Re: Extensions Infrastructure Work

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Alessandro Crismani
<alessandro crismani gmail com> wrote:
> Hi James,
> Il giorno gio, 23/06/2011 alle 04.35 -0400, Jasper St. Pierre ha
> scritto:
>> The only browser-agnostic way to do this is
>> to basically be a website.. that means running a simple HTTP daemon.
> The following might be really stupid and newbie questions, but I am
> worried by having an unwanted HTTP daemon on my system so I'll fire them
> anyway :)
> Is the HTTP daemon optional? Saying it in another way, can I still
> install extensions the old way and completely disable the HTTP service
> and the one click installation platform?


> Is the HTTP server a proper HTTP server, that means reachable by other
> hosts on my network? Hope the answer is no :)
> I am asking this because my University explicitly prohibits running
> servers on our computers and I do not want to have troubles.

Ouch. Just to let you know it will *not* be network accessible, and
will only be bound to localhost. It's still a proper HTTP server, but
not accessible to anybody else but your machine.

> I'm worried by the case where the daemon cannot be disabled. Why should
> I want an HTTP server on a desktop PC? I understand the benefits given
> by the easiness of installing extensions with one click, but what if I
> do not need them and prefer a server free machine? PLease make it
> optional :)

It's entirely optional.

> I hope this mail doesn't seem rude, it is not intended.

Not rude at all.

> Cheers,
> Alessandro
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