Alternative to perl_access and python_access?

Felix E. Klee felix.klee at inka.de
Sat Jun 11 20:14:26 UTC 2005


At Sat, 11 Jun 2005 14:35:51 -0400,
Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:
> To clarify, are you saying that the web interface needs to have access
> to different newsgroups depending on who is authenticating?  And that
> there are many many different combinations of groups available?

Absolutely.  At the moment we're relying on perl_access.

> If so, then yeah, nobody has added this to the external auth mechanism
> yet.

Seems so - I already had a look at the corresponding INN source code.

> Perhaps you could have a long-running process started separately from
> INN, that maintains the persistent database connection, and
> communicates with the embedded perl hooks?

That's one possibility.  Another one is using long-running processes on
the web server that establish persistent connections on the news
server.

-- 
Felix E. Klee


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