[orthodox-synod] Log-in annoyance?
- I've noticed that with this list, and this one only, from e groups I
have to log-in every time I look at the list on line --- but ONLY when
I'm at work. At home I don't have to do this and I don't have to do it
with "Ustav" of "Orthodox-Psalm" or "Kosovo news (from Dechani
Have I missed something?
- Fr Mark wrote:
>(such as mangement) inside a specific list. Apparently you can'tActually, when I read off the web from work, I don't have to log in even though
>use the same username at both work and home without having to log in
>from one or the other. One functional cookie per username. I
>assume you first logged in from your home address
it is a different address but same username. Since "cookies" live on your home
machine (and not on the web server) perhaps it is more likely that the work
system is set up not to accept cookies and therefore one is never preserved,
hence the need to log in every session. My work system is quite simple (being a
small company) and my internet access is a direct phone link from there (but
through a different provider). Perhaps the size of the work system and
firewalls/filters/etc may influence the ability of egroups to create that
Priest David Moser +++ moserd@...
St Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church (ROCOR)
"Those who are not satisfied with what they have to sustain life but who seek
for more, make themselves the slaves of passions" - St Anthony the Great
- The theory of cookies being responsible would make sense if it happened
with all of the e groups I read here and at home. It only happens with
the Synod list, and only while I'm at work. Everything else is a
direct immediate connection without the log-in interruption...
- At 01:13 PM 12/1/99 -0000, you wrote:
>I've noticed that with this list, and this one only, from e groups IFrom work do you always look at this list first? If you
>have to log-in every time I look at the list on line --- but ONLY when
>I'm at work. At home I don't have to do this and I don't have to do it
>with "Ustav" of "Orthodox-Psalm" or "Kosovo news (from Dechani
>Have I missed something?
pull up Netscape and try going to Ustav first does it not ask you
to log in?
E-groups uses a cookie to determine who you are. At home
this cookie is sitting there waiting to be exchanged so that e-groups
can take you right to your space or even to a specific function
(such as mangement) inside a specific list. Apparently you can't
use the same username at both work and home without having to log in
from one or the other. One functional cookie per username. I
assume you first logged in from your home address. You could reverse
the behaviour by using the change username function while logged in
at work and then entering and saving the same username information -
which will cause delivery of a new cookie to your work computer. Of
course you would then have to log in from home.
As an alternative to having to log-in from work, I use separate
usernames from work and from home so that e-groups immediately
recognizes me from both places. Of course you have to be subscribed
to each list from both names for that to work, so I only do it for the
lists I manage, or ones that require membership in order to read
the on-line archives. I set the delivery to "Read from web only" for
my work address so that I don't overwhelm AlliedSignal's resources with
my private mail. (// sarcasm //)