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From Rajeev Sampath <rjvra...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [GSoC] Regarding JSR 196 implementation project idea
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2010 04:40:14 GMT
Thanks Mark for your reply.

Though it's not mandatory, if it's going to be useful, then I'll continue
working on it and prepare a proposal.

The other idea which seemed to be interesting is the one on implementing a
connector to support SPDY protocol [
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-26]. Though it's also
interesting, I was not concentrating on it as SPDY is not in use at the
moment. Any suggestions regarding this idea?


Regards,
Rajeev


On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 2:59 AM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 21/03/2010 14:36, Rajeev Sampath wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm interested in the project idea on implementing JSR 196 specification
> for
> > Tomcat. I've used Tomcat for some time, but as I'm not very much familiar
> > with its internals or JSR 196 spec, I'm in the process of getting
> > familiarized with them at the moment.
> >
> > While searching the dev mailing list archive regarding this idea, I found
> a
> > several months old mail thread [1] regarding a Jaspic implementation
> started
> > by David Jencks. Basically it says about rewriting web security with
> Realms
> > replaced with a Security valve, and a reply [2] in that thread says that
> JSR
> > 196 implementation was not among the mandatory stuff at that time.  I
> also
> > saw that there was an effort to replace Valves with Filters as a GSoC
> > project last year, which interferes the above idea of replacing Realm
> with a
> > valve (this might not be a serious problem anyway).
> >
> > Since above is a relatively old discussion, I'd really appreciate if
> someone
> > can clarify the current situation and also any viewpoints/comments
> regarding
> > this GSoC idea.
>
> JSR 196 is still not mandatory but would be nice to have - hence why I
> sugegsted it as a GSoC project.
>
> Replacing Valves with Filters is a long term goal of mine. However,
> since Valves have access to the Tomcat internals, replacing all of the
> Valves may not be possible. To be perfectly honest, I haven't looked
> closely enough at the code or thought about it long enough to determine
> if complete replacement is possible or not.
>
> In terms of JSR 196, I'd prefer a Filter based solution but Valves would
> always be a fall-back solution if a 100% filter based approach wasn't
> possible / practical.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
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