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From Aditya <>
Subject Re: domain-wide session cookies?
Date Fri, 21 Mar 2003 22:50:44 GMT
For those who care, I've answered my own questions:

> On Thu, 20 Mar 2003 21:40:20 -0800, Aditya <> said:
> Under Tomcat-4 it looks like the session cookie is set in:
>   org/apache/catalina/connector/
> and the code that sets it uses the default domain (which is equal to
> the request hostname.domain.tld) when it sets the session cookie. I
> need to set the cookie to be domain-wide, ie. ".domain.tld" however
> it seems silly to hardcode it in the above class.
> Before I tackle this:
> 0) is there a better way to do it?

Yup, do it in a filter. Using a filter to manipulate cookies is
trivial and using session.isNew() guarantees that we just do this once.

If anyone wants any more detail about this strange, slightly yucky
hack, please ask.


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