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Exposing the swift API to the public internet

Reading through the proposal, it seems intiutively quite dangerous to expose a read/write object storage API to the internet. I am aware that such setups exist, but those are typically managed as a service for paying customers who can upload and fetch files (so: an s3 alternative). I don't see such a use-case listed in the proposal.

The use cases I see here listed are:

  • docker-registry
  • static file serving
  • backups
  • internal openstack uses

And as far as I understand, none of them would need a public-facing api to operate. Can the use-cases that would make use of having the swift api be public-facing be made more explicit?

Giuseppe Lavagetto (talk) 11:53, 22 October 2021 (UTC)