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  • Client cannot access session_folders

    I have an application that copies documents to the logged-in users session folder, then displays it to them or downloads it, depending on the file type. Some users report that they are denied permission to access this session folder. Anyone else hear of this before?
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    Re: Client cannot access session_folders

    Steve, is this represented as a 403 error?
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    I have also noticed 403s appearing when the database has been changed.
    However as the server is supposedly 'stateless' (eg it doesn't remeber anything from one request to the next), this should not be the case.
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    Also I guess, this behavior is erratic, eg not dependant on browser or user?

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      Re: Client cannot access session_folders

      I'll have the user test it at some specific time of the day and then check my RAW logs. That should tell me what is up. So far, it's only one company using any of their office computers that don't have access.
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        Re: Client cannot access session_folders

        I believe the process is this
        browser connects to - Server -- -Then session Folder is created
        User Logs in to WAS - ---------- Access enabled to session folder
        -
        But I have noticed several instances if the session folder name not being exactly the same as the session id-- Typical example is search-bot.
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        So if your user has changed there user agent identifier settings, for example which sould cause this, the session folder would not be accessible.
        So that might be something to look for in the RAW.LOG,
        (Are there settings standard?)

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        • #5
          Re: Client cannot access session_folders

          I wish I could just get a list of who creates a session folder, when and their IP address and User-Agent. I probably can figure out how. On a typical day I have 20-40 session folders in the session_folders directory at any given moment. My session timeout is one-hour, so it keeps any created or last-active within the last hour. My website does get some heavy traffice from other Alpha developers, but most of the folders belong to bots. It's hard to read through all the log entries, so I use WebLog Expert to get tailored lists from the logs.
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            Re: Client cannot access session_folders

            WebLog Expert
            I think the weblogs all use a standard format which is what the ACCESS.LOG is in. I made a Dbf based A5 app for analysis of this also, but it was incredibly slow .
            The raw_request log is where the juicy debugging info is, however it grows so fast that I personally find it quite incomprehensible. I have searched for an APP for managing the RAW_REQUEST File but haven't found anything yet.
            --
            What I have started doing, is
            I have added Ajax Callbacks to my pages and too activities, Now I send these to a server page that Adds Records etc, to my own dbf-Log.
            This slows down the site mildly but it is giving me a more useful log.
            --
            To Note: AJAX is causing a lot of garbling of statistics. Every callback can be classified as a hit, but on the other hand a full AJAX based website eg web2 will have fewer real pages served.

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