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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Tom wrote on Feb 7, 2024, 15:02:
It could totally be some external cookie causing the problem, yeah.
Aware of that, but given that cookie chatbear-session-1 for a frequent visitor of the news forum is maxed out around 3800 bytes, that leaves less space for all the others combined. I guess I'll lower that limit to 3600 and then we'll have to see how it goes. It just means fewer remembered threads for everyone.

Tom wrote on Feb 7, 2024, 15:02:
Another thing to consider is, you may have your web servers configured with some max (default or otherwise), but are there any other servers in the loop that could have a different max and be returning this error? Intentionally causing the error and looking for logs may shed some light.
Blue's requests received HTTP 400 responses (though I'd expect 431) so yeah, it was our server throwing the errors, not an ad provider or somesuch.
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