Yet another sticky/persistent sessions question

Mathew Snyder mathew.snyder at
Thu Apr 24 14:02:57 UTC 2008

That's what I was thinking.  Thanks for the response.

I've been asking if distributed sessions would be viable and have 
received semi-positive responses but they definitely insist on sticky 


Todd Lipcon wrote:
> 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 
> necessary.
> -Todd
> 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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