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Telerik & "Validation of viewstate MAC failed."

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hello,

when my page attempts a Telerik RadGrid row insert (AJAX enabled) my
page throws this exception:

Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a
Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKeyconfiguration specifies
the same validationKey and validation algorithm. AutoGenerate cannot
be used in a cluster.

....my host, www.DataPacket.net, says the site is not on a webfarm, and
that this error is due to my site exceeding the Application Pool
resource limits set for it (site is on a shared hosting environment).

can anyone confirm that this is possible? i dont know much about APs,
but i am surprised that one page w/ one RadGrid thats attempting to
insert one row via AJAX could cause my site to exceed CPU/RAM
resource.

any thoughts?
thanks!
sm =
Apr 9 '08 #1
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It's possible but not that likely unless there is a whopper of a viewstate
field in the page. More likely, the RAD control is modifying the viewstate in
such a way that it fails the MAC check. You can disable this check in the
web.config. I think it's <pages enableViewStateMAC = "false" /or something
like that.
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"SpaceMarine" wrote:
hello,

when my page attempts a Telerik RadGrid row insert (AJAX enabled) my
page throws this exception:

Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a
Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKeyconfiguration specifies
the same validationKey and validation algorithm. AutoGenerate cannot
be used in a cluster.

....my host, www.DataPacket.net, says the site is not on a webfarm, and
that this error is due to my site exceeding the Application Pool
resource limits set for it (site is on a shared hosting environment).

can anyone confirm that this is possible? i dont know much about APs,
but i am surprised that one page w/ one RadGrid thats attempting to
insert one row via AJAX could cause my site to exceed CPU/RAM
resource.

any thoughts?
thanks!
sm =
Apr 9 '08 #2

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On Apr 9, 12:30*pm, Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]
<pbromb...@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote:
It's possible but not that likely unless there is a whopper of a viewstate
field in the page. More likely, the RAD control is modifying the viewstatein
such a way that it fails the MAC check. You can disable this check in the
web.config. I think it's <pages enableViewStateMAC = "false" /or something
like that.
unfortunately that property is already false -- false is the default.

i know Telerik's RadGrid is pretty spiffy and uses a large
viewstate... but how would the viewstate be connected to the App Pool
for my site? i dont usually work w/ shared sites, so im not sure.

thanks,
matt
Apr 9 '08 #3

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On Apr 9, 3:20*pm, SpaceMarine <spacemar...@mailinator.comwrote:
i know Telerik's RadGrid is pretty spiffy and uses a large
viewstate... but how would the viewstate be connected to the App Pool
btw i isolated the viewstate and looked at its size -- 8k. sound large
enough to jack w/ my app pool?
sm
Apr 9 '08 #4

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viewstate is an encrypted hidden field, client code does not touch it.
the error means the server can not decrypt it. there are two causes:

1) the data was changed
2) the mac key has changed

if the mac key is not specified in the web config, it is generated at
startup. if your app pool is recycling (check the log) the key can change.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

SpaceMarine wrote:
hello,

when my page attempts a Telerik RadGrid row insert (AJAX enabled) my
page throws this exception:

Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a
Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKeyconfiguration specifies
the same validationKey and validation algorithm. AutoGenerate cannot
be used in a cluster.

...my host, www.DataPacket.net, says the site is not on a webfarm, and
that this error is due to my site exceeding the Application Pool
resource limits set for it (site is on a shared hosting environment).

can anyone confirm that this is possible? i dont know much about APs,
but i am surprised that one page w/ one RadGrid thats attempting to
insert one row via AJAX could cause my site to exceed CPU/RAM
resource.

any thoughts?
thanks!
sm =
Apr 10 '08 #5

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On Apr 9, 8:06*pm, bruce barker <nos...@nospam.comwrote:
viewstate is an encrypted hidden field, client code does not touch it.
the error means the server can not decrypt it. there are two causes:

1) the data was changed
2) the mac key has changed

if the mac key is not specified in the web config, it is generated at
startup. if your app pool is recycling (check the log) the key can change.
not sure why youre referencing client code... im not concerned w/
clientside code. im concerend w/ what my hosting company is telling
me: that this error is due to my site pegging its app pool; which i
find hard to believe because its a private site w/ a single user (me),
doing a single thing (using this control w/ the 8k viewstate).

they claim their servers are config'ed properly.
sm
Apr 10 '08 #6

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