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Starting from today I noticed that I get logged out from time to time at SE. It doesn't matter if I'm active or not. So normally I browse the web using Tor. Thatswhy "my" IP address changes every ten minutes and I assume that the login is connected with my current IP address. Is this true? If not what can be the reason for those logouts?

  • Hmm, since I wrote my question I never got logged out again. If this doesn't repeat in near future I'll close my question. – qbi Aug 18 '10 at 20:06
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Logins are not associated with IP addresses in any way. I expect something in the proxy layer is interfering with your cookies somehow.

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My ISP has dynamic IPs and my IP changes every few days (more if the router has spasms) but I'm not logged out.

They might do a whois on the IP to do an ISP or country-check but it's quite a lot of work for a relatively small problem.

It's more likely that your cookies are getting invalidated at some point or their servers just don't like you and keep dumping your session.

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I am logged in on my netbook via wireless and even I move around between different locations with totally different IPs and domains, I always stay logged in. It must have something to do with session management of your browser or the effect that tor has on it.

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