[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #822: WUI should use a more reliable, out-of-band means of reporting errors when a server connection is lost during a download

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Thu Oct 29 05:58:59 UTC 2009


#822: WUI should use a more reliable, out-of-band means of reporting errors when
a server connection is lost during a download
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 Reporter:  davidsarah         |           Owner:           
     Type:  defect             |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major              |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-frontend-web  |         Version:  1.5.0    
 Keywords:  integrity          |   Launchpad_bug:           
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Comment(by davidsarah):

 An alternative to Chunked Encoding that is worth considering is to use
 HTTP-over-TLS for the WUI (since TLS does have the ability to report
 errors out-of-band that clients "MUST" pay attention to, although I don't
 know how these are displayed to the user).

 Note that the TLS handshake would only occur once per client of a given
 gateway, so the main performance impact would only be the session
 encryption/MAC. OTOH, we'd probably have to use self-signed certificates,
 which throw up very ugly warnings in recent browsers.

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Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/822#comment:1>
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