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From "Alejandro Abdelnur (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-2316) webhdfs: a complete FileSystem implementation for accessing HDFS over HTTP
Date Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:27:32 GMT

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Alejandro Abdelnur commented on HDFS-2316:
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On #3, it will be confusing to users that part of the URL is case sensitive (the path) and
part it is not (the query-string). Given that HDFS is case sensitive, making the path case
insensitive is not an option. Thus, I'm suggesting to make it all case sensitive and there
will be no confusion there.

On #5, It is not overloading the scheme, we are doing "http://", thus why I say we should
use "http://". Whe n using curl you'll use http://

                
> webhdfs: a complete FileSystem implementation for accessing HDFS over HTTP
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-2316
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2316
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>            Assignee: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>         Attachments: WebHdfsAPI20111020.pdf
>
>
> We current have hftp for accessing HDFS over HTTP.  However, hftp is a read-only FileSystem
and does not provide "write" accesses.
> In HDFS-2284, we propose to have webhdfs for providing a complete FileSystem implementation
for accessing HDFS over HTTP.  The is the umbrella JIRA for the tasks.

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