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From (Dean Gaudet)
Subject Re: cookie blahs
Date Mon, 18 Nov 1996 04:41:56 GMT
(For some reason Rob's message hasn't reached me yet.)

I like Rob's suggestion of generating tracking cookies for offsite
referers only.  I'd add the extra case that if no referer is defined
then send a tracking cookie.  Defining "offsite" is a minor problem
-- one that we've got code for already, but not in a reuseable form.
It's essentially the code for doing name-vhosts.  Somebody else
wanted a function for this too... was it Ralf for mod_rewrite?
Something to throw on the list for 2.0 -- a rewrite of vhost selection.
A good first step is your suggestion Brian.

I doubt hotwired would ever call my doc "official" and move it somewhere
else, so sure it's a permanent URL.  I guess you could link to it
from the mod_usertrack docs.


In article <>,
Brian Behlendorf  <> wrote:
>On Sun, 17 Nov 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
>> >This isn't really related to apache... I just wanted to send it to a
>> >bunch of people with-clue and related interests.  Dunno how many of
>> >you have to deal with irate users complaining about tracking cookies.
>> >At any rate I wouldn't mind comments on some stuff I spouted at
>> ><>.
>Great document, Dean.  It's very clear.  Is this a permanent URL?  Can/should
>we link to it from apache pages?
>> Is there any mileage in making mod_cookies^H^H^H^H^Husertrack only
>> kick in when it sees a Referer from outside ? it would reduce the
>> annoyance factor.
>I think putting a <Files *.html> CookieEnable On </Files> section in the
>default config files should be enough.  In fact, it should look like this:
>   <IfMod usertrack_module>
>   CookieEnable Off
>   <Files *.html>
>   CookieEnable On
>   </Files>
>   </IfMod>
>Actually I'd like to do a lot with the default config files before release.
>Like, make them one config file, for starters.
>	Brian

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