[Zope] persistent sessions with ZEO not working

Allen Schmidt Sr. aschmidt at fredericksburg.com
Fri Nov 13 12:49:43 EST 2009

Do you have the ZODB mount point set up and pointing to your session_folder?

Marko Kruijer wrote:
> That's not my problem, the session is in it's own .fs file, and it is 
> persistent.
> The problem is that the two zope clients use different sessions id's 
> for the same user, that's not supposed to happen imo.
> Allen Schmidt Sr. wrote:
>> What we did was create a Session.fs and added to the zope and zeo 
>> conf files. Then after restarting the zopes and zeo, in the ZMI, 
>> create a ZODB mount point and it should see the Session.fs and build 
>> the parts in the root of the ZMI that you need. Been a long time but 
>> I think those are the steps. That way the session data is its own 
>> data.fs file and is persistent across zopes and restarts, etc. The 
>> problem is that it IS a data.fs file and therefore an undoing 
>> storage. You will have to pack it the same as your main data file. 
>> Not a big deal for us as its not used much. Just pack back a couple 
>> days so you don't whip any session data that could be going on at 
>> that moment.
>> Anyone please chime in if I am missing something. Just taking a shot 
>> at an answer based on our set up.
>> Your mileage may vary.
>> Allen
>> Marko Kruijer wrote:
>>> I'm maintaining a ZEO cluster setup that currently consists of 2 
>>> Zope clients and 1 ZEO server (Zope version is 2.10.5.)
>>> I'm using sessions on the hosted site and am having trouble sharing 
>>> them across the 2 servers.
>>> I've done a config as described here: 
>>> http://www.zopelabs.com/cookbook/1061234337
>>> Everything runs fine, except my sessions 'change' randomly. For 
>>> example if I output my SESSION data I notice that the sessions ID is 
>>> not persistent over i.e. 10 page loads.
>>> The contents of the sessions also change, of course.
>>> Am I missing something here? The central storage of the sessions 
>>> should fix this if i'm correct, but it doesn't.
>>> Is this impossible to do, or is another issue causing this stange 
>>> behaviour?
>>> best regards,
>>> Marko
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