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From "Gregor Schneider" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Stupid question regarding session
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:36:16 GMT
Dear all,

just a stupid question regarding Apache and sessions:

We are running Apache 2.0.5x together with Tomcat 5.15.x and are using
mod_auth_cookie_mysql. Authorization is handeld via Tomcat.

Now mod_auth_cookie_mysql sets an expiration-time into the
MySQL-database, after which the cookie is not valid any more, thus the
Apache-session will time out and the user is forced to

Now here comes my question:

In Tomcat, the Session is defined as "Max. Time Of Inactivity",
meaning when the user interacts with Tomcat, the session is prolonged
for the time specified in the web app's web.xml-file.

What about Apache http? Will the session also be prolonged when the
user interacts with Apache (i.e. content is served)?

In case someone is using mod_auth_cookie_mysql, will Apache update the
entry for session-expiration in the MySQL-database?

How is the default behaviour of Apache with sessions?

I'd appreciate any hints about where this can be read, i.e. RFC or similar.


what's puzzlin' you, is the nature of my game

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