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From Tim O'Neil <>
Subject Re: URGENT - Session stickyness lost with cookies disabled
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2001 20:01:30 GMT
At 12:54 PM 4/13/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>I have configured apache for load balancing between 2 unix servers and it
>is working fine when cookies are enabled. The requests are load balanced 
>the 2 servers and session stickyness works fine (once the session is 
>the request is always routed to the right app server based on the suffix 
>in the jsessionid).
>But when the cookies are disabled (I am encoding encoding the url) the 
>requests are
>distributed between server1 and server2 meaning doesn't stick to the same 
>app server.
>When there is a request from the browser (and the URL has the 
>jsessionid.suffix) the
>mod_jserv doesn't route it to the right app server based on the suffix in 
>the jsessionid
>and the session is lost (a new session id is created).

Wouldn't you necessarily have to have cookies
enabled to get this to work since http is a
stateless protocol? I mean, what your asking
the protocol to do is something it can't do
without cookies, or something that it can use
to record session information.

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