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Welcome to Geeklog Thursday, April 17 2014 @ 05:22 PM EDT

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  • Geeklog 1.4.1 BETA 1
  • Authored by:Remdotc on Sunday, October 08 2006 @ 09:55 AM EDT
I really like the smarty template, I really do enjoy geeklog overall as a CMS system, however afters years of use, here are some things that need to be addressed.

Geeklog 1.x does not support the common hosting enviroment where users do not have acccess to place the code structure outside the webroot

Yes it can be done but requires the end user to tweek the config file and even that still results in an unsecure install, that further has issues, and with the bevy of CMSs that support this out of the box, John Q Public is unlikely to muck around with geeklog for a couple of hours when they could have spent 4 minutes installing another CMS

Focus on security, not insecurity
Better spam bot filtering, registration, and trackback fixes are great, but MsSQL is a waste of time. Most people who would use MsSQL can easily download sharepoint services and have a portal in minutes, for those rare few who would want a secure CMS such as Geeklog, but want to run it in an enterprise level enviroment, Geeklog would be better off supporting LDAP, as that covers a broad range of products and services

  • Geeklog 1.4.1 BETA 1
  • Authored by:Dirk on Sunday, October 08 2006 @ 03:53 PM EDT

Well, I don't consider the MS SQL support wasted time. First of all, Randy developed this all on his own. And since he's not a member of the core Geeklog team, no time was taken away from other things. Plus, even the few minor adjustments that we had to make to Geeklog's SQL requests can only benefit us when someone's trying to port it to another database (which, as it turns out, may be not as easy as we thought - a valuable insight from this exercise).

I honestly have no idea what the common web hosting environment looks like in the US (which I assume is what you're talking about). It was my impression that not being able to place files outside of the web root was the exception. Maybe things have changed here ...

In any case, a secure way to install Geeklog entirely inside the web root is explained in the FAQ and isn't too complicted (I would think).

As for LDAP support, feel free to submit your LDAP class for Geeklog' remote authentication feature.

bye, Dirk

  • Geeklog 1.4.1 BETA 1
  • Authored by:randy on Tuesday, October 10 2006 @ 02:55 PM EDT
I found your comments saying "MsSQL is a waste of time" and "Most people who would use MsSQL can easily download sharepoint services and have a portal in minutes" interesting. MSSQL as a database does not mean one must only look for MS solutions to encorporate into their environments.

By opening up Geeklog to another stream of users (read Microsoft-ONLY users) who otherwise would never have considered Geeklog as a viable alternative, means that even more people will jump on board the Geeklog wagon.
To be blunt, the database is generally the barrier to entry for many organizations - not LDAP. IT organisations tend to shy away from technologies when the application's database is not in line with what they use. Removing the database barrier means that the usefulness of an LDAP interface mechanism becomes even greater. Further to this - forget the "Enterprise" users for a moment and consider the tens of thousands (millions even) of small to mid-sized organizations out there who run mixed technology environments. If they already have SQL server and a web server, they can now choose Geeklog and choose from the abundant variety of plugins available to them rather than Sharepoint Services. LDAP would not and may never be a consideration for many companies.

To download or install Sharepoint Services is an option. But now there's yet another option for MS-Only shops - Geeklog.
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 BETA 1
  • Authored by:samstone on Sunday, October 15 2006 @ 01:17 AM EDT
<b>the common hosting enviroment where users do not have acccess to place the code structure outside the webroot</b>

This is not true for the standard webhosts. If the webhost doesn't allow that, you should not use that webhost. The majority of webhost uses CPanel, which allow Geelog to install very easily.

Sam