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RE: Globally unique tokens. Was: One lock per resource per person?

From: <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 20:46:46 -0400
To: bill@carpenter.ORG (WJCarpenter)
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <8525680F.0003E9E0.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>

jw> The strongest requirement for globally unique lock tokens comes
jw> from looking at the future where there could be multiple WebDAV
jw> servers participating in a cooperative cluster.  In that case,
jw> having globally unique lock tokens would prevent lock token
jw> collisions.

  Isn't this a quality-of-implementation issue?  If multiple servers
  need to access the same physical repository, a privately-arranged
  scheme can be used to keep them from colliding with each other
  (possibly even some server acting as a clearinghouse for doling out
  LOCK tokens).

So you are suggesting that they don't need to be *globally* unique
as long as they are unique within the cluster?
Received on Monday, 18 October 1999 20:43:05 UTC

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