Sticky session with cookies: not as dirty as it sounds

UPDATE: mss noted on Github that I manipulted the Set-Cookie header as if it were the Cookie header, which is wrong. This article has been corrected accordingly.

You may have read Dridi's blog post about cookies, and realized that he abhors them. So, in a playful attempt to piss him off, I decided to write Yet Another Postâ„¢ about cookies!

I know, I'm a terrible colleague, but, you, dear reader will benefit from this terribleness (I hope), as this article aims to explain in detail how we can use cookies to provide sticky sessions through Varnish. So, let's jump in the fire!

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21/03/17 12:30
by Guillaume Quintard

Yet another POST on caching vs cookies 1/2

There are "things" I quite don't like, and "yet another" was already one of those even before I first browsed the web. While looking for a punny catchy title, this is ironically what came to my mind. But the irony's not on me, it sadly is on the topic at hand. Also, it's one of those topics that regularly comes around so having a blog post to refer to might come handy. But you may ask, why yet another post on a solved problem? Well, why not?

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16/03/17 11:00
by Dridi Boukelmoune

Validating cookies in Varnish

or why VCL is the best thing since sliced bread.

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04/01/11 13:30
by Per Buer

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