Types of access control for clients

dormando dormando at rydia.net
Sat Feb 9 21:12:11 UTC 2008


MogileFS is designed for you to put access control on a layer above the
actual mogilefs storage. There's no handshake or authentication or ACL's
anywhere inside it. All it has is logical partitioning.

This is ultimately more flexible (the application knows about its own
userids, its own custom ACL situation, relative data, 3rd party sources,
etc), but mogilefs doesn't have to be designed to be that flexible.

But it means it sucks for shared hosting setups. You can probably hack
it to kinda do what you want?


Jay K wrote:
> Hi there all,
> I am pretty new to mogilefs and I like what I have seen so far - but I
> have one question that I've been unable to find the answer to.
> Can there be any access control applied to clients access to
> trackers / nodes?  I am considering setting mogilefs up for several of
> my clients to use - but as I do not control their systems I want to
> make sure that each client can only access their piece of the mogilefs
> pie...
> It didn't look like there was any way to accomplish this by default...
> but I've read about people using other methods of access (Webdav?)
> etc... so I wondered what people are doing and what is technically
> feasible.
> If anyone has info / tips / suggestions on reading, I would really
> appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Jay

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