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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: Apache Y2K bug in mod_usertrack.c
Date Tue, 30 Jun 1998 07:57:39 GMT
I haven't a clue.

I think Dean says the cookie spec is broken WRT y2k and you can't use four
digit dates; I haven't a clue about cookies and don't want to, but I
wouldn't doubt if it is speced to two-digits.  Navigator, for some reason,
likes two digit dates for other things, but for them it accepts (as it
has to) other formats with 4 digit dates.  May not for cookies.

On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> 
> Isn't the session-management RFC in draft now?  Shouldn't we make sure any
> changes don't negatively impact interoperability with other browsers?  I
> think there's a PR on this somewhere...
> 
> 	Brian
> 
> At 09:43 AM 6/28/98 -0600, Marc Slemko wrote:
> >
> >>Path: scanner.worldgate.com!news.he.net!news.scruz.net!echo.echo.com!banshee
> >>From: banshee@echo.echo.com (John Vinopal)
> >>Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix
> >>Subject: Apache Y2K bug in mod_usertrack.c
> >>Date: 26 Jun 1998 21:27:57 GMT
> >>Organization: Echo Street
> >>Lines: 17
> >>Message-ID: <6n13ot$27b$1@news.scruz.net>
> >>NNTP-Posting-Host: echo.com
> >>Xref: scanner.worldgate.com comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix:44717     
> >
> >
> >This is present as of 1.3b5 and as far back as 1.2b4.  The issue
> >is issuance of incorrectly expired cookies that MSIE chokes upon.
> >Cookies are spit out formatted like: Day, DD-MON-YY HH:MM:SS GMT
> >whereas they SHOULD be spit out like Day, DD-MON-YYYY HH:MM:SS GMT
> >
> >The code in question varies depending on the src tree, but is essentially:
> >
> >tms->tm_year % 100
> >and should be
> >tms->tm_year + 1900
> >
> >and a change from .2d to .4d in the printf line above.
> >
> >Replies to banshee@NOSPAMresort.com, remove the NOSPAM part.  All
> >mail to this address is dumped.
> >
> >
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> pure chewing satisfaction                                  brian@apache.org
>                                                         brian@hyperreal.org
> 


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