[geeklog-devel] Circular group references
slord at marelina.com
Sat May 17 13:56:06 EDT 2003
> Here's an interesting case I had:
> Someone wasn't able to log into his site any more. Geeklog went from
> index.php to users.php and then seemed to sit there forever.
This is exactly the problem I had last year and I drove you and Tony
nuts trying to figure out what was going on.
> As it turned out, he had set up a circular group reference, i.e. group
> was assigned to group B and group B to group A. So when someone who was
> in one of those groups tried to log in, Geeklog went into an endless
Exactly. Tony's solution was to remove "root" as an option from the
Group page, apparently it wasn't supposed to be there. What version is
this guy using? I hope this problem is not there anymore, it drove me
> The funny thing is that using Vincent's speed improvements in lib-
> security.php enables you to log into such a site nonetheless. So
> replacing lib-security.php with the version from CVS is one way to
> resolve these problems.
> However, Geeklog shouldn't let you set up such dependencies in the
> place. Avoiding that, though, seems to be an interesting challenge ...
> Any takers?
> bye, Dirk
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