Re: mod_perl [was: Newbie...]

2003-02-07 15:28:13
On February 7, 2003 at 22:39, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:

Agreed, but if he is willing to try it, let him go for it.  IMO,
mod_perl execution provides little, to no, benefits since
is only invoked occassionaly, so real-time performance is not
a concern.  Plus, most of the processing overhead will be in
POP mail retrieval and/or MHonArc archive processing.  The CGI overhead
is probably negligable in this context.

Assuming that he choose to let incoming messages update the archive 
instantly, the reduced load on the server that mod_perl makes possible 
would fit well, wouldn't it?

And how would incoming messages be piped in automatically?  If you
are implying some HTTP method, this can be very insecure.  The only
way to do this securely is to have accessible only via
an SSL connection and password access.  A client (maybe written in
LWP) could be written that connects via HTTPS, and sends the proper
username/password with the message.  Of course, the access to client
itself would need to be protected to avoid someone getting access
to the password.


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