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We're still trying to figure it out - 2015-11-02


We're still trying to figure out the solution to the login problem. Apparently there is a solution, or at least something we can do to greatly reduce the # of occurrences, but we haven't figured it out yet.

Sorry for the delay.

It may help a bit if you make sure that you're logged out of eBay and don't have any ebay pages open when your snipes are scheduled to execute, but that isn't a solution I don't think.

A few of the ideas we've had seem like they may make things worse rather than better, we're a bit afraid of making any adjustments right now.

We're going to keep thinking and hopefully try something soon, that's all I can give you right now.

Again, sorry for the delay and trouble.

Also, it looks like we have another issue where winning snipes are sometimes marked as lost. We'll get that checked out and hopefully taken care of as well.

It looks like eBay is the problem - 2015-10-30


It looks like ebay is refusing login attempts randomly. We were looking and looking at the code and database thinking somehow the login info must have been being corrupted somehow. I looked around and see that other sniping services are having the same problem.

I'm going to contact eBay to see if they can/will put our ip address on some sort of 'white list' and stop blocking login attempts from hidbid, we'll see what happens.

These login errors are going to continue in the meantime. One of the two servers are submitting most snipes, but there may be some that do not execute on either server.

If eBay keeps this up, there's nothing we can do. Their tightening their security I suppose for the holiday season, or, maybe getting rid of automated sniping.

I'll post an update when I have more news.

It looks like eBay is the problem - 2015-10-30


It looks like ebay is refusing login attempts randomly. We were looking and looking at the code and database thinking somehow the login info must have been being corrupted somehow. I looked around and see that other sniping services are having the same problem.

I'm going to contact eBay to see if they can/will put our ip address on some sort of 'white list' and stop blocking login attempts from hidbid, we'll see what happens.

These login errors are going to continue in the meantime. One of the two servers are submitting most snipes, but there may be some that do not execute on either server.

If eBay keeps this up, there's nothing we can do. Their tightening their security I suppose for the holiday season, or, maybe getting rid of automated sniping.

I'll post an update when I have more news.

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