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From "Barclay A. Dunn" <>
Subject RE: active session counting, redux
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 17:44:09 GMT
ok, that is helpful. (both things.)

after changing the timeout to 5 min, i confirmed that indeed it was
destroying a session after 5 min.

the reason i went with HttpSessionListener was i had read that using
HttpSessionBindingListener, once the session was unbound, you couldn't
get any info on that session. 

the reason i went with my user implementing HttpSessionListener was i
had read that you had to implement it in an object that would be bound
to the session, and my user object is the only one i am certain to bind
to the session. 

now, i now you guys have had endless discussions about active session
counting (hence my subject line contains "redux"), and i apologize for
bringing up an old and re-re-rehashed topic, but i could still use a
little more advice. i haven't quite got it working yet, but nevertheless
i guess i'm ready now to hear what i should have done instead of what i
did do.


Barclay A. Dunn
Senior Developer
33-41 Newark St, #1A
Hoboken, NJ  07030

-----Original Message-----
From: Shapira, Yoav [] 
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 1:13 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: active session counting, redux


>hmmm. thanks for your thoughts, and good question. upon logout, among 
>other things, i am calling session.invalidate(). should i do something 

Invalidate is close to but not the same as destroy.  Specifically, the
container is not required to destroy a session when you invalidate it.  

For experimentation and to verify your solution, set the session timeout
to 5 minutes in web.xml, create one session, then wait 5 minutes for it
to be timed out and a bit more for it to be destroyed, and see if your
listener handles it properly.

Yoav Shapira

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