Hackage Accounts

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 5 15:57:33 CEST 2012

On 5 September 2012 14:34, Lars Viklund <zao at acc.umu.se> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 09:19:53AM -0400, Leon Smith wrote:
>> Well, I guess that sort of counts as a refusal.   What kinds of requests
>> lead you to ask for more information,  and what kinds of information have
>> you asked for?
>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 01:15:09PM +0100, Leon Smith wrote:
>> > > I have a question for Ross Paterson, namely do you decline an account
>> > > request, and if so, what reasons do you have for declining an account
>> > > request?
>> >
>> > I haven't refused any requests, but occasionally I ask for more information
>> > and don't get a response.
> This chain of mails looks quite strange to me.
> Do you have some kind of ulterior motive for these inquiries? It almost
> sounds like you're trying to get someone to write themselves into a
> trap.
> If you're beating around a bush, out with it already.
> De-drama-ifyingly yours,

Lars, the motive is quite simple. The existing hackage server doesn't
have much in the way of security restrictions, we basically have to
trust all people with upload accounts. So we have a manual, human
process for requesting an account. In that context it's perfectly
reasonable to ask for more details if the initial request didn't say

In the new server the security is a little better, but we still want
to have a manual step to grant uploader rights.

Make sense? It's not a weird conspiracy :-)


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