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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [ftpserver] Contributing to FTPServr
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:49:33 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:

>On Tuesday 16 August 2005 00:42, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
>>On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 11:12 +0800, Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>>>An interesting "enhancement" would be to base it on MINA, which is a NIO
>>>subsystem, made to drive high volume traffic, and has an active
>>>community. It currently resides in Apache Directory Server project. It
>>>suits well with the MINA scope, and would then have a good home and not
>>>orphaned like now. Protocols already implemented on top of MINA (IIUC)
>>>includes LDAP, Kerberos, DHCP and DNS.
>>Is there an HTTP impl on top of MINA? I'd love to get that to build a
>>standalone framework for Axis2 (ideally with Spring).
Too bad.  We have a dependency presently on Spring which we're trying to 
get rid of in favor of an OSGi container.

>I don't think there is within Apache DS, but there might be people externally 
>working on it. Better to ask on the dev list at
We actually thought about it.  Furthermore we thought about storing 
server and vhost configuration information within the directory which 
can be replicated.  Even besides that we might need a web application 
for web based server setup and administration.  An https server would 
also be needed for a UDDI server backed by ApacheDS.  UDDI and therefore 
an http server just makes sense.  There already exists a published LDAP 
schema for UDDI.  This might come in handy for the Axis folks.

Yeah we're interested since it would compliment the directory backed DNS 
and DHCP servers that are already in the works.  As a matter of fact I 
think the DNS server is already operational.  Enrique would know more 
about this though.  Getting a little off topic here so let me say that 
we're ready to work with people interested in directory backed services 
using MINA.

MINA incidentally was designed to do in a single process what 
essentially xinetd does.  Services for protocols snap in and use the 
same plumbing.  It really works out well for us since we embed several 
services into ApacheDS like the Kerberos service not to mention the LDAP 
service and soon NTP.


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