Lightweight sessions?

I am building a chat for some friends. Philosophy: just for fun.

I am not on rails, nor do I plan on welding any on the simple shared
hosting service that offers ruby 1.8 and eruby.

Anybody seen simple, lightweight session management lib for situation
like this?

Cookies, simple authication, thats about it. Something that can tell
serverside forms if user is logged in or not, basically.

I have read about cgi.session, but was wondering if someone has “worked
it further down the line…”

Any suggestions on how to approach/do it welcome.

Casimir
csmr.dreamhosters.com

If you’re not too worried about security, you can always generate a
session similar to the way it’s done for a web server (which honestly
is done from the ultra lame to the insanely overly complex). I didn’t
notice a session id method in the standard Net/HTTP library, but that
doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

If you don’t want to come up with your own, this article examines how
RoR generates session IDs*. It ends up being very simple, easy to
understand code
http://epsilondelta.net/2006/05/17/examining-rubys-http-session-id-generation/

Good luck.
–Kyle

  • Or at least how RoR generated session IDs in 2006.

On 31.03.2008 20:10, Kyle S. wrote:

If you’re not too worried about security, you can always generate a
session similar to the way it’s done for a web server (which honestly
is done from the ultra lame to the insanely overly complex). I didn’t
notice a session id method in the standard Net/HTTP library, but that
doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/cgi/rdoc/classes/CGI/Session.html

See http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/cgi/rdoc/index.html

Kind regards

robert

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