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From drew jensen <>
Subject Re: [INFO][WEBSITE]: improved usability with simplified Urls to reach some of our services
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:37:16 GMT
On Tue, 2012-08-14 at 17:08 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2012, at 4:41 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> > On 14/08/2012 RGB ES wrote:
> >> 2012/8/14 RGB ES:
> >>> Good! But I'm finding a weird behaviour on the forums... If I enter on
> >>> the old url
> >>>
> >>> I'm NOT redirected. If I open bot, the new and the old address and
> >>> log-in in the new, in the old one I'm still logged off
> > 
> > I would consider this to be normal behavior. Authentication is probably managed
through a cookie that is sent back to the originating site (the originating subdomain) only.
So has no way to know that you are logged in at,
unless we completely rewrite all URLs in the form to .
> > 
> >> Not only confusing, but also problematic: if you log-in on the new
> >> address and then click on an old link that cross reference to another
> >> post you'll arrive to a page on which you are not logged in any
> >> more!
> > 
> > If we have hardcoded links that are not rewritten (i.e., if pages on
contain "internal" links that reference explicitly), then it
would be better to use an "external" redirect as explained above.
> Currently both and are directed to
the same IP by DNS.
> Also and are directed to the same IP
by DNS.
> What is different is that for the wiki the Apache Traffic Server is in front and it does
do the necessary redirection to
> Should we do something similar for the user forums?
> Regards,
> Dave
> > 
> > Regards,
> >  Andrea.


Just checked and the phpBB installation, for En at least but I'd assume
same for all, list the base URL of the site as,  all generated links then use this.

Isn't it proper now to use the address?

Don't suppose doing so would help alleviate the currently discussed
problem though.

However - it is also possible to configure phpBB such that the software
determines, at runtime versus a hard coded setting, what the proper base
domain name is - now that might be worth a test..

@imacat - what do you think?



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