[development] File Security Module

Jon Antoine antoinesolutions at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 02:50:02 UTC 2009


Thanks for your interest.  I read up a little on drush and it seems
like a really powerful system, but I'm not quite sure its the right
way to go with this.  Here are some more specifics of what I had in
mind.  Let me know if you disagree.

1.  My first thought was that this would eventually make it into
Drupal core.  I know that's a long shot, but there are always new web
developers getting thier feet wet and this would help ensure a safe
and secure Drupal site.  drush is a system in itself and would require
new users to first, know about it, and second, know how to use it.
Not really a newbie thing.
2.  I wanted this module to provide a hook that other modules could
use to define the files in their module and specify default
permissions for those files.  If this were a drush extension, it would
require that others know about drush and know how to use drush in
order to take advantage of the functionality which in the long run I
think would mean not as wide an addoption.


I agree, this module could be a lot more than what I had initially
thought of.  I haven't developed a module that defined it's own hook
yet, so I am going to look into what that entails.  I would appreciate
any up-front design help and code help later on.


Jon Antoine
Antoine Solutions
Open Source Development Tutorials & Documentation

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Steve Power <steev at initsix.co.uk> wrote:
> Its a great idea.  An extensible security module would be great. Im happy to
> lend a hand in design or code.
> There is lots more it could do (feed into IDS etc) but just basic file
> security (and maybe .htaccess checking) would be a great boon.
> steev

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