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How to Maintain State Information
I was curious as to what method people use to maintain session information in CGI scripts. When a user goes from page to page on my site, each page is processed by a cgi script. What is the best way to maintain state and login information? Should I create a file that contains a random key along with the user login and use that to carry state information? Or should I add a row to a database table for each user in maintaining state? In other words, is database access or file access going to be faster?
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