[arch-dev-public] [signoff] pkgstats 2.1-1

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Mon Sep 13 09:18:02 EDT 2010

On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:32:50 +0200
Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:22:03 +0200, Dieter Plaetinck

> > You can setuid the file and give it a specific owner, it will be
> > run as that user.  If that's what you're asking.
> Yes, thought about that too. But: nobody shouldn't own any files;
> especially executables. And: afaik you cannot suid a shell-script. The
> script is not run, but the interpreter which then runs the script.

ah, right.  is there a specific reason why nobody shouldn't own any

> > Also, make sure we don't ddos ourselves.
> Well, collecting the data is not that expensive. But there is still
> some room to make it even cheaper if needed. But afaik weekly crons
> are not executed at the same milisecond and there are also different
> time zones and not every clock is in sync.

sure, just thought i would mention.  At my previous company an
iphone-app developer built an app which automatically polled our
servers every x minutes, and we got a self-inflicted ddos when it went
live :)


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