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Data Center Fundamentals by Maurizio Portolani, Mauricio Arregoces - CCIE No. 3285

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Chapter 18. Session Tracking and Cookies

This chapter covers the following topics:

• Overview of how today’s server applications track user sessions and how the tracking mechanism relates to the network protocols

• What cookies are and why they are used for session tracking

• How browsers handle the cookie attributes, and how they behave in presence of multiple cookies

• How servers perform session tracking by means of hidden fields, rewritten URLs, and cookies

• How Apache mod_session provides session tracking with cookies and rewritten URLs

• How Java servlets allow tracking sessions with cookies and rewritten URLs

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