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Old March 14th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Default Tomcat - Creates New Session for every request IE6

Hello Friends,

My Website setup.
   I have a domain registered and with my domain name provider I have set up a forward to another domain at dyndns.org. And this dyndns.org domain forwards to my modem IP. (I am using a DSL connection).

Problem Definition:

Scenario 1.> When I run my application on tomcat and try to access it on tomcat using " It works fine.

Scenario 2.> When I run my application on tomcat but access it through apache web server by using "http://localhost/MyApp/abc.do". It works fine.

Scenario 3> The real problem.. When I access my application through internet by using "mydomainname.com/MyApp/abc.do" it works but it creates a new session for every request. So I loose information if user has already logged in. This problem ONLY OCCURS WITH IE6. I have tried it with fire fox and IE7 it works fine. I am trying to find a solution for this. I guess there is some setting in some configuration file that might fix it.

Severs and software versions I am using
  1. Tomcat 6.0.10
  2. Apache Web server 2.2.4
  3. JDK 5.0_11
  4. JRE 1.5.0_11

Any Help on this is highly appreciated.
Old March 27th, 2007, 10:41 PM
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One thing I would check is if IE is allowing the cookies. Most of the times, session info is set in the cookies..

The other one to check would be is IE sending back the cookie that was sent.

To check first one should be pretty easy. Go to Internet Options and check if it is accepting cookies.

To check second one, you need something like IeHttpHeaders(http://www.blunck.se/iehttpheaders/iehttpheaders.html) installed and check the request headers to see if IE is sending back the cookie and the domain name it is sending back to.

Guess that would help.


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