RFC/proposal for Thandy changes
rransom.8774 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 18:08:14 UTC 2011
On Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:46:22 -0700
Justin Samuel <js at justinsamuel.com> wrote:
> 1. An authentication layer that downloads and authenticates opaque 'target'
> files according to metadata it understands that lists hashes and sizes of
> the target files. This layer doesn't understand what bundles and packages
> * The decision layer uses the authentication layer to retrieve a list of
> all available bundleinfo files.
> * The decision layer notices a bundle version in the list that it wants
> and uses the authentication layer to retrieve the bundleinfo file for that
> * The decision layer uses the authentication layer to retrieve the pkginfo
> files for each of the package versions that it wants.
> * The decision layer uses the authentication layer to retrieve the
> individual files (e.g. /targets/pkgs/openssl/win32/0.9.8m/libeay32.dll)
> that are needed.
Perhaps 'download layer' would be a better term than 'authentication
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