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From Georg von Zezschwitz <>
Subject Re: Bug 41897 / Session-Stickiness with mod_proxy_balancer
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:48:14 GMT
Mladen Turk schrieb:
> Georg von Zezschwitz wrote:
>> .. #41897 describes the problem that the case-sensitivity of the 
>> "stickysession"-Parameter
>> does not comply to the  Java Servlet Spec (Cookie: "JSESSIONID", url 
>> based session
>> management ";jsessionid").
> This is not the breakage of the Servlet-Spec.
Correct - I was not precise.

> IMHO the solution to this problem would be to use the
> mod_rewrite and setting the BALANCER_SESSION_ROUTE
> env variable from ;jsessionid path (or what ever).
> Later in balancer we should check for that if the
> find_session_route() returns NULL.
> This way no additional config param would be needed, so
> it would be backportable to 2.2.
Using mod_proxy* with Java is no exotic use case, especially with 
So, is using the "swiss army knife" here to make mod_proxy* compliant to 
the Java
specification really the more elegant solution compared to adding 

Best regards,


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