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Slash Authentication Methods

posted by Krow on 11:30 AM April 28th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
It is possible to allow a Slash site to use a seperate authentication method like authenticating against a billing service? I'm thinking about using Slash on one of my member sites that uses CCBill for authentication. I'm tinkering with the idea of building the entire site around Slash. Is it possible for Slash to use the authentication provided by the CCBill CGI to authenticate to Slash?

I don't know of a way to auto-create accounts for new members when they sign up unfortunately. This could be the limiting factor. Not being a Slash buff, I'm not sure if this is required or not. I'm thinking of using the forum arrangement to get member feedback on the data in each article. The idea of using Slash to post site content updates might be a bad idea as well. Is this too far fetched to work?

The Case of the Missing admin menu links

posted by Krow on 09:17 PM April 27th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Installed Slash today (version R_2_3_0_62 which was called latest stable) and logged in as admin. The admin menu at the top of the page seemed quite sparse compared to what I expected after reading the O'Reilly book, no 'Sections', 'Blocks', 'Variables' or 'Site_Colors'. And looking at the templates I know now this was intended. Is there a different way to access these sections (apart from inputing the link into the browser by hand)? Any reason why this was done?

Oh, and by clicking on 'Index' in the Section Editor I get an error in the main display, probably the result of a misconstructed select statement (the logfile tells me):
"SELECT topics.tid,topics.alttext FROM topics, section_topics WHERE AND section_topics.tid=topics.tid"

Since updating section.pl from CVS didn't do anything I wanted to know if this bug is known, fixed, unfixed or never heard of.

Handling logging issues

posted by Krow on 12:33 AM April 22nd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm using cronolog for my apache logs, and I really, really like it. I'd like to be able to use it on the slash logs as well, which become large and cumbersome over time with many sites running on a server. How do you all handle your logs? What do you use for log rotation? How long do you keep logs? Is anyone using cronolog, or something like it with slash?

RSS to Story?

posted by Krow on 12:27 PM April 21st, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story

Hi, I'm looking for a way to grab remote RDF and post them as stories. portald seems only to handle blocks.

I'm aware of the elixus.org, and the RSS2Story plugin in their patch of slashcode, but I can't get the plugin installed, and it seems to be left unfinished.

So is there any other way to do this?

MySQL 4.1+

posted by Krow on 11:39 AM April 16th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I want to start using MySQL 4.1 to take advantage of the new Spatial extensions in MySQL to further enhance my plugin. I saw the recent story referring to using MySQL 4, but no direct mention of experience with versions 4+. Any tips or recommendations? Should I make the upgrade only on my development box, or is using 4+ okay. Any experience with 4.1, which is alpha?
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