[csw-maintainers] Non-Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Mon Aug 12 14:53:15 CEST 2013

Hi Peter,

Am 12.08.2013 um 14:43 schrieb Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org>:
> "Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński" <maciej at opencsw.org> writes:
>> 2013/8/12 Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org>
>>>> The place to retrieve the user is here:
>>>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/gar/browser/csw/mgar/gar/v2/lib/web/releases_web.py#L207
>>> Alright. This is the receiving end. Where is the emitting end?
>> There's a few stages: the HTTP client uses HTTP basic auth. That is
>> handled by Apache; but squid is doing something to the headers. I'm
>> not sure if we only have a forward proxy or a reverse proxy?
>> What I think we have, is this:
>> HTTP client → squid → Apache → script
> Maybe Dago could provide a description of the architecture.
> Returning to the REMOTE_USER not being defined, after a cursory look at
> other people having issues with that it seems that even if the
> environment variable is not provided, there is a possibility to obtain
> the remote user from the "authorization" header, see
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8495229/remote-user-not-being-set-by-apache2
> but maybe this is also modified by the proxy.
> We need more information about the proxy's configuration.

You should be able to
  ssh web
with your pfelecan account which can also open /etc/opt/csw/squid/squid.conf

Best regards

  -- Dago

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