Lesson well learned

Today, I got reminded of an important thing one must never forget, but over time, we do:

Assumption is the mother of all fuckups

Got around bug-hunting this afternoon on an agency project. Providing some support on the infrastructure their hosting on, it seemed that users lost their session after a while.

Running on a load-balanced environment, you need to set a sticky session profile, so users remain “connected” to the same host.

So I assumed all of this happened during the VIP creation on the load balancer when the project was setup.

Well, let me tell you, after 6 hours, my assumption seemed wrong!