Logged-out, Locked-Out

26 April 2011

FWVLIW, for the last few days, I've not been able to log-in to LiveJournal using my OpenID. I submitted a support request when it seemed that the problem would persist.

Investigation suggests that the very same problem has affected other OpenIDs at LJ, beginning at least as far back as earlier September, with access never restored once it is lost.

I am not sure, however, that this is actually a bug in the LJ code; I think that the problem might be in the interaction between my OpenID server code and the version of PHP installed by the hosting service that I use.

Until-and-unless the problem is fixed, I cannot read Friends-only entries there, nor comment where anonymous comments are disallowed.

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2 Responses to Logged-out, Locked-Out

  • refriedgringo@yahoo.com says:

    You are aware that Livejournal had experienced recent massive DoS attacks? No idea if that is somehow part of your problem, but thought I would mention it, in any case. They have made some sort of adjustments in order to fix the issues.

    • Daniel says:

      Yeah, I'm aware of the DDoS attacks, and it's not completely out of the question that changes in response to earlier DDoS attacks knocked-out the other OpenIDs, and more recent changes, in response to the more aggressive recent attacks, knocked-out mine. But my tinkering suggests that the problem is specifically in what is provoked from the OpenID server code by LJ, and a DoS attack wouldn't typically involve logging-into the target.

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