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Re: Jigsaw shutdown

From: Anselm Baird_Smith <abaird@www43.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 19:04:25 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199702271804.TAA21618@www43.inria.fr>
To: "John D. Mitchell" <johnm@non.net>
Cc: Dave Makower <davemak@pencom.com>, Jigsaw Mailing List <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
John D. Mitchell writes:
 > >>>>> "Dave" == Dave Makower <davemak@pencom.com> writes:
 > >Even easier than my first suggestion is a Java program that simply creates
 > >a URL as follows:
 > [...]
 > Isn't Java and the web a wonderful combination!
 > The downfall to that is that I would have to embed the admin password into
 > the file (which would be a Bad Thing(tm) :-).

The real problem is that Java doesn't support any kind of signals
(which is what you would use on UNIX, at least). One owrkaround is to
write native code, another is to write the /Admin/Exit script (with
security pitfall, except if you us IP auth).

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