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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
To: Eric Wong <>
Subject: Re: Recording archiver origins in git
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:56:26 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210629125626.c5e6ianh6yilbakp@nitro.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210628221236.GA25399@dcvr>

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 10:12:36PM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:

Hope you're finding ways of staying cool and sane. It's hot here on the East
coast, but a) we're used to it, and b) it's not yikes degrees.

> > Imaginary code snippet:
> > 
> > $ git show refs/meta/origins:i
> > [metadata]
> > source = smtp
> Is "source" necessary?  It seems like something that could be
> in the "description" file or noted in the contents of
> publicinbox.$NAME.infourl.

I wasn't sure what infourl was used for. :) Is it supposed to contain
structured data, or is it more of a "click here for more info" kind of thing?

> > listaddress =
> > listid =
> > archive-url =
> > archive-contact =
> I think the keys should match what we use in the config file, at
> least.  So s/listaddress/address/ and s/archive-url/url/


> I'm not sure if "contact" is necessary if the aforementioned
> "infourl" exists.

My thinking is that with mirrors of mirrors of mirrors, if someone submits a
GDPR removal request, then there should be an easy way of figuring out where
these requests should actually go. Maybe infourl can cover this, but it's less
likely to be set up than an email address like postmaster@. So, I'm in favour
of keeping that in the info record.

> > Does that sound sane?
> I think so.  Only the latest epoch would be taken into account,
> I suppose.

I'm actually thinking the other way around -- only the 0.git (or whatever is
the lowest number), simply because it's more likely to have that record. That
is, unless you want to add functionality to automatically copy these from
previous epochs on auto-rotation events.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-29 12:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-28 21:26 Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-06-28 22:12 ` Eric Wong
2021-06-29 12:56   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2021-06-29 19:59     ` Eric Wong
2021-06-29 20:10       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev

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