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session never expires in javaranch

Arvind Sampath
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 144
How is it that the user session never expires in java ranch ?

Is this something that is specific to cgi programming ? [ I assume that this site is done in cgi ] can this be made possible in J2EE web applications also ?

I couldnt find a better forum to post this.so am posting it here.

Thanks!
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Javaranch uses a cookie (not a session cookie) to persist login data.
It's not really a session in the way that JSP or ASP sessions work.

If you want to see exactly what's going on, download and install the LiveHttpHeaders plugin. With it, you can see exactly what headers are being sent back and forth.

http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/


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Sharad Agarwal
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Joined: Sep 11, 2002
Posts: 167
I am not sure of this, but it seems that JavaRanch stores the session in client side cookies.


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Jeffrey Spaulding
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Joined: Jan 15, 2004
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and Java Ranch's Forums run on Perl

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