[Clipart] Ideas for cmdline file upload
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Wed Oct 20 18:25:32 PDT 2004
CVS certainly does not have any encryption. Since SVG is built atop
WebDAV which is an http protocol, perhaps it can be configured to use
https? If so, it still is dependent on apache for the certificates so
wouldn't provide a different option that we've got. Could be wrong
On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Jon Phillips wrote:
> How is this done in SVN and CVS? What types of compression do those
> projects employ to get a local file to the remote repository?
> Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > As part of the dms tools, now that I've sort of figured out how
> > authentication can be done, the next question that's cropped up is
> > the file upload.
> > It is possible to upload files through SOAP itself, but it's quite
> > inefficient because the SOAP calls do an expensive MIME encoding
> > process. For one or two submissions that's probably fine, but when
> > uploading a whole collection I'm worried it's going to be too slow.
> > Fortunately, we have some flexibility since the client script that does
> > the uploading could invoke other commands either on the client or server
> > side.
> > For instance, we could scp a file up to an incoming directory on the
> > server, then do a SOAP call to cause the server to try to pull that file
> > in from the incoming dir.
> > However, I'm not sure if that's the best approach. It has some
> > flexibility to it, in that the file could be uploaded to incoming by any
> > variety of mechanisms, but it adds an additional step that could incur
> > some security or complexity issues.
> > What do others think? Is there another way to get the SVG file itself
> > up to the server quickly, simply and efficiently?
> > Bryce
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