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asp session times out too fast

Posted on 2004-04-23
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
classic ASP on IIS 5 - I have set Session to timeout in 60 minutes, both in my web pages (Session.Timeout), and in IIS. yet sessions always timeout in 15 minutes or so.

is this a bug or is there a way to solve this?
Question by:SweatCoder
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Doesn't sound familiar, post the code where you adjust timeout.

And, you should set session.timeout = 60 in global.asa just to be safe...
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And how are you determining that it is timeing out to early?
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ID: 10902013
where in global? Application_OnStart?

and is there a "one best place" to set this? i've tried various combinations, and the session always times out way too soon, no matter what i do.

at the top of my INCLUDE header file, I just do Session.Timeout = 60. that's it.
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i determine the early timeout by simply noticing that if i don't hit or refresh one of my asp pages for roughly 15 minutes, it has timed out. if i wait only 10 minutes, session is still active. there are many users of this webapp, and everyone experiences roughly the same thing.
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Sub Session_OnStart
   session.timeout = 60
End sub
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Just in session_onstart...no other place is necessary.

And, if this is not your server, then the hosting company may have something set up to maintain resources.

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