[Mono-list] mod_mono sharing application session data
Thu, 29 Jul 2004 15:47:37 -0400
On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 13:14, Andrew Arnott wrote:
> > This is very annoying. Suppose you have an application (as I will soon)
> > where you have a Core module that supplies users, roles, etc and a
> > login. From there you would travel to other modules which would of
> > course need to know that your logged in (a cookie works -
> > FormsAuthentication class). But suppose I set your Member object into
> > Session within the Core module, the Foo module could not access it. So
> > in fact I would have to check your cookie and retrieve again the Member
> > object associated to that cookie from the database. Thus, an unecessary
> > call to the database, and two instances of the same object sitting in
> > session. Its a data integrity nightmare!
> In defense of your idea, it sounds very reasonable. Having a site made up of
> several subdirectories doesn't mean it's a bad program to use the web as a
> platform. Certainly sessions should span directories when it's the same web
> app. IIS certainly treats it that way.
> I unfortunately can't help though, as I have not done any work with sessions
> on Mono yet. I have done it extensively in IIS however, and eventually would
> like to try porting it to Mono.
I believe I've solved my annoying problem. It seems that the following
structure of directories will share session information.
/ - application login
But I was doing the following, which definitely did NOT work.
/public - application login
This does make sense - but the lack of documentation about any of this
is extremely annoying. No where is this stated that I could find. But
having thought about it, and related it to the way Web.config files load
it makes perfect sense.
Any ways, BLAH. Thanks.