[Admin-discuss] Web Forums - Authentication and Security

Cian Brennan cian.brennan at redbrick.dcu.ie
Sat Apr 24 11:50:19 IST 2010


On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 10:55:06AM +0100, Richard Dalton wrote:
> Yeh I think I'd read that one before on setting up pubcookie and
> openid. Also +1 for openid, it could be benifical for other stuff like
> the wiki (which is a bitch) and whatever the members might come up
> with so even if forums doesn't work out we have a nice service anyway,
> and hopefully a better wiki ;-)
> 
> Also other forums worth considering, vanilla (they're on a newever
> version), punbb or fluxbb (community fork), phpbb, SMF (hopefully
> they've fixed all the XSS attacks and are maintained, life.dcu.ie
> use?(d) that).
> 
Punbb is (or at least used to be) ugly as sin.

> Dunno where SMF is seen as popular though, it's the bottom one really.
> The top ones are all the others. Though vanilla might be less popular
> than SMF due to it's non-standard forum ideas.
> 
> We did have a forum a few years ago. Mostly as a boards trial thing
> http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~cammy/v/ but not many used it. Then again
> it didnt have the same success as the forums. He used vanilla there.
> 
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Andrew Harford
> <andrew.harford at redbrick.dcu.ie> wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:38:06PM +0100, Craig Christopher Martin Gavagan Mac Entee wrote:
> >> The openID is starting to sound better and better, and there is an
> >> apache module that supports it :D I'd just need to fiddle with it till I
> >> would understand how it works... Having said that it could be done in
> >> python :)
> >
> > http://circulatable.org/2007/08/07/how-to-implement-openid-with-pubcookie/
> >
> > a.
> >
> > --
> > Andrew Harford
> >
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