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Bug #12540 setcookie doesn't work!
Submitted: 2001-08-03 00:20 UTC Modified: 2002-06-03 12:13 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 1.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: IIS related
PHP Version: 4.0.6 OS: win2k
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-08-03 00:20 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
I've tried my project on 2 PCs with OS win2k pro and win2k server which run IIS + 4.0.5/4.0.6, but function setcooke() 
doesn't work!
setcooke worked fine on IIS + php 4.0.0 half a year ago.
but now I can't use it on IIS + php 4.0.6.

may somebody help me test it? thanks a lot.


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 [2001-08-03 08:41 UTC]
please include a sample script, or create a script like this one
and put it on the internet...

 [2001-08-03 08:52 UTC]
never mind, submitted twice.
 [2001-08-03 09:37 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
I was so surprised that people replied my post so soon.
thanks Andy. ( btw, sorry for my poor english.)

well. I used your code below and save the output.
I put it on
please help me check it. thanks again.

I've work with php for over 2 years. but this is my 
second time used it in IIS. this problem really confuses me.
thanks all the zealous man!
 [2001-08-03 09:41 UTC]
status -> open
 [2001-08-03 09:44 UTC]
how about doing this...

create a script like this

setcookie ("test","testing");
echo "wahoo";

then open an MS-DOS prompt, and type

php c:\the\path\of\the\script.php

look at the HTTP headers, is there a Cookie: header?
 [2001-08-03 10:15 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
yes, I can see set-cookie statment in html header.
(it seems reasonable)
but no cookie saved. (I check this by many ways,
even no related cookie saved in cookie directory)

I discribe my install action by detail.
I installed IIS, and unzipped into some directory.
I did some config: added exetend filename '.php' and executive file 'c:\path\php.exe'.
I renamed php.ini-dest to php.ini
(only add zend optimizer config into php.ini, but it didn't matter)
I copyed php.ini into c:\winnt
restart IIS of course.

all php pages are works perfectly without setcookie function.

I tried some of my coworkers' computer (win2k+iis), but all the same.

thank you again. if my situation is a weird case, and makes you impatient, please don't blame on me and stop this 
post! otherwise, I would like you to help me. thanks.

 [2001-08-03 10:26 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
oh, I read some post in bug reporting. I found my case and  cookie test pages are familiar like post #12481. and my 'big' project which want to migrate to IIS is the same too.

test page like this
1) test1.php
<? setcookie('test1', 'teststring');
   header('location: test2.php');
2) test2.php
<? echo "test2 = $test2"; ?>

 [2001-08-03 10:49 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
according to the post #9802, I think setcookie function
can't work fine in IIS5 + win2k.

this may be IIS5 bug!
but I hope php dev team or IIS can fix this.

I used apache + (freebsd/dec/win2k) before, setcookie works fine. but IIS5 ....

 [2002-06-03 12:13 UTC]
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 [2002-06-11 05:00 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
I have to say sorry again.
Nowaday I use PHP 4.2.1 + Apache 1.3.24 in win2000.
SetCookie fuction works fine.

BUT under PHP 4.2.1 + IIS 5 in win2000.
"Everything" is good but SetCookie....
I mean seriously "Everything" but SetCookie.
Of course, I used some PCs to test all the cases.

thanks for your comments.
 [2002-06-11 05:05 UTC] blueeye at mail dot blueeye dot idv dot tw
Does anybody else find that SetCookie in IIS 5 doesn't work?
I can't believe that.
Please have a trial.
thank you.
 [2002-07-12 05:57 UTC] moby dot lin at msa dot hinet dot net
i have the same problem.

<?//this doesn't work.
header("Location: test2.php");

<?//this work fine.
echo "xxxxxxx";
 [2002-07-12 05:58 UTC] moby dot lin at msa dot hinet dot net
my platform:
w2k server + php4.2.1
 [2003-05-20 07:26 UTC] john dot g at envent dot co dot za
I have the same problem - also running on IIS 5.0 on a Win2k box - if I call setcookie () and then header ("Location: ..."), the cookie is not returned. Any ideas?
 [2003-05-20 08:36 UTC] john dot g at envent dot co dot za
Never mind... <sigh!> found the answer:
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