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Talk:Wikimedia Cloud Services team/EnhancementProposals/cloudswift
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:
- static file serving
- 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?