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unable to change global settings php file [message #162727] Fri, 09 July 2010 01:57 Go to next message
wittrs is currently offline  wittrs   United States
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A long time ago, I set the time-between-logins to be really large -- like, 29,000 seconds -- because I wanted to discourage those flies that hang around the login page. I think I misunderstood what the setting was for. It appears only to be for time after a successful login -- not time, after (say) trying to break in.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I'm locked out. I'm the owner. I'd like to get back in.

Anyway, to make this even shorter: I went to my host, found the Global php file, and tried to change the variable right there, under the hood, where all the action is. You know, right inside the very file itself. Like a mechanic with a wrench under the hood.

However, two things transpired. (1) I'm not allowed to mess with the file! (it won't save my change) (2) I can't change the permissions settings on the file. I tried to make it so that other and group could "write." (I had thought that was the reason for the failure to be able to change the thing).

Any help out there for fools like myself??

Yours, a dangerous but innocent man.
Re: unable to change global settings php file [message #162731 is a reply to message #162727] Sat, 10 July 2010 03:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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If it's a dedicated server, you can always switch to root (su -) before editing it.

BTW: The (10 second) default setting for MIN_TIME_BETWEEN_LOGIN is very effective. I wouldn't significantly increase or decrease it on any of my forums.
icon6.gif  Re: unable to change global settings php file [message #162763 is a reply to message #162727] Tue, 13 July 2010 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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Have you attempted to log in through the Admin panel rather than just the front page log in???

http://your-DOMAIN.NAME/adm/admloginuser.php


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Re: unable to change global settings php file [message #162764 is a reply to message #162763] Tue, 13 July 2010 21:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wittrs is currently offline  wittrs   United States
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... no, but thanks for that advice. The problem obviously solved itself when I could log in and change the settings.

Thanks once again for everyone's help!

icon6.gif  Re: unable to change global settings php file [message #162807 is a reply to message #162764] Mon, 19 July 2010 19:16 Go to previous message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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NOTE: In the future you might find it helpful with similar problems to clear your cache and cookies before refreshing and trying again. I have found more than a few web problems this tactic has rectified.




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