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Fwd: Re: distributed slashdot / linux-news distribution
Forwarding this to the new list, in case anybody missed it...
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From: Paul Matthews <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: distributed slashdot / linux-news distribution
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 1998 23:44:56 +1000
To: Roger Dingledine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Roger Dingledine wrote:
> At this point, we're trying to take a look at all our options. The currently
> proposed solution is creating an API (or standardized format) for how
> to describe a news item, and then either distribute those news items in
> a shared distributed fashion similar to usenet, or have a central
> repository serving them from a database like mysql.
You might wish to consider PostgreSQL, Informix-SE, Interbase or Solid
SQL server instead of MySql. In the long run you will probably need a
database server with a bit more flexability and reliability than MySql.
> Anyway, Yoga seems like the sort of project that might have some
> other types of solutions to offer. We probably want a solution that
> involves already-existing or soon-to-be-existing software, so waiting
> for a whole Yoga to finish before we start isn't feasible.
Yoga won't be ready of use by anyone for quite a while. I'm still
futzing around in the communications / encryption / security layer. I
suggest you don't wait ;-)
Good luck in your endeavours and apologies for the delay in my reply, [I
havn't been able to log into my ISP due to all those people downloading
the SiN demo and clogging the lines.]