Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #51 (Approved) Require AOLserver 4.x for OpenACS 5.2

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I propose OpenACS 5.1 be the last to officially support AOLserver 3.x+OACS extensions.

This will allow us to use package require and AOL's own support for internationalization rather than the unmaintained code in the OACS extensions.

Making it two releases ahead should give folks sufficient lead time to prepare (moving to 4.x is not difficult)

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Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Approve
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Posted by Jeff Davis on
approve.
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Posted by Jon Griffin on
One caveat, SSL support isn't quite ready.
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Posted by Bart Teeuwisse on
Jon,

what in particular isn't ready in SSL support? The run away process problem reported by CR?

I've been running SSL w/ 4.x for a while now w/o problems. Both incoming and outgoing SSL connections.

/Bart

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Posted by Dave Bauer on
Approve.
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Posted by Jon Griffin on
Yes, that is the one.
I don't know if he found a fix or not, I will ask if he doesn't respond to this thread.
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Posted by Peter Marklund on
approve
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Posted by Cathy Sarisky on
For folks not following the AOLserver mailing list, here's something from Jamie Rasmussen:

We see nsopenssl eating the CPU too - the cause seems to be an infinite
loop in NsOpenSSLConnHandshake.  You can see it if you use Netscape/Mozilla
and your domain name doesn't match the certificate.  It also seems to
happen when the domain name matches but you close the browser window during
the handshake. (I haven't had the chance to confirm what error that
triggers.)

Scott has been looking into this, and thought that a solution could require
changes to the core because of the aggressive read-ahead in AOLserver 4.x.
As a temporary measure, he is also considering adding a timer to the conn
that would exit the loop if no data has been read over the specified period.

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Several folks hosting with me have seen issues...

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Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
Approve.

I got SSL running with it nicely, though not under heavy load.

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Posted by Lars Pind on
Hm.

Be aware that it makes upgrades harder.

Still ... Approved.

That is, if any SSL-related problems are corrected.

/Lars

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Posted by Caroline Meeks on
Approve
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Posted by Don Baccus on
The SSL problem was with the AOLserver module itself, not AOLserver 4.x per se.  It has been fixed.