[Mailman-Users] What determines mailman webui login duration?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Nov 14 07:17:25 CET 2013

On 11/13/2013 08:17 PM, Richard Damon wrote:

> But servers will expires sessions that haven't been used for awhile
> (they need to, the browser won't tell them they have expired the
> session). Once this happens, even if the browser still has the cookie,
> it doesn't help anymore.

I may not understand correctly, but what I understand is that the
lifetime of a session cookie is until the browser is terminated. The
fact that the server may have expired the session (connection) is
irrelevant. If the browser still has the cookie and returns it the next
time the Mailman site is visited, Mailman will accept it.

See, e.g. <http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/definition/transient-cookie>.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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