in reply to Webpage Logins

In the current issue of Web Techniques, merlyn has a good article on using cookies to manage login sessions. His approach is to "brand" the browser with a unique ID, and then manage login/logout + session state on the server side, using the branding as a lookup key into a disk cache of info. This approach avoids all of the problems related to trying to use the browser's reported IP address.

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Re: Re: Webpage Logins
by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 13, 2001 at 00:55 UTC
    Thanks for the reference to my column. But if you'd please refer to my archive rather than the one at the WT site, you'll help people get text with better jokes and downloadable code that actually works, instead of the frequent mis-steps that they seem to put on their site.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker