DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4318] automatic module creation with rights on server

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Wed Jan 3 05:05:42 GMT 2007

------- Comment #3 from kilburna at  2007-01-02 23:05 MST -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> Erratum for my demo daemon: the configuration file should set "max connections
> = 1" with a global "lock file" to avoid tons of nasty outcomes when a client
> connects in the middle of configuration updating.  It might be nice if the
> daemon placed some kind of advisory read lock on its configuration file while
> reading the file so that other processes could safely update the file by
> placing a write lock.  Bonus points if the daemon keeps the lock while reading
> the secrets file so it can avoid reading a secrets file newer than the
> configuration file.

The idea of a dummy module is ideal, otherwise the server is open to abuse for
unwanted connections.

A wishlist is to have rsync authenticate against a DB or LDAP to get round the
nasty file read/write lock issue.

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