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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: Supporting mediators that initiate messages
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:12:52 GMT
+1 to this.


Paul Fremantle wrote:
> Asankha
> I think there are two use cases:
> 1) We ought to be able to configure Axis2 transports *from scratch*
> inside Synapse.xml. This is just an alternative place to put them.
> 2) Proxy Services should be able to amend the configuration of a
> transport with service-specific info (as you describe below).
> Paul
> On 6/15/07, Asankha C. Perera <> wrote:
>> Paul
>> > 1) Try to create a really good abstract transport class that can be
>> > extended. My experience of us debugging the SMTP transport shows that
>> > it isn't actually that easy - even for a core Axis2 developer - to
>> > build a really good Axis2 transport that works in all scenarios (e.g.
>> > composability with RM). We also need to document it clearly.
>> +1 Actually I have already started looking into some of the other
>> transports we wanted to introduce, to create the correct abstraction
>> layer. Let me research into this a bit and comeup with a proposal to
>> axis-dev.
>> > 2) Lets add an approach in the Synapse.xml where users can configure
>> > transports that get added to the underlying Axis2 transport model.
>> Yes, this should be at the axis2 'service' level. Ideally a service
>> should be able to even specify a custom http port where it should be
>> exposed. A more common scenario is the use of https with 2-way
>> authentication, where custom trust stores and authentication settings
>> are required for different services. Thus a synapse proxy should be able
>> to specify these same parameters to the underlying axis2 transport.
>> asankha
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Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder & Director; Lanka Software Foundation;
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
Director; Open Source Initiative;
Member; Apache Software Foundation;
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa;

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