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Re: webid on nginx?

From: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:42:45 +0000
To: public-xg-webid <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
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Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2012-07-19 18:00:59 +0000:
> On 7/19/12 1:52 PM, elf Pavlik wrote:
> > Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2012-07-19 17:37:53 +0000:
> >> On 7/19/12 1:24 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> >>> On 19 Jul 2012, at 19:01, elf Pavlik wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Excerpts from Ben Carrillo's message of 2012-01-24 23:03:25 +0000:
> >>>>> El martes 24 de enero de 2012, elf Pavlik escribió:
> >>>>>> I've heard while ago about some issues related to using webid with nginx
> >>>>>> (even that it may not work for some reason).
> >>>>> this thread might be relevant:
> >>>>> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,15584
> >>>>>
> >>>>> but let's wait to hear if there are some other experiences with that.
> >>>> i just asked hellekin again on irc:
> >>>>
> >>>> 16:52:50 hellekin elf-pavlik: I remember now the issue... Nginx has no mechanism to request a client SSL certificate
> >>>>                    regardless of the CA. Instead it will check for a client certificate that matches the list of known CAs,
> >>>>                    which renders WebID impractical
> >>>>
> >>>> which looks like issue from this thread you have pointed... i assume than than no one running nginx can use webid at this moment? http://news.netcraft.com/archives/category/web-server-survey/
> >>> Sounds like the kind of thing a good TLS hacker could fix.
> >> Yes, and I don't see how Nginx deficiencies determine the utility or
> >> practicality of WebID. We keep on forgetting that Linked Data Servers !=
> >> Linked Document Servers.
> > hi Kingsley, could you please elaborate more on this thought? i think in a simple way of helping with webid authentication for Ruby on Rails webapps (including diaspora), most of which people run behind nginx or apache. thx :)
> >
> >
> >
> 
> Pavlik,
> 
> Neither Apache nor Nginx == Linked Data Servers out of the box. For 
> instance, you have to tweak Apace (via modules) in order for it to 
> deliver Linked Data functionality.
> 
> For your community and/or target developer profile, there needs to be a 
> feature enhancement contribution as already suggested by Henry. 
> Otherwise, they can also use alternatives that are also open source and 
> fully Linked Data and WebID aware, by default e.g., Virtuoso .
ok, got it this time :) thx!
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:43:09 GMT

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