[Bug 8188] Mechanism for taking an rsync server down for maintenance

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Thu Jun 2 15:47:32 MDT 2011


--- Comment #4 from Brian K. White <brian at aljex.com> 2011-06-02 21:47:32 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> That's very cute, but not quite what I had in mind.
> I just attached a proof of concept patch that I surprised myself by being able
> to hack together the other night.
> The real thing probably needs to be configurable, and it'd probably be better
> to get the message from the contents of the file (if there was any).

Someone else emailed me an untested idea to just use exclude file and
place/remove/edit the exclude file to toggle the access.

That doesn't provide the truly graceful/informative response code or message,
* toggles the access
* avoids downing the service even momentarily
* potentially avoids requiring a host admin to even do anything, since a user
may have permission to place/remove the exclude file
* it's at least distinct from failed to connect
* uses already existing features
* does not require any, let alone two different, wrapper layers in the form of
the perl (or other) wrapper script and (x)inetd to run it.

I haven't finished playing around with that to see just how close that can come
to the desired fully graceful process but I felt it should be mentioned as
another workaround option.


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