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Do arrowpoint-cookies use "string range"?

I can't find any document mentioning whether or not "advanced-balance arrowpoint-cookie" uses the "string range" setting in a content rule to determine how far to look down the cookie string to find the ARPT cookie. The default setting in the rule is "1 to 100", so if I have a cookie string that looks like this (from a sniffer trace):

HTTP: 12: Cookie: $Version=0; XSESSIONID=Qy8PilVehwrIFD8Fs6tqzbIhtSFe3Qer9Euu2qGE4Ygz1nx29238F0FuFPS!=1730213783!=2102771864!8161!7002; ARPT=OZOMIVS172.16.1.20CK00J; preloginFlag=yes; termsflag=yes

The arrowpoint cookie ARPT is more than 100 characters into the string, so will the CSS not see this cookie and send a new one (thereby rebalancing, possibly to a new server)? Or does advanced-balance arrowpoint-cookie always look through the entire cookie string?

I haven't been able to lab test this, so I was wondering if anyone knew for sure?

Thanks,

Paul

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Re: Do arrowpoint-cookies use "string range"?

Paul,

for arrowpoint cookie the CSS will look in the first 6 packets - whatever the size.

You can increase or decrease this value with the command

CSS11503(config)# spanning-packets ?

Integer value(Range: 1-20)

The string range has no effect for arrowpoint-cookie.

Regards,

Gilles.

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