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Can a user's session be migrated to another machine if the server they are
talking to fails?
It seems this scheme would not be as strong at load balancing since a
user's request is always routed to a specific server regardless of how
loaded that server is.
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Paul Graham wrote:
> We had multiple servers. (Yahoo Store now has over 100.)
> We just had users talk to a single server for the duration
> of their login session. --pg
> --Evan Martin wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-08-10 at 20:21, Paul Graham wrote:
> > > I argued this in my dissertation, but now I think I was wrong.
> > > They're extremely useful for overcoming the statelessness of
> > > CGI scripts. See
> > >
> > > http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/lib/paulgraham/bbnexcerpts.txt
> > I've read of other people doing similar things, and I think it's very
> > cool, but I wondered:
> > How can this scale to a large website, such as one with multiple
> > independent web servers?
> > --
> > Evan Martin
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> > http://neugierig.org