[geeklog-devel] Circular group references

Simon Lord 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 
> A
> 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 
> loop.

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 
> first
> place. Avoiding that, though, seems to be an interesting challenge ...
> Any takers?
> bye, Dirk
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