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Bug #20260 Cookies set on Remote Host but not on localhost
Submitted: 2002-11-05 09:55 UTC Modified: 2002-11-21 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:2.5 ± 1.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: m_e_brown at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Session related
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: Windows 2000 Professional
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-11-05 09:55 UTC] m_e_brown at hotmail dot com
I installed php as a module on apache2 folllowing the standard set up.

I have a user logon screen which works on a remote server but not when developing and testing on a stand alone machine that is a local server. 
I hold the username and passwords on mysql and ask the user for their username and password which gets sent to another .php page which first of all sets the following cookies 

setcookie ("password",$password,time()+1800); 

Then verifies this against the database and if succesfull redirects to the 'members area' where the cookies are set again otherwise it redirects to a logout page. [Which is where i get sent on the local machine] 

I have tried the following formats for the setcookie and all combinations including setting the expiry time to 8000. 

setcookie ("password",$_POST["password"],time()+1800); 

setcookie ("password",$password,"time()+1800"); 

The database authentication is being succeful, it is just that the cookies are not being set on the local machine, as when I hit the members area I set the email value to another variable, set the cooies as before, then alert() the old value [before the $email was reset by the new setcookie() command. 

I have the following lines set in my php.ini 

register_globals = On 
variables_order = "EGPCS" 

Do you have any idea why my local machine is not setting the cookies??? 

Please help 


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 [2002-11-05 09:58 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
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 [2002-11-21 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over 2 weeks, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2006-11-23 23:08 UTC] asbo at iserv dot net
I'm experiencing an similar issue, but it's conditional based on how I access the server (WinXP, Apache v2.0.55, PHP 5.2.0 [module]).

When I connect to the server using an IP address (, 192.168.0.*), cookies work fine. However, if I use a NetBIOS name (asbo, localhost -- which should resolve cleanly into an IP address) it doesn't seem that cookies are set properly. This has been tested in both Firefox and Internet Explorer 6.0 and all exhibit identical behavior in testing.

Obviously this isn't a huge issue -- I get the expected behavior on my internet server and using IP addresses as started above -- but as this report hadn't even received feedback I thought I'd throw my two cents in.
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