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From Jonathan Vanasco <>
Subject Re: [MP2][QUESTION]Session and inactivity
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2008 21:39:27 GMT

On Feb 7, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Perrin Harkins wrote:

> Sure, it's a building block.  You build the expiration part on top of
> it.  Either you use a timestamp column in your database or you update
> a timestamp in the session data.  Then you check that to see if too
> much time has passed.
> You can certainly build it on something else, like CHI (the new cache
> module interface).  Or look at Apache::SessionManager or mod_auth_tkt
> for built-in support.

I do the timestamp trick..

you overload apache::session to add a 'last accessed' timestamp

then you do one of 2 things:

	a- write a daemon/cronjob/@job to clear old sessions
	b- have your apache module run a session-clear every 1hr or so  
( storing last-cleared on a file or memcache )

it's easy to do.

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