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Some things which came to mind. A tcp session ( which is the base for the HTTP requests ) is identified by IP:sourceport to IP:destinationport and considered a 'session'. The HTTP request is no different and identies the sessions based on these parameters. Given you indicated you try to save client-server roundtrips this is a true statement. As long as ...


HTTP, the protocol used to communicate with webservers, without cookies is stateless -- it has no memory. You make an HTTP request -- you tell your browser GET me the information from http://www.example.com/page01.html. The webserver responds to your request and sends back the appropriate data, which your web browser then displays as appropriate. If you ...


When you sign in into a site, a token is generated that identify your session. This token is then stored on a cookie, so as long as you keep the cookie (and it doesn't expire), you will be signed directly every time you access the site. That's why it's important to delete cookies (or better use safe mode) when you are on a public PC.

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