July 25th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Freebsd 4.8 yeah I know old...lol
hello...I am looking for any ideas on this issue.
- old freebsd 4.8 with a custom chat app. I didn't write the app. The app has worked fine for years....but recently when the date rolled over on or about Monday July 13th 2009, the chat app stopped working. This app goes to set a cookie back on the client based on the name they enter.
The error message on a client is "your browser doesn't support cookies...use a browser that does"...etc
Same error on any browser or any OS including *nix.
Puzzled I rolled the date back before this time period and now the app works. There is a forum on this site that had no problem with the date rolling beyond 7/13/2009, and the OS from a command line had no issues either logging picked up the correct new date etc.
Any wild and off the wall ideas are appreciated....~S~ thanks
Also this app works fine on other peoples freebsd systems...even after the dates roll.
The app creates one process and is mostly made up of 1 bin file.
July 25th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Has nothing to do with freebsd and everything to do with your custom app. Perhaps there's a config file somewhere that has an expiry date on your specific computer and that is why it is failing after the date. Since your friends computers don't have that file, the app doesn't expire on their machines.
That's my theory and I'm sticking to it
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July 26th, 2009, 06:37 AM
I would agree its the code....I am looking for config files....also I will ask here and then in another section.....does anyone know of a way to run this daemon interactively on the box so I can step through the daemon loading with an advanced date and look for error messages...or watch the code run when a remote browser connects to it interactively...can gdb be used for this? also how I might uncompile the code...reverse it search it for date variables, expiration etc......