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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by xantia_v6 » 29 Oct 2016, 18:03

CitroJim wrote:
xantia_v6 wrote:I have now fixed the Tapatalk emoji issue, it was not a bug, but an obscure configuration setting that required changing.


:roll: :roll: I despair. And you might now wonder why I now hate IT with a passion and why it stresses me so badly. There's your answer :evil:

Mike, I'm both delighted and most thankful you're on the case... I'd have lost the will to live long before now. You must be made of stern stuff :wink: :-D

The setting (which is a standard phpbb one) is called "secure cookie", and as far as I can tell, it actually has no effect in phpbb itself, but the tapatalk plugin tests this parameter to decide whether to use http or https for emojis.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2016, 18:06

Ahh :D That makes sense Mike... Well spotted!
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by Paul-R » 30 Oct 2016, 07:00

Looks fine to me guys. Yet again I hadn't even noticed until I saw this thread had been updated. No speed issues at all.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Oct 2016, 07:05

Thanks for the report. The configuration had some shakedown testing on our other site before being applied here, so I have some confidence in it.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by Zelandeth » 30 Oct 2016, 13:20

Not sure if this is in any way related, but sometime in the afternoon yesterday my phone lost all interest in staying logged in on here once I closed the tab. I've done the usual steps of clearing cookies and cache etc without any effect.

Everywhere else seems to be fine, just this forum.

Android device running the Dolphin browser. Seems to be fine on both desktop machines...just my phone it's acting up on.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2016, 15:51

Yes. My Android Tablet did the same thing to me...

Phone (Windows) and Ubuntu (Linux) desktops did not...

I'm running FirePox on mine...
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by myglaren » 30 Oct 2016, 16:27

Everything was extremely slow this morning but this forum more so than the rest. Cleared up after a while though.
My android phone and tablet are both awful thins to deal with.
Neither will let me into my BT account (BT is my ISP) or Google accounts.

Upgraded to Yakkety Yak (Ubuntu 16.10) and it seems quicker that 16.04

The slowness experienced was with Firefox/Mint Sarah on my laptop, not this machine.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Oct 2016, 18:37

While doing various site reconfigurations over the weekend, the web server was restarted several times. This seems to upset some browsers more than others. I will be doing some more internal reconfigurations over the next few days, as I need to move some site functions to a different server.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by xantia_v6 » 01 Nov 2016, 19:07

The reconfiguration of the server to secure protocols is now complete.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2016, 19:13

Excellent!

And it looks to be working very well indeed :D
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by elma » 01 Nov 2016, 19:41

Yes, seems faster than ever to me at the moment.
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Re: Site reconfigured to use secure (https://) browsing protocols

Post by Paul-R » 01 Nov 2016, 20:29

Certainly no speed problems for me.
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