[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman-Developers] a more uniform interface to private and public archives

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Mon Mar 13 05:07:21 CET 2000

>>>>> "TP" == Todd Pfaff <pfaff at edge.cis.mcmaster.ca> writes:

    TP> what i'd like to suggest is that we make the interface more
    TP> uniform by eliminating the 'Alias' path and access both
    TP> private and public archives via a single cgi-bin interface.
    TP> if the archive is private we require authentication, if not we
    TP> simply bypass the authentication.

We specifically decided not to do this because we didn't want to take
the performance hit for the more common situation of public archives.
With the current arrangement, public archives are vended directly (and
quickly) by the http server, while public archives are forced to go
through the slower cgi for authentication purposes.


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