[LON-CAPA-users] firewall on student computers
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:31:47 -0400
I have the same problems at home because of security settings. Feel free
to come over and play on the Windows systems....I'd love to figure this out
At 02:53 PM 9/1/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>On Sep 1, 2004, at 12:20 PM, Felicia Berryman wrote:
>>1.) I can log in to the roles page on my own computer but when i slect a
>>course or main menu, i am taken back to the login page, if i login again
>>it takes me back to the roles page. i have been able to login and use my
>>courses on other computers so i figure that there must be a setting wrong
>>on only my computer.
>>2.) After submit my user name and password, i am then successfully
>>directed to a page where i am to select a course. When i click on a
>>course, however, i am sent directly to the log-in page again. In fact, if
>>i click on any link on the course-selection page, i am still sent to the
>>same log-in page. I cannot move beyond the course selection page. I have
>>The first student who reported the problem was able to solve it and sent
>>me the following:
>>I managed to resolve it. Turns out that the ZoneAlarm firewall I use was
>>causing the problem. After I turned the ZoneAlarm firewall off, and the
>>Windows firewall on LON-capa worked for me.
>>I'll report this bugzilla, in the meantime I wanted to make other
>>instructors at other schools aware of this problem.
>The student comment is very helpful.
>If what I think is true, this will not happen at other schools:
>* We have the kids go to http://msu.lon-capa.org/
>* Further form submissions go against http://sN.lite.msu.edu/
>So we are switching from "zone" lon-capa.org to "msu.edu" - now if that is
>what happens, the bug is actually at Microsoft, since we already switched
>zones at login time, not at the first subsequent form submission. All of
>this would be a new "feature" of Windows XP Service Pack 2, which only
>came out a week ago or so.
>I have asked another student who has this problem to come to my office
>hour on Friday afternoon with her laptop. Hopefully I can explore all of
>We need more $@%#& Windows test computers.
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