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September 26, 2005, 12:29 pm
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I'm trying to connect to an application server using sockets.
Everything is fine with a small exception. I would like to store socket
in session, so that I wouldn't have to reconnect at every request.
I open socket using (PHP5): stream_socket_client.
Then I try to: $_SESSION["socket"] = $newSocket.
With every new request the $_SESSION["socket"] is 0.
Anyone got any idea how to solve it?
Re: socket and session
All handles are destroyed at the end of the request, and the only thing you
can store in a session is a stale handle (to a socket or filehandle, or
So that makes no sense, because when you unserialize that handle (by using
it in your session on a new page) it is broken.
So you are stuck with reconnecting every request. :-(
(AFAIK: Only connections to the database can be made more permanent, but not
by using a session, but by using another way to connect to the database.)