[ZWeb] Zope-web syndication

Paul Everitt paul@digicool.com
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 06:50:31 -0400

I'll break the tie and declare Karl the winner. :^)  Seriously, what
Ethan is describing is better described as mirroring rather than
syndication, which has become a pretty well defined term in Internet
systems (ICE, RSS, etc.)


ethan mindlace fremen wrote:
> Karl Anderson wrote:
> >
> > When I think of syndication, I think of exposing content to someone
> > that you don't necessarily trust.  You seem to only be suggesting
> > in-house type syndication now, right?
> Not particularly, although I am thinking that the syndication extends in
> house,
> that is, zope.org, zope.net, and zope.com are all views on the storage
> server's
> objects.
> > The MountedDatabases page doesn't mention any security controls -
> > something in a mounted storage is just as trusted as in your primary
> > storage. Same with zeo,
> The Zeo Fact Sheet says:
> """
> To support distribution to externally controlled Zope sites, the ZSS can
> restrict connections (1) by address, (2) require a security key, and/or
> (3)
> permit read-only access. These features make ZEO a good fit for the
> classic
> "Internet mirror".
> """
> > plus you trust all clients completely to be
> > what they claim to be (for example, you trust them when they say "this
> > user has been id'd with basic http authentication").  Is this correct?
> What I would assume is that certain, trusted sites (like the ZDP) would
> have
> read-write access.  I believe that if the ZDP wanted to do clever enough
> things
> to their copy of zope they could contravene security measures in the
> ZODB, but I
> don't know enough about the security mechanisms to say.
> > So this isn't a model like, say, exporting a static CVS site read-only
> > with the hosts provididing their own standard_dtml_header type
> > objects.  Or could it be made into one?  Or is that not your direction
> > at all?
> I think that is what I am trying to do.  I assumed that if the objects
> in the
> storage server was made availiable read-only, even if a client server
> connected
> to it was mounted in an arbitrary foreign Zope, it would not pose a
> security
> risk to the objects in the storage server.
> ~ethan
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