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Old 09-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Text based browser - Can't stay logged in a website


Hello

I got root access to a linux server. It's running debian 5.0. I installed lynx, firefox and some other stuff.

One of the things I want to do is to keep a website open so that it shows me as "online" all the time.

I can do that with firefox, I use VNC to connect to my server, open firefox, login to the website and I just leave it there.

But if I do the same thing with lynx it logs off after some time. Why??

The website does not require me to click links, browse or do anything to make me stay online. I do the exact same thing in firefox and lynx. I also accepted the cookies in lynx.

Did I miss a setting or what else could cause this?

Thanks!
 
Old 09-12-2009, 03:48 AM   #2
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bump for this simple questions
 
Old 09-12-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Still having the problem
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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bumpy

please
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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In order for websites to let you be logged in, they send a cookie to your computer and the *logout* button deletes these cookies *( i used to write a lot of php login systems )* Maybe Lynx Browser Doesn't store cookies? Or Just Deletes them after a certain amount of time?

Note; this is just a wild guess
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:29 PM   #6
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i will look into lynx browser for you soon, and ill post back here after school or something possibly with a solution
 
Old 09-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Thank you for your time

I can install another text based browser if needed. Just want to keep me logged in and without taking resources on the server (like running firefox)
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:00 AM   #8
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any update?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:47 AM   #9
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I guess not

thanks anyway. cheers!
 
Old 09-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #10
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Why don't you try "ELinks"? You can compile it with javascript if that helps.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 05:20 AM   #11
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Hi,

thanks for the reply, I'll try it
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:45 AM   #12
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To a large extent it depends on the website itself how the login status is handled. Cookies are only part of the equation. To keep the login status alive some online activity is required, though this doesn't have to be initiated by the user - in some cases javascripts and/or AJAX routines can resend signals to show that the browser and the user's computer is still running. All of this is only relevant if the website assumes logins as being closed after some time of inactivity. I guess you will need a text browser that can deal with javascript properly. Or try Dillo, which is a very simplified GUI web browser.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:19 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply

Can anyone please tell me how to make javascript work on elinks? I have debian 5.0

thanks!
 
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Thanks for the reply

Can anyone please tell me how to make javascript work on elinks? I have debian 5.0

thanks!
Sure, just download the source and compile it with --enable-scripts option. You need the spidermonkey-devel package.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #15
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ok i think i installed it right

but not sure if it's working?

http://a.imagehost.org/0906/elinks_script.jpg

In that website with firefox i don't have to do anything to keep me logged in, don't have to click or nothing just leave it there.

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