-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hello, I am developing what we may call a "distributed video player" in Ruby (this is NOT a Rails application). It works this way: I have several boxes that play videos and one server, where I store the contents I will later send to the playing boxes (videos are played from local files, not streamed). When I want to play a video, I want to play it at once in every box, so I must send it to every playing box, wait for the files to transfer to every box, then send a "play" command to every box. I'm thinking of using SwitchTower to automate that step. The problem is the password to transfer the files. I've read http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/chapter/97 and it looks like I need to have the same password for all servers. I don't like this approach very much, I think it's not very secure. So the question is: is it possible to use public key authentication in SwitchTower? - -- Pau Garcia i Quiles http://www.elpauer.org (En general no puedo contestar antes de 10 días) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFD07s0/DzYv9iGJzsRAuVcAKCla+/iIQRK2YlQzQQC6kIa1dQInACff5jn M+kojsHf1HcahAtxZS9ICd4= =FlJf -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
on 2006-01-22 19:07
on 2006-01-24 18:31
I don't know that switchtower is your best option here. Why not simply set up the main computer as an NFS or FTP server with the movies on it? You could have the other computers load a file every minute or so that would contain instructions to play a certain movie file at a certain time. This is the simplest way I can think of and would also guarantee that they play it together if their clocks are synchronised (the main computer could be set up for NTP as well).