Storing information in session in rails - How to ?

Hi,

I am a rails newbie and i need to store some info. in the session, so
that i can use it in any controllers when needed.

in config/enviroment.rb, i have,

In application.rb, i have,
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class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base
require 'xmlrpc_server'

@hostname = "127.0.0.1"
@port = 8080
@server = ServerProxy.new(@hostname, @port)

session[:server] = @server ===> i get the error for this line

end
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But i keep on getting the error
Symbol as array index

Am i going wrong anywhere, please suggest

Yes - the session doesn't exist at that point (this code is run when
the application is started, not when a request is being processed
(which is the only time a session is available).

Fred

config.action_controller.

session = {

:session_key => ‘_xxx_ui_session’,

:secret =>

'70ec05c894289359662252cdfd64e359822861bfd85626d0cc0699b4cef6ab409861e5dce5c9359918cedf4f58fa6fb73e2697ddb32d5ef4bd

4076cf31c1af8d’

}
this code will work before version 2.3.2 but in rails 2.3.3 it is changed to
config.action_controller.
session = {

:key => ‘_xxx_ui_session’,

:secret =>

'70ec05c894289359662252cdfd64e359822861bfd85626d0cc0699b4cef6ab409861e5dce5c9359918cedf4f58fa6fb73e2697ddb32d5ef4bd

4076cf31c1af8d’

}

Thanks for your suggestions.

But i need some additional suggestions, as i am a newbie in both rails
and xmlrpc
I have an xmlrpc client in ruby stored inside the controllers
directory
and guessing how to get the connection and store it in a session.

All i want to do is,
1) Establish a connection only once and store the connection variable
in session like --> session[:server_conn] = @server_conn
2) Request a cookie after authentication ad store that in session like
--> session[:cookie] = @cookie

So that i can access the session variables in other controllers
too....

Regards,
Vimal Das