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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Configuring session parameters
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2004 18:57:20 GMT

One idea would be to read the Servlet Specification, specifically the
chapter about the Deployment Descriptor.  In Servlet Spec v2.4, section
SRV.13.1, page 128, the session-timeout configuration parameter is

Tomcat 4.x implements Servlet Spec v2.3, not v2.4, but that particular
parameter was not changed in the Spec between versions 2.3 and 2.4.

Yoav Shapira

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Al Gidden []
>Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:54 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Configuring session parameters
>In other app servers I have used, you can configure things about the
>In our case, we had configured a time for all inactive sessions to
>So, a user would make a page request with a session that the server had
>timed-out and our code would know to take them to another page instead.
>Now what happens is that the session seems to time-out at some
>time that we cannot control.
>While we can see how to configure the persisted session details, I
>find any reference as to how you configure the HTTP session parameters
>Tomcat 4.1.30.
>Any ideas?
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