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Smita Kulkarni

Joined: Dec 01, 2000
Posts: 5
How is a session mapped to a socket. I mean, whenever a request comes from a new client, a new socket connection is created at the server and a session is started for that user(if a session is needed). How is this mapping done.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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The best way to think of this is in terms of the Thread that is assigned to a particular request, not the socket. Those details are taken care of by the servlet engine.
The engine can see if a session has been assigned to this user by looking for a session id in the HTTP request cookies or as part of a rewritten URL.
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