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

From: WJCarpenter <bill@carpenter.ORG>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 10:35:06 -0700
Message-ID: <6396-Tue19Oct1999103506-0700-bill@carpenter.ORG>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
wjc> Isn't this a quality-of-implementation issue?  If multiple
wjc> servers need to access the same physical repository, a
wjc> privately-arranged scheme can be used to keep them from colliding
wjc> with each other (possibly even some server acting as a
wjc> clearinghouse for doling out LOCK tokens).

ccjason> So you are suggesting that they don't need to be *globally*
ccjason> unique as long as they are unique within the cluster?

No, actually.  I'm still saying unique-within-resource.  (My only
caveat is that it's kind of vague to me what this cluster example is
all about, so I've interpreted it to support what I'm saying. :-)  If
there are multiple hands in the cookie jar for the same resource, they
just need a private agreement that will keep them from reaching for
the same cookie.
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