Arbitrary pastebins

Bug #333840 reported by Jeroen T. Vermeulen on 2009-02-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
WebBoard
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

WebBoard lets me configure my pastebin's server, but I talk to mine over https.

Also, what happens if the pastebin is not at the front page, or uses unexpected form elements? It'd be great if instead of just the server name, I could enter a full URL like https://myproject.example.com/development/pastebin and choose the input field & submit button to generate a POST.

For us expert users, just letting us configure a paste command ("run this command and feed it the text over stdin") would be enough to get any pastebin working. Not pretty, of course.

Hi,

thanks you for your input. It would indeed be great if webboard could support more servers.
At the moment Webboard doesn't use HTTP POST anymore but XML-RPC with the interface defined at
http://paste.debian.net/rpc-interface.html
Currently paste.debian.net is the only implementation of it I'm aware of but it offer the advantage of having
a well defined and easy to use API.

I would be interested in supporting multiple type of pastebins but doing it in a simple and pretty way isn't trivial.
Could you give me more information about the protocol used by your pastebin? Would you consider moving it to the aforementioned API?

Changed in webboard:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) wrote :

I don't think that's feasible… We access this one through https, with authentication in front of it.

If webboard could run an arbitrary command, I should be able to do it all in a wget or curl command line.

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