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From David Emery <>
Subject Re: mystery caching problem
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2006 05:30:18 GMT
On Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:18:24 -0400, "Dondi M. Stroma" <> wrote:
> The problem: occasionally, when a user logs in, they end up logging in to 
> someone else's account! But it happens very, very infrequently, and I've 
> been unable to even reproduce the problem myself. The application averages 
> about 5000 logins per day, and users report this problem only about once 
> every two weeks.  So, this problem happens only 1 in 70,000 times. I would 
> think that if there was a bug in my scripts, it would be happening much more 
> than 0.0014% of the time.

Just a shot in the dark, but could it be a problem with your log-in process
rather than a caching issue? Like maybe the unique value you're basing the
user's identity on isn't quite as unique as you think?


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