Re: mod_perl [was: Newbie...]

2003-02-07 16:40:55
Earl Hood wrote:
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.

Do you mean that invoking MHonArc from a script run under mod_perl requires a higher security level than when invoked from a CGI script?

In the end it's of course up to each user to choose based on an evaluation of potential risks in the light of the nature of the archive, supplementary backup procedures etc.

/ Gunnar

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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