[wp-hackers] Memcached backend for the Object Cache

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Tue Dec 20 00:06:17 GMT 2005

John Joseph Bachir wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Phillip Pearson wrote:
>> One problem - memcached has no security.  So if you give a bunch of 
>> users access to a single memcached instance, anyone will be able to 
>> overwrite anyone else's data.  Unless someone makes memcached 
>> multi-user-aware, it probably won't be useful to shared hosts running 
>> lots of WP installs.  (Still great for wordpress.com, WPMU etc, though.)
> I am no memcached expert, but I wonder if there is much overhead 
> involved in running a separate memcached dameon for each user? then 
> they could be divied up by port... or permissions could be handled via 
> dns and some other layer... food for thought.

That would be secure, but the problem is that this would require 
reserving a fixed amount of memory for each user, I think.  Ideally 
you'd want the most commonly accessed objects over the whole server 
being cached rather than the most comment objects for each particular user.


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