[geeklog-devel] Spam plugin
tomw at pigstye.net
Fri Jun 25 18:02:12 EDT 2004
> I haven't actually installed the plugin yet (btw, it doesn't install when
> register_globals=off ;-) but I've read through the installation
> instructions. Is there any reason why you store the blacklist, etc. in
> files and not in a database?
I did not update the install script for that, since Geeklog won't run with
register globals off yet or have I missed this. The plugin itself, however
will run with register_globals = off.
The reasons that I stored the blacklists in files are several. 1) For
performance it is much quicker to read one file than it is to cycle throuch
a large table and extract all the blacklist entries (the mt-blacklist has
about 1500 entries currently). 2) The blacklists are fairly static. 3)
You can edit them by hand if you want 4) Basically for this type of data I
do not think the database is optimal 5) Its easy to add new modules and
their blacklists and remove modules and their blacklists without touching
the database. New blacklists are already in the works.
> My point being that this would add another couple of files that people
> need to chmod, if we're going to bundle the plugin with Geeklog.
Yes I see this, you may want to move the blacklist into tables, the needs of
plugins and Geeklog itself may always not be the same.
> An idea I had for the SQL: Instead of adding it to the
> mysql_tableanddata.php (as we did for the static pages plugin), it would
> probably be easier to introduce a new directory, say, sql/plugins, and
> then put .sql files in there for each plugin. The install script could
> then read this directory and install all plugins automatically.
Sounds like a good idea.
> I've never downloaded Aeonserv - how are they doing it?
> bye, Dirk
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