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From Richard Salz <>
Subject Re: use thrift to create an interface from ruby to C++ and use it as webservice
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2011 01:13:08 GMT
Alex <> wrote on 04/26/2011 08:44:22 PM:

> What is it about them that makes it unsuitable for public use? I am
> currently running a Thrift server (Ruby) in a production environment
> for remote clients.

First, note that Mark was referring to the C++ servers, not Ruby. But that 
doesn't mean the Ruby stuff is "safe" either. It could be; nobody's making 
any comment on it.

In general, there is a huge amount of work involved in moving a server 
from a friendly behind-a-firewall environment, where clients make mistakes 
but aren't malicious, and putting that code into the Internet, where there 
are enough malicious folks out there to cause you trouble.

For example, suppose someone open a TCP connection and then lets it sit 
idle, or sends a byte every five seconds.  How many of those clients do 
you need before your server becomes unavailable, perhaps costing you 

And so on. :(


STSM, WebSphere Appliance Architect

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