64 bit large memory cache

Perrin Harkins perrin at elem.com
Mon Nov 28 07:36:30 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 01:30 -0700, Denis Antipov wrote:
> The reason I've updated memcache to support over 4 Gb of RAM is
> because I'm having a session data loss, which I'm storing in memcache.
> The problem is occuring primarily with AOL ISP subscribers, who appear
> to be accessing the Internet via AOL proxy servers. This becomes a
> problem when their IP addresses change and all of the session data
> stored for a particular session on memcached to a particular Apache
> server disappears somewhere.

You're using IP address as a session key?  Don't do that!  Use a unique
ID and pass it around with cookies or query strings.

- Perrin

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