Yet another sticky/persistent sessions question

Todd Lipcon todd at
Thu Apr 24 13:59:31 UTC 2008

Hi Mathew,

Perlbal does not support sticky sessions in its stock configuration. The 
"persistent client connections" mentioned on the web is simple HTTP 
Keepalive support.

There may be a plugin out there that can make perlbal do traditional 
"sticky sessions", but I haven't seen it if so.

Most people opt to distribute their session store so stickiness is not 


On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Mathew Snyder wrote:

> I'm looking at the perlbal webpage ( and I see 
> that it lists "Persistent client connections (configurable)" as one of its 
> capabilities as a reverse proxy.  I'm still slightly confused because I've 
> not found anything online that provides definitive confirmation that Perlbal 
> can handle persistent sessions.  Or, am misinterpreting this and incorrectly 
> calling "persistent client connections" sticky sessions.
> We're looking to update our load balancing configuration and if we are able 
> to get the one function from Perlbal we will be able to seriously consider 
> its use.  Otherwise we'll have to go a different route.
> Thanks for the help,
> Mathew

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