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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: An idea for state saving
Date Thu, 30 May 1996 15:44:30 GMT
FastCGI actually has a hook for this --- there's a feature which
allows requests with the same session-state (cookie, URL-prefix) to be
reliably dispatched to the same persistent FastCGI process.  You
probably can't do it reliably with keep-alives however, even if you're
willing to take it for granted that all clients support them; remember
that either the client or the server can close the connection at any
time, and you don't want the session state getting tossed because the
user checked something in the Netscape Handbook in another window
between looking at pages of the search result or whatever.

(FWIW, several commercial back-end scripting systems support this
capability, generally using cookies or the like --- these include at
least NeXT's WebObjects and Netscape's LiveWire).


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