could certainly cause cookie problems, particularly if the site is configured to set cookies under a different domain name that is different from what the browser is responding to.

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[Corion]: But yes, "who started this process" is interesting information :)
[tye]: no, I really believe that "login user" was added as a fundamental bit of info about each process in order to enhance the usefulness of auditing
[Corion]: Ah - if that information is saved in a file, then you could theoretically spam that file and confuse getlogin(). So, don't use it for authentication :)
[tye]: that is what getlogin() certainly *used* to do. I don't believe that is what it certainly should do.
[davido]: /var/run/utmp is 664 i think.
[tye]: Note that my "man getlogin" says that it uses stdin when it should use /dev/tty (calling a glibc bug). But that does not appear to be the case when I test it. But maybe Perl's getlogin() is not using glibc's getlogin().
[oiskuu]: well, run a strace and see what the getlogin does for you.... As I said. SELinux probably has those security labels. But not regular linux.
[tye]: for example, read https://unix. questions/146138/ loginuid-should-be -allowed-to-change -or-not-mutable-or -not
[tye]: I'm not using SELinux and it certainly appears to disagree with you. shrug
[tye]: Since you brought up /proc, oiskuu, I didn't see you respond to my suggestion of 'loginuid'. Does your /proc not have such?

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