Confused re. 'Messages' ...

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Chagur, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

    The ISP that I use transmits 'messages' that aren't too intrusive and I've
    previously dealt with by reducing the size of my window and ignoring
    them (except for a couple that are really irritating).

    The other day I was fooling around and decided to play with the 'cookies'
    sent to my 'puter and discovered something interesting: Deleting the 4th
    digit from the end of the cookie sent by my ISP resulted in two things:
    1) No more 'messages';
    and 2) No more 'You will be disconnected in five minutes'
    when I've gotten into reading a long file instead of saving it to my HD and
    reading it later.

    Anyone know why? Or was it just a fluke?

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