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From Eric Baldeschwieler <eri...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Abandon hdfsproxy HDFS contrib
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:28:06 GMT
Well put Allen. 

My thinking is to move this API into HDFS removing the need for HDFS proxy. Then you can use
the http proxy of your choice if you have needs for a proxy (we do this for external bandwidth
management, security and ip space preservation reasons). 

I'm +1 for removing it. 

We can always revive the project in extras if the API changes hit a wall. 

E14 - via iPhone

On Feb 17, 2011, at 1:26 PM, "Allen Wittenauer" <awittenauer@linkedin.com> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Konstantin Shvachko wrote:
>> hdfsproxy is a wrapper around hftpFileSystem (in its current state).
>> So you can always replace hdfsproxy with hftpFileSystem.
>> Also it uses pure FileSystem api, so it can successfully be maintained
>> outside of hdfs.
>> Therefore I am +1 removing it from hdfs/contrib.
>> What is the use case for hdfsproxy anyways?
>    A stable, secure http get interface for files.  (No, the normal web ui is not good
enough.  Think firewalls.).

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