Out of the Blue

I've been seeing an error here on odd occasions, an I'm wondering if anyone else is getting it too. Sometimes clicking on a link to our forums will return the following error: "Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit." It's happened often enough to have me wondering if it might be a problem just on my end, since I haven't seen any references to anyone else encountering this. If you have by chance run into this one recently while using this site, please drop post in the forums or shoot me an email. Thanks!

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Re: OotB: Anyone else?
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Re: OotB: Anyone else? Feb 7, 2024, 14:40
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Tom wrote on Feb 7, 2024, 14:09:
Check your cookies, Blue. Cookie data is sent in request headers and is almost certainly what's triggering the error. Looking at the request the browser is making to load the comments page for a post, I see two cookies called "chatbear-session-1" and "chatbear-session-2" and the first one has quite a bit of data.
We already looked into this, a request header field can be 8KB max by default, cookies can be 4 KB max, and the board code safely truncates the session cookies (per forum) to about 3800 bytes. We use about 20 cookies for all site functionality, and external providers perhaps a dozen, so that shouldn't be too much AFAIK. Unless that all goes in a single header, I guess... Anyway, we need to look further into this.
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