losing sessions?

mike mike503 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 23:05:24 MSK 2009

sounds like an application level issue to me, or how you determine
session names.

being behind a proxy would only change the IP (maybe) - which could be
a factor in the session name.

also their login name changing from anonymous -> a logged in user could too.

but if this doesn't happen in the apache environment i'm not quite
sure. (thinking out loud)

i've never had a problem with session code portability. of course i
use mysql-backed sessions, but even file-based ones don't seem to be

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Ilan Berkner <iberkner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Weird situation...
> On our production environment, one of our users (I have remotely connected
> to their system) is losing Session information as soon as they try to do
> anything past their login.  Even stranger (I can tell via the title of the
> page) that the session information is getting mixed up.  The title of the
> page should be the user's name and after clicking on a page that requires
> session / cookie information, the title of the page changes to another
> user's name.  So something isn't right...
> Our development environment (unfortunately) at this time uses Apache (we'll
> be upgrading it to Nginx shortly).  This issue does not exist in our
> development environment.
> The problem computer is behind a proxy and the proxy on that server is
> configured as a "text" proxy (i.e. not ip address... rather proxy name).  So
> I'm not sure if that would be an issue?
> Is it possible that sessions are getting mixed up between users behind a
> proxy who's name is the same?
> Any suggestions / thoughts?
> Thanks

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