[Box Backup] Box and non-C++ clients

Chris Wilson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 22:31:08 +0000 (GMT)

Hi all,

> * It sounds like it might be better to have a separate server for 
> provisioning, with a different (but similar) protocol to bbstored. Otherwise 
> you start confusing functionality between the file server and the 
> provisioning system. It also means you don't have to run the provisioning 
> server if you don't want to.
> * Maybe it could use an "easier" protocol. Like say something over HTTP (I 
> have HTTP handling libraries for the Box framework).

I wrote a provisioning protocol for Box called FAB that runs over HTTP(S), 
for use with Boxi. I intend to implement the server in Perl and clients in 
C++ and Perl. You can find it here:


I haven't got round to implementing it yet because I've been busy working 
on Box, but I hope to soon. Perhaps some will find it useful. I would 
certainly appreciate comments.

Cheers, Chris.
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