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    I have some problem with sessions.


    When I see my counter based on sessions. Let's look at my /tmp:
    su-2.03# ls /tmp

    This file is not deleted any more almost two days Though in options of php.ini we could see:

    session.save_handler = files
    session.save_path = /tmp
    session.use_cookies = 1
    session.name = PHPSESSID
    session.auto_start = 0
    session.cookie_lifetime = 0
    session.cookie_path = /
    session.serialize_handler = php
    session.gc_probability = 1
    session.gc_maxlifetime = 1440
    session.entropy_length = 0
    session.cache_limiter = nocache
    session.cache_expire = 180

    What's wrong? Btw, give me url where I could read about sessions (examples)..etc... Please...

    Sorry 4 my bad english.
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    I think you need to set session.cookie.lifetime to null instead of 0... but i could be wrong as i haven't got experience of using php.ini to set cookie parameters...
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    No, it doesn't have anything to do with the cookie lifetime. The two relevent lines are:

    session.gc_probability = 1
    session.gc_maxlifetime = 1440

    The maxlifetime is 1440 seconds, but with a probability of only 1 (1%) that means there is only a 1% chance that old sessions will be cleaned up whenever a session_start() is called. Meaning that the overhead of cleanup is limited instead of being done constantly. If you have a low volume website you could increase the probability that cleanup will occur.

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