Show me the code! – By Davanum Srinivas

October 12, 2007

Downloads from Apache – Use case

Filed under: Uncategorized — Davanum Srinivas @ 11:46 am

Suppose you are downloading say Axis2-1.3 from Apache. You are supposed to get the actual bits from a mirror:
http://mirror.x10.com/mirror/apache/ws/axis2/1_3/axis2-1.3-bin.zip

And the actual MD5 and ASC files from here:
http://www.apache.org/dist/ws/axis2/1_3/axis2-1.3-bin.zip.md5 http://www.apache.org/dist/ws/axis2/1_3/axis2-1.3-bin.zip.asc

Dumb Question is, Is it possible to automagically convey this information on the wire, such that one can write an apache module / greasemonkey+firefox stuff to allow the user to start downloading the file via GET and confirm the integrity of the bits using MD5 hash and/or checking the signature the person who signed the code using some GPG/PGP on the client side.

Is this a good plausible scenario to look at?

2 Comments »

  1. HTTP: Secure Content Mirroring

    Dims
    asks :

    Dumb Question is, Is it possible to automagically convey this information on the wire, such that one can write an apache module / greasemonkey+firefox stuff to allow the user to start downloading the file via GET and confirm the inte

    Trackback by Weirdest Undreamt Use Case — October 19, 2007 @ 7:08 am

  2. Does this answer your question ?

    Comment by Ruchith — October 21, 2007 @ 5:35 am


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