Zawinski's Law for Webservices
Submitted by Madhavprasad Pai (@saintpai) on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Distributed systems
Service provision can simplified and secured through the use of email
Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.
Does every service need to run a webserver on its own port ?
- requestor uses S/MIME signed and encrypted email to service@server
- server can route requests to services
service can send S/MIME signed and encrypted response to requestor
Reduces complexity, increases security
Service providers focus on the service rather than the interface
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