[Zope] Periodic task in a Zope 2 environment

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Feb 17 12:49:40 EST 2009

Thibaud Morel l'Horset wrote:
> What I did to solve this problem is simply create a few crons on the 
> server that each do a mechanize 
> (http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/mechanize/) http call to a specific 
> location in Zope which basically acts as a private API: when called, it 
> executes a function that triggers whatever needs to happen. I hard-coded 
> a check that the source IP must be the specific internal address of the 
> server Zope runs on. That way I know that the functions can't be called 
> from the outside.

This is all extremely fragile and generally not a good idea.


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