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Would it be possible to run StackOverflow without ASP.NET sessions?

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I've no idea what you're asking, but interestedy is my new favorite word. –  Eric Aug 4 '09 at 11:16
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The use of session was discussed in the last podcast, in the context of adding more servers. IIRC, the summary is "session is used but not a lot and could probably be removed if desired". But in Jeff's words ;-p

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I've noticed that stackoverflow doesn't use asp.net session cookie anymore , does it mean it doesn't use session anymore ?

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we use the session cookie; we don't use the ASP forms auth cookie any more –  Jeff Atwood Aug 9 '09 at 18:53
    
Can I know why ? :) –  T. Wójcik Aug 9 '09 at 20:10
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update: we now are truly sessionless -- all state is through cookies and GUIDs in the database. –  Jeff Atwood Apr 27 '10 at 11:09
    
Wójcik one of the reason is gain performance you need to be session less. –  Usman Masood Jun 23 '11 at 13:26
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