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Re: [Bug-gne]various random thoughts

From: Hook
Subject: Re: [Bug-gne]various random thoughts
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 06:20:10 +0800

Watch mod_perl.  I've screwed more machines trying to get it to do
persistant db connections (which *isn't* what it's designed for anyway) !

If you don't awnt to pay the price of a perl comp every time a script runs
(and it's a small price, believe me), then run the thing from inittab and
make it sleep between work sessions. Simple and clean. Unless you've got a
lot of proggie gurus on tap, you'll need the fast development cycle of Perl
to stay ahead of the requirements list. Things can always be redeveloped
into a faster language once they're stable.

> Hello,
> > So going on Paul's idea of master & slave DB servers,
> Simple CGI-Perl is too costly a process, with all the startup time
> I guess we need to use mod_perl, with persistent database connections.
> > every 12 hours the master replicates the db, the image
> > server tarballs the images, and they are then
> > transferred over a secure connection to any mirrors.
> Transferring images by encrypting them would probably take too many
> resources. We could transfer the images insecurely (since there's no harm
> anyone actually takes a look at them), but also transmit an encrypted
> CHECKSUM to validate the images.

Don't encrypt anything. Why would you? It isn't supposed to be free from
prying eyes, it's just important to ensure that what gets received is what
gets sent.  Simple MD5 sum of the file/tarball is quite sufficient.

The Hooker

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