New design, what is the Goal here?
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Nov 29 18:50:20 PST 2005
rl at nezumi.plus.com wrote:
> AFAIK people have not proposed a particular type of authentication.
> What has been proposed is that this authentication is built into alfs,
> and that alfs is a client/server system.
> I think this adds a huge amount of pointless complexity. Imagine that
> three of the 90 machines you want to update are turned off. An email
> based system would use e-mails built-in store and foreward abilities.
> An http/cron solution would also let those machines catch up in their
> own time.
lol. I'm sorry. These solutions you're suggesting don't add pointless
complexity? The point is there are *many* different methods that you
*could* conceivably use now to control several automated builds at once
using a host of tools that you must first install and configure and sort
on each machine.
What we want is all this ability tied up nicely in one package that's
*designed* to automate our builds and manage several machines. We're
designing the system from scratch, but that doesn't mean that every
piece of the puzzle has to be our code. We can use security libraries
that already exist.
Besides, you're taking all of the fun out of it. ;P If someone is going
to use alfs (especially in it's early stages!) to manage their
production machines, then ultimatley their security is their own
responsibility and they should ensure that their machines and networks
aren't open to attack by whatever means they trust.
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