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From SSL <>
Subject Re: AOL
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:56:56 GMT

The IP is that of the last proxy, which does not have to be the same between
But it is almost always from the same range, belonging to the provider.

Daniel Blumenthal wrote:
> We just switched from a single server to a cluster, with a load balancer
> out
> front to manage incoming connections.  The load balancer makes the
> decision
> to go to app server 1 (app1) or app server 2 (app2) based on IP address -
> once a request comes in from one source IP, all future requests (for some
> period of time) go to the same server.
> The problem is that it appears that AOL will randomly assign an IP address
> to every request a user sends.  So a user could end up going to both
> servers.
> With the exception of user login data, the code is reentrant, but I've had
> to store login information as cookies (max age = -1 so only for the
> current
> session) so that the user will automatically log in to the other server
> if/when they hit it.  Although this approach seems to work, it also has
> some
> problems, and I was wondering if others had encountered this problem, and
> if
> there was a "standard" solution.

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