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Shopping cart problems?

Postby calvorn » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:55 pm

Hi:
I noticed that, on both my sites, the shopping carts are being hit every 30 seconds. I see 2100 entries on one site so far this month. Are these hackers trying to compromise the site? There is never anything in the cart.

Anybody have any experience with this?

Thanks.

Cal
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby admin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:18 pm

The shopping cart is created for every unique visitor. The empty cart will be removed in 2 hours.
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby calvorn » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:56 pm

Then why would there be 100 shopping carts from one IP address--every 30 to 60 seconds?
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby admin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:20 pm

Some robot pings the site from the IP.
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby calvorn » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:18 am

Doesn't that engage server resources when you create a shopping cart for every robot ping?

I had 2,500 shopping carts created in the past two days alone.
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby Indivstock » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:57 am

yes it do i think. while google crawls me, my site is often down for hours. thats horrible.
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Re: Shopping cart problems? - disable cart for guests - mess

Postby pepperstreet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:09 am

Good catch!
If this is the technical cause... and price for having a GUEST shopping cart, I would definitely get rid of this functionality. At least an option to enable the cart feature for registered users only!

Suggestions:

- admin feature to toggle shopping-cart ON/OFF for guests/visiters.
- maybe an optional hint/message/tooltip that recommends to register...
( @cmsaccount: You already have this type of message for the "like/favorite" feature! )
Last edited by pepperstreet on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Shopping cart problems?

Postby admin » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:21 pm

I will fix that in the nearest update.
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