[ic] process.html 404 errors

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 18:34:38 UTC 2010

>>>> I'm running 5.6.2 and I get a fair number of process.html GET requests
>>>> that 404, but sometimes I get process.html POST requests (along with a
>>>> valid HTTP_REFERER) that hit special_pages/missing.html and 404.  Here
>>>> are a few UAs I've seen do this in the last few days:
>>>> (Linux; U; Android 1.6; en-us; T-Mobile myTouch 3G Build/DRC79)
>>>> AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile
>>>> Safari/525.20.1
>>>> (Linux; U; Android 1.6; en-us; T-Mobile myTouch 3G Build/DMD64)
>>>> AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile
>>>> Safari/525.20.1
>>>> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us)
>>>> AppleWebKit/531.21.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4
>>>> Safari/531.21.10
>>>> Examining the logs, they were obviously legitimate users.  Their
>>>> session changes on each page access, but their IP address is
>>>> consistent.  I can't figure out how this could happen.  Does anyone
>>>> have any ideas?
>>> Probably don't have cookies enabled and you're not passing the session
>>> ID as part of the posted form.
>>> Peter
>> That's the strange part.  I am passing it:
>> <form action="[process secure=1]" method="post">
>> <input type="hidden" name="mv_session_id" value="[data session id]" />
> Disable cookies in your browser and see if you can replicate the problem.
> Peter

I can not duplicate the problem, even after disabling cookies.  I also
noticed that the IPs which get a 404 after POSTing also change
sessions with each GET access.  This problem doesn't pop up very
often, but I don't understand how it could ever happen.  Could it just
be a browser malfunction of some type?

I'm happy to provide any more info.  Just let me know what might be helpful.

- Grant

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