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Hadoop, mail # general - [VOTE] Abandon hdfsproxy HDFS contrib


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Re: [VOTE] Abandon hdfsproxy HDFS contrib
Allen Wittenauer 2011-02-17, 21:26

On Feb 17, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Konstantin Shvachko wrote:

> hdfsproxy is a wrapper around hftpFileSystem (in its current state).
> So you can always replace hdfsproxy with hftpFileSystem.
> Also it uses pure FileSystem api, so it can successfully be maintained
> outside of hdfs.
>
> Therefore I am +1 removing it from hdfs/contrib.
>
> What is the use case for hdfsproxy anyways?

A stable, secure http get interface for files.  (No, the normal web ui is not good enough.  Think firewalls.).